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RECl3TEia-.D No. - i •^ 

MINUTES 



OF 



THE COMMON COUNCIL 



OF THt; 



CITY OF NEW YORK 



167^ 1776 



III gi0M <ioUimi^s 



VOLUME ..VI 



PUB/. /SHED UNDER THE AUTHORITY OE THE 
CITY OF NEW YORK 



NKW YORK 

DODD, MEAD AND COMPAQ V 

1905 



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F KSV/ YOR]-: (City) Coirnxn council. 
8515 ,..?.!inutos of the Cc:".'.:r:On ccv.ncil of the city 
.58 of Nc'.v York, IGTS-ITTS... Published under the 

authority of the city of Nov/ York. Nov.' Ycrh, 
Dodd,1905. 
8v. 
" At head of title: Rcgicterod no.'iTo. 

Editcricil cor.r.ittee: Herbert L. Osgood, Fred- 
eric 'V. Jackson. Robert H.Kelby, Hirer. Sr.-ith. 

Ccntonts.— v.l. 1S75-169S. — v. 2. 1637-1711. 
— v.o. 1712-1729.— v./i. 1739-1740.— V. 5. 1740- 
1754. — V.6. 1755- /'""N 1765. — v. 7. 1766-1775. 

V^^' Index. 



v.S. 1774-177' 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



OF 



THE CITY OF NEW YOFIK 



January i6, 1755, to December 28, 1765 



MINUTES OF THE COaIMON COUNCIL 



City of 
New York 



Sb 



Present. 



> Esq""? Aldermen 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hc<Il of the Said City on Thursday the i6'l' 
day of Jan^y Anno Dom 1755 

Edward iioliand Esq'' Txlayor 

Stephen \' Cortlandt D Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 

Piere De Peyster 

J'Vancis Filkin 

Oliver Be Lancey 

John Crugcr 

Philip Livingston 

invert Bivanck 

Abrahaui De Peyster 

William De Peyster 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

John Livingston 

Leonard LesjMnard 

Peter Clopper 

Albert TK-rring- 

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

N'' (1275) "^^^ of this City to pay to M^ Henry Camier or his 

Warr* L';sned order the Sum of Nine Pounds Eight Shillings and 

Two pence half penny in full of his Account for work 

Done for thi- Corporation as ^ his account Sworn to and allowed of by 

this Board 



>- Assistants 



a MINUTES OF 'IHE COMMON COUNCIL 

OuDLk'i* the Like to J->ha Christee or his order the 

N° (1276) Sum of forty four pounds Seventeen SliiUings and Six 

Warr'. l-sucd jicnce iu fu'! of his Account with this Corporation as ^ 

his Said Account Sv.oni to and allowed of by this 

board 

Oy'I'Vm'-o tlie Like to Peter Jerreau or his order the 

N° (1277) Sum of £10 :3 r^K' i'^ ^^^^^ <jf ^i'^ account v/ith this 

Warr: Issued Corporation for work Done at the City Hall as 9) his 

said account S\vorn to and allov/ed of by this P-oard 

Ordf-r'd the Like to Garret Cosine or his order the 

N° (1278) sum of £3 : 18 : 5 in full of his A-Ccount with this Cor- 

Warr^ L->ucd poration as "fl his said account Sworn to and allowed 

of by this ['oard 

Ordei- 'n the Like to ^M""? Elizabeth Kierstcad or her 

N? (i-'79) order the Suin of Eleven pounds fourteen Shillings 

Warrt Is.sued and Teii pence Tlacc farthings in full of her account 

with this Corporation as ^ her account allowed of 

by this }3card 

Orof-p/d the Like to John Zerichc or his order the 
X° (1280) Sum of £^^y : 2 : 7 in full of Ins account with this Cor- 
WarrJ Issued poration as ^\.- his acc<junt Sworn to and allowed of by 
this Hoard 

[410] Ordf-i^'d the Like to Peter Erower or his order 

N^ (12S1) the Sum of Sixteen pounds Eleven Shillings and Tin-ee 

Warr; Lssucd pence three farthings in full of his account for work 

Done fo; this Corporation as ^7 his said account Sv.orn 

to and allowed of by this Poard 

RESor.vr.D and orderd by this I'card tl:at tin- water I-otts fronting 
the Up Lotts belonging to th.e Heirs of S'' Peter Warren Deceased in 
the west ward of tins City Lying in th.e North River be granted to then^. 
pursuant to v? agreement formerly made with this Corporation by M?" 
Richard Xicolls for and in P.ehalf of s"? M^ Warren 

!vp Deputv .Mayor moved to this Board -purporting that as there 
are a Great Number of Inhabitants in this City ^'ery poor and not able 
to funiish themselves with fire arms in Case of an Invasion &-c there- 
fore prayed th.nt tins P..ard va-)uld take th.e matter into their Considera- 
tion and provide a Number f'tr to be and Remain to the use of this Cor- 
poration. v.l'.Lrenpon after some Co'.isideratio!! liad thereon, It is or- 
dek'd and agreed to by this Board that one Thousand Muskets fixed 
v.ith a Bayonet, one Cartridge Box and a Belt for each Cartridge Box 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 3 

be immediately Sent for, Kach mu^keU witli its acroutrinients not to 
Exceed Twenty five Shillings Sterling and Witi:rkas Alderman Dc 
r.ancey v.-;is pleased to r)ffer to this Board to Send for five hundred 
of the ahovesaid Miisl:cts (^j? provided this Board v/ould allow and pay 
to him the Interest of Such Sum from the time of his advancing & 
Layinpf out tlv. San;e till Repaid, which proposall v.as accepted of and 
agreed to by this Board 

Order'd that the Xew Exchange be Lett to JMcss*"? Keen and Lighi- 
foot for one Year to Commence the Eleventh of February Xext and to 
End the Eleventh of February thereafter under the yearly Rent of 
Thirty Pounds ^ anniun & that they pay the Same to the Treasurer or 
Chamberlain of this City by Quarterly payments 

The PmiTiox of Dennis Flicks of the Out ward of this City yeo- 
man, was profferd to this Board praying &:c: To The worshipfull the 
Mr.yr, Alderii-'en and Commonalty cf ihe City of Xev.' York Convened 
in CornniOii Council, The Petition of Dennis Hicks of the outward of 
the said Citv Yeoman, Humbly Shevv'eth That your Petitioner is Le- 
g.'diy Seized and Possessed in fee, of and in a Certain Mess[u]age or 
Dwelling House and piece or parcell of Ground thereto belonging 
Sciluato Lying and being a Little to tl'.e Northward of Blomcndall in 
tlK: outward of tliis City and your Petitioner Conceives he has Some 
Lands belonging to this City in his possession Contiguous, and adjoin- 
ing to his said farm. Is therefore willing and Desirous to have the sam.e 
Run out and Surveyed in the Presence of such Conimittcc as this Cor- 
poration Should Th.ink fit to appoint, and that if upon such survey it 
Shall appear, tliat any part of the Commons of this City have been 
taken in, or Incroached on by him, tliat this Corjioration will Conwy 
the Same to bin: in fee Simple, and tliat the Value of Such Incroach- 
n:ent be aj-praised rnd Settled by two Indifferent person.s upon Oatli, 
Vihich appraism.ent so to be made, your Petitioner will be willing to 
allow and pay to tbiis Corporation Your Petitioner as in Duty bound 
[411] Shall Ever pray. Dennis Llicks. April i r^'J 1754: \\hereupoit it is 
oaiJi::<ij that M?" Recorder, M^ Deputy Mayor Alderman De Lanccy Al- 
derman De Peyster. Alderman Fiikin, M'" Herring. M' Lesplnard M^ 
John Livingston Mess''? Abraham and W? Depeyster or the Major 
part t»f tliem be a Committee to Enquire into the Aligations of the 
Said petition and if Necessary to take to their assistance the Citv Sur- 
veyor and make Report tliereof to tl.is Bonrd with all Convenient Speed 

Oni)Hk"n that }»K Recorder 'M'^ Depuiy Mayor, Alderman De Lanccy 1 

Aldernian De Peyster alderman l^iikin M^ ILrring ?^P Lespinard M' I 



4 MINUTES OF 'HIE CO.\:.\:uX COUNCIL 

John Livingston Mess': Ahraliam cS: Willia-n iJc Pcyster or the Major 
part of them be a Coniinittce to ICnquirc ini-j the Rights of this Cor- 
poration in tlic Out ward and if Xccessary to take the Like Assistance 
and make Report thereof to this Board ^vith all Convenient Speed 

OiiDEu'n that Alderman I)e Lancey Alderman Cruecr Alderman 
Livingston M^ John Livingston and M'' Les[)inard or the Major part 
of them be a Committee to linquirc into the properest Method for 
the Erecting and Establishing a ferry to and from this City to Staten 
Island or to any other Place and make Ke])ort thereof to this Board 
with all Convenient Speed 

Ord!U<')) tliat AK James Mills have Liberty (he having Given the 
preferrcnce to this I'oard pursuant to his Lease) to assigne and make 
over to Sucli person or persons as he shall Think proper the Residue 
and Remainder of the Term of Years to Come and imexpired of the 
Lease Lately Given to him l\v this board of a Small piece or parcell 
of Groimd in tiie Commori.-, in tlie oulv.ard, (he the said James 
Mills having agreed ^vith this board tliat he and his heirs shall and 
will notwithstaiiding the assiginnent pay to tlie Treasurer or Cham- 
berlain of tlic Said City tlic Quit no\\' Due and hereafle}- to become Due 
During llie l^esidue of tliC Terr.i of \ears mentioned in the s"? Lease 



City of ^ CO 
Nev/York\ 



At a Common Council! held at the City 
Llail of tlic Said City on Friday y'^ 7'^ of 
Marcli 1755,. 
Present: Edward Holland Esri' Mayor 

Suphon V Cortlandt V^sa/ Dep>' Mayor 
Simo!i Johnson Esq'^ Recorder 
Piere Dc Pevster 



Francis b'ilkin 
Oliver Dc Lancey 
John Cruger 
I'hi:ii> Livingston 
Evert Bivanck 
Abraharii De Pcyster 
William De Pcyster 
Xich.olas Roosevelt 
John Livingston 
• Lof'nard Lespinard 
Peter Clo[>per 
Albert Ilerrincr 



^Esq''! Aldern-.en 



> Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 5 

[41J] TiiF. Committee who were appointed on the fourteenth of Oc- 
lo!jcr Last past for iiudiiing tlie Chnmberlains Accouiits and all other 
publick accounts of this Corporation made their Report on the Audit 
thereof, (in those words) to witt City of New York ss &? which Report 
was Read and approved of by this Board and Order'd to be Entered and 
filed. [Report not entered.] 

Ordi^r'd that alderman Dc Lancey M'' 
r^Iadc a Coppy of Deimty Mayor or alderman De Peyster Al- 
ibis order for Aid? dcrman Filkin Air Herring M'' Lespinard AU 
De Laucev May 29''.' John Livingston and Aless'! Abraham and 
1755 WilHam Dc Peystcr or the Major part of them 

be a Committee to Enquire into the rights of 
this Corporation in the outward, & if Necessary to take to their as- 
sistance the City Surveyor as also to Lay out a Rhoad for M'' Albert 
Ilcrrinji in said out ward, from the Post Rhoad through the Commons 
to the wood Lott of the Said Albert Herring, and make Report thereof 
to this Board wnth all Convenient Speed 

Ordrrd that the Interest of Fifty Pounds fourteen 
N^ (128.?) shillings and Three pence be allowed and paid by this 
Board to Peier Brower from the 15^' of Jan^if 1754 till 
juid. 

Okder'd that the Mayor Issue his warrant to the 

No (1283) Treasurer of this City to pay to ■SI?" William Kelly or 

W'arrt Issued his order Eleven Pounds in full of his Account for four 

Thou-and Shingles for tlie I'se of this Coiporatiuu as 

\1 his Acc.-uiit Audited and allovred of 1>y this Board. 

Okdcrd that M"" Mayor Issue his warrant .1? to 

N^ (1284) pay to Johannes Alyer messenger and Door Keeper 

WarrMssucd to this Board or his order the Sum of tliree Pounds 

fifteen Slullings in full for one Quarters Sallery Due 

usto hi:ii and Ending the Second of March Instant 

Oriucr'i) the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 

N? (12S5) urer of this City to pay to AB Augustus V Cortlandt 

Warri Issued or his order the Sum of five Pounds in full for the 

Like Sum by him advanced and paid to Philip Oliver 

Publick Whipper of this City for one Quarters Sallary Due unto him 

and Endinc: the" Eighth of ]-^ebruary Last past 

AB William Walton Delivered in to this Board by AB Deputy Mayor 
two Ceriihcates of the Number of Days by him Served in Generall 
Assembly as one of the Representatives of this City one of which is 



MINUTES OF THi: COMMON' COUNCIL 



from tlie fifteenth Day of October 1754 to y« Seventh of December 
followin.LT and tlic other from the fourth of February 1755 to the Nine- 
teentl) of February thereafter amounting.; in the whole to Seventy Days 
wliich he Enclnrsed Gratis, and Dechired the same to be Xull and 

Void and all C< rtiticalcs ainl Demands of the Like Service. 

Okdrk'd that the assize of ]"!read be til! further order as foUoweth, 
wheat at 5/3 %"? ljii?hell \'iz^ 
A White Loaf of the finest ]'lov,er|f 

to weigh \ 



jtb : i5''Z for 4 English 3'2 pence 



D^ 



of D? to weigh 



for 2 



D? 



and OiiDKRD that no other 1.)read be made for Sale within ttiis City than 
according to the above assize (hard Bisqueis only Excepted) and that 
all Bakers within this City taive notice hereof and Bake th.cir Bread 
accordingly 

[413] (^kdkk'l) that the Sum of Three Pounds be a1- 

X'' (1.286) lowed and paid to M^ Peter Clopper to be by him Laid 

WarrUssued out towards Defraying the Expcnce of Building a 

hre Engine }. lou.-e on a vacant Lott Commonly Called 
Kutgers Walk in the East ward of this City and th.at M' Mayor Issue 
hi? warrant to the Trea.-urt-r of tliis City for the Paym.cnt of the Same 

OKDEit'D tliat the fo'ilov.ing persons hereafter Xamed be appointed 
and they are hereby Accordingly appointed firemen for the Severall 
Wards with.in the Said City as foUoweth that is to Say for the 
r\V;d tor liver 



West ward 



3^ 
Dock ward 



L!rickla>er 
Waher Ily-r 

Cord wai nor 
Richard ivip 
Jacobf Stouten; airgh 
William Cilbort Jun^ 
Gulian Wirick 
John \'an Dolsin 
^John Ci'C 
John Myer 
Andrew Cotier 
Ste[)hen Crosii-dd East ward 
John \'an Cel<i?r 
David \'an Cieldcr 
David p: Provoost 



r Peter Marschalk 
George Wallgrove 
loh.n Roomo Tun^ 



Southward -' John x\pple 



th 



Abrab.am Kip 
Isaac Kip 
Tiiomas Lav.rence 

^John Al.^tyn 
Peter Bogart 
X'ictor P.icker 
John Stevens 
Samuel Waldron 
Tieunis Tiebout 
Ralph Freeman 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



Montgonicric 
ward 



r Cornelius X'an Rants 
John GiUnrt 
Jol-in Dally Junv 
Luke ^'an J\ants 
\A'illiam ilarclcn- 

brook 
John \*an S)--c 
John El^\vo^th 



Xorth \\ar(;!<; 



"Peter li rower 
Pct'.T Loll 
Peter H'.-ikI ricks 
jolin De Lamon- 

tania 
Francis Coera 
Cornclii;.-; Turclc 
Ahabucrus Turck 



The Committee who were aj)pointed on the Sixteenth ]3ay of Janu- 
ary Last to Enquire into t1ie properest method for the Erecting and 
Establishiui; a {crr\- to and from this City to Staten Island, or to any 
other place and to make their Report thereof to this Board with 
all Convenient Speed, make their Report in these words to v.'itt (City of 
New York ss) the Committee appoi:;ted the i6'l' Jan''^ Last, to en- 
quire into tlic properest method for Erecting fc l^stablishing a Ferry 
to and from this City to Staten Island, Report that it is tiieir opinion 
th.e best and properest method to Let and Establish said ftcrry, is to 
treat with those persons Livirg on Staten Island, who have a Grant 
from llie Crown to Ferry fro;.- s^ Island to this City, or any other 
persons who Incline to farm saiu fferry, all which is nevertb.eless Sub- 
mitted to this Board by &c v\hich Report was Read and approved of by 
this Board and Okderd to be Entered and filed 

Orderi) that Alderman Dc Lancey Alderman Cruger ahierman Liv- 
ingston ]\L John Livingston and AP Lespinard or the major part of 
them be a Committee to Treat ^vith proper persons (such as the Com- 
mittee Sliall Tlunk proper) for th.e Letting of tlie ferry to be Erected ^Sr 
Established to and from this City to Staten Island, or to any other place 
for a Term of Years Xot Exceeding five and make Report thereof to 
this Board v iih all CoruTuieTit Speed 

[414] Order'd that 'M^ Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
X° 1287 Treasurer of th.is City to pay to Mf Isaac Stouten- 
W'arr! Issued burgh ct his crder the Sum of sixteen pounds Ten 
Shillings In full of his Account for Smiths work Done 
to the City Hall, Poor House and ferry as ^ his account Sworn to, 
audited and allowed of by this P.oard, Likev,ise tiie further Sum of 
Two pounds for his Trouble in hiaving tlie City Hall Cleansed and for 
the advancement of his ^loney, Also the further Sum of Eighteen 
Pounds one Shilling and Seven pence for the Like Sum by him ad- 
vanced and Laid out for materia.Ils for the City Hall and also Three 
pounds to be by him Laid out for Lamp Gyle for th.e City Lamps v.hich 



MINUTES OF TIIL: COMMON COUNCIL 



Several! accounts in the wlv/le and togothci' amount unto Thirty Nine 
pounds Elc\en Shilhuj^s and Seven i)cnce 

OuuEUD that Sa imel liell of the said City Ulacksmith & Uavi> Hunt 
of the same place Cariicnter l)e and they are herel)y a[;pointed Engin- 
eers for the said Cit\- 



City of 
New York 



j. 



At a Common Councill held at tlie City 
Hall of the Said City on Wednesday the 
9'!? Day of April 1755. 

Present Edward H-jlknul Esq'' Mayor 

Ste])liGn \' L'ortlandt Esq- Deputy Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 
Pierc De Pevsler 



Oru 



ah 

ah 



ab 

ah 
ab 

\) tliai 



Eraucis Eilkin 
Oliver De Lancey 
John Cruger 
Philii) Li\ !:i..:,"sU)n 
Invert Bivanck 
Abraham Do Peystcr 
William De Pcyster 
Xic.hf ]\oo-e\e!t 
John Livingston 
Lev.'nard Lcsiiiiiard 
Peter Clopi)er 
Albert Herring 



> E.sq^e Aldcrm 



en 



>- Assistants 



ll'iC Clerk oi this lloa.rd j»rcp:irc adwrtiscments to be 
j^nblickly Affixed v\) in the most pululck places in this City, for Letting 
to farm the Stalls iS: Sianding.- of the severall Markets of this City (to 
which iNP Mayor ob.jected, Declaring- lie Coiiceived he had a Ivight to 
the proiTits of the Same as Clerk thereof) and of the publick Wharfs 
and vSlips of this City for the Term of one Year to Commence on the 
first day of May Xext by publick Outcry at the Common Councill Cliam- 
ber in the City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the Twenty Second 
Day of April Instant at Two oCluck in the Afternoon of tlie Same Day 
to the Highest Didder »!v tb.at this P)Oard or the ^LTJor part of them 
be a Comndttee f<>r L-.tritig tlie Same upon Such Conditions as they 
Shall Judp:e pro]icr 

[415] Mr Mayor [iroduced to this Poard the Releases of David Pro- 
voost. Cornelius Cloppcr. Mathias Earnest, and Elias De[s]brosses In- 
habitants of the City of Xew York in beh.alf of themselves and the Rest 



OF THi: CITY OF NEW YORK 9 

of the ]nhal>itants of the said City To tlic Mayor Aldermen and Com- 
rnonahy of the Said City of the House Joininj:;^ the alley Leading from 
Hayards Street to -Mill Street, for the use of a Publick way or Street 
for Juer, for the Consideration of fifty Pounds to be paid to them, the 
first of November 1757: wi.ereupon Ii is okdek'u by this Board 
that iiic Said Releases with the Account of Dis])urscments be Recorded 
in tl'.c Books of City Grants, Remaininj;^ in the Office of [the] Town 
(lerk. and th.at M'' !Mayor Execute a Bond to the said David Provoost 
and others for the Said fifty Pounds payable the first of November 
1757 as aforesaid and that the Clerk of this Board prepare a Bond ac- 
cordingly and Annex the Cit\- Seal thereto and Counter Sig"n tlie Same. 

Oi.:I)!:r''d th.':t I\I'' Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
N" (t->8S!) Treasurer of tlie said City to pay to Docter John Bard 
W'arrl Issued or his order forty Shillings, for his 'J'rouble in Visiting 
Sundry Sick palatines in thir. City by order of the jus- 
tices 

OnoERD by this Board, that John Christec the present Coaler of tin's 
City, allow each of those two french prisoners now in his Custody, a 

Shiliiiip- a Da\- unlill furtlK-r order, one of v.hich was Committed by 
the Governour and Councill, and the other by the Mavor of the said 
City 

Okdi-.r'd iliat .Abraham Kip of this City Cooper, be appointed and 
he is herciiy a.iipointed accordingly one of the Iriviters to fimeralls of 
the said City, i,)uring- tlie pkasure of this board 

Okdkr"d tliat the Assize of Bread be till further Order as follow- 
eth wheat at 5/ %7 Bushell Yizt 

A White I-.oaf of the Finest flower to) .^ . ^ ,- , , - 

. , ^ 2''^ tor 4 Lnghsh I j pence 

V. eigh I ^ ^ "^ ^ 

D? ofD'' to weigh i for 2^ D° 

And OKDhk'D that no other Bread be made for Sale within this City 

than According to the above Assize (hard bisquets only Excepted) 

and that all J'^.akers within this City take Notice hereof and Bake their 

Bread accordingly 

r)ROL:R'L) that AP Ma} or Issue his warrant to pay 

N'^ (1289) to- Philip Livingston l^scf or his order the Sum of 

W arr; Issu^^d fourteen Pounds Seven Shillings and Eight pence, in 

full for the Pike sum by him advanced and paid for 

the use of this Corporation 



lo MINUTES OF THE COMMOxM COUNCIL 

C)ri>j:r'i> ibat .M"" >.[.!) or Issut- liis warrant to the 
N" (1290). Treasurer of the Said City to pay to M'^ Peter Cloppcr 
WairUssuod. or his order the sum of one Hundred and Twenty 
Eight Pounds fifteen Sliilhngs and nine pence in full 
for the P.allance of his Account \sith this Corporation, and Likewise 
a further Sum of Seven pounds for the Interest of tlie Said Sum of one 
Hundred and Twenty Eight Pounds fifteen Shiihngs and nine Pence 
fioni the Tenth e-f May Tast 

[416] Okdlr'd the Like to Peter Bogart or his order 

N"^' (1291) the Sum of Two pounds fifteen Slu'hinc^s in full of his 

Warr'. Lssued Account f(~'r Smith- vs(irk l)y liini Done for this Cor- 

poi-ation as "^^ his s'.' Account vSworn to and Allowed 

of by this Board 

Oiu>i:ro the Ij'ke to Steplien Van Cortlandt Esq'' 

N° (1292) Six poiuKl^. fi^r tl:e Like Sum liy liim advanced and 

Warr! L^sued j^aid towards IVTrayir.g; the Expence of Sinking a Well 

near James W'illisses in the North ward of the said 

City " 

Order'd for the future, that it he a Standing- Rule of this Board, 

that whenever any of the publick V\'ii;irfs of the Said City be out of 

Repair tliat llic alienr.an A' Conir.-ion Councill man of Such ward, 

wherein Such \\"harl Sliall La> , liave Liberty to amend tS: repair the 

Same, and place the Expence thereof to this Corporation 

'"The CoMMiTii'i: ap[)i inted }'' i.;''.' of October Last past to Audit 
the Treasurers b oks of acc<.uiuv and all other publick accounts of this 
Corporatit:'!). ma-.le tlieir Report on the Audit of tliC Clerks accounts in 
these words \'i;'.! [Report ur-t entered.] v/hich report was Read and 
approved of by ih.is board and ur-.niiRD to be tiled : and furtiier 0Rr>i-.KO 
that the said Clerk pay the Ballanco of his said account into the h.ands 
of the Treasurer or CtiamlK-rlain of this City, and that th.e Treasurers 
Receipt Shall be to him sr.hicient Discharge 

Okuf-r'd that -AP Rcconler. M' Deputy Mayor, Alderman De Pey- 
stcr, AP Abraliam De Peyster, Mr John Livingston and AP William 
De Peyster. or the Major part of then be a Committee to Examine 
into the Claims and preicnces which Luke Roome Dockmaster of the 
the '^aid City hath [mad.cl in Relation to the Docks and Wharfs there- 
of, a?id Likewise with re>pect to an abatement of Some Copper pence 

♦ Nov!-:: 'I'his luiiunc <ecnis to be a repetition of the f;r>t entry uncivr date 
of .\!arv.h 7, 1755 (sec page 5). witli an additional order. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



by liim paiil to the Treasurer or Chamberlain of this City for the 
Rents of the Dock? &■ ^^1^arf.■; Sc'i 



City of { g^ 
Ncwyorkl 



;;-Esq^^ Aldernien 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Friday the 30*l' of 
May 1755 
Present Edward Holland Esqf Mayor 

Stephen V Cortlandt Esq?" Dep : Mayor 
Simon Jolmson Esq^^ Recorder 
Pierc De Peyster 
Francis I'ilkin 
ab. Oliver De Lancey 
John Cruger 
Philip Livingston 
Evert Eivanck 
Abraham De I'eyster 
William De Peyster 
Nich? Roosevelt 
ab. John Livingston )^ Assistants 

Leonard Lespinard 
peter Clopper 
Albert Plcrring 
[417] OkdI'RD the ]\Iayor Issue his warrant to the 
N** (1293) Treasurer of lliis City to pay to Augustus V Cortlandt 
Warri Issued or his order the Sum of five Pounds in full for tlie 
Like Stuu by him adva-iced and paid to Philip Oliver 
publick whipper of this City for one Quarters Sallary Due unto him, 
and Ending the Eighth Day of this Instant month of jNTay 

Orderd the Like, to Johannes }.Iyer [Messenger and 

X^^ (1294) Doorkeeper to this Board, or his order the Sum of 

W'arr: Issued Three Pounds fifteen Shillings in full for one Quarters 

Sallary Due unto him and Ending the second of June 

next 

Okdhk'd tb.e Like to Jacob Brewington or his order 
X° (1295) tb.e Sum of T\\enty Eight Pounds Thirteen Shillings 
Warr'. Issued and lught pence in full of h\> Account for \'ictualling 
Simdry workmen at the ferry in the Service of this 
Corporatif'U as Jilso the further Sum of Three Pounds Thirteen Shil- 
lings and live y)«rice in full for [tb.e] Countey Tax, and Likewise the 
further sum of one pound five Shillings for the Expences of the Com- 
mittee ai)pointed by this Board, all which Said Severall Accoiuits be- 
ing Audited and Sworn to and allowed of by this Board 



12 MIXUIKS OF 'lliE COMMON' COUN'CIL 

Ordkr'd the Likr, lo Peter Jcrrcau. or his order the 

N" ( 12'K')) Sum of niiv pounds Xincteru Slu'lliiigs and Ten pence 

WarrHssued half penny in full of his account for work Done to t!ie 

ferry House and City Hall, as ^ his Account Sworn to 

and allowed of by this Iloard 

OuiM:;i'i) tlie Like lo Isaac Stoutenhurs^h or to liis 
N"? (1297) order the Sum of nine Pounds fifteen Shilling's and 
Warrl Issued Eight pence in full of his Account for Repairing the 
Dungeon anrl work Done to the poor House, as also 
four Pounds fourteen shillings for money by him advanced and paid for 
Cleansing the City Hall, Likewise Twenty one Pounds two Shillings 
for the Constables days and Night Watches from the fourteenth of 
October 1754 to y^ fourteenth Day of April 1755 Inclusive, Likewise 
one Pound Ten Shillings for tlie Like Sum by him advanced & 
paid to Mathcvv' Wool for a hah' years Ligliting the Citys Lamps and 
Likewise fifteen Pounds for advance money for wood and Candles, 
which Said Several Accounts being Audited i!c Allowed of by this 
Board a}id Do amoinit in tlie whole to fifty two Pounds one Shilliiig 
and Eight pence. 

Oiidf.r'i) that Alderman I'.ivanck. Aldr-rman Livingston aldernian 
De Lancey Mess''? Wl^ De Peyster peter Clopper and Albert Herring 
or any four of diem be a Committee to Lay out the Rhoad or high Way 
from the House of M- lienjamin Peck Contiguous and adjoining to the 
House he now lives in near the Eresli V\"ater, and Likewise the Rhoad 
or high Way from the Spring Garden, to the said fresh V\'ater and that 
the) take to tlielr as;.i:-;tance the City Surveyor, and make Report 
thereof to this board v. ith all Convenient Speed 

[418] The pnTiTiON of Anth.oiu- Ten E.yclc, Ahasuerus Turck, Myn- 
dcrt Schuyler. Joh.n Cl>ppcr, Luke \'an Ranst. John Brevoort. Isaac 
Yd.n Hook, Joris Janscn, Abraham Dnryee, and Dirck Brinckerhoff the 
Major part of the \'e?try of the Said City, was preferred to this Board 
Setting forth the Great Grieva!ice the publick Labours under by Reason 
of the present kee[)er of the Alnis House of this City not Dischargeing 
the Duty of in"s Office as b.e oticht to do according to the Trust Reposed 
in him. whereupon the said petition being taken into Consideration by 
tills Pjoanl. and after Some time Spent thereon, W'^ted that Robert 
Provoost the present keeper c>i the s'.' Alms House together with his 
family Remove frop.i thence on or before y"^ fourteenth Day of June 
Next, anrl Ordkkd that Cap! Jacobus Kierstead of this City he ap- 
pointed, and he is hereby appointed accordingly overseer and Keeper 



OF THE CITY OF NF-W YORK 



»3 



of tlic said Alms llc-use in his llit said Robert Provoosts Room and 
Stead, During' the pleasure of this JJoard, and Likewise ordi-:[cd that 
tlie possession of the Said House with the Utensilis and Impliments 
thereto belonging be on the Said fourteenth Day of June Next De- 
livered to the said Jacolnis Kierstead by Alderman Filkin, Alderman 
Bivanck, ]\U William De Peyster, Mi" Lespinard, and M^ Clopper, or 
the Major Part of them, \vho are appointed a Committee for that pur- 
pose, and tliat th.e Clerk of this Board Serve the Said Robert Pro- 
voost with a Cnpr)y of this order 

l HE Cllkk produced to this Board the Engrossed Lease from tiiis 
Corporation to Adolph Brass for the Docks & Slips of This City for 
y? 'fcrni of one yeai from the Last day of April Last past to the first 
day of May T756:-\vhich was Read and agreed to and orherd that the 
Seal of this City be affixed thereto and the Same be Delivered to the 
Said Adolph Brass on his Executnig a Counter part thereof and 
EnLring into Bond with Good Security for performance of the Cove- 
nants therein Contained and also at the Same time Did produce the 
Engrossed lease from this Corporation to Bartliolomew Skaats for the 
Stalls i?v- Standings in tlie Scverall Markets of the City the Term above- 
said \\hich v.as also Read and approved of and oi^DiLiaj (M^ Mayor 
Dissenting thereto) tliat the Seal of this City be affixed thereto, and 
Delivered to the Said Bartholomew Skaats on his Executing a Counter 
part thereof and Giving Security i!s.'C : as above 



City of ) cc 
New" York J ^'^ 



Present. 



At a Common Counciil hold at the City 
hall of the said City on Wednesday the rf 
of July 1755. 

Edward Llolland Esq'' IVIayor 
Stephen V Cortlandt Esq^ 
Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 



Piere De Peyster 
Francis Eilkin 
Oliver De Lancey 
Piiilip Livingston 
Evert Bivanck 
W"? De Peyster 
Nich! Roosevelt 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Clopper 
Albert Herring 



1 



IescH I 



-\ldermen 



> Assistants 



14 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

[419I Alderman iMJkin returned lli:it he had Caused a Ncv/ Election 
of an Assessor fcr tlie Soiu!i w^ird in the room place and Stead of 
Morris De Hart who is Renioved out of tlie said ward in the Country 
and tliat Jacoh Remscn is Llectcd an Assessor for the Said ward in h.is 
Room 

Order'o the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 

N** (129S) urer of this City to pay to Lawrei.ce Roon:c in full of 

Warr! Issued liis two Several Accounts the Sum of Eig-hty one 

pounds Three Shillinjj[s and nine pence half penny for 

Glasing and paveing the fferry House as p'' liis Said Accounts Sworn 

to and Allowed of by this board 

Orderd the Lilce to Garret Cosine the Sum of Five 
N'' (1299) pounds and ten pence in full of his Account Sworn to 
and allowed of Ijy tiiis Board 

Oro/Ir'd that M^ Deputy Mnycr, Alderman Bivanck, Alderman 
Liviiigston, AK Lespinard. M*" William De Peyster, and M^ Clopper 
or the ?\Iajor part of thcni be a CoinmitLee to View, Dig, Regulate, 
Lay out and pave all the Streets in }sIontgomcrie ward of the said City 
and make Report thereof to th.is l)oard v/ith all Convenient Speed 
(Coppy Delivered to Aid? Bi\ar.c!0 

Order'd that Alderman Livingston. Alderman Bivanck, M^ William 
De Peyster, and Yi^ Clopper or any three of them be a Committee for 
the Regulating of the pavement from tlie Pmr.p in Wall Street Down 
to tl^e Aieal Market (Coppy J^'clivore.i to Aid? Livingston) 

The Petition of Hen.':ic;: Rutgers and otrier^. was preferred to 
this board prating that this Corpnration would be favourably pleased 
to Grarit to them their Hein: an.d Assigns for ever tb.e Lands fronting 
their Respective Letts from High to Low v.-ater mark and also the 
Soil under the water Six Hundred feet Along tlie Said fvivcr beginning 
from the Land of Mess""^ Roosevclts and Company and to Extend from 
Lov.- water mark aforesaid into the East River one hundred foot, Quit 
free for Twenty rive Years as also that this Corporation will be pleased 
to Direct the said petitioners v.h.ere and in v.diat manner Cherry Street 
will Range, that tliercln- they may Direct and Govern themselves Ac- 
cordingly \\ith Respect to the Improvements tliey are now about to 
make. It is thereupon order'd that M'' Recorder, Alderman Filkin, 
Alderman lUvanck, Alderman Living;t>n. M'' Roosevelt, M'" Clop[>er, 
and AU Herring or any five oi ihoni be a Committee to Enquire into 
the Allegations of the said peliiion and receive proposalls from the 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



X5 



petitioners and Report the same to this Board with all Convenient 
Speed. 

Ordf.r'd that A'derman Dc Pcvster and yV RocL-evelt Cause a 
nusance of Scverall Lotts of Ground Lyinj;^ in Little Queen Street in 
the west ward of this City to Le fi:>rtlnvith Removed pursuant to an 
Act of Assembly Entituled an Act to Enable and Impowcr the Mayor, 
Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of New York and their Suc- 
cessors to prevent and Remove particular Nusances within the Same 
to the Southward of I'resh v.-atcr and that they order the said Little 
Queen Street and Thames Street to be immediately Dug, Regulated 
and paved and Report the Same to this Corporation v*ith all Con- 
venient Speed 

Okhf-u'd that ll;e Heirs of S^ Peter Warren Dec'? pay to this Cor- 
poration fc>ur pence %} foot for the Vvater Lotts heretofore orderd to be 
Granted them Lvine in the Nortli River 



[4-0] City of )^^^ 
Xew York\ 



rrc-eiit. 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Haii of the said City on Friday the ii^-? of 

July 1755. 

Edward Holland Esq'' Mayor 
Stephen A'an Cortlandt Esq'" Dep>' ^^.lay' 
Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 
Piere De Pevster 



>-Esq''? Aldermen 



Assistants 



John Cruger 
Philip Livingston 
Evtrrt Bivanck 
W"'." Dep-:/ster 
Leonard Lespinard 
John Livingston 
Peter Clopper 

TiiM Com Mil ri:F. appointed tl-,e ninlh cl July Instant for Regulating 
the Pavements from the pump in v.all Street to the meal market made 
their Ivoport in these words (to witt) City of Xew York ss : Pursuant 
to an Ord-r of the Common Councill of the ninth of July Instant for 
Regulating the pavement from the pump in v;all Street to the meal 
Market. We tlie Subscribers do Report that we have Regulated the 
pavenK-nt from, the v.est part of M^ Nathaniel Marstons house to go 
Dov.-n with a Regular Descent to t'e west part of AP Abraham Lyn- 
scn's Mouse and that M^ Ahrahan; I.yp^crs pavement Remain as it 



i6 MIXUTES OF THE COMMON COL'XCIL 

Now i:^ i\u(\ froin the East part of Air Lynscns House aforesaid to go 
Down witli a Rc.^-ular Descent to the west part of }.l^ Charles Croin- 
inelyn's IIoii.se the JA\'>oent is ^? inches on 9 feet /^-j Inches which is 
Humbly Submitted by Your huml le Servants Philip Livingston, Evert 
Eivanck, William 1 )e Peystcr, Peter Clo[)pcr, which Report being 
read and approved of and OKniiRo by this lioard to be filed & that Due 
obedience be paid to the Said Report 

The CoMMiTTEi: appointed the ninth of this Instant month of Jtily 
to \'iew, Dig; Regulate Lay out and pave all the Streets in ^lont- 
gomcrie ward of the Said City made their Report in these words (lo 
Avitt) City of New York ss: The Committee appointed to Vievv' Dig 
Regulate Lay out and pave all the Streets in Montgomcrie ward of said 
City July y? Nintii day one Thousand Seven Hundred and fifty five 
Do In obedience of said order Report That they have Carefully 
Vicv.cd and mjasur-.d Queen Street Beginning at the upjpermost 
part of tlie Stone Cell of the Corner House of Thomas Grenall to 
Run one Hundred and fifty foot along the west Side of the Said Street 
Ascending five Itiches on 1-^very ten foot from thence to the westerinost 
Corner of John Dally^ Lott which is Eifty Seven foot more on such 
an Ascent as will bring it l'"".vui vrith the pavement ; the East Side of tlie 
Street to be paved in the Like manner and the Descent of Both Sides 
of the Street to the Kennell to be nine Inches all which is Neverthe- 
less Submitted by ycuv Humble Servants Stephen A'an Cortlandt 
Evert I'.ivanck Philip Livingston William Depeyster, Leonard Lcs- 
pinard, Peter Cloppcr, which report bring read S: Considered of by this 
Board and OKLtKun tliat Instead thcrcr.f the follov.ing order be made (to 
witt) r.egining at ihe v.]T'Crmost part of the Stone Step of the Corner 
House of Thomas Graiall and to run one LIundrcd foot Along the 
WTst side of the Sai^l Street Ascending six Indies on everv Ten foot 
from thence to the v/estennost Corner of John Dallys Lott which is 
one Hundred and Seven feet more on such an Ascent as will bring it 
Even with tlie j.aveir.ent as it now Lies the East side [421] of the 
Street to be paved in tlie Like Manner, and the Descent of Each Side 
of the Street to the Kennell to be nine Inches and further orderd that 
due Obedience be paid ti» tlii'i order 

o:<I)!:r"i) the Mavor Issue his warrant to tlie Treas- 
N" urer (.f this City to pay to John \'an Duersen or his 

(130')). order the Sum of three iK)nnds twelve Shillings in full 

WarrI Issued for six Leather Eucketts for the fl'errv House 



OF Til]-: CITY OF NEW YORK 



17 



OKDLTi'n that M' DcjHily Mayor AMerman Dc iV-yslcr Aldc-inian 
Bivanck yU Lcspinanl and AK William Dc iVystcr or any three of 
them, with as many more of this Board as shall jtlease to Attend be a 
Committee to View Dig- Kcpfulale Lay out and pave all the Streets 
in the North ward of the said City and make report th-ereof to this 
Board v/ith all Convenient Speed 



City of ) gg 
New Yoik^ 



At a Common Council 1 held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Friday the iS'-" of 
July 1755 



Present Edward Holland Es*:/ Mayor 

Stephen Van Cortlandt Esq^ D: Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 

I'rancis Filkin 

John Crui;-er 

Philip Livingston 

Evert Bivanck 

William De Peyster 

Nich? Roosevelt 

Leonard Lespinard 

Albert lierrinsr 



Esq""? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



Or.Dr-k'D that the assize of bread be till further order fl'iv/er at 17 
"if' C\ \"\y.' 

a While Loaf of the finest fiower to weigh . . .i"' 14'-'' for 4 En.cr J< pence 
D'^ ofD° toweig-h... 15 for 2^ D° 

and okim-.r'l) tliat no otlier Bread be inade for Sale with.in this City 
than according to tlie above assize (hard bisquets only Excepted) 
aiid th.at all bakers within this City take notice thereof and make their 
Bread accordingly. 

Tiii: Committer appointed on Friday the Eleventh of July Instant 
to \'iew. l^'igg- Regulate Lay out and pave all the Streets in the North 
ward of th,e said City made tlicir Report in these words following 
City of New York ss &? Tin-: Committi-.e appointed on Friday y« 
Eleventh July one Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty five to View 
Digg Regulate Lay out and pave all the Streets in the North ward of 
said City. In Obedience to said order wee the under written do Report 
that with tlic Assistance of Francis Mareschalk City Surveyor we have 
Vol. VI.— 2 



i8 MIXUTi'S or THE COMMON COUNXIL 

this Sixtccnt;i July one tiioiisrinfl Seven Iluiu'red and fiftv five care- 
fully t4i-:2i Rey:nlated and Laid out llie Slreel in tlie Rear of Spring 
Garden and Alexander Forbusli ; aiul tnhcn an ascerit of tv/o Inches 
on Kii^ditecn feet from the front to ilie Rear of Said Forln'ih's House, 
and from Ihcnce a descent of one Inch on every nine feet to 

Street, thence Rumiing to the House ■\v["]i]ere C'asparus Hart 
Lives to the Lenglit of one iJundred and r£jp;l:ty feet, or.c Inch en 
every I'-ii^ht feet ascent a from th.Lnce acjain otic hundred and th.irty 
feet, to Reekmans Street, to t!ie hou.-e of Sarah Maynard on.e Inch 
on every Ivi'ilit feet descent, all v.Inch i^ humbly Submitted by Your 
humble Servants Stepiien \'an Cortlandt. Evert Bivanck, Leonard 
Lcspinard, William Depc};ter Vvdiich Report ];eirg- read and filed and 
ap-proved of b}- this Board and oiU)i-;!j'i) that due oiA-dic-ice be paid to 
the paid Rvpcit 

Till'. Co.^r^rITTEC ap-poiiUed en I-"riday tb.c Eleventh of July Instant 
to \'iev.- digq". Reij^ulate I ay out and pave ail the Streets in JMcnt- 
gomerie v;ard of the said City made tb.eir Report in these v.'ords follov/- 
iug (Ciiv of Xev." York s.s ..vT Tiii-: CoM?.fnTF.!-; appointed on Friday 
y"? Eleventh July one TIiou?arid Seven Hup.dred and Fifty five to View 
Dig'j>', Rec^ulale Lay out and pave all tl:e Streets in Montgcnierie ward 
of the said. Ciiy. Ix (.)bedience to tl;e snid Order v.xe the underwritten 
do Report tliat with the Assislr.nce of Francis Mareschalk City Sur- 
veyor v.-e have this in'-'? July 1755 Carefully F.e.Qulaied and Laid out 
the Street that Leads do-.vn frum I'.eekman Street Called 
Street to Ferry Street And llnd the descent to be Eigh.tcen feet S 
Inches on the r^en.j^iu of said Street Three inmdred feet vhich is 
Seven and biali' Liiclies descent on the Lenpiht of every ten feet and 
Seven In.clics tlescent from i)0th Sides of the Street to th.e Kennell all 
which is humbly Sul)mitted by Your h.umble Servants Stephen Van 
Cortlaiidt, I-^Nort Fiivarv^k. Lc-wiard. Le^pitiard Viiiiam Depevster 
v.diich report beinq: read and filed iv approved of by tl;:s Board and 
CKDEKD lliat dr.e obedience be paid to tb.c s^ Report. 

oiumik'd ti'at Aldcnvan Bivanck akicrirrm Livin-ston. l\^ WillT 
Depcyster, and M'' Roosevelt or any three of then.i be a Committee to 
make Such Necessary Reparations tn tiic ^\hr.s Hou<=e as Sb.all be 
thoucrbt btr iJ^: Convenient and make Report tlicrcof to this Board with 
all Convenient Speed (Coppied for M^ Bivanck) 

Dirick Brinkerhoof of thv said City Sb.opkeeper was sworn a free 
man of this Corj>oration and CK^L^KD to be ]v.e;:;:istred 



OF TPIE CITY OF NEW YORK 



«9 



City of 
New York 



SS 



At a Common Councill Held at the City 
Hall of tlic Said City on Thursday the 7'^ 
of August 1755. 
Present Hdward Iiolland Esq'' Mayor 

Stephen V Cortlandt Esq'' D : Mayor 
Piere De Pcvster 



>-Esq''? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



N? (1301) 
Warri Issued 



Oliver De Lancey 
John Crugcr 
Evert Bivanck 
W'P De Pe\ster 

Nich^ Roosevelt 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Clop])er 
Albert Herring- 

[423] Ordkrd the ">Jayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer of this City to pay to r\I''? ]\Iary Vallete or 
her order the Sum of Thirty Six pounds in order to 
Discharge a yenrs Interest of Six Hundred pounds 
Due the Twenty Sixth of July Last, from this Corporation to the 
Estate of Peter Vallete Deceased 

Orderd the Lil:e to M^ Abraham \'an Duersen for 

Xo (130,2) Twentv one pounds to Discharge tlie Interest of Three 

Warrl Issued Hundred ^nd fifty pounds Due the Ninth of July Last 

Ordfrd the Like to John ILardenhrook one poimd 

Eight Sidllings in full of his Account for Repairing the 

fire Engine House in ^^rou-tgomerie V/ard of th.is C:ty, 

as ^ his said Account Sworn to and allowed of by 

this l-'oard. 

Orderd the Like to Peter Cloppcr Twelve pounds 
Seven Shillings and Seven pence for the Like Sum by 
liim Advanced ?.vA paid for Taking forty one Scow 
Loads of Mud out of the Ely Market Slip. 

ORi>r.RD [hvi tb.e Draft ot a Petiti mi from this Corp-i^ration to the 
Gencrall assemblv (to pp.ss a Ihll in favour of this Corporation for a 
Lr.ttery on the Same Terms and according to the provisions in the 
Late Act for a Lottcrv for a further provision iOv>-ards founding a 
College, v>l:'ch Expired hv its ov,n Limitation) be fortlswith prepared, 
th.e Sar.ie being accordinglv prepared an.d read to tb.is board, is in 
these words following: To the Honourable the House of Representa- 
tives for the Col niv of Xew York. Tlie Petition of the Mayor. Alder- 
men and Commonaltv of the Cite of Xeu- York Hv.\rr.LV Siirw'-th. 



N9 (1303) 
\\'arrl Issued 



X? (1304) 
Warrl ]s^ucd. 



MINUTES OF TflE COMMON COUNCIL 



That this Corporation haviiit,'- Lately been obliged to Expend Large 
Snnis of Money and are now very much in Debt notwithstanding 
which, beeing apprehensive of a Warr wilii fiance, they have Ventured 
in order to furnisli Those who have not Arms of their Own in Case of 
an Attack from the Enemy to Send to England for a thousand Stand 
of Arms, which will Cost this Corporation upwards of three Thousand 
pounds which Sum of .Money the Corporation Cannot Raise vv-ithout the 
utmost ]!)ifficulty and Indangering the Interest of the Corporation, 
more than your Petitioners should have Chose to have Done, but from 
the Necessity they Conceived, lliere was of having a Sufficient Number 
of Arms in the province in Case of a Warr, The Petitioners therefore 
humbly pray iliat as the Late Act for a Lottery is now Expired by its 
own Limitations that this Plonourable House, would be Graciously 
pleased to pass a Pill in favour of th.is Corporation for a Lottery on 
the Same 'i crm^ and According to tiie provisions in th.e said Late Act, 
and under the Directions of Such persons as this Llonourable Llouse 
shall appoint for the Ivuising Sucli a Sum, as this Honourable House 
shall Think meet towards Enabling this Corporation to Defray the 
Expence of the Arms Sent for by them and your I^etitioners shall ever 
pray (v/liich being apj^rovcd of in- this board and gudckd to l)e En- 
grossed and Laid before this l>oard to Morrow morning at Ten 
oClock to he by this board Signed in order to prcferr to the Assembly 
for the purpose aforesaid) 



[424] City of I 

New York p^^ 



Att a Common Councill hold at tl'ie City 
Hall of ihc said City on h'ryday the 8'V 
of August 1755: 
Present Ed\\a-d Holland Esq^ Alay^r 

Stepb.on Wan Cortlandt Esq^ D: Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder. 
Piere De Pevster 



"A 



Francis Eilkin 
Oliver De Lancey 
John Cruger 
Philip Livingston 
Evert Bivanck 
W-:^ Do Peyster 
Joim 1 .ivingston 
Nich? Roosevelt 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Clopper 
Albert Tb rrincr 



s-Esq''? Aldermen 



•Assistants 



OF THE CITY Ol'^ NEW YORK 



21 



Ordered that M'^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
>'" (^?>^5) Treasurer of this City to pay to the Ahlerman and 
Warrl Issued assistant of the West Ward the Sum of Forty pounds 
in order to Defray the Expence of Dig^.c^ing, Rej^ulat- 
ing, Levelling and paving the Street in the Broad Way fronting the 
Lott Lately fenced in Lying a Little beyond the Oswego Market on 
the West Side of the said Street in the West & North Warrls of the 
said City and oudeud that the Aidennan and assistant Render to this 
board a True account of the Disposition of the said Money in Sortie 
Convenient time after the Same be finished 

The Clerk prefercd to this Bor.rd the Engrossed Petition from 
this Corporation to the General Assembly (to pass a I>ill in t!ie favour 
of this Corporation for a Lottery in the Same Terms and according to 
the Pro\'isions in the Last Act for a Lottery for a furtlier provision 
toxvards founding a College which blxiiired by its own Limitation) 
which was Read and Signed by this board and Resolved that .tins hoard 
wait on and prefer forthv.ith the said Petition to the said Assemblv. 



City of I gg 
New York I 



At a Common Council] held at the City 
Ilall of the said City on Monday the iS'l- of 
August 1755. 



I^resent Edward Holland F.sq^' ^layor 

Stephen \' : Conlandt Esq'-' Deputy Mayor 
Simon Jolmson Esq'' Recorder 
Piere De Peyster 
Oliver De Lancey 
Joh.n Cruger 
Evert Kivanck 
\\'7 De Peyster 
Nieli:: Roosevelt 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Clopper 
. All)ert Herrin,<7 



j^Esq"-? Aldermen 



> Assistants 



[425] OuniCRD the Clerk prepare a Pond fnnn tb.is Corporatioti to 
(Miver De Lancey Esq^ and Aftix the Seal of this City thereto in ib.e 



22 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

penalty of fourteen Ilnmlrcd anrl fifty lu'no pounds Twelve Shillings 
and two pvnce Slerlin;:;' money of luij^Iand with Condition to pay the 
Sum (if Sewn Hundred and Twenty nine prnnids Sixteen Shillings 
and one pvnny Lil^e money on the fuurtii of Jiuie next with Interest 
at Seven }>■ Cent p^ .Annum Like money from tiie fourth of June Last, 
and that the Same be Signed by AI'" Tvlayor and Countersigned by the 
Clerk 

OKDru'n the Like to M' Joh.n Watts 

Ordi:u'i) [It:: I Aklcrn:r-n ])c Pey^tcr, AMcrm.an Dc T>:incey, Alder- 
nian Cru;^er, I\K Jolui Livinp>ion, I\I- Lc^^pinard and M'' V/illiam De- 
peyster or any four of thcui l.ie a Cominittcc to Receive forty Chests 
'J \vo Cases and three Casks of sundry Arjus <S:c: Imported in the Ship 
Irene Niciiolar- Garrison Commander from England, being tlie thousand 
Stand of Arm:^ Sent for, by Mess'1 Watts a^d Dc Lanccy for tliis Cor- 
poration, and that the said Committee Cause the said Arms to be Care- 
fully put up in the Common Councill Ch.amber and Such, other parts of 
the City Hall as tlic said Commitlee S'lall tr.ink proper. 

Orderii that the alderman and Assistant of Montgomerie Ward 
Enquire of M^ Peck wh.etlier lie will Surrender and deliver to tliis 
Corporation, a Small Red ITousc, in which Andrev.^ Goticr now Lives 
in said }.IoiUgo;nerie ward. Contiguous anrl adjoining to his Slip, v.diicli 
this board Conceives to be the property of this Corporation, or t!:at 
they will imriiediately Eject him 

T]ir. JV-'. iriox of Evert L-ivanck. Tviargaret Bown and Belitie 
Renaudet, was j)reffered. to this l;oard, praying that tl.is Corporation 
would be pleased to Gra.nt them a few feet further into the East River, 
fronting their Respective Lotts in Mon.tgomerie ward of tlie said City, 
than what they are now po-'-^essed of, :unl to Extend so far, as their 
Neighbours Grants Do, to the Eastward and Westward of them, under 
the San:e Regulations \' Rev-irictions \-c. whereupon Irs Ordf^r'd that 
Mr Recorder, alderm.nn Filkin. alderman Livingston, M? Roosevelt. 
M^ Cloppcr and M'' Herring or the major part of them, be a Committee 
to Enquire int-j tl;e Allegations of the j^aid l^^-tition. and make Report 
thereof to tins hoard witli all Convcnien.t Speed: 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



23 



City of / c^c^ 
SUnv York( ' ^ 



Present 



> Esq""? Aldermen 



Assistants 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hnll of the said City on W'echiesday the 20'1' 
of Au£,^usl 1755 

Edwar<! PTolland Esq'' Mayor 

Stcplien Van Cortlandt Esq^" Deputy Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ l^ecorder 

Picre De Peyster 

Erancis Eillcin 

Oliver De l^ancey 

Jolm Cruger 

I'hi'ip Livingston 

Evert Bivanck 

WT Depeyster 

Nielli Roosevelt 

Jolm Living-ston 

Leonaid Lcspinard 

Peter Clopper 

Albert Herring 

[426] OunER'D that the Committee, who were appointed the Eleventh 
of July Last for Viewincr Digging- Regulating Laying out and paving 
the Streets in Montgomerie ward of the said City, Have Liberty 10 
order the pavement from Pecks Sli;) yto the Westward tliereof, so farr 
and in Such a Manner as they shall Judge proper and Convenient. 

OivOrR'D that ^I^ Mayor Issue his warrant to th.e 
K?(t3o6). Treasurer of this City to pay to M' Jacobus Turck 
Warr: Issued Thirty pounds Tliirtccn Shillings and six ponce in full 
for the P.allance of his Account for Cleansing and 
Taking Care of the fire Engines for fifteen months @. Twenty four 
pounds ^? Annum Due tlie first of this Instant month of August, and 
for Suiidry Necessary Repairs for said Engines as ^"^ his said accoun.t 
Sworn to and allowed of by this board 

Okdekd the Like to pay to ^vP Henry Carmer or his 
^''- (L^-^7^ ordior the Su-n of Seven pounds in or<Lr to Discharge 
W'arr! Jssuerl. a Years lutevtst of owe. lunulred: pounds Due the fifth 
Day of this Instant month of ^Slay 

Whereas Thomas Purdon of the said Ciiy, was heretofore in 
Common Councill appointed one of the publick Measurers of this City, 
and Sworn into the said OlTicc for the faithfuU Execution thereof. AN'i> 



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MINUTES or THE COMMON COUNCIL 



WfJERF-AS tliis Day Complaints have been made to this board by Several 
of the Jiihai>ilaiits <:>f this City of the said Thomas Puidon'^ Neglecting 
and Abt'.-ing the said Oiliec of a Measurer, and fraudulently Deceiving 
many of the said Conijjlainents in the Measure thereof, and the Saine 
ai)|)earing to This board on oath to be True. It is TiiKREFor^r: OKDF.ra) 
that the said Thomas' Purdon be forthwith Removed, and he is hereby 
Accordingly Removed, and Debarred from Executing and Enjoying 
any Longer, the said C)ftice of a publick Measurer for the Reasons 
aforesaid, and that M- !Mayor Execute a Supecedias and Cause the 
Same to be forthwith Served on him 



City of 
New York 



SS 



At a Common Council! held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Thursday the 4*^ 

of September J/S5 '• 



>-Esq''? Aldermen 



Present Edwiird Holland Esq^ Mayor 

Stephen \'an Cortkuidt Esq'' D: Mayor 

Simon Johiison Esq^ Recorder 

Piere De Peyster 

I'Vancis Filkin 

Oliver De Lancey 

John Cruger 

I'hilip Livingston 

Evert r.ivanck 

W": De Peyster 

Nich': Roosevelt 

John Livingston 

Leonard I.,espinard 

Peter ClopixT 



■^ 



I 



Assistants 



OrdI'RD that ^^P Reccifder. Alderman De Lancey. Aldcrnian Cruger. 
M^ John Livingston and Mr Lc?i>inard or the Major p:irt of th.em be a 
Committee to prepare ib.e I^raft of an Address to his Excellency Sir 
Charles Hardy Knij^ht Ovc on his Safe Arrivall to This his Govern- 
ment 

[.I27I Ri-.<oi.\i.r) tl at thiv Corporation Do present his Excellency Sir 
Charles ]i;irdy Km'i,du \c with tb.c freedom thereof, and th.at the Seal 
of this Cor})i-!ati'>n be a.fhxed thereto, to be Enclosed in a Gold IjOX 
and that M^ Nicholas iu-i-'Sevelt prepare such a Box accordingly 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



«s 



Ordekd tliat Mr Mayor Issue his warrant to the 

X" (1308) Treasurer of tliis City to pay to Johannes Myer ines- 

Warr'. Issued sen<:^er and Doorkeeper to this board or his order, the 

Sum of three pounrls fifteen Shiihngs in full for one 

Quarters Sallary Due unto him and Ending- the Second of this In.-,tant 

inontli of Sopiember 

Orderd the Like to Augustus \''an CorlL'indt 

X? (i,^ocj) or his order tlie sum of five pounds in full for the Like 

W'arr*. Issued. Sum b}' him advanced and paid to IMiilip Oliver j^ub- 

lick W'hipper of this City for one Quarters Sallary Due 

unto him and Ending the Eighth Day of August Last past 



City of I „„ 
New'York( 



Present : 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Monday the S-'.'- of 
September 1735. 

Edward Holland Esq^ ^Mayor 

Stephen A"an Cortlandt lisq^ D : >dayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 



Francis Filkin 
Piere De Peyster 
Oliver De Lanccy 
John Cruger 
IMiilip Livingston 
Evert Livanck 
Nichf Roosevelt 
Leonard Lcspinard 
Pi-ter Clopper 
Albert Herrincr 



1 



Esq^* Aldermen 



S- Assistants 



The C().\n!irTi:i: appointed the Eleventh of July Last, to vLv; 
Digg, Regulate, Lay out and pave all the Streets in Montgomerie 
Ward and North Ward of the said City made their Report in these 
words (to witt) City of Xcw York, ss : Tlie Connnittee appointed 
on Friday the Eleventh Day of July one Thousand Seven Hundred 
and I-'^iity five to \'iew. Digg. Regulate Lay out and pave all the Streets 
in Montgomerie u-ard and Xorth ward of the said City. Ix obedience 
to th.e said order we th>e under v;ritton Do I-icpon that with the As- 
sistance of Francis ?vlaerschalk City Surveyor have this Thirtieth 
August one Thousaiid Seven Huri.'lred and Fifty iive Carefully Regu- 
lated and Laid out the Street Called George Street begining at about 



26 MIN'UTES OI' THE COMMON COUNCIL 

three- foot at tlio Norili I-'ast Side of the platfonn of the \n.\r;p Stand- 
m^ in .s.-ii'l Street Six Indies Lower then the upper part of said piat- 
forrn Riuniiny^ Down ?aid Street three hundred and Sixty Six foot 
nut:!! it lueets the I'r'.vonn nt uf Gold Street and to liavc a Descent on 
said Lcr.ght Eleven foot whicii makes three and two tlnrrl Inches on 
every ten foot Descent, and from both Sides of tlic Street to the Ken- 
ned to hauc a descent of Six Inch.es al>o have Levelled and Rcgidated 
said Street npv.ards to tlie Corner House of Philip Ackers from said 
pump and fiPid the Len.,Q-ht to be th.rec huntlred and tu'enty four foot 
ascent twcr.ty one iO'>t v.luch is Light Indies Ascent on every ten 
foot. XI'.. one fout to he t:d<en down at th.e upper Corner of said 
Street from a marl: riiadc in!':i a Cedar po>t at Said Corner and tlic de- 
scent ti") the KevineU or middle of said Street to Itc Six Indies; also 
Levelled and Regulated William Street Begininf^ at said pump and 
Runninjv u\i to Reekmans Street, in Lenght tv/o hundred and twenty 
foot, Asscent is ten foot tv.-o lnch.es which is five and a half Inches 
Asscent on every ten foot [428] Axd from the Sides of the said Street 
to the Keivneli a De^cent of six Inches ; also Levelled and Regulated 
William Street Eegining- at Said pumi) and Running along Said 
Street two hundred an.d fifty five foot untill it meets frankford Street; 
ascending one and a half Inch on every fourteen foot five Inches De- 
scent, to the Kennell all which is humbly Submitted by Your very 
huml'le Sorv^Mits, Stephen Wan Cortlar.dt Evert Bivanck V.'illiam De 
Peyster, Peter Cloppcr. which report being read approved off and filed 
and OUDFRD by this board that the said Cciinniittee Take Care tliat Due 
obedience be {'.'.id to the said ]\cpr;rt 

Th!-:. Samk CoMMinF.i: made one other Report in these words, to 
witt. City oi Xew York s.s: The Committee appointed on friday the 
Eleventh, Jid.v rn.e Tiionsand Se\en Himdred and Eifty five to \ iew, 
Digg, Regulate Lay out and pa.ve all the Streets in Montgomerie Ward 
of the said City. In obe(h"er.ce to the said order we the underwritten 
Do Report tliat v>it!i the assistance of Erancis Maerschalk City Sur- 
veyor we have this Sixteenth July one Thousand Seven Hundred and 
Eifty live Carefully Regulated and Laid out the Street that Leads 
Down from Reekn.ian Street Called (luld Street To Eerry Street and 
find the Descent to be Eigliteen feet Eight Indies on the Lenght of 
said Street Tlirec lumdred feet which is Seven and a half Indies De- 
scent on the Lengb.t of every ten feet, and seven Inches Descent from 
both sides of the Street to the Kennell all which is Humbly Submit- 
ted by: Nour humble Ser\ants, Stephen \'an Cortlandt, Philip Living- 



OF THF. CITY OF NEW YORK 27 

ston, Invert Bivanck, Leonard Lispenard Pcltr Cloppor. which Report 
bcinc^ also read a[)provcd off and filed and Likcwi'^c c»i>:-!.'.n by this 
board that the said Commiltce take Care that Due ohcdience be paid 
to said Report 

The Sa.xtl: Co-MMITtfi: bcip.g appointed the 20''.' of August Last, 
made their Report in tlu'se words (to wilt) City of Xcw York ss: The 
Committee apiioiiitcd on Wednesday tl-e Twcntietli of Auj,^ust Annoq 
Domini one Th.ousnnd Seven Hundred and Fifty fiV'.- l'\)r Viewing, 
Digging, Regulating Laying out and paveing the Streets in ilont- 
gomcrie Ward of the said City. Lv obedience to Said order, Do 
Rlport That the pavcniciU should he Laid forthwith from tl:c upper- 
most part of t'ne Stone Cill before Thiomas Grecnals Corner house to 
the West Ward and to have a Descent of Six Inches on ten foot, from 
thence forward Ninety foot at Sevr-n Inches Asscent en every ten foot 
from thence to tlie We?tv.-rmost End of Doctor William Beekmans 
Lotts on a Regular Ascent until! it Comes out Even Vv-ith the other 
pavements and also a Descent from both Sides to the Middle of the 
Street of Nine Inchies all v.-hicli is ImmMy Suhniittcd by your very 
humble Servants. Steplien \'an Cortiandt; Philip Livingston, Evert 
Bivanck Leonard Lesjnnard. Peter Clopper wliicli 1-leport Being read 
approved olT and ^lAcd and ordkrd by tliis board that tb.e said Com- 
mittee Take Care that Due obedience be paid to Said Report 

[429] This Pjoard having order'd the Draft of an Address to his Ex- 
cellency the Governour to be prepared ; a Draft was accordingly pro- 
duccfl and read in th.ese words \ iz'. 

To liis Excellencv Sir Ch.arles H"rdy, 
Knight, Captain General and Governour in 
Chief, in and over the Province of Xew York, 
and the Territories depcndii^g thereon in Amer- 
ica and Vice Admiral of the Same 
The hu.n-ible Address of the I\Layor Aldermen and Com- 
monalty of his Majesties ancient Corporation of the City 
and County of New York in Common Council] Convened 
May it please your Excellency: 

[430] We the ^Layor Aldermen and Commonalty of the City and 
Count\- of New York Beg Leave most lieartily to Congratulate your 
Excellency on vonr Safe Arrival to this Governm.ent. over which his 
most Sacred ^Lajesty has been Graciously pleased to place you 

Wf. think it our Duty to express our most hearty Thanks for his 
paternal Care of us in appointing a person of whom we have had the 



i8 MINUTES OF Till': COMMON COUNCIL 

most favourable Impressions, antl from whose Character in Life we 
have the Greatest J-^easoii to Expect a ("ontinuntion of that wise and 
lia[)py Administration v/e have been bit-sscd v.itii Some time past 

You may be Assured, th.at whatever is in our j)ower v/ill be 
Cluarfully Contributed to make }'our Stay in this Government, Easy, 
Honourable, and Satisfactory to you, and of Course happy to our 
Selves 

We humbly Recommend to your Excellency's Favour and Protec- 
tion the Privilidges and Riidits of this City; and in a particular Man- 
ner Invite you to Partake of its Liberties and Immunities, by Accept- 
ing of the Highest Complin^.ent \\c Can make, to wit, the freedom of 
the Corporation 

W'l: beg Lca\e, witli th.e Greatest Deference and Respect to Sub- 
scribe 
May it ]ilease your Exct-ller.cy 

Your Excellency's mu.-^t Humble, and most C'bedient Servants. 

v.hich was agi'eed to and oRiu-R'D to be Engrossed; the Diaft of a 
ffreedom to be presented to bis Excellency was also read, and Agreed 
to by this board in the words following Vizi City of Xev/ York ss : 

Edward Hoi.laxd Esv;' .Mayor and the Aldermen and Commonalty 
of the City of X^nv York To a!,[, to whom tiif.se priiSexts shall 
Co.MK Sexd Gkf.i:tix'g — Kxiwv "^"1:^ that wee the Alayor aldermen and 
Com.monalty of tlie City of Xew York aforesaid assembled in Com- 
mon Councill being Willing to Demonstrate the Great \'alue and Es- 
teem v.e luwe lor tl.e pers'.n. of his l^xce'lcncy Sir Charles Hardy 
Knight Cnf^U'ii! General nul ^ uwernriur in Chief of this his Majesties 
province of Xew York and 'J"errit<-iries thereon Depending in America 
and \'ice admiral of ti'.e SauK' and being Trulv Sensible of the Great 
honour it v.il! lie to this Corporation, to h.avc so wortliy a i)erson a 
member tliereof ordei^d that he lie presented with tlie freedom of this 
Corporation v. iib. the Seal tlureta Enclosed in a Gold Pox with the 
City Arms Engraved on tl;e Lid thereof Tiii-.SK are therefore to Cer- 
tihe and Declare that his said I'.xcellency Sir Charles Hardv Knight 
is hereby AdnnUed Received and allowed a freeman and Citizen of 
the said City To have, liold Enjoy and ]->artake of all the benefits 
Liberties privilcdgcs fran.ehises freedoms an.d Immunities Whatsoever 
(iranted a^ bekiiiging to the Snme City. Lv Ti:stimonv whereof the 
said Mayor Aldermen aiKl Commonalty have Caused tlie Seal of the 
said City to be hereunto Affixed the Tenth ]")ay of September in ihe 
Twenty Xinih "^'ear of tb.e Rrign of our Sovereign L(^rd George the 



OF THE CJTY OF NEW YORK 



29 



second by the Grace of God of Great Britain france and Ireland King 
Defender of the faith and so forth and in the Year of onr Lord one 
'J'housand Sicvcn Huiuhcd and fifty five; and OiiUFCi-iD the Same be 
handsom[e]ly Engrossed on parchment, and tlie Seal of this Corpora- 
tion Affixed thereto, to be enclosed in the Gold I5ox orderd by this 
Board to be made for that purpose on Thursday Last. 



City of 1^2 
New York I " 



>-Esq''? Aldermen 



:^ Assistants 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 
lO'l' of September 1755. 

Present Edward IJolland Es(|'' ALiyor 

Stephen Van Cortlandt Esq'" D : iMayor 

Simon Johnson Esq. Recorder 

I'it-re De Pe} ster 

Francis FiJkin 

Oliver De Lancey 

John Cruger 

Philip Livingston 

Evert Bivanck 

Nich? Rooses'elt 

Wl> De Pc}ster 

John Livingston 

Leonard Lespinard 

Peter Clopper 

Albert Herring 

[431] David Peekman ]\Ict chant. Andrew Cannon Merchant, Petrus 
Bivanck Alercliant. Cornelius Cortright r\Iercliant and John Bivanck 
Merchant v.-ere Sworn freemen of this Corporation and OiiDi'.un to be 
Registred 

The Engrossed x\ddress to his Excellency the Governour was Read 
&: agreed to. and Signed by the ]\Lajority of the ^lembers present, and 
then the wh.ole Board waited on his Excellency Sir Charles Hardy 
Knight with said Address, as also with the freedom of this Corpora- 
tion anti Seal thereto Annexed Enclosed in a Gold Box and presented 
the Same to him upon which his Excellency made the following an- 
swer Viz* 
T^If T^Liyor, Alcjermen &• GciUlemcn of the Corporation 

I Sincer-.ly thank you for your kind Reception and hearty Con- 
gratulations on my Arrival. The Duty and Loyalty you Express to his 
Majesty Caimot but be ver\' agrcable to mo. and I hope I shall alway 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



merit tlio Contimiation of those fcn'ourable ]n"ij)ressions you have Re- 
ceived of me by an Admini?traiion Pro(1ucti\e of the True Interest of 
the Country. 

I liojie a!?o 1 sliall always Do Ifontvur to that Complin^.cnt you are 
pleased to make me of the I'leedoin of th.e City by protecting the Privi- 
ledgcs and Rights thereof. (^„^s Hardy 

Fort George New York 
the lo^l^ of Sej-.tei liber 1755 

M^ Mayor produced to this Hoard IM^ Tliomas IMitchclls Map of 
Hudsons Bay i.^? v.hicli his b'xcellency S^ Ciiarles Iiardy Knighit De- 
sired him to present to the Corporation and hoped their acceptance, 
WiiFRKT-poN' its Desired by this Toard that Tvl- Mayor Do in the name 
of iliis Corjjoratiou Return bj's Excellency tiieir hearty thanks for the 
S.'.nie 



[43^] City of ) ^ 



Nevv 



' SS 



\ orl: 



Af a Common Councill held at the City 
llaii of the saiil Ciiy on Wednesday the 
24^'.' of September 1755. 



Present Edv/ard Holland Esq'" Ixlayor 

Stephen Wan Cortlandt Es.['' D : Tslayor 
Simon Johnson I'isq^ Recorder 



-Esq": Aldernien 



Assistants 



Piere De Pcystcr 
I-'mixis Fiikin 
ji'lui Cru;;cT 
Pliilip Liviiigston 
Eve: I ]4\ai;ck 
\\'i''i.-m Dc Peystcr 
Xiclulas I^,os(Aelt 
John Livin;::ston 
Leonard Lcspinard 
Peter C!(>pper 
Albert 11 erring 

Oijor.RD that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? Treasurer of this City to pay to Captain Nicholas Gar- 

(13T0) ri^on ilfty tliree pounds for tl;e freight of 4[o] Oiests, 

A\''arr5 Issued 2 Cases and 3 Casks of Su.ndry arjns t.^'c from London, 

being the Stand of arms Sent for by Mess""? Watts and 

De Lancey for the r.se of this Corporation 



OF THE CITY OF NKW YORK 31 

Orderd tlie like to yi^ Fjlwnvd Willct for forty 

N? Ei^bt pounds five Sh:ll\ii<.^s in full of his Account with 

(1311) tliis Corporation as p'' his account Allowed of by tliis 

W'arr' Issued board. 

OrU)]-::<i> the lilce to M'' Xicholas Roosevelt for 
N° twenty seven pounds one Shillings and tv.o pence in 

-(1312) full of his Account with this Corporati<-:!), as p'' his 

Warr' Issued ?aid Accouiit Allowed of by this br)ard. 

Or^DKir;) the li!:c to Yi^ Adohph I'rass or his Order 
X? (13 13) the sum of six pounds twelve SliillingF. and six pence 

Warrt Issued: in full of his Account with this Corporation as p- his 
said Account Allowed of by this board 

[433] M^ Mfiyor produced to this board a List of the Xau-e^ of Sun- 
dry persons who had taken out Lycences for Ivetailing" of Strong 
Liquors wiihin this City from the tv.enty fifth of ?^Iarch one thousand 
seven luuidred and fift\- f.ve to the tucr;ty fit'lh of }\Jarch one thousand 
seven hundred and fifty six Aniount'ng- to the Xuniber of one hundred 
and Eighty six pcrs'or!?. and vho together had paid for tr.c sairie Tv.'o 
hundred and fity six poiuids one Sliiliing and Eight pence Current 
money of this Colony. O-'-idekd that he pay tlie same to the Treasurer or 
Ciiamberlain of this Cit;.-, Tlctaining nrst tlicrcoi;t in his liands four 
Shillings, and paying thereout to the Clerk five Sliillirigs for Every Ly- 
ccnce so by him Granted During the time therein l^Jcntioncd 

The Comnrittce Apoiritcd tl^c ElevciUii of July Last t-^ \:cw, Digg. 
Regulate, Lay out, and pave all the Streets in montgomeric's v.ard of 
tiie said City, made their Report thereon in the words following. City 
of Xew York ss: The Committei-: Apointed on Fryday the Elev- 
enth of July one thousar.d seven hu.ndred and fifty five t<' \ iew, Digg, 
Regulate, Lay out and pave all the Streets in Montgomeric u'ard of 
the said City In Obedience to said Order. Do Report, That with the 
Assistance of Francis Maerschalk City Surveyor We tl^e I'nderv.ritten 
have Laid out and Regulated for paveing Ferry Street. Regining at 
th.e Lower End of Clife Street, and to Assend with a Regular Rising 
untill it meets Even with the pavement of Queens Street, and to have 
a Decent of six Tnclves from both Sides of the street to the Kcnnal 
and we have also Levelled ^^- Rcguhled Pecks Slip. The pavement 
to begin from the ^^ifldle of Queens Street Opposite to Thomas Green- 
alls hiouso il' to Pave L^own to h.igh v.ater marke with a Descent of 



32 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

seven Inches in Every Ten foot and to have a Descent from Tv.o foot 
Eight and a half Indies below tiiO floor of the Corner house in the 
possession of Jolni White to a Certain Stone in the Middle of said 
Street or slip also to begin the jjaveing twenty Indies below the [434] 
Bordinc:^ of Jacol^us Posevelts Corner House with a Descent to the 
aforesaid Stone in the Middle of said Street or Slip All which is 
hunilily Submitted by Vour ver\- lunnble Servants Evert Bivanck 
Philip Living-ston William De Pe\sur Leonard Lispenard Peter CIop- 
per; which Report being read, aprovcd ciff. filed, and orderd by this 
board that the said Committee take C-jre the said Report be forthwith 
Complied with 



City of Jgg 
New Yorkj 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Monday the 29'^ 
of September (being the Feast of Si Mi- 
chael the Archangle) Anno Dom 1755 



Present Edward Holland Esq'' Mayor 

Stephen \'an Cortiandt Esq^ Deputy ^klayor 
Simon Johnson Esqf Recorder 



Piere De Peyster 
Fraiicis l-'ilkin 
John Cruger 
Ii:j'.ij> Livingston 
Invert Bivanrk 
ALiral-.am 1 )e I'ryster 
William De Peyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Joh.n Livingston 
Leonard Les]>inard 
Peter Cl-.j-per 
Albert Herriner 



1 



u. 



q""? Aldermen 



> Assistants 



J 



CoNTORMAni.F. to his Majvsticp Royall Charter Granted to the 
Mayor Aldermen an I Commonalty of the City of New York for Elect- 
ing this day one Alderman one Assistant Two Assessors, one Col- 
lector and Two Constables in th.e six wards on the south Side of fresh 
water and one AlderuMn. one Assistant, four Assessors, two Collec- 
tors, and tour Constables for the out v/ard of the said Citv to serve in 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



33 



the Respective Offices for the Year Ensuing the Respective Aldermen 
of Each Respective ward made Return this day into tlie Ofiice of 
Town Clerk under their hands of the SeveraU persons Elected to 
Serve in the Severall Offices Aforesaid 



North ward 



[435] rl'hilip Livingston Esq^ 

Peter Clopper 
David Van Hornc 

East ward ^ John Alycr 

David Schu)ler 
Dc-niel \Vrio;ht 
John Binf:;ha!ii 
f Piere De Peystor Esq'" 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Abraham Lott 

West Vv-ard <| Nicholas Bogart 
Aron \'an Hook 
Philip De Visnie 
Tolni Lee 
Christor^hcr Bancker 

Esq^ 
[-eonard Lespinard 
1 ■! \- era r d n s B r < ; w c r 
B)enjam.in Jarvis 
Isaac Stoutenbnrgh 
JoL-cph llaviland 
John Dunsci^rnb 
'Francis Eilkin Esq'' 
Af^raham Dopeyster 
John Clopper 

South ward -^ Jacob Remscn 
John Debo'igh 
William W'aynian 
Ennis Graham 
' John Cruger Esq'' 
John Livirigston 
Henry Ctiylor Jun'' 

Dock ward >, Garret \^an Hoi-nc 
James Crcighton 
Ashcr ^ilyers 
^Christian Sydenbergh 
Vol. VI. -3 



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Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



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Montgonierie 
ward 



-<^ 



Assistant 
Assessors 
Cc)llcctor 
Constables 



Out ward -<; 



'^John Bogart Jun'' lisq'" Alderman 
Luke \'an Rants 
Saniuel Tingley 
Robert Cronimeline 
X'incent Montania 
Adolph Brass 
Michael Lowe 
Oliver De Lancey Esq^ Alderman 
Albert Herring 
Adrian Hogelandt 
Philip Minthorne 
Cornelius Cosine 
Ikrne Savage 



Assistant 
Assessors 
Collector 
Constables 



Peter Waldron 
Adolph Benson 
Peter Bussing 
John Devoor 
Isanc Dav 



Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



for Bowery 
Division 



for Harlem. 
Division 



[43G] Resolved (Neinine Contra dicente) that Isaac De Peyster Esqf 
the present Treasurer or Chamberlain of this City be, and is hereby 
Elected and Appointed Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Corporation 
for the year Ensuing, lie Giving such Security as the Charter Directs 

The Mayor hath appointed John Dunscomb to be high Constable 
of this City for tlie Ye:'r l"n?uing, v.dio was Chosen one of the Con- 
stables for the North Ward, and Okderd that there be a nev.- Election 
of a Constable in lus Room by the Alderman of the said ward, and 
that the Election be on Friday Next at ten oClock in the morning 

OKni:RO that the Alderman of the VN'cst ward Cause a New Election 
of Constable for the said ward in the rome place and stead of Philip 
De \'isme who was Cliosen a Constable for the said ward, and is 
Neither a freeman nor freeholder and that the Election be on Friday 
Next at Ten oClock in the Morning 

OKDEiU) that tlie Aldcrnuui of the out ward Cause a new Election 
of a Constable, fur the P)Owery Division, in the Room and Stead of 
P,arne M^:Kennc and Henry I'rower who were Returned Constables 
for the said B.-wery Division and had an Equal! Vote, and that the 
Election be on tlie tenth Dav of October Next at ten oClock in the 



n;orn;ntr 



1755044 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



35 



City of I ^^ 
New Vorkj 



At a ("omnion Councill Iu.'Id at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 14'!? 
of October AniiO Dom 1755. 

Present luhvard Holland Ksff r^Jayor 

vSinion Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Francis Filkin 



>Esq'-: Aldermen 



?► Assistants 



John Crugcr 

Philip Livingston 

. Evert Ijivanck 

Abraham ]^e Peystcr 

William De Peyster 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

John L-ivingston 

Leonard Lespinard 

Peter Clopjier 

Albert Herrir.r 

*-^ -^ 

[437] This Day John Roberts Esq^ Sheriff, and John Burnet P'sq'' 
Corroner v.ho were Appointed by his Excellency in Councill at Albany, 
on the sixth Da}- of October Inst, produced to this Board their Sev- 
erall Commissions of Sheriff and Corroner upon which this Board 
OuDKRD tlic said Commissions of High Sheriff' and Corroner to be pub- 
lished, which was Accordingly done in the presence of the Scverall 
Members of this Board ; and then According to the Directions of his 
jNlajesties Ro)al Cliarter Granted to this Corporation, the said Ed- 
ward Holland Esq' INIayor of this Corporation Administred the Oaths 
Aforesaid to be taken by Act of Parliamen.t Instead of the Oaths of 
Allegiance and Suj^remacy The Test and .Mijuration Oath and the 
Usuall Oaths for the Due Execution of their Respective Offices, unto 
the Respective ?\tagistrates and Officers following Vizt 
Piere Dc Peyster (ab)"^ 
Francis Filkin 
Jolni Cruger 
Ph.ilip Livingston 
Christopher Bancker 
John Bogart [Jr.] 
Abraham De Peyster 
Nicholas Roosewlt 
Leonard Lcsijinard 
Ptter Clopper 
Albert Herring 
Luke Van Rants 



Esq'? Aldermen t^- Justices of the peace for 
the City and County of New York 



Assistants of the City and County of New 
York 



36 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

John RobcrLs Esq^ high Sheriff of the City atid County of 

New York 
Jolin iUirnct Esq'' Corrontr of the City and County of New 

York 
James Mills Deputy Sheriff 

John Duiiseonih High Constal.)lc 

Constal.'les for the Severall Avanls \"v/J. 

lohn Dinuhani ) ,, , 

1- J-.ast ward 

[■ North ward 

Ashor Elvers ) ,^ , 

V iJock ward 

John Lcc. and ) .,, , , 

\ , i> , ,- ' u est ward 

Joseph I>a'ui!ig- \ 

Eunis Graham 



i 



r.arne ^KKinnc 
rnrne Savacre 



South ward 

Alonlgcimerie ^\ard 
Out ward 
Dowerv Division 



Jolin Devoor |- Ilarlcin Division 

[438] The Alderman cif t1(C West ward Returned that ho h.ad Caused^ 
a nev; }-"'voti^;'n oi C'onslabic in his said v^ard in the Room place and 
Stead of Philii) Devisn^e, who was Cht^son Con^table for the said ward 
and is Neither a free man nor ireeh(;lder, and that Joseph Balding was 
Chosen one of the Constables for the said ward in his Room: 

The Alderman of the 2\orth ward Returned that he had Caused a 
new Election of Constal.^lr in his said ward in the R^om place and. 
Stead of John Duir>^comb v/ho was ajipointed high Constable, and that 
William Farrell was Chosen one of the Constables for the said ward 
in his Room 

The Alderman ( 1 the Out ward (by his Assistant Albert Herring) 
Jleturncd that he had Caused a new Election of Constable for the 
Ijowery Division in his said ward, in th.e Room place and Stead of 
Henry Rrov.er who was Rfltnncd Constable with Barne M'iKcnny, 
and had Kquall Voices, and tb.at the said Barne M^Kenny was on the 
tenth of this Instant nmnth of October Elected Constable for the said 
Bowery Division by the Majority of \'oiccs 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 37 

Orderd that tlie AMciJiian of the East ward Cause a New Election 
of a Conslabk- in the Room and Stead of ]')aniel \\'rij]^ht who was Chos- 
en a Constable for said ward r.nd is a Trooper and Screened by the 
Militia Act and that the l'',!cction be on Friflay Next at Ten o'Clock in 
the morninjj 

Orderd that the Alderman of the North ward Cause a new Elec- 
tion of Constable for the said ward in llie Room and Stead of Joseph 
ITaviland who was Returned a Constable for the said ward and is an 
Officer in the Artilary Company, and in the Room of William Farrell 
who is Neither a freeman nor freeholder and that the Election be on 
Friday Next at Ten oClock in the Morning 

Orderd that the Alderman of the South ward Cause a New Elec- 
tion of Constable in the Room and stead of William Graham who was 
Elected Constable for the said ward, and is Neither a freeman nor 
freeholder and tliat the Election be on l''ric!ay Next at Ten oClock in 
the Morning- 

Orderd, that Christian Syhcrhcrgh [Sydcnbergh] be fined five 
pounds for Refusing to be Sworn into the Office of Constable of the 
City and ComUy of New York, and that the AUlerman of the Dock 
ward Cause a new Election of a Constable in his Room, and that t ;e 
Election be on Friday morning Next at Ten oClock 

Orderd that the Alderman of Montgomerie ward Cause a ncM- 
Election of Constables for the said ward in the Room of Michael Lowe 
who is Ncitlier a freeman, nor freeholder, as also in the Room of Adolph 
Brass who Served Seventeen Years ago. Two Years instead of one, 
and that tlie Election be on Friday Next al ten oClock in the Morning 

Ordkrd that F.cnjamin Benson, who was Returned Constable for 
the Bowery Division be Excused from being Sworn into Office, he being 
a \*estryman for the Harlem Division in the out ward of this City 

[439] Okdilrd that Alderman Filkin, Alderman Cruger, Alderman 
r)ancker, M' Joini Livingston, M^" Lespinard, cV }vB Van Rants, or the 
Major part of them be a Connnittee for Auditing the Chamberlains 
Accounts and all Other publick Accounts of this Cor[)oration 

Orderd that in all Committees wherein Alderman Cortlandt, Alder- 
man Bivanck and M'' William Do Peyster were appointed, that In- 
stead thereof Alderman Bancker be Appointed in the Room of Alder- 
man Cortlandt. (!v: Alderman In-gart in the Room of Alderman Bi- 
vanck and Lu.kc \'an Rrmst in tlie Room of William De Pevster 



38 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of I gj. 
New York I 



^Esq''? Aldernicii 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of tlie said City on Thursday the 6*!> 
of November 1755. 

Present l->lward I J <, Hand Esq^" Mayor 

Simon John -on Esq^ Recorder 

Piere Dc Peyster 

I'rancis I'ilkin 

John CruL;-er 

Phihp Livingston 

Christopher lianclcer 

John Bogart [Jr.] 

Abraham Do Pcystcr "^ 

Leonard Lesi)inard I ^ • ^ x 

TT • > Assistants 

Albert Herrmg 

Luke Via) Rants 

Orderi) that William Keen be fined the Sum of five pounds for Re- 
fusing to be Sworn into the Office of a Constable of the City and 
County of Ne^v York, and that the Aldermar, of the Dock v.-ard 
Cause a new Injection of Con>table in his Room, and that the Election 
be to Morrow Morning- at Ten oClock 

Oi.'DiiRi) that 2^K ?^Iayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? Treasurer of this City to p'ly to Jacob Brcv/ington or 

(1314) iu"s Order the sum of Twenty five pounds twelve Shil- 

W^arr^. Issued lings and Eight pence it i)cing- for the like sum Dis-"^ 

trained fro-,: inip. Ir.- tlic Collector of Kings County for 

the Governmerit Tax of the h\rry house 

OKi>i.ici> th.c like to Isjp.c StOutenburg;h cv i? his Order the 
N? sum of Ten pounds Seven Shillings and Two pence in full of 
13 1 5 h.is AcC'jr.nt. for (^leansiug the Cit}- Ilall and watch house as 
also th.e ii:rt!:cr sum of Twenty Three pounds seven Shillings 
and Seven pence 11a! f penny for the Expences of the v/atch house from 
the [440] Fir.-;t rif ( )ctol)er one tliousand seven Hundred and fifty 
four to the first iL'iy of October I ast, as also the further sum of Nine 
por.nds Sixteen Sliill'tigs and. Eigb.t pence fcir work Done to th.c City 
Hall, Likewise twenty tw<' pounds six Shillings for the Constables 
Days and nights watclies, friMTi the fourteenth of April one thousand 
seven huiulrcil and {iity five to the fourteenth of October Last and for 
Lighting t!i(- I'ity Lam'^s f-'r half a year, :k!s'> Three pounds for ad- 
vance mi^ney t''r purchasing Oyle for the Citv Larnt)s and Likewise 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 39 

Three pounds for his Trouble in Advanceing llie Aforesaid Severall 
sums which s^ Several! Accounts being Audited and Allowed of by 
this board aiuJ do Amoun'. In the whole to Seventy one pounds Seven 
Shillings and five pence half penny 

OiiDKRD the like to Piere De Pcyster Esq^ or 
X? (1316) his order fourteen pounds in full for a years. In- 

Warrant Issued, terest of Two hundred pounds Due the Tv/enty f:fth 
of September Last 

Be it Okdaixkd by the Mayor Aldermen and Assistants of the City 
of New York, in Common Councill Convened, and it is hereby Or- 
dained by the Authority of the same that all the Laws Orders and 
Ordinances, of this Corporation, which on the first day of November, 
.one thousand Seven hundred and fifty four, were made Ordained, Re- 
newed, Established, and Published, be Revived and Continued, in full 
force and A'irtuc for one Year, from and after the date hereof yiz\ 

A Law foi the Due Observation of the Lords day Called Sunday 

A Law to prevent Strangers from being a Charge to tins Corpora- 
tion (Except the first Clause in the said Law) 

A Lav.- to appoint Sv;orh Surveyors of this City 

a Law for the Better preventing of Fire 

a Law for the ^larking of Bread. 

a Law prohibiting the sale of meal and Flower by Measure and for 
Appointing proper places for the sale of Meal Floy--er Corn & Grain, 

a hnw for I\.egu!ating Negroes Mullattoes and other Slaves 

a Law for Regulating Carts and Carmen 

a Law for Regulating the Office of Packers l^: Cullers 

a Law for Regulating the Lying of Vessels in the Docks and Slips 
of this City, and for the preserving the P.ridge and Common Sewer in 
the said Docks. 

a Lav; for preserving the Commons and tlie fish in fresh water pond 

a Law for th.e Regulating and Establishing fees for the Liviters To 
Funerals 

a Lav.' for paving and Cleansing the Streets Lanes and Alleys 
within tlie City of New York and for preventing Nusances within the 
same [4J1] (Except such part thereof as relates to no Hoggs to be 
kept on the South Side of Fresh water and Except the Streets and 
Wharfs not to be Lumberd) 

a Law in Addition to A Law Entituled a Law for paving and 



40 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUN'CIL 

Cleansing tlic Streets lanes and Alleys Within the City of New York 
and for Preventing Nusances With.in the Same, 

a Lriw against fireing of Guns or other fireworks Within the 
Streets 

a Law prohibiting hawkers k Pedlcrs (Except Such part thereof as 
was Repealed the Twenty sixth of April one thousand seven hundred 
and fifty[)] 

a Law for preventing frauds in firewood 

a Law for Marking of I'.uttcr 

a Law for Regulating of Mid wives within the City of New York. 

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

a Law for tlie better Securing of the City of Xcw York from the 
Danger of Gun Powder 

a Law for Apj>ointing Establishing and Regulating a good and 
Sufl'tcient Xiglit watch in tiie City of New York. 

a Law Declaring to what uses the Seal of this Corporation the seal 
of the Mayors Court and the seal of the IVIayoralty of this City sliall be 
put unto 

a Law for i\ogalating the publick INIarkets within the City of 
New York and for [)reventing the Forestallings of Provisions Coming 
to the Said Markets (M"" Mayor Dissenting to this Laws being Pub- 
lished) 

a Law to prevent the Selling or Giving of L'nripe fruit and Oysters 
within the City of Xcw York. 

a Law Relaiing to making of Freemen (Except that part formerly 
Repealed!)]. 

a Law I'or Regulating the Slaughter Houses with the following 
Alteration (that instcarj of the Publick Slaughter Houses by the water 
Side all neat Cattle to be Killed at the Slaughter House Belonging to 
M!" Nich.olas Bayard Scituate on his Land on the North Side of Fresh 
Water[)] 



>- Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF Ni:W YORK 41 

[442] City of ^ At a Comtnon Councill licld at the City 

XcwYorkp ' ' Hall of the said City on Wednesday y' I2'l' 

of Novcmbei 1755 

Present Edward Holland Esq'' Mayor 

Simon Johnson lisq'' Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

John Cruq-er „ .- m , 

::., . , 1 , , y t-srr: Aldermen 

Christopher bancker 

John Bogart [Jr.] 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

John Livingston 

Leonard Lespinard 

Luke \'an Rants 

Orderd that the Alderman of the Dock ward Cause a New Election 
of Con^nable for the said Ward in the Room place and Stead of Daniel 
Maynard who was Returned a Constable for the said ward and is 
Neither a Freeman nor Freeholder, and that the Election be on Mon- 
day Next at Ten oClock in the morning 

Ordekd that the Mayor Issue his \A'arrrmt to the 

N? Treasurer of this City to pay to Augustus \'an Cort- 

(1317) landt or his Order the sum of three pounds, in lull 

Warr* Issued for the like stun by him Advanced and paid to Philip 

C>liver, Publick Whipper of this City, for one Quarters 

Sallary Due unto him ond Ending the Eighth Day of this Instant 

month of November 

The Petition of Josc})h Simson of this City of Nevv- York Mer- 
chant was preferred to this board Setting forth, that there is Annually 
Imported into this City Large Quantities of Pitch, Tar and Turpintine 
and other Navall Stores which are Generally Either put in Store 
Houses or Collars or Remain on the Wharfs till the same are Exported 
and that Should a Fire break in or Near the place where such Pitch 
Tar and Turpintine and Navall Stores are put. it wouUl be almost im- 
possilile to Extinguish the flames ; that Your Peliiioners in Considera- 
tion of the Danger the City is Exposed to thereby, and for the Safety 
and Preservation ihereof, doth humbly pro])OSe to this board, to build 
and Erect at his own Cost and Exj.ence in Sonie Remote and out place 
in this City a Convenient Store liousc for the Storage and Reception of 
all such Naval stores as shall be from time to time Imported into this 
City, on Condition this board will Lay and Assess a Reasonable sum 
for the Storage thereof and Suffer no Other person but your Petitioner 
to have any benefitt [443] therefrom, nor Erect any other buildings for 



42 



MINUTES OF TilE COMMON COUNCIL 



the same purpose: \vbich Petition being- taken into Consideration by 
this board, it was thereupon unanimously Resolved and Agreed to, that 
file said Petiti'-n be Rejected and that the same is hereby Accordingly 
Rejected 



City of ^ j.^ 
New York! 



Present 



N?(i3i8) 
Warrant Issued 



City of 
New York 



SS 



Present 



At a Common Council! held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Thursday the 20*^ 
da)' of November 1755 

Edward Holland Esq'' Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

John Cru.gfer 

Pliilij) Livingston 

Christoplier iJancker 

John Bogart [Jr.] 

Niciiolas Roosevelt 

Peter Clopocr 

Albert Herring 

I-ui:e \'an Rants 



> Esq*"? Aldermen 



Assistants 



Ordi:kd that ^NK Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
Treasurer of this City to pay to Peter Jerreau or his 
order, the sum of thirty pounds in part of whats 
Hue him for v/ork Done to the Work House of 
this City 

At a Com.moii Conncill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Monday the 24*!' 
of November 1755 

Edward Holland Esq^ IMayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 

Piere De Peyster 

Francis Filkin 

John Cnigcr 

Philip Livingston 

Christopher l*ancker 

John Bogart [Jr.] 

Niciiolas Roosevelt 

Leonard Lesinnard 

Jc'hn Livingstvni 

Peter Cloppcr 

Luke \^an Rants 



>^Esq''? Aldermen 



> Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



43 



N? 

(1320) 

Warrent Issued 



[444] Okderd that Al!" Mayor Issue his Warrant to 

N? the Treasurer of this City to pay to Johannes Myer 

(13 19) Mcsiseng^er and Doorkeeper of this board or Order the 

Warrt Issued sum of Three pounds fifteen Shillings in full for one 

Quarters Sallary Due unto him and Ending the Second 

Day of December Next: 

OkDERD the Like to William Carr or his Order 
Two pounds one Shilling and one Penny in full for 
his xAccoinit for work done for Altering an Engine 
house, as p"" his Accou.nt Audited and Allowed of 
by this board 
Orderd the Like to M""-? Catharine I^ivingston or 
N? her Order the sum of Twenty Eight pounds Current 

(1321) money of this Colony in full for two years Interest 

Warr* Issued of two Hundred pounds Due the Nineteenth of Sep- 
tember Last 
The Alderman of the Dock ward Returned that he had Caused a 
new Election of a C(Mistablc in the Room place and Stead of Daniel 
Maynard who was Returned a Constable f'^r the said ward and is 
Neither a freeman nor freeholder and that Abraham Quick was Chosen 
a Constable for the said ward in his Room. 



City of I ,.g 
Newyork ( 



Present 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of th.e said Cit}- on ^Monday tlie j^\ day 
of Deceu'iber 1755 

Edv.ard Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 



Piere De Peyster 
Francis Filkin 
John Cruger 
Christopher P>ancker 
John Pogcrt [Jr.] 
Leonard Lespinard 
Albert Herring 
Luke \'an Ranst 



1 



Esq''? Aldermen 



/^-Assist? 



tants 



Ulol C»Rrii:R!-) That Alderman P.ancker Alderman Bogert Mess''? 
Leonard Lespinard and Luke \\an Ranst or any three of them be a Com- 
mittee to Repair the City Hal! In Such inanucr as tliey shall Judge 
Proper and Convenient 



44 



MIXUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of } 
New York-( 



ss 



At a Common Conncill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 9*^ of 
Deccnihcr 1755: 



>Esq''-^ Aldermen 



Present F.duard IJollancl Esq^ Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 
ab I'icrc De Peyster 

Francis Filkin 

Oliver Dc Eancey 

John Crugcr 
ab Philip Livinj^ston 

Christopher I'ancker 

John Booart [Jr.] 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

John Livini^ston 

Peter Cloppcr ^Assistants 

Albert Herring 

Luke \''an RanNt 

OKD^^RD the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 

N° nrc-r of this City to pay to Johannes Myer Messenger 

(1322) and Doorkeeper to this board or his Order the sum of 

Warr*. Issued Six pounds for Extraordinary Services by him Done 

the last Year 

Ordekd that the I'dHnving Law be forL[]i]vvith Published and the 
Same is Accordingly ])ul)li?!v/<.i and to Continue and Remain in full 
force for one AVar from this W\\ 

A Law to Restrain and pRoHiniT Tin: Gnixc. or Selling of 
Strong Limtoks to any kw the Prinate Centin'alls of 
HIS M \.n:sTii:s Garrison in the City of New York 
[446] Whereas tlic Practice of Giving or Selling Strong Liquors to 
private Centinalls in Garrison or in Quarters in this City of NewYork 
is by Experience found to lie prejudicial! to his I\Iajesties Service by 
Occasion whereof many have Lately Deserted the Service and many 
Breaches of the peace Tunn!lt> and Outrages have been Committed, In 
order Therefore to })revent such Disorders and Irregularities for the 
future, Pe it Oriwined by the Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty of 
the said City of New York and it is hereby Ordained by the Authority 
of the same That if any Retailer or Retailers of Strong Liquors in this 
City or any other Person or persons within the same Shall Give or Sell 



OF TflE CITY OF NEW YORK 45 

any kind of Strong Liquors to any Private Ccntinall or Continalls in 
this City Between Setting and Risings of the sun or Shall Suffer or 
permit any such Centinall or Centinalls to Drink any kind of Strong 
Liquor in his her or their house or other possession, He, she, or they, 
so ofl'ending in the premisses for every Offence shall forfeit and pay, the 
sum of Forty Shillings Current money of the Colony of XewYork to 
be Recovered Before the Mayor Recorder or any one of y"^ Aldermen 
of this City with Costs of prosecution, upon the proof of any one 
Credible Witness, which Forfeiture shall be Applied and Disposed of 
in the following ALanner (that is to say) one half thereof to the In- 
former, Who shall prosecute for the same to Effect and the Other half 
to the Poor of this City to he paid to the Church ^^'ardcns Thereof, or 
one of them, and in Case Such Offender against the Tenor of This 
Law shall not have Sufficient Goods & Chatties to he found Within this 
City to Satisfye the said Forfeiture, then and in such Case, it shall and 
may be Lawful!, for the Mayor Recorder or any one of the Aldermen 
of the same City, by Warrant under his hand and Seal, to Commit such 
Offender to the Common Goal of the said City, there to Remain With- 
out Bail or i\Iainprize For the Space not Exceeding Thirty Days 
unless the said Forfeiture and Costs be Sooner paid >S: satisfied any 
thing herein Contained to the Contrary thereof in any wise Notwith- 
standing 

City of ) cc At a Comnion Councill held at the City 

New-York ( ^ ITall of the said City on Thursda}" the 8'-l'- of 

January 1756 

Present Edward Ilolland Esq"" ^Layor 
Pierc De Peyster 
Francis Filkin 

Oliver De Lancey J^Esq''? Aldermen 

John Cruger 
John Bogart [Jr.] 
Abraham I^e Peyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 

John Livingston J> Assistants 

Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Clopper 

[447] Coll? Peter Schuyler in person applied to this Board for the 
Borrowing or Purchasiiig one fluudrod ami Fifty Stand of Amis for 
the use of those Persons who were to Guard the Frontiers of Jersey, 



■^ 



46 



MINUTES OF THE COM.\fON COUNCIL 



the same Ik inq- put to Vote, it was thereupon Resolved tliat as the arms 
belorig-ing- to this Corporation were Chiefly purchased for the poorer 
sort of pei^ple in Case of an Invasion, they Could not by any means 
either Lend or Dispose of any of thcni 

Ordfrd that Alderman Crui'^er, Alderman Ijanckcr, Mess""? John 
Livingston and Leonard Lespinard or any three of them be a Commit- 
tee to Settle the Accounts of the Managers of the Late Lottery, and to 
Receive the Ballance from them and Discharge Such of the Bonds as 
are Due from this Corporation, and make Report thereof to this Board 
with all Con\cnicnt Speed 



City of I 
Kewiorhi 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Thursday the 29*'^' 
of January 1756: 



Present Edward Holland Esq'' IMayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Francis Filkin 
John Cruder 
Philip Livingston 
John P.ogart [Jr.] 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
John Livingston 
Abraham IV- I'eyster 
Leonard Les|>Inard 
Peter Clopper 
Luke \ an Rants 



Esq" Aldermen 



> Assistants 



ORi'r.K!) the Mayor Issue his \\'arrant to the Treas- 

N° urcr of tlus City to pay to Luke Roome or his Order 

(1323) the sum. of thirty pounds Xine Shillings in full of his 

Warr* Issued Account f'^r Simdry Sums paid for this Corporation as 

"{^ his said account audited c^- allowed of by this board 

(44S] C>KnF.Ki) the Like to Peter Gerreau or his Order 

N° the su'u oi CiS : 10 :o;.l>, in full of his account for 

(132.!.) Sundry Services Done for the use of tliis Corporation 

Warr? Lsuod as "^{^ his said Account Audited and allowed of by this 

Board 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 47 

OiiDEiiD the Like to Mi" Evert Bivanck or his Order 
N" the Sinn of four pounds Xiue ShilHngs and one penny 

(]3--'5) ill lull of his Account for the Like sum hy him Ad- 

Warrt Issued \anced & paid f''>r the use of this Cor[)oration as %'? his 
s'^ Account Allowed of by this board 

OiU)KRD the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
N? urer of this City to pay to Henry Carnicr or his Order 

(1326) the sum of Nineteen pounds fifteen Shillings and three 

Warr'. Issued pence in full of his Account for Repairing the old 
Docks &c : as p"" his said Account Sworn to and Al- 
lowed of by this board 

Ordf.rd that the New Exchange, be Let to Alexander Lightfoot 
for one year to Commence the Eleventh of Eebruary next and to End 
the Eleventh of l'\-bruary thereafter, under the yearly Rent of Forty 
pounds ^:^ annum and that he pay the Same hy Quarterly payments to 
the Treasurer or Chamberlain of this City 

Alderman Cruger (Chairman of the Committee aftpointed the 
8^1' of this List. January to Settle the accounts of the Managers of 
the Late Lottery, and to Receive the Ballance from them, and Dis- 
charge Such of the Bonds as are now Due from this Corporation;) 
Delivered into this b^ard an accoimt of whicii, by wlu'ch it appears the 
said Committee have received from the Managers of the said Lottery 
Eighty four pounds Two Shillings and that the said Committee have 
Discharged and paid the following Bonds and Order Viz^ one boni 
from this Corporation to Abraham \'an Duersen Amounting in th.e 
whole with Interest to Three Hundred and Sixty one pounds Eigh.teen 
Shillings and Three pence iialf pen.ny likewise one Other bond to 
Abraham Lefferts with Interest to one hundred and fourteen pounds 
Ten Shillings and Six pence Likew^ise one other bond to Catharine 
Livingston with Interest to Two Hundred and four pounds Nine Shil- 
lings, also an order to Henry Carmer with Interest to One hundred and 
five pounds Eight Shillings and Ten pence half {u-nny which said 
Several! Bonds and order [449] The said Alderman Cruger Delivered 
in to this Board with Receipts Indorse.! thereon of the Payment thereof. 
v.hereupon It is Ordkuo bv th.is r.<>ard th.'U the Severall I'on<iS and 
order be fortwith Can.celled and the same are Accordingly Cancelled, 
and further ORor.Kn that they be Delivered to the Treasurer or Ch.am- 
bvrlain t>f this Citv to be bv him tiled in his Office 



48 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of ) _^^ 
Nou-York-( ^^ 



Present 



At a Common Councill Held at tlie Citv 
Hall of the saifl City on Friday the 2*? of 
Aprill Anno Domini 1756: 

Edward Holland l\sqv Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esqf Recorder 
I'iere De Pc\ster 



Francis Filkin 
Christopher Eanclcer 
John Bogart [Jr.] 
Ahraham De Peyster 
Nicholas Roosvelt 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Cloppcr 
Alhert II erring- 
Luke Van Pants 



^Esq""! Aldermen 



>► Assistants 



Ordkri) that the Clerk of this Board prepare Advertisements to be 
Pubhckly aOixed up in the most Piiblick places in tliis City for Letting 
to Farm th.e Stalks and Standings of the Severall Markets of thi> Citv 
to v.lnch .\P .Mayor Objected (Declaring he Conceived he luid a 
Right to th.e profhts of the same as Clerk thereof) and of the Publick 
Wliar/s and Slip-; of this City for the Term of One Year to Com- 
mence on tlie first day of .May Next by Publick Outcry, at the Common 
Councill Chamber in the City Hall of the said City on thursdav the 
Fifteenth of Aprill Jnslrmt at Two oClock in tlie Afternoon of the same 
day {<-> the highot Bidder and that this Board or the ^lajor part of 
them be a Committee for Letting the same upon such Conditions as they 
shall Jud>;e proper 



[450] Or.DRRD the ^Fayor L^sue his Warrant to the 
'Treasurer of the City to pay to Johannes Mycr Mes- 
seni^er and Door Keeper to this Board or his Order 
the Sum of Three pounds fifteen Shillings in full for 
one Quarters Sallary Due unto him and Ending the 
Second D;.\- of March Last 



^ (LV7) 
Warrl Lsucd 



ORDERD the Mayor L<sue h.is warrant to ihe Treas- 

Nv 132S urcr of tliis City to pay to M^ Augustus \' Cortlan<lt 

W'arr'. Issued or his order tlie Sum of three pounds in full for the 

Like Sum by him advanced and paid to Philip Oliver 

publick whippc-r of thi< City, for one quarters Salary Due unto him and 

Ending the Eigiith Day of February Last past 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



49 



T-HE Committee Appointed the Fourteenth of October Last to 
Aiuiitt ti'.e Treasurer? I.Jooks and Accounts, and all other Publick Ac- 
cuuntf of tliis Corporiilion mr.de their Report in tliese words \'iz* Pur- 
^■u:lnt to an order of tlie Common Councill of the Fourteenth of 
October Labt, the Committee Appointed to Audit the Chamberlain? 
Accounts and all Oilier Publick Accounts of this Corporation, have 
Examined the Accounts c-f tlie Chamberlain and find a P>a!lancc Due to 
him of one pound Four Shillings and one penny farthing, and that 
there is outstanding Due to tliis Corporation to the Fourteenth of 
October Past tlie sum of Two thousand Eight Hundred and Twenty 
seven pounds three Shillings and Nine pence Farthing, as cjj^ Schedule 
l^ereunto Annexed, all which is Nevertheless Submitted to this Board, 
Ftbri-.a-y the fifth one Thousand Seven Hundred and fifty Six by 
\c\'.v humble Servants Francis Filkin, John Livingston, Leonard Lis- 
pinard Luke \'an P.ants. which Report is Read, and Approved off and 
(.'•xi.r.Ki* urA >.P Recorder, Alderman Filkin, Alderman Bancker, >[^ 
Lf-pi;.ard aM<l Mf Van Rants or any tlnee of them be a Committee to 
Fxatrino wliat Debts Due, to the Corporation are Good, and may be 
K.-ov verable, and send, for such persons v.'Iio are Lidebted, and Demand 
the >i:vAC from tb.em., and what Debts are bad, and those they Conceive 
bad to Bal'ance Such Accounts in the Treasurers books, and to Direct 
an\ :\\iovncy to put such in suit as t;icy shall think j)ropcr, and if 
Xec-.s:ary that "M^ Iv Payor Execute a \Varrant of Attorney for that pur- 
[-osc I.-, such Attorney as th.e same Committee Shall Appoint, under the 
Seal cf this Corporation. 

C'KD'JKn tiiat tlie Treasurer of tliis City foriliwith pay to his ^Maies- 
tics Recei\er General! all tlie Quit Rents Due from this Corporation 
to 111? Majesty, and take liis Receipt for tlie sam.c 

Okderd that the Commiliee v.-ho ^vere Appointed the Eighteenth 
da\- of August Last, to Receive Sundry Arms from on board of Captain 
Garri?. n and to put tlie same up in such parts of llie City Hall as th.ey 
Shcuid: Judge Propter, Do forthwith, purchase fifty ;->ound Wciglit cf 
Pislcll powder and Ball in proportion to itt, and order the same to be 
n:ade inio Cartridges and fill the Cartri[d]go Poxes belonging to the 
City aru'iS, and place the Expence thereof to this Corporation 

[45 1 1 The Pktitiox of Isaac De Lamater was Read Setting forth that 
tlie Pctitiotier has been Informed that those Lands which Lie opposite 

to Samuel Pelts on tlic west side of the Kings Rhoad or high way 
Vol. VI. -4 



50 



MIXL'ILS Ol- TliE COMMON COUNXIL 



which Leads lo Kings Bridge in the out ward of this City arc part of 
the Cominon Lands hclonging to lliis Corporatioti, and being Desirous 
to Erect a Small House on Sonic part of the said Land then humbly 
prays that the Corporation will he pleased to Grant to him a Lease for 
one acre or two of said Lands for so Long Term as they shall think 
proper, which being taken ii;to Consideration by this Board, it is 
Thereui'OX by them Ri;solved, and agreed to that the said Petition be 
Rejected, and tl-.e same is hereby Accordingly Rejected 



City of 
NcwYork 



SS 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Thursday the 15*^- 
of Aprill 1756 



Present Edward Holland EscT ]\Iayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 



Piere De Peyster 
Prancis Filkin 
Philip Livingston 
Christopher Bancker 
John Bogart [Jr.] 
Abraham De Peyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
John Livingston 
Leonard Lespinard 
Luke \"an Rants 



^ 



Esq""? Aldermen 



V Assistants 



N? 

(13-9) 



Okdepd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer of this City to i)ay to James ]\Ii!ls or his 
order the sum of Twenty Eight pounds fifteen shil- 

Warrer.t L-sued lings and five pence, in full of his Account for Vic- 
tualling Sundry Criminalls in tlie City Hall of the 

said City as pr his Account Audited by this board and Allowed 

Ordeki) the Like to M'' L=;aac Stoutenburgh or 

X? his Order the sum of Three pounds Seven Shillings 

(1330) and one half penny in full for an Acct Exhibited by 

warrent Issued Alderman Bancker, as also Twenty one pounds Four 

shillings for the Constables days and nights Watches 

from tb.e Fourteenth of October one thousand Seven hundred and 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 5, 

fiftv five to tlic FourtccMitli of April [452] One thousand Seven Hun- 
dred rnd fifty Six Inclusive; Likewise one pound Ten Shillings, for 
iIk- Like suin l-y iiim Advanced and paid to Mathev/ Wool, for a half 
^'eal.^ Lighting the Citys Lamps, Likewise Fifteen pounds for advance 
Money for firewood and Candles for the Ensuing Year, and Like 
v.ise. Nine pounds Four Shillings and Six pence, in full for another 
ArcouTU Exhiliitcd hy said M^ Stoutenburgh to this day, for Sundry 
Services by him done for this Corporation, as p^ his said Accounts 
Sworn to and Allowed of by this board, which said Severall sunns in 
tlio whole riud together do Amount unto lufty pounds five Shillings 
nni Six pence hnlf penny Current mone}' of this Coloney 

A!ilcrm;'.n De Peyster, Chairman of the Committee for Receiving 
!';e City arms, from on board of Captain Garrison, Reported that the 
Conimittec had agreed with Isaac Stoutenburgh to allow him Seven 
jx r,rt<!s U.-r ti!e Knsueing Year, to take the Care and Charge of t!ie 
*aid arn;.'=, and for Cleansing and putting up cc keeping the same in good 
crdcr 



City of ^ 
XcwYork I 



At a Common Council 1 held at the City 
Hall of the said City on \\'ednesday the 
5'1' Day of 2\Iay Anno Dom 1756: 



Present Edward Holland Esq^ ]^Iayor 



Francis Filkin 
John Cruger 
Christopher Bancker 
John Bogart Jun^ 
Nicholas Roose\-elt 
Joh.u Livingston 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Clopper 
Luke Van Rants 



•Esq''? Aldermen 



-Assistants 



OjxLtr.KD that M" Lespinard and ^P \'an Rants be a Committee to 
Kt.rr.ovc the Gallows from where it now Stands, to the place where 
the Xcgroes were Burnt Some five years ago, at the foot of the Hill 
^'•'\k^\ Caticnmts Hill Near the fresh water 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



[453] City of I ^ 
New York J ^ 



Present 



^Esq*"? Aldermen 



-Assistants 



(^330 
Warrant Issued 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
llfdl of the said City on Friday the fourth 
day of June 1756: 

Edward Holland Esq'' Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 

Picre De Pey?ter 

]'"rancis Filkin 

Philip Livingston 

John Crugcr 

Cliri>tophcr Bancker 

John Eogart Jun^ 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

John Livingston 

Leonard Lespinard 

Luice \''an Rants 

Peter Cloj>per 

C-ki)::r'd tlie Mayor Issue liis V\'arrant to the 
Treasurer of this City to pay to Johannes ^Jyer 
Messenger & L>uor keeper to this Board or his order 
the Sum of Three pounds hrteen Shillings in full 
for one Quarters Sallary Due unto liim and Ending 
ti'.e Second da}- of iliis Pistant Month of June 

TiiK Co.\i .MU'ii::: Aj-jpointcd iIk- vSecond Day of Aprill Last to Ex- 
Muinc what Deljls th.at were then Due to this Corporation and Such 
as were Good and Might l;e Recovered, and to Send for the persons 
and Debtors an<i demand the same from th.em, and wdiat debts v/ere 
Bad, t!:em tc> Ixillance in the Treasurers books, made their report 
in t'-icse words \'i:^l The CoMMiTTtiE Appointed on the Second Day 
of Ap[r]ill Last, t'^ Exa-iiine what Deb-ts nov\- dw^ to this Corporation 
are Good and n'.ay be Recovered, ar.d to Send for the persons Debitors 
and Demand ir.e sar.ie from tiiem. ar.d what debts are had, tb.cm to 
Ballance in the Treasm.crs books, Do in Obedience to the said Ap- 
pointm.ent Rtijort that all the Debts or Sums of iMoney jNIcntioned 
in tbe Treasurers Accou.nt b.ereunto Annexed are Good and Recov- 
crai le. Excej>t r^nly tb.e Seven Debts in the said Account Mentioned 
to which v.c IwiVj Prefixed t!;c Letter B, and th.at th.cm Seven be Dal- 
lanced in tiie Trcasuters bo'^ks as we Cou.ceive they are irrecoverable; 
Tar: Commitiix furib.er Report that it appears to thein that their 
is due unto thi'= Corporation fron; Adolph Brass for Su\l! Rent or as 
Farn:er c.f tb.e Stalls Standings and places of tlic Publick ^larkcts 
Since tb.e \\:s me tiuM'.sand Seven Hundred a'.id Fifty four tb;C sum 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 53 

of thirty pounds, which Sum The Comniittcc Conceive Sh.ould Ic Re- 
duced to Twenty pounds [454] ix Consideration of the Money hy hi'ti 
Laid i-Hit and Expended in Sinking and T^Iakeing the wJl in the Pub- 
hck Street near his Dwelling house, and also that the said Brass is 
Further Indebted to this Corporation in the sum of Two hundred and 
Thirtv lour Pounds Seven and Six pence being So much in Arrearc 
for Dock, Wharfs, and Slips rent; The Committf.l Do farth.er Report 
that it appears to thorn that Garret Cosine is Indebted or in Arreare To 
this Corporation in the sum oi Two rPundred and fifty five pounds for 
Deck Wliarfs S: Slips rent, but being Informed by him that that Debt 
is properly the Debt of Luke Roome and who owned the same, The 
Committee are Agreed that the Same may be Reduced to Tv/o Hun- 
dred pounds that the Abatement of tb.c sum of Twenty four pounds 
K!cv(.n S!ii:iings part of the v/nole Abatement of fifty five pounds be 
Allc-ved in Consideration of Loses by him Sustained v/hen lie was 
i--ar!r>cr (.'f th.c Dock Wharfs and Slips of Ibis City, and Iho Rem.aining 
Sum of Thirty pou.nds Xine Shillings v.hich makes the Sum of Fifty 
Hve pourids be Allowed for Monies by him Expended for the use of 
tins Corporation v.hicli Sum of Thirty pounds Xine Slnliings was 
Scn:e Time Settled and Allowed him by a former Committee. 

T}iE Committee do further Report th.at it A^ppears to the-.n that 
lieiijamin Peck is Indebted unto this Corporation in the Sum of S.xty 
Seven pounds live Shillings and a penny half penny. The Committee 
do h'.nnblv propose and advise that ]\.P Treasurer be Directed hat 
Fortliwilh or with all Convcinent Speed he demand the Aforesaid 
Stvcrall Sums of ?\Joney from the Severall persons above Mentioned, 
and Acquaint tliem Severally and Respectively tr.at unless they Im- 
mediately pay of and Discharge tl;e Sums by them Severally owing 
ll'.eir Bonds or other Instruments of Security will Imm.ediately be put 
in Suit 

Tiir: Committee do further hum.bly Recommend that M*" Treasurer 
! e directed to u^.e tl:e utmost diligence and Industry in Recovering 
and Recelveing all tlie cll-.cr Monies due from the Severall persons in 
the Am^cxi.d Account Mentioned and that he do fro;n tin-^e to time 
at the Severall Meetings of this Corporation inform tiiem of the 
pro(;re?s he Siiall make therein. Ail wliich is X'cvertl-eless humbly 
Submitted by t!ie Committee to witt: S Johnson 

», .u :, ■ Fra? Filkin 

.... ^ l Leonard Le^mnar 1 

' ^ J Luke \ an Ranst 

\'.'3n(:n Report being Read and Approved of l-y thi.- Board and 



54 MIN'UTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

ORr)i;i;n to lie Eiitcrd and filed, and lliat the Clerk Deliver to the 
Chamberlain a Copj.y of the said Report. 

ORDi-.KD that the Assi2C of bread be till further order Flower alt 
1 6 ])' Cent. 
a While Loaf of the finest no\ver to weigh. 2^'' : o for 4 English ^ pence 

D? of D? to weigh. I :ofor2'D? } 

\4S3] -^^^^ Ordekd that no other Bread be made for Sale within tliis 
City, llien According to the Above Assize (hard bisquc-ts only Ex- 
cepted; and that al! Bakers within this City take Notice thereof and 
make iiieir B.read Accordingly • ' - ,^ 

Ord-^ro that the Committee who were Appointed tlie Eighteenth of 
Augu- 1 La.-t 'lO Receive Simdry Arms from on Board Captain Garrison 
&C be a Commiltce to make a Closet Oi'posite to the one Lately made 
in the Common Councill Chamber for the use of the City Arms 

Aldcrnutn Cruger Cliairman of the Committee Appointed to Settle 
the Accounts of the }Janagcrs of the Late Lottery, and to Receive the 
Ballancc from tiic;n and discharge Such of the Bonds as were Due 
from this Cia-pnration : Reported to this board that the said Committee 
iiavc Received from the Scverall Managers of the said Lottery the 
sum of eight hundred vm\ Forty one pounds Two Sliillings and have 
discharged tlu- Sevcrail Bonds following Viz^ a Bond from this Cor- 
poration to Abrahar.i \"an Duersen Amounting in the whole for prin- 
cipal) and Interest to the sum of Three Hundred and Sixty one pounds 
Eighteen Siiillings and three pence half penny, one other Bond from 
Tiiis Coiporrtion to Alirab.an: Lcftcrts lor Principall and Interest to the 
Sum 01 ov: Kiindred and Fourteen pounds Ten Shillings and Six 
pence : and also one other Bond from this Corporation to Catharine 
Livi!::.:ston f.ir I'rincipall and Interest to the sum of Two Hundred 
and four i^ounds Nine Shillings and Two pence and Likewise an 
order to Henry Cnrmer for Principall and Interest to the sum of one 
Hundred ni;<i f:ve pounds Eight Shillings and Ten pence half penny 
all vJ:ich Severall Sun:? in the whole and together Amount unto 
Seven Uvv. Ired <:vA I-ioluy six Pound? Six Shillings and Ten pence 
J::df pvnnv; nn..i tlat tl;e Ballance Remaining on the said Sum of Eight 
Hundred and forty one pounds Two Shillings after Deducting the 
Afort-aid Sum of Seven Hundred and Eighty Six pounds Six^Shil- 
ling< .-,!:<! 'j'cu pence Ir.ilt penny, is 1-ifty four pounds fifteen Sh.illings 
and Tie... jv-ncc ulnch Sum together with one Hundred and thirtv fiVe 
pounds being what tlie said Committee have Lately Received Amounts 
to one ]u:ndred and Eighty Xinc pounds fifteen Shillings and Two 

^.^' 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



55 



'f'l-vxi: uliicli now remains in the said Alderman Cruger's hands, and 
the sa:il Aldernian Cru^'-er further Reported that there remains Still 
due from Abraham \'an V/yck one of the ]\Iannagers of the said 
Lottery tlie sum of Twenty four pounds fourteen Shillings being the 
Mallance of the said I.oUcry Account Whereupon its orderd by this 
board t'nat the said Alderman Crugcr deliver the said Ballance of 
one Hundred and Eigh.ty nine pounds fifteen Shillings and Two pence 
whicii Reniains in his hands, to AK Recorder in order that he may 
v.iih what money he has in han.ds on Account of the Excise discharge 
a bond to Piere Dc Pcyster Esq"" from this Corporation of Two Hun- 
<!rcd pounds and Interest thereon and that M- Recorder (wh.en Said 
bond be Discharged) make report thereof to this board with all Con- 
vcnivnt Speed : 

Ordiiuj that 'M^ ]\Iayor Issue &:c to pay to Augustus 

X . ii,},2 \'an Cortlandt or his order Three pounds in full for the 

\'.';:-;". J--ucd Like Sum by him advanced and paid to Philip Oliver 

public!: whipper of this City, for one Quarters Sallary 

L':!'-- u.Mtu him the Eightii day of I\Iay Last 



(456J City of I ^^j. 
NewYorkf '"'' 



'3^ 

Warr: 

I?:SUC 

X. n 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Eriday the 11'^ of 
June Anno Dom 1756 : 

Present Edward Holland Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 
P>aiicis Filkin 
John Ouger 

Philip I^ivingston ^Esq""? Aldermen 

Christoph.er I'ancker 
John I^ogart Jun^ 
Xicliolas Roosevelt 
John Livingston 
Leoiiard Lcspinard 
Luke \'an Rants 
Peter Clopper 
Albert Herring 
Oi^DLRD that M^ ^Nlayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
r^rer of this City to pay to Stephen Ter Hune or his onL'r 
L Twcr.tv poun.ds in part of liis Account for Work ilone for 
ib.ls Corporation 
,U Warr! issued Orderd tlie Like to Peter Jerreau 



>- Assistants 



56 MIN'UTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

OKDr.KD that Alilcriiian Livingston, Aklcrman Hogart Mcss'v Peter 
Cloppor, i"v Lu'uc \'an Rants, or ^iny Three of them be a Coniir.itt'.c to 
make such Repairs to the Fly Markett as are Absolutely Accessary and 

Report the same with all Convenient Speed: 

Orderi) that yU Isaac Stoiitcnburgh forthwith Cleanse the City 
Hall Occ 

Tin-: CoMMiTTF.i: Appointed tlie Eigiiteenth of Augu?t La.'t upon 
the IVlition ot Margaret P>own, Deictic Renaudet and Evert Uivanck 
made their Rci;ort to this Board in the words follovring to v.'itt City 
of Xew York ss : Tin-: Co.mmittee Appointed on the Eighteenth Day 
of August last upon th.e ])etition of Evert Bivan.ck Esq'' M': Mar- 
garet Dov.-n and 2^1''^ i'elctie Ivenaudet, for Extending their Scverail 
Letts fronting tiie Harbour or East River of this City, a few feet 
far(.!;(r into the ^r..'r.o, and to ICnquire into the Allegations of the said 
Petition, Do in Obedience to the said Appointment report, that we have 
Considered and v.-ell Weighed the Allegations of the said Petitioners 
v/hcrcupon th.e Co'nmittee are of Oppinion th.at tiie prayer thereof 
ought to be Gra!it(.d in the Manner and under th.e Regulations. Condi- 
tions, payments an.d Restrictions follov.ing to v/itt tliat there be Granted 
unto tlic said Evor-t Cyvanck from the Extent of his Lott which is Oi^.e 
Hundred and Tiiirty feet I'elov.- Lov/ v.-ater ]\Lirk further into the 
East River and fronting and Adjoining to th.e same, tlie Quantity of 
Seventy feet ujion Parallel! Lines, and in l)readth adjoining to his 
said Lott f.w] vv->:) the River, Each. Thirty Seven feet. That the same 
Extent bo Gr;uifed to the said M^? Down and Mn Renaudct from 
their Re'^jJtctivo Lott?, and to Each of them in Breadth adjoining to 
and fronting their Several! Loits th.e Breadth of Twenty five feet and 
the Same r.readlii imto Each, of tiiem upon the Iviver. That tlie said 
Petitioners Si-all Severally Leave out of their Grant of one Hundred 
and Thirty toot for a Pubdick Street in addition to the Street that now 
is fifteen fct.t and also Lea^e out of th.e Seventy feet nov.- to be 
Granted a Strv.t of Forty feet v.-hich are to Remain and Continue 
Conmon an.l Pnbiick Streets for Ever. That the said Streets shall 
for ever !;■ rc^fi-.r \c made ^L1i!^^ained, Sustair.ed ai'd Kept in good and 
Sufficient Repair Pbglu and Condition by the said Petitioners their 
Heirs and Assigns and that at [457] Their own proper Charge Cost 
an.d lixrc-n.ce ib.at li'.e said Petitioners Sliidl Covenant to ren:ove and 
Carry back their Severall P^uil-lings. Store Houses or other Iir.prove- 
m.ents So as to Enlarge the Street that now is Thirty foot in Breadth 
of the Breadth of forty five feet, and that v.-itb.in Two've ^[onth.s from 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



57 



the Date of their Respective Grants That the Severall Petitioners 
S!:all Yearly and Every Year for ever hereafter pay unto tlie Cor- 
jwration for Every foot in Breadth upon the River unto them to be 
r,rnnted tlic sum of five pence, that is to say, the said Evert Byvanck 
for thirty Seven feet tlie sum of fifteen ShilHngs and five pence, the 
<:ili\ M^: I>ov/n for Twenty five feet unto her to be Granted The sum 
of Ten SiiiiHngs and five pence, and the said M''^ Renaudet for Tv/cnty 
five feet unto h.er to be Granted Also the sum of Ten Shillings and 
five pence, v.hich payments are to be made on Every Twenty fifth day 
of March for ever hereafter the first wlicreof to be Made on thsC Twenty 
fifth day of March Next Ensueing the date hereof, and which Payments 
are to be made in Spanish ^Milled Pieces of Eight at Eight Shillings 
Eacli or ti-.o Value thereof in Lavvfull money of Xew York That the 
.-aid Petitioners shall Covenant to finish and Cornpleat the v."harfe and 
Street ii[>c.n tlio River on or before the first day of ]May v.diich v.-ill be 
ill t!:c Year of oi'r Lord Christ One Tliou.-and Seven hundred and 
.*=i."ty AND Lastly that the Petitioners Shall be Entituled to and Enjoy 
and have all Cc Singular the Benefitts Profitts Emoluments Liberties & 
prcviledges in th.e like Case Granted to other purchasers All wliie'.i is 
Xeverth.cle.'-s Submitted By S . Johnson 

the ?'"' of Phil. Livingston 

lime I •"-6 Nich? Roosvelt 

Elbert Blearing 
Peter Clopper 

Wlii'?:! Report being read an*! Appro\ed of, b}" tins board. 2nd 
osd;:rd that the Clerk iiropare Leases Accordingly: to the said. Mar- 
!.r;irct Bown, IWktie Ronandet and Evert Bivanck Respectively 

^dr Recorder v.ho v.-as ajypointed by thi=; board to receive from Jolm 
Crngcr Esfj!" the Ballance of th.e Lottery ]\Ioney, and to discharge a 
bond from this Corporation to Pierc Pe Peyster Esq'' of Tv.-o hundred 
I'-unds made report tliereof to this board in the words follov.dng (to 
V. ;fi) City of Xev.- York: ss : Pl':<s;".\xt to an order of Common 
Council! Dated the fourth Day of this Pn^^tant Month, of Juiie Di:-ect- 
irg ]\>^ to Receive from Aldernian Criiger one hiundred and Eighty 
N :!■■-' pvauds fifteen Sliillings nnd two pence the Ballance of tlie Lot- 
ttry Money by him Recciv'd of the Managers of the Late Lottery and 
discliargo a bond from tin? Corporation to Piere De Peyster Esq' of 
Two Inmdred pounds and fntcrcr-t tlicron ^c and make Report t::erc- 
'j' to this board. Do in obedience to said order Report tli.it I h.ave 
Accordingly ReccivM cf the said Alderman Crugcr tlie said Sum 



58 MIXL'TES Or THE COMMON COUXCfL 

of one huuflrcd au'l luglity Xiiie jjounds fifteen Shillings and Two 
pence and have added thereto Eig-hlccn pounds fourteen Sliillings and 
Ten [-15.8] Pence out of llie Money Remaining in my liands on Account 
of the Excise and Discharged the said Bond to Pierc Do Peyster and 
Interest tiiereof which Amounts in the whole to two hundred and 
Eiglit pounds Ten Shihings as %7. Receipt of said Pierc De Peyster 
Endorser] on said Pond hereto Annexed will fully Api)ear. June the 
Eleventh one thou?:uid Seven hundred and fifty Six which is Sub- 
mitted to this hoard hy S; Johnson 

^\']^IC1I Report I.^eing read and approved of, and orderd that the 
bond So taken up, be Cancelled and the same is Accordingly Can- 
celled in tlie presence of this board: 



City of 
Xew^'ork 



SS 



At a Common Councili held at the City 
JTall of tlie said City on Thursda}' the i^; 
of July Anno Dom 1756: 



Present. Edward Ilclland Esq^ I\Iayor 



Piere De Peystc^r 
Erancis l-'ilkin 
John Cruger 
Christopher Banclccr 
Jo'-.n P.'.gart Jun"" 
Xici'.olas ]\oosevclt 
Eeonard Lespinard 
Joh.n Eivlngston 
Pet^r Clopjier 
Albert Ilerrinir 



>-Esq''! Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



The Clcrk produced to this Board the Drafts of the Grants of 
\Vat<.T Letts fro:p. t'::-. Corporation to Evert Bivanck. Margaret Bown, 
and r.eUtia Rinatidcl in Montgomeric ward of this Cily which were 
read and Api-roved of by this board, and orderd the same bo Engrossed, 
and that ih.e Seal of this Corporation be affixed to one par^ thereof and 
SijriK- i b\ M' Mayor and Delivered to th.e said Evert Bivanck :\Iar- 
gard I .own and i'-ktia Rcnauflct on their Executing Counter parts 
tiieie f t'"» the i:-e of this Corporation: 

>d'^ Mayor produced to this Board the ^lodell of a Hay Machine, 
for till- wcighi;5g of Hay for Sale in this Citv, which was \iewed bv 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



59 



t)-.i> Wo.rd and Approved of, k thereupon Resoi-VI-d lliat three of tlie 
said Macliints be Erected by the persons hereafter Named in the 
f.I.-ice? followinc: viz: one at or near tb.e White Hall Slijj, in the South 
ward, one other at or near the Oswego Markelt in the west ward, 
and tlie other near the Widdow Van Curens in Monlgomerie ward of 
this City, that the same be forthwitli Erected, or within Some Con- 
vtniei.t time, and tlial M'' Christopher Blundcll have tl:e Erectinj^ of 
the one to he Erected at or near the White flail Slip, Isaac Van Hook 
tl'.e owe to be Erected at or near the Oswego Markett, and Luke Van 
Rants the one to be Erected near the widdow Van Curens, that the 
Same be Enjoyed by them for the Term of Ten Years and no Longer 
v.:;lc>> it be with the Consent and approbation of this Corporation, and 
inrti'vr okdi:kd that Alderman Eilkin ^Mess'l Roosevelt and [459] Her- 
jr^k* 1 '-' Appointed to Lay out tlie Ground on which the ■Machine at 
f r jio-'T the Oswego :Markett is to be Erected, that Alderm.an Cruger 
Mr-O' Ltsi)inar(l and Livingston be Appointed to Lay out the Ground 
;v: K'T f./ar th.e White Hall Slip, and Alderm.an Bancker Mess^? Cloi)per 
.if.'! Vuu Ivants be Appointed to Lay cut the ground near the Widdow 
\ an t"i:rcns. 

A!.;^r.:ofAX Bancker Returned that he liad Caused a new Election 
« f C' -.-tables in his V/ard in the room place and Stead of John Turck 
v.l.u hath Lately left this City, and that Thomas Bunton was Chosen 
oi:o cf thiC Constables of the North ward in his room 



City 01 ) ^ 
NewVcrk J' '^ 



1 resent 



At a Conimon Councill held at the City 
Ha'l o: the said City on Friday the 30--^ 
day of July 1756: 

lulward Holland Esq'' Tslayor 

Sin";0n. Johnson Esqr Recorder 

Picre De Peyster 

Francis F'ilkin 

John Cruger 

Philip Livingston 

Joln\ Bogart [Jr.] 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Peter Clopper 

Lul:e \"an Ranis 

Albert IkTring 



>-Esq'^ Aldermen 



Assistants 



6o MINUTES OF THE COMMON' COUNXIL 

Oi^DERD that Akicrmnn Livingston Alderman Doc'nrt Mess''? Roose- 
velt, Clopjier and \'an Kant'; or the Major part of them be a Com- 
mitte to repair and make sncli Additions cc Alterations to the peer or 
Landing place at Nassau Ferry as th.ey shall Judge most proper and 
Convenient, and jdace the Kxpence thereof to this Corporation 

Ordekd that r^l!^ Mayor Issue liis Warrant to the Trcas- 
N? urcr of th.is Citv to pay (when Required) to the Mayor Al- 
t' ^335) dcnncn and Commonalty of lliis City of Xew York the sum 

of Thirty Six pounds for the like sum by them borrov/ed. 
out of this Excise ai:d other Monies now Remaining in the hands of 
M^ Recorder in order to discharge a Years Interest of Six Hundred 
pounds Due the twenty Sixth oi tl.is Instant Month of July by an 
Obligation from tins Corporation to the Estate of Peter Vallette De- 
ceasVi : 

N? Of^dkrd tliat Mf rvTayor Issue his Warrant to the Trens- 

(1336) urer of this City to pay to Garret Cosine or his order the 
Warrant sum of five i^'unds one SJiilling in full for the ballance of 

Issued his Accou-.'t Vvdth this Corporation: 

Ordeud tlui Mayor Issue his "U'arrant to the Treasurer of 
N? this City to pay to Jacob Brewington cr his order the sum 

(1337) of Fifteen pounds nineteen Shilungs and otic farthing in full 
of his Account v.ith this Corporation, to this day as t^ his 

said Account Agrcrd to and Allov.edi of by t'lis board: 

{460] Tiir; Co:.i>.rr.ir.i-. Appointed the Eleventh of July one thousand 
Seven h.ur.flred ai:d fifty fve to \'icv.- Dig Regulate and pave all the 
Streets in Montgf::-:trie v/ard of the said City, this day, made their 
report in tt-;e=e vovds, (to v,-itt) City of Xew York SS : Tfie Com- 
MiTTEK Appointed en friday the Ekvontli of July one thousand Seven 
h.undrcd and fifty five to \'ie->v dig Regulate and pave all the Streets 
in Montgomeric v.ard of the said City. L.s Obedience to said order 
do Report that v. ith the A^^sistance of Francis Marsch.alk City Surveyor 
v,e th.e under Written have Laid out and Regulated for paving Cherry 
Street I'egi'ung at t'u- Kennel Opposite th.e South Side of 'M^=. Van 
Kcuren House Levelling al'-ng the sail Kennell as far as Opposite the 
Wrstermost part of M' Tarncs's Stoop wh.ich. is [in] Length Four Him- 
dred and thirty Tv/o foot and the Discont on said Length is Sixteen foot 
v/hich is a Discc.it of one foot on FXx-ry Tv. enty Seven foot or Nearest 
Four luindrcd an<l Sovcntv two Inchies en Everv Ten foot Allowing an 



OF TflE CITY OF NEW YORK 6i 

A'ccnt of Eight Inches on Every Ten foot from Uie Kenncll to tiie 
lic'uet.s which will Bring the pavement near Equall with the floor of 
M"" IJnrns's Stoop 

Also v.-e have Levelled further along the Kenncll Bcgining Op- 
posite Thomas Barnes's Stoop as far [as] where it meets the Middle 
of M'' Roosevelts Street which said Street is five foot Ascent above a 
Comnion Tide at high Waters Mark the Length of 'M^ Barnes's to 
Kooscvelts Street is five Hundred foot and the descent on said Length 
is Seven foot five Inclies which is Nearest r 4/5 Indies en every Ten 
fort and Allowing also Eight Inches Ascent on Every Ten foot from 
the Kcnnall to tlie Houses. 

Al^o we have Levelled p.irt of Queen Street Begining in tb.e Ken- 
nel! (.'■; posile the Westormo^^t p:irt of the Widdov; ^doiitanye's Gate 
Lvvt'lling from said place as far [a.--] till it Meets the Middle of Rutgcr's 
Siri'i.-'. which is in length Four Hundred foot and the descent on said 
I.c^*.;: is five foot which is Xer.rest ly^ Inch on Every Ten foot Allov;- 
!:.;4 :.!^'! an Asccr.t from the Kennel! to tlie House's of Eight Inches on 
?'■ - • Tvn fi.K't which will brin.g the floor of M^ V.'oods Stoop Six foot 
'.;•'-' pavement all v/hich is humbly Submitted by your very Hum- 
- ■ --^ '^^''ts John Bogert Jua' 

Luke \'an Rants 
^•- -;^ ^ ' •■'''^^ Peter Copper 

. ^•'~'- Pinl. Livingston 

Leonard Lespiiiard 

W'nxn Report being Read and Agreed to by this board and There- 
upon onoriRi.) that the Aldermen and Connrion Councill men of said 
Moiii(;cmerie ^.■ard, take Care, and Cause the said report to be forth- 
with Complied with. 

J^C-i] Ai.:.;iRM.\x CkL'Gi-:R Cliairman of t'ne Committee Appointed to 
Settle i;;e /\cc<'i'.nt5 of tb.e Managers of the Late Lottery, and to Receive 
tl'.e i'aiiance from them Exliibited an Account thereof to this i'oard, 
by v.liicli It Appears the said Committee iiave Received from Yl^ Abra- 
l;..:n W.n Wyck one 01 tb.e Managers of the said Lottery the liallancc of 
t!;c said Lottery Account, which said Ballance after Dischargeing an 
Accrunt of Disbursements for Cleansing Slips S:c: Remain to be Xine- 
tcn ivim-Is fourteen Shillings wb.ieh tl:e said Connnitlee have (Pur- 
suant t;> a for:r.er order of ib.is loai'l) paid into tb.e hands ox M'' Re- 
cor.'-, r as Appears by a Receipt of said M^ Recorder for the Same 



Oi 



iMIXUTES OF Till-: CO.M.\fOX COUNCIL 



City of } ^^ 
New York ( 



>-Esq^! Aldermen 



> Assistant; 



At a Common Councill held at the City 

Hall of the said City on Saturday tiie 28'^ 

Day of Au;.ai.-t Anno Dom i/j)'. 

Present : Edward Holland Esq'' Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq- Recorder 

John Cruger 

PhiHp Livinc:;ston 

Christopher liJancker 

John Bogart Jun?" 

Abraham De Peyster 

John Livinj^ston 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Leonard Lcspinard 

Peter C"!nj)pcr 

Luke \'nn Rants 

Alhrrt Herring' 

N" Ordfud the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer of 

(133S) this City to pay to Susannah Roome five pounds in full for 

Warrant Liqu<:)rs trivcn tjy tins Corporation to the Grenadier Company 

Issued of this City 

OKor.RKD that the Assize of Bread be till further order 

Flower at 17' ~r' • Cent. \"\/.: 

A white Lf.af of the fniest Flovocr to) ^ , it '• 1 i^ 

> i^ : 14 for4 Eii^ush }> pence 
weigh : ^ 

D? D'. to wei.qh . 1 5 f or 2'? D? 

AM' (ir.; KH ilir.t no other bread b.e made for Sale within this City, 

than According: to the above Assize (hard Lisquets only Excepted) 

and that all Ilakers wiihin this City take Notice thereof and make their 

bread Accordingly 

Ordi.ko th.at the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N° luer of this City to pay to Johannes Myer Messenger and 

(1331)) Doorkeeper to this board or his order the sum of Three 

Warrant pounds fifteen ShiUings in full for one Quarters Sallary 

Issued Due unto him andi Ending the Second day of September 

Next 

[462] M^ M.\^ol; Informc.'I this board that Coll? Young in the Name 

of Coll? Stanwick l.^esired tb.at this Corporation would be pleased to 

advance and f\irni:ih his Majesties forces to be Encamped on Nutten 

Dland with S'.rav.- and wood During their Stay there, whereupon this 

board having Considered tlie Same aud Do agree that this board Do 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 63 

n'lvance en tlie Credit of the Goverment a Sum not Exccedi:!^' fifiv 
{joiKuis for tiic purpose aforesaid. 

I'lir. Co-MMiTTFE Appointed by this Board to dig Kcg-ulatc and pave 
the Street Called Cortlandts Street in the west ward of this City Do in 
Obedience thereto Report that they have with the Assistance of the City 
Surveyor Regulated tb.e said Street, and find that from the upper part 
of the widdow Kiersteads Lott, to the Lower part of ]Mf \'an Doesens 
Lott to be a Descent of Ei^^ht Inches in Every Twelve and half feet and 
nine Indies from thence to high v.ater mark; City of New York ss: 
Wee the Committee Appointed Some few months ago, by Order of 
Connnon Council] to dig Regulate and pave the Street Called Cort'andt 
Street in the v.cst ward of the said City, Do in Obedience tb.ercto Re- 
port that we have with the Assistance of the City Surveyor Regulated 
the said Street, and find that from the upper part of the Widdov.- Kier- 
steads Lott, to the Lower pait of ]\K Van Doesens Lott, to be a discent 
of Eight Inches in Every Twelve and a half feet and nine Inches from 
thence to high water mark, which is humbly Submitted to this board by 

Picre De Peyster 
Abraham De Peyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt. 
Which Report was agreed to by this board and ordf.rd thru tlie 
Aldermen and Common Councill Men of the said ward take Care the 
same Report be fortwith Complied with 

Whereas John Christee Lately Deceased, in his Life time preferred 
to tl:i? l.'oard an Account against this Corporation for Victualling Sun- 
dry Criminalis lVc: Amounting in the wliole to Eighty Six pounds Nine- 
teen Slilllings and a half penny, and AVhcreas this board having Ex- 
amined & Considered of the same account, and discovered therein 
Scverall Charges very unjust and unreasonable, and many of which 
they Conceive they are in no wise obliged to Discharge, yet however 
Rather than Contend with the Executors or Administrators of the said 

John Christee, this board have unanimously agreed that the 

1340 sum of llity pounds be Allowed in full of the said Account 

Warr: and that Mf Mayor Issue his v/arrant to the Treasurer of tiiis 

Issued City for the payment of the same to tie said Executors or 

Admini>trators provided they will give tiiis Corporation a 
discharge in full of. the said Account: 

Orderd that Robert Sickles be and he is liereby Appointed one of 
the Publick Measurers of this City he taking the Oaths Appointed by 
Law 



64 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COL'NCIL 



[4'^'3] Ordkrd the .Mayor Issue liis Warrant to the 

X*? TrcDsurc-r of this City to pay to M'' Isaac Stoulen- 

( 1341) biirj^ii or hiis Order tlie suin of Sixty Six pounds Ten 

Warrant Issued Shilh'ngs nn.d Seven pence in full of I'is Account for 

a Ounntity of Lead i5: powder for the Makeing of 

Oith.aridc^es by him purci;ascd for the u;e of this Corporation and for 

makint,' up the Same into Catharidc^es v.c : as also one other Account 

AniOui;tin,cc to Nine pounds four Shillings and Ten pence for the like 

Sum by h.iin Advanced c^- paid to Sundry persons for Cleansing the 

City Hall, Likewise one jwund Eighteeen Shillings and three pence for 

Smiths v.-ork b}' h.im done for tlie use of this Corporation and likewise 

three por.nds for Advance Money for purchasing oyle for the City 

lamps for the Ensucing Year. Vvhich said three Severall Accounts v.ere 

Sworn to and allowed of by tliis board : 

Ordekd tiiat tlic Mayor Issue his V\'arrant to the 
Treasurer of tliis City to pay to ^U Augustus Van 
Cortlandt Esq^ or his order tlie sum of Three pounds 
in full for the like Sum by him Advanced and paid 
to phihp Oliver publick v/hipper of this City, for one 
due unto Inin and Endin^- the Eicrhth dav of this 



(J 34 2) 
Warrant Issued 



Quarters Sallary 
Instant r;nnth of Au'^ust 



City tf 1^^ At a Conmion Counciil held at the City 

Kev.WrkJ^^ Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 

Twenty Ninth of September (being the 
Least of Si ?ilichael the Archangle) Anno 
rJomin.i 1756: 

l'r;.sci't Simcn Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Pierc De Pevster 



Francis Filkin 
T'ihn Cruger 
Pliilip Livingston 
Christopher Lancker 
John P.ogart Jun!" 
Abraham De Peyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Jo!:n Li'.ingston 
IVtcr Cloppcr 
Albert Herring 
Lr.ke \'an Ranst 



>^ 



JLsoJ^ Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



OF TPIE CITY OF NEW YORK 



65 



CoNFOHMAiiLE to liis Majcstics Rovall Charter, Granted to the 
Mayor, Aldcnnen and Commonalty of tlic City of Xcw York for Elect- 
ing tliis day one Alderman one assistant Two Assessors one Collector 
and two Constables in the Six wards on the South Side of the fre>h 
water, and one aldcrnian, one assistant four assessors two Collectors 
and four Constables for the out ward of the said City to Serve in the 
Respective Offices for the Year Ensucing, The Rc-pcctive Aldermen 
of Each Rcsj)ective ward make return this da}- into the Office of Town 
Clerk under their hands for the Severall [464] persons Elected to Serve 
in the Severall Offices aforesaid. \"\z\ 



for the 
Iiast ward 



West ward 



>'' rth ward 



-S 



< 



South T..'ird ■<, 



''Philip Liviuii^ston 

Peter Cloppcr 

Johii Myer 

John Troop 

David Schuyler 

\\'illiam Pearson 

Elias l^revoort 
r Pierre De Peyster 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Abraham Lott 

Jacob \"an A'orhuyse 

Aaron Van Hook 

Gilbert Eorbush 

Thomas Pcttet 
^Leonard Lespinard 

Joris Jansen 

Peter Jerreau 

Samuel- Bcekman 

Isaac Stoutenburgh 

John French 
i^ Ilcndrick Fine 
"^Francis Filkin 

Abraham De Peyster 

J"hn Cloj>pcr 

Jacob Remscn 

John Deboogh 

William Baldwin 

\\'illiam Wavman 



Alderman 
Assistant 

L\ssessors 

Collector 

[Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

(•Assessors 

Collector 

[Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

t Assessors 

Collector 

1 Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

I Assessc 



;ors 



Collector 

-Constables 



Vol. VI.- 



66 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Dock ward 



r William Coventry 
Thcodorus \'an \\'}ck 
Garret \"an Home 
<; William Kelly 
Jame? Creighton 
Hugh ^[ulligan 
Robert Wallace 

^John Bogart Jun'' 
Luke \'ai) Ranst 
Robert Crommeline 
I\Iong:\vard -:( Simon JJreastead 
Benjamin Taylor 
Isaac Brasier 
Philij) Branson 
Oliver De Lanccy 
All-crt il erring 
David Provoost 
Adrian Hogtlandt 
?\Iailie\v l^uys 
William Xicliolson 

^ James \\'hca!er 

^Jolm Sickles 
Aaron Myer 
l'(.l(.r Bussing 
Ji.»b.n Devoor Jun'' 
I'lhn Mvcr lun^ 



out ward 
Bowery 

Division 



Harlein 
Division 



Alderman 
Assistant 

assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

.assessors 

Collector 

> Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

> assessors 
Collector 

> Constables 
\ 

\ 
.assessors 

\ 
Collector 

Constables 



His Excn.i.KNCV the Honourable Sir Charles Hardy Knight, Cap- 
tain General and Governour in Chief of the Province of New York, 
and 'i'erritories thereon. Depending in America and A'ice Admiral of 
the San-.c, l)y and. with th.c advice and Consent of his ^lajesties Coun- 
cill v.as pleased t-t appoint the following Ofticers for the Year Ensuing 
for the Ciiv an-i G'Uiity of XewYork: Vix: 

l-:dv.ar<i H'>l!and Ksif to be Mayor, Water B.ailiir and Clerk of the 
Marketts. joh.n R<berts Ksq'^ to be high Sheriff, and John Burnet Esqf 
to be G-'mncr of the Said City and County of Xew York, for the year 
Ensuing 

Ri:soi,vrj-> ( Nvmine OnUradicente) that Isaac De Peyster Esq'" the 
Present Ci'.amlKrlain or Treasurer of this City, be, and he is hereby 
Elected and app' 'inlcd Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Corporation 
for the year Ensuing ho giveing Such Securitv as the Law directs. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



67 



INU Mayor hatli appointed Gilbert Forbiish to be hi[jh Constable of 
this City for the Year Ensuing, who was Chosen one of the Constables 
for tlie west ward, and okdf.k'd tliat there be a new Election of Con- 
stable in his ivoom by the Aldornian of the said ward, and that the 
Ellection be on Friday next at nine oClock in the Adorning 

[465] Ordf.k'd that the CoilTittee, that were appointed for Regulating 
and paving of the Streets in Montgomcric ward, be and they arc hereby 
appointed a Committee for the Regulating and paving the Slip Com- 
monly called Pecks Slip, from high, to so farr beyond Low water mark, 
as the said Conimittee shall Judge Necessary, and that the said Com- 
mittee do Carry the Drain there, to the Extent of the Citys peer on the 
west side of the Said slip 



City of I 
New York] 



SS 



>>Esq'"? Aldermen 



At a Conmion Councill held at the Cil>" 
Hall of the said City on Thursday the 14-I' 
day of October 1756: 

Present: Simon Johnson Esq- Pvccorder 
Piere De Peystcr 
Francis Fiikin 
Jolm Cruger 
Ph.iiip Livingston 
Christopher Panckcr 
John Bogart JuiJ 
Abraham Dc Peyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
John Livingston 

Leonard Lespinard v Assistants 

Pcttr Clopj^er 
Luke \'an Rants 
Albert Herring 

'I ills Day Aldcrnian Filldn, Alderman Pogart, and Alderman Cov- 
er trv, U-twtcn the ho-.irs cf Ten and Eleven of the Clock in the forc- 
t;-- n \vf!it irnni tl^.c City Hall to the house of the Honourable Edward 
I !'>!!:,!», 1 I->f!' (who was appointed Mayor water Pailiff and Clerk of 
the Markftts. bv his Excellency with the advice of th.e Councill on th.e 
Tv/ci;iy Ninth day of September Last and the said Edward Holland 
being much Indisj>osed and not able to attend at the Fort on his Ex- 
cclKncy in Councill to be Oualificdi for the said OPuces of Mayor Water 
r'ailiiT A- Clerk of the Markctts) vd'ore tl.ey waited on the Honourable 
Arcliil>ald Kennedy and Daniel Horsmanden Esq'"': two of the member> 



68 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



of his Majesties Councill for this Province, being' Specially Commis- 
sionatecl to Qualify the said Edward Holland for the Offices aforesaid, 
and the oaths appointed by Act of Parliament to be taken instead of the 
Oaths of AUcp^iance and Supremacy tiic Test and Abjuration oath in 
the Presence and by order of t'le said Archibald Kennedy and Daniel 
Horsmanclen were Administred to the said Edward Holland as Mayor 
water P)aililT and Clerk of the Marketts of the City of New York, as 
also one of his Majosiies Justices of the peace for the City and Comity 
of XcwYork, and also tiie usual oaths of office of Mayor water Bailiff 
and Clerk of the Marketts of the City of Xcw"^'ork and Justice of 
the peace, in the presence of them the said Aldermen Filkin, Pogart 
and Coventry, [466] Whereupon the said Aldermen Filkin, Bogart and 
Coventry Returned to the Common Councill Chamber in the City Hall, 
where after Ringing- of three Bells, and Proclamation made for Silence, 
Sirnori Johnson Esq^ Recorder orderd the Commissions for jMayor, 
Water BaililT and Clerk of the IMarkets & the Commissions of high 
SheriiT and Coroner to be published, the said Recorder having already 
this Day administred the Oaths aforesaid appointed to be taken by act 
of Parliament instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy the 
Test and Abjuration Oath, and the Oaths for the due Execution of the 
Respective Offices unto the Resi^ective ^Magistrates and Officers follow- 
ing \'iz* 

Picre Dc Pey.vier 
Francis I'ilkiii 
Philip Living>ton 
John Bogart [Jr.] 
Leoinrd Lespinard 
\\"iiliam Cow-ntry 
Abraham De Peyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
Albert Herring 
Luke Wan Ranst 
Theodorus \'an Wyck 
J("»ris Jansen 
John Roberts Esc}'' 



>-Esq''? Aldermen 



^Assistants 



John Burnet Esq' 

James Mills 
Gilbert Forbush 



high sheriff of the Citv 61' Countv of New 

York 
Coroner for the Citv tl- Countv of New 

York. 
Deputy Sheriff 
high Constable 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



69 



Constables for the Severall Wards \'iz*, 



Kast ward 
West ward 
North ward 
South ward 
Dock ward 

Alontgo ward 

Bowery division 

in the Out w ard 
Harlem division 
D? 



(William Pearson 



( 



Jacob \ an Bolffcll 
'Thomas Pettit 
"John French 

William Baldwin 

Plugh i^vlulli.yan 
Robert Wallace 
Isaac Brazier 
Philip Branson 
W'illiam Nicholson 
James Whealer 
John Myer Jun'- 



( 



The Alderman of the West ward Returned that he had Caused a 
New Election of Constable in his said ward in the Room and place of 
Gilbert Forbush who was appointed high Constable, and that Jacob 
\'an Bonmiell, was Chosen one of t1io Constables for the said ward in 
his Room 

Ordeu'd that Alderman Livingston, Alderman I'ogart, Alderman 
l.i->pin;n-d ^less'f Roosevelt, Clopper and Van Wyck. or any four of 
ll'em be a Conimictee for auditing- the Chamberlains Accounts, and 
Ail the Publick Accomts of this Corporation 

U^>7l Okdkk'd tb.at the Alderman of the North ward Cause a new 
LStction of a Constable in the Room Place and Stead of Hendrick Fine, 
\^5'. » was lonix^rly I\Iajor of the Militia of Kings County on Long 
l-'-iM<l. and th.at tlic Election be on Monday next at Ten oClock in the 
K 'iTiinp; 

t ijcMu 1) ti:al William Wayman be fmed the sum of Ten Pounds, 
t^'t5nty of Xcw York, and that the Alderman of the South ward, Cause 
a new Electif'n of Constable in his Room, and that the Election be on 
I'riday the Twenty ilr.-t of October Listant at ten oClock in the Morn- 
ing 

(^udf.r'd that Elias Brevoort be fmed the Su.m of Ten Pounds for 
Ue fusing to be Sv.orn into the Ctftice of Ccnistable for the City and 
Cf)unty of New York, and that the Alderman of the East ward Cause 
a N'ew Election of Constable in his Room, and that the Election be on 

M"»idav next at T<^n nCloek in the ^L)rning. 



i 



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MLNIITES OF THE COMMON COUWCIL 



City of (^ 
New York j. 

Present. 



^Esq""? Aldermen 



>-Assistants 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
IkJ.i ot the said City on Tuesday the 19^^ 
day of October Annoq Domini 1756 

Simon Johnson Esqf Recorder 

riorc De Peyster 

Francis Filkin 

I'hiHp Livingston 

Leonard Lespinard 

William Coventry 

Abraham Dc Pe} ster 

P\tcr Clopper 

Albert Herring 

Luke \'an Rants 

Theodorus \'an Wyck 

joris Jansen 

TiiF Alderman of the North ward Returned that he had Caused 
a nev.- Election of Constable in the Room of Hendrick Fine, who was 
Elected Constable for the said ward, and was Excused by being 
fonnerly a Major in the Militia in Kings County on Long Island and 
tliat Jarvis Roabuck is Elected in his Room 

[468] order'd thai the Alderman of the North v.ard Cause a new 
Election of a Constable in the Room place and Stead of Jarvis Roa- 
buck, wlio is Returned Constable for the said ward, and has paid liis 
fine of Ten Pounds, and tliat the Election be on Friday next at Ten 
oClock in i!k' niorning 

ORDERD that the assize of Broad be till further order flower at 
16/ ^T Cent. Viz! 
A white Loaf of tb.e tniest flower to] 

weigh I 

D? of D'^ to weigh I :o for 2 D? 

Axt- (^khi-.r'd that no other Bread be made for Sale within this City 
than according to the Above assize (hard bisquctt? only excepted) and 
that all Bakers witliin this City take notice thereof, and make their 
Bread accordingly, 

ourj-va'D that AP Recorder Issue his warrant to 
^'^ (134.^^ . li'C Treasurer of this City to pay to M^ Peter Cloppcr 
Warrant Issued or his order the Sum of One himdred and Nine 
pounds Fifteen Shillings and tb.ree Pence half penny, 
in full of his account; for the Like sum by him advanced and Paid for 
Repairing tlie Meal and tly marketts in this City, as p^ his said Account, 
Audited by this Board and allowed of 



o'^'^ for 4 English ^j pence 



OF THH CITY OF NFW YORK 



71 



Ordek'd the Like to Philip Livin;^ston Esq'^ the 

Nv (1344) Sum of Twenty two Pounds Seven ShiUings anrl 

Warrant Issued. Six pence, in full of iiis Account for the Like Sum 

by him Advanced and paid for two Iron Backs for 

the ferry liouse and for Stone &c : for the meal Markctt as p'' his said 

account Audited by this Board and allowed of 

ORDEui) the Like to ^P Christopher Eancker or 

N° (1345) his order the Sum of Xinc pounds two shillings in 

Warrant Issued full for the Like sum by him advanced and paid for 

his firewood for the use of the Royall Americans, on 

nutten Island as p- his said Account Audited by this Board and 

allowed of. 

ordek'd that M'' Recorder, Alderman De Peyster, Aldernian Liv- 
ingston, and alderman Lcspinard, ]\Icss''? Abraham De Peyster Pe.t<.'r 
Clopper and Luke \'an Ranst, or any five of them be a Committee to 
Conferr and Treat with the City Members of the Generall assembly, 
for tliis ProA ince. Concerning the Building of a Pest house, and of 
Lrecting proper and Convenient Goals on Some Grounds to the South- 
ward of Fresh water, and Report their Resolutions to this Board at ihe 
next Common Councill 

[469] The AMerman of the East ward. Returned that he had Caused 
a new Election of Constable in the Room of P-lias Brevoort. who v.-as 
Fined for Refusing to be Qualified in said Office, and that John Bing- 
ham is Elected in his Room 



Citv of 



I 



SS 



Xcw Ycrkj 

Present 



>Esq'^ Aldermen 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday ike 
Eighth [ninth] day of November 1756: 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 
Piere De Peyster 
Oliver De Lancey 
John P>ogart Jun'" 
Leonarcl Lespin.ard 
William Cover.try 
Peter Chopper 
Albert Herring 
■ Luke \'an Rants 
Theodorus \'an Wyck 
Joris Jansen 

Be it Ordaixf-.d bv tlie Recorder Aldermen and Assistants of the 



>-Assiptants 



72 MINUTES OK THE COMMON COUNCIL 

City of Xcw York, in Comrnou Councill Convened, and it is hereby 
ordained by the Authority of the Same, that all the Laws, orders, and 
ordinances of this Corporation which on the sixth day of November, 
One Tliousand Sewn hundred and blfty five, were made Ordained, 
Renewed Established and Published be Revived and Continued in full 
force and \'irtue for one Year, irom and after the date hereof. Viz^ 

A Law for the due observation of the Lords day Called Sunday: 

A Law to Prevent Strangers from being a Charge to the Corpora- 
tion Except the first Clause in the said Law 

A Law to ai>puint Sworn Surveyors of this City ■ 

A Law for the P.etter Preventing of Fire 

A Law for the ^Marking of Bread 

A Law for the Regulating of Carts and Cartmcn 

A Law for I'roliihiting the Sale of jMeal and Flower by measure & 
for appointing Proper Places for the Sale of Meal, Flower, Corn and 
Grain. 

A Law for the Regulating of Negroes, MuUattoes and other Slaves 
[470] A Law for the Regulating the office of Packers and Cullers 

A Lavx' for the ]\egulnting the Lying of \'essells in the Docks & 
slips of this City and lor Preserving the Bridge and Common Sewer 
in th.e said Docks 

A Lav/ for Preserving the Commons, and the Fish in Fresh v.-ater 
Pond. 

A Law for Regulating and Establishing fees for the Inviters to 
funeral 1? | 

A Law for Paveing and Cleansing the Streets Lanes and allys ) 

within tlie Ciiv of Xew York and for Preventing nusances within the •' 

Same (Except such Part thereof as relates to no Hogs to be Kept on 
the South Side of Fresh v.-ater and the Streets and wharfs not to be 
Lumbcr'il ) 

A Law in addition to a law Entitulcd a law for Paveing and Cleans- 
ing the Streets Lanes atvl allys within the City of New York and for 
Preventing nusances within the Same. 

A Law against firing of Guns or other fire works within the Streets 

A Law Prohibiting hawkers and Pedlers (Except Such Part 
thereof as was repealed the 26'1' Day of Anrill 1750) 

A Law for Preventing frauds in fire wood : 

A Law for marlcing of Butter 

A Law for regulating of midwives within the City of New York 

A Law for regulating the olTice of Chamberlain or Treasurer of 
the Citv of New York 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 73 

A Law for Ihc Better Secureing of the City of New York from the 
DaiiLjer of Gun Powder 

A Law for appoiiitni,^- estabhshing and regulating a good and Suffi- 
cient night watch in the City of New York 

A Law Declaring to what uses the seal of this Corporation, the seal 
of the ^Livors Court and the seal of the Mayoralty of this City shall 
be put unto 

A Law for Regulating the publick Markets within the City of New 
York and for preventing the forestalling of provisions Coming to tlic 
said Markets 

A Law to prevent the Selling or Givcing of unripe fruit and Oysters 
within the City of New^ York 

A Law Relating to niakeing of Freemen (Except that part formerly 
Repealed) 

A Law for Regulating the slaughter houses with the following 
alteration (that instead of the publick Slaughter Houses by the W'ater 
side) all Neat Cattle to be Killed at the Slaughter Llouse Belonging 
to M"" Nich<:>las Bayard Scitnate on his Land on the North side of fresh 
water 

[471] Orderd that M^ Recorder Issue his warrant 

N? to the Treasurer of this City to pay to Jacob Brew- 

(1346) ington or his order the sum of five pounds four shil- | 

\\'.'rrant Issued lings in full of his ace! for straw by him provided | 

for, and Sent to the Governours Island for the I 

P.'>_val! ATUcricans. as also tlie further Sum of Twenty Eight pounds | 

sixteen shillings and five pence in full for the Government Tax (Dis- | 

trained the twenty Eighth Da}- of September one Thousand Seven 5 

H::".drv(l \- f\fty six) of the ferry | 

0;u^j:k.o That the assize of Bread be till further order flour at 14 '6 

^ V. ' '.■■ L'\if of tlie fniest flower to weigh 2'^ : 2"=? for 4 Coppers 

I ' of D'"- to v.cigh I : I for 2 D? 

And ( >Ri)EKi> tp.at iin otlu-r bread be made for sale within this City 
then according to the above assize (hard bisqucts only Excepted) and 
th.nl all Bakers Vviihin this City take Notice thereof and make their 
t'rc.ul accordingly 

Op.rtrriD by this Beard that there be a New Election of an alderman 
(iK the out ward (by the assistant of tiie said ward) in the Room place 
and Stead of Oliver De Lancey Esq'' who was Returned aldcrnian for 
the said ward on the Twenty ninth of September Last and this Day 



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MLNUTFS OF TJIE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of I ^g 
New York( 



I'rcsent : 



Refused to be Qualified (and that the Klection be on Saturday next at 
Tcu oCkcl; in the .Morning). 

OuDi-KU by this iJoard that tlie ICings 'JVoops, wh.ich lately arrived 
from Albany and such others as are Daily Expected be furnished with 
wood (.1- Straw for a Time not lixceeding Thirty days & that the Ex- 
peuce thereof be paid by th.is Board out of the Monies belonging to 
this ])rovince, on account of the Excise now Remaining in the Hands 
ojt this Cc>rporation 

At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City, on Friday the 12''' 
Day of November Anno Domini 1756 

}vhn Crugcr Ksq^ Mayor 

Simon Jolmson Esq'' Recorder 

Francis Filkiu ^ ^ . 

John Bogart [Jr.] 

Leonard Lcspinard 

W"? Coventry 

};cter Clopper 

Albert Herring 

Luke \'an Rants 

Thcodorus \'an W'yck 

jori.'; Jansen 

[472] Mf.mokandu.m that on Wednesday the Tenth day of Novem- 
ber one Tlioii.canJ Scvon Hundred fc fifty six Edward Holland Esq'" 
Mayor of this Cuy Dicil, A: on the Day following his Excellency the 
Governour l)y and with the advice of his Majesties Councill was 
pleased to aj.-point M^ John Cruger of this City Merch^^nt to be Mayc'r 
Water Bailiff and Clerk of the Markets of the City of Nev/ York untill 
the fourteenth Day of October next and That in the afternoon of the 
same Day of the npn.'>intmcnt the said John Cruger attended by the 
Recorder, Alderrv.nn Filkin. Aid? Lespinard, Ald^^ Coventry, and the 
Clerk of this Corporation, waited upon his Excellency the Cap! Gen- 
erall in his Majesties Fort where the said John Crugcr (by order of his 
Excellency) was Sworn into tlie said office of Mayor water Bailiflf 
and Clerk of the Markets, and Justice of the peace for the City and 
County of New York in the presence of the Recorder aldermen and 
Clerk aforesaid am! this Day the said Mayor attended by this Board 
in tl;e City Hall wliere after the Rin;^ing of three Bells and proclania- 
tion made for Silence, the said Commission for Mavor water Bailifif 
and Clerk of the ^L^rkels was published 



■ Esq''? Aldermen 



Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



75 



Ordeud that ^['■ Mayor Issue liis warrant to the 

N<^ Treasurer of this City to pay to M!" Isaac Stoutcr.- 

(1347) burgrh or his order the sum of Twenty Three pounds 

Warr* Issued five shiUine^s in full of his account for the Constables 

days and nights W'atciies from th.e fourteenth of April 

one Thousand Seven Iluudred S: fifty six to the fourteenth of October 

following and for paN'ing- Matthew Wool for half years Lighting the 

City 1 amps and Likewise twenty foiir pounds one shilling & tv/o pence 

half penny in full for the Ballance of one other account for furnishing 

the watch House from the i^^ of October 1755, to the i*^. of October 

1756 with Candles and fire wood (!(' which said accounts in th.e v.ho'.e 

do amount unto forty Seven pounds six shillings ti* two pence half 

penny as %7 said accounts Sworn to and allowed of by this Board 

Okderd that Aj!" Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
X? (1348) Treasurer of this City to pay to M'" Jacobus Kicr- 
\\'arrcnt Issued : stead or his order the sum of Three pounds in order 
to Cloath John Dugan the present publick whipper 
now in the poor House of this City and that the said wluppers Sallary 
Commence from this Day at the annuall Rent of Twelve pounds and 
that the same be paid to him Quarterly by v/arrants from this Board : 



[473] City of 
New York 

Present : 



SS 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
hall of the said City on Tuesday the i6''l' 
Day of November 1756: 



Jolin Crugcr Esq'' ]\Iayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 



piere Dcpeyster 
Francis Filkin 
John Rogart Jun^ 
Leonard Lespinard 
W'l' Coventry 
Henry Ryker 
Nich:; Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
Albert Herring 
Luke Van ]\an.ts 



1 



Est:!""? Aldermen 



-\ 



^Assistants 



Tin: assistant of the outward Returned that he had Caused (pur- 
suant to an order of this Board) A new Election of an Alderman for 
the said ward in the room place and stead of Oliver De Lancey Esq^ 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



(1349) 

Warrant Jssu'd 



who was ]<cturncd alderman for the said ward on the Twenty ninth of 

Scptcrnbc- Last (and refused to be Quahfied) and thai Henry Kyker* 

is Elected in his Room an Alderman for the said ward 

Ordkri) by this Board that Thomas purdon be appointed and he 

is hereby accordingly appointed one of tlie publick Measurers of Grain 

Salt and all other Commodities for this City of New York During the 

pleasure of this Board: 

OuniLiiD that Mf Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
Treasurer of this City to pay to M^ Johannes 
Puirgcr the sum of two pounds Seventeen Shillings 
o: ICk-\cn pence in full of his account for work 
Done to the Drain near pecks Slip, in Mont- 

gomcrie ward, as p^ his said account Sworn to and allowed of by this 

Board : 

Oki>I!:ri;d That M^" Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
Treasurer of this City to pay to John Bogart Jun^ 
Esq'' or his order the sum of six pounds nine 
Shilliiigs & Seven pence, in full for the Like sum 
by him advanced and paid for th.e use of this 

CorporatioM towards Mending the City Drain at or near the pecks Slip 

in jMontgomcrie ward of this City: 

'I'homas Swartv/out Labourer and Jacobus Vcr Vela Labourer ad- 

juitted and Sworn freemen of this Corporation and okderd to be 

Registred : 

r .,^1 r--f. f ■) At a Common Councill held at the City 

''^^''^ V ' v' , ' ^^ iil^^l o( the said Citv on \\'cdnesdav the 22^ 

-' Day of iJeccmber Anno Dommi 1750: 

Present John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 



(1350) 

Warrant Issued 



Erancis Filkin 
John Bogart Jun'' 
Leonard Lespinard 
W*? Coventry 
John Morine scott 
Ab"? Depeyster 
Nich? Roosevelt 
peter Ciopper 



^Esq''? Aldermen 



Assistants 



*NoTF. : Bi-fore the next Common Council Henr>- Ryker ceased to be 
Alderman for the Out Ward and was succeeded by John Morin Scott. E-q 
(See The Xni'-Vork Gazette: or, The Weekly Pcst-3:y for Dec. 6, i^h^'- 
and also The Xcxv-York Mercury for Dec. 13, 1756.) 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 77 

Ordi.kd that M'' Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer of this City to pay to Johannes Myer Mes- 

(1351) sengcr and Doorkeeper to this J^oard or his order the 
Warr^ Issued sum of Ihrec pounds fifteen shilhngs in full for one 

Quarters Sallary Due unto him & Ending- the Second 
Day of this Instant Month 01 December iSv: Likewise the further sum 
of six pounds for Extraordinary Services hy him Done the Last Year 
for this Corporation : 

Order!) tlial M^ }.Iayor Issue his v/arrant to the 
N° Treasurer of this City to pay to ]M^ Thomas Shrieve or 

(1352) his order th.e sum of nineteen pounds tv.'o Shillings and 
Warr^ Issued Seven pence in full of his account for Vv-ork Done and 

for vSundry Sums of money by him paid Laid out and 
Expended to the use of this Corj)oration in Repairing pecks Slip in 
Montgomerie ward of this City as ^ Said account audited and allowed 
of by this Board: 

Orderd that }klf Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
N? Treasurer of this City to pay to 'M^ Johannes Van 

(1353) Norden or his order the sum of fifty one pounds fifteen 
Warr^ Issued Shillings and four pence half penny in full of his ac- 
count for work Done and for sundry sums by him paid 

Laid out and Expended to the use of this Corporation in Repairing 
pecks Slip in Montgomerie ward of this City as %3' his said account 
Sworn to audited and allowed of by this Board : 

Orderd the Like &:c to pay to Islurray & Notting- 

X? ham tlie sum of fourteen pounds or order in full 

(^354) <^f t^^'^"''' ^''■ecount for two Hundred foot of planck 

Warr* Issued Bought of them hy Alderman Livingston, for Re- 

to the Treasurer pniring the Meal ^larket as p^ said account audited 

and allowed of by this Board *. 

Orderd that M^ ?^Iayor Issue his warrant to th.e 

N'V Treasurer of this City to pay to Henry Brevoort cr 

<'355) order the sum of one pound Sixteen shillings vS: Eight 

WarrJ Issued pence in full of his account for Iron work by him Done 

for pecks Slip as ^7 his account audited and allowed of 

by this Board : 

Orderd that M^ Mayor Issue his warrant »S:c: to 
X*' pay to 'Sl'^ Abraham pitt or his order, the sum of five 

1356 pounds Eighteen shillings cV nine pence half penny in 

Warrt Issued full of his account for Cartage Done for this Corpora- 
tion as %1 his said acco! sworn to and audited & allow 'd 
of bv this Board 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



[473] Oi DEr.D thnt Mf Mayor Issue his warrant &:': 

N? to pay to Isaac Shut or his order the sum of one pound 

(^357) •'''^ sh.illinp:'s in full of his account for Cartin.q^ one hun- 

W'ant Issued drcd and fifty six Loai'.s of Durt for pecks Slip in 

^klontgomeiie ward of tin's City as %1 his said acc: 

audited and allowed of bv this Board: 



City of 1 „^ 
New York^ 



At a Conirnon Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 25"; 
Day of Jan''>' Anno Domini 1757: 



Present : John Crugor Esq^ Mayor 

simon Jnhn.ion Esq^ Recorder 



-Esq''? Aldermen 



Assistants 



Picre ])ej)cyster ~^ 

Francis T'ilkin 
John Bogart Jun' 
Leonard Lcspinard 
W? Coventry 
Jolin Morine scott 
Abraham Depeyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Ciopper 
Luke \'an Ranst 
Joris Jan sen 

Okdfrd that the Exchange be Lett to M"^? Sarah Lightfoot from 
the EkALriih ]Day of February next to th.c first Day of ALay following 
at and after the rate of forty pounds ^"^ annum and from the said first 
Day of May next to the fir.-t of May one Thousand seven Hundred 
&- fifty eight also at the rate of forty pounds c{p. annum to be paid 
Quarterly to the Treasurer or Chamberlain of this City for the use of 
this Corporation and in Case the said Sarah Lightfoot shoTl think 
proper to Give up the said Exchange the said first Day of -May one 
Thousand seven Hundred c^' fifty eight that she Give Notice thereof to 
this Board three Months before the Expiration of the said Term, 
Otherwise this Board will Take it for Granted that she Continues the 
Year then to Come : 

The Commiltee who were appointed on the fourteenth of October 
Last past for auditing the Chamberlains account and all other publick 
accounts of this Cor[)oralion Made their Report on the audit thereof 
in the words following New York January one Thousand seven Hun- 
dred t^- fifty seven pursuant to an order of Con.nnon Councill of the 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



79 



fourteenth of Oclobcr one Tiiousand seven Hundred & fifty six, Wee 
ihe Subscribers have Audited the Chamberlains accounts whereby it ap- 
pears to us a ballance is Due to the Corjjoration of Tlirce Thousand six 
liundred and Seventy Ei.;^ht pounds four shilUuf^^s & Ten pence Includ- 
J'Ur [47^^] 'I^^^ ^^"'''' o^ ^'^'■^^ Hundred & ten pounds six Shilhngs & three 
pence three farthings then in the hands of the Treasurer as by the 
Annexed Tixtract of the said accounts may apjjear, all which is never- 
theless humbly Submitted, Philip Livingston, Leonard Lespinard John 
Bogart Jun?" Peter Clopper, which said Report after being liead v»as 
agreed to by this P.oard and oijderd to be filed and furtlier ordkrd 
that Aldernian Eogart, Alderman Lespinard, Alderman Coventry-, 
Alderman Scott. ^Mess""? Roosevelt, Clopper, and Van Wyck or the 
major part of them be a Committee to send for the following persons; 
\"\/.\] John Bass who is Indebted to this Corporation in seven pounds 
Ten SlulJings William Richardson in Sixteen pounds four Shillings 
M.-ahew ?'.f?Guire in fc>ur pounds tv.elve Shillings, Abraham Depeyster 
Treasurer in Thirty seven pounds five shillings and six pence half 
{>cnny, Henry Cuyler Jun^ & others in ninety pounds seven shil- 
lings and five pence half penny, Wesscll \\\ssclls in Eleven pounds 
tvvvlve shillings and one penny farthing, John and peter ncll Clock in 
six pounds tb.irtecn shillings, Rol)' Livingston Jun'^ in fourteen pounds 
two shilling? and one penny, "W'ynant \'an Zandt in fourteen pounds | 

fifteen shillings and Ten pence half penny, Elizabeth Carpenter in two 1 

I'cunds, Adolph Brass in Thirty pounds, John Chambers Esq'^ in five | 

l^'-'unds two shillings and six pence, the Heirs of Peter Rutgers Dec^ j 

in \\vo pounds Eight shillings, L^aac A'an Hook in one pound three | 

.'■Ir.iiings Cruger and A^'an Dam in Ten pounds Three shillings. David j 

Prv.<K'St in Thirty four poun Is tv:o shillings and one penny Benjamin j 

P*. ck it; Th.irty tv/o pounds ten shillings, Cornelius Van Der Hoof in | 

T ■. '-iM- I'ounds, Isaac Wood in Eight pounds, Isaac Shute in six j 

;■» v.ry.^. the Estate of S'' Peter Warren in sixteen pounds, Stephen 
% Jin Cortiandts Estate in Twenty four pounds Eighteen shillings and 
^■.x ixv.c<^ Jacobus Roosevelt in seven pounds seven shillings and five 
l"^'''.:c, William Dobbs in sixteen pounds, Tliomas Brown in four 
■ Hundred and sixtv p.junds, Garret Cosine in o:ic Hundred and Eightv 
five pouniis Adolph Brass in another account of one Hundred and fifty 
t^vo {>^>nnds ten shillings and John Roberts Esq'' in £ ; and settle 

and adjust their Severall accounts, and if Xc-ed be, to Sue for. and take 
all such r,cgall Meathods, for the Recovery of the aforesaid Severall j 

Debts, or such of them, as they shall Judge proper, and that the said \ 

Committee, order the Clerk of tliis Board to prepare a warrant of ! 



8o MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

attorney under the Seal of this Corporation to be signed by M*" Mayor, 
atid Direct tlie same to such attorney ur attorneys as they Shall think 
proper, for the purposes aforc.->ai(l, and rncike roi)ort thereof to this 
Board, with all Convenient Speed 

Orderd that M^ Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
N? Treasurer of this City to ])ay to William Baldwin or 

(1358) his order the sum of four [477] pounds four shillings 

Warr- Issued for attending the Comcing of the amboy Boat to pre- 
vent the small pox's being brought from philidelphia 
to ihis City, from the 3.' of Aug^. Last to the 5'^ of November follov;ing 
being 28 Days at 3/ '^) Day which being agreed to and allowed of by 
this I^joard : 

Oi^DKRD that ^.I"" r\[ayor Issue his warrant to the 

N? Treasurer of this City to pay to James Bussing or his 

(^339) ordi.r the sum of Thiriy pounds Eleven shillings and 

Vv'arr' J<5uod seven i-ence half penny in full of his ace* for sundry 

Necessaries by him found and provided for sundry 

persons who were sent from tills City to M" Kennedys Island with the 

Small Pox. and fnr his Trouble in Goeing to and from this City to the 

said l:^land as '(-') his said Account Audited by this Board and 

allov>ed (i: 

Ordf-RD th.at M^ Recorder, Alderman Coventry, Alderman Scott, or 
any two of them bo a Committee to Consult with the Executors of the 
Late Mayor IMward Holland Esqr Dec^ in order to Settle the fees of 
the stalls and St.Midings of the severall Markets of this City Received 
by the said late .dayor and tl:at the said Committee liave power Either 
to agree witli the b'xecutors of the said late Mayor or Commence an 
action ai^ainst tlu-m in the Name of this Corporation and that the 
Clerk 01 this Board (if Need be) make out a warrant of Attorney 
under tiie seal of tr.is Corporation to be Signed by M? Mayor and 
Direct the same to such person or persons as the said Committee shall 
Judge proper : 

Ordk.kd by this Board that r\B Recorder Alderman Bogart Alder- 
man Scott Mess'? Rcosevclt and Luke Van Ranst or any Three of them 
be a Committee to meet with a Committee of the Governours of the 
College 10 ULike a Division of the Lottery ]\[oney Given them in and 
by an act of the Govcrnour Councill and Generall assembly. En- 
titled an act for appropriating the Money Raised by Diverse Lotteries 
for Erecting or founding a College in this Colony, and Report the 
same to this Board with all Convenient speed: 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



8z 



City of , ^c: 

New Yorkf 

Present 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 8'? 
Day of February Anno Domini 1757: 

John Crugcr Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Kscf Recorder 
Picrc Dcpeyster 



>-Escf^ Aldcrrnen 



j^hilip Livingston 
John Bogart Jun^ 
Will? Coventry 
John iVlorine scoti, 
[4^8] Abraham Depeyster ^ 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Peter Clopper J> Assistants 

Lnke Van liants 
Thcodorns \'an Wych 

Okderd by this Board that M^ Mayor Issue his 

N? warrant to the Treasurer of this City to pay to William 

(1360) Coventry Esq^^ or order the sum of Thirty seven 

Warri Issued pounds nine shillings and Eleven pence in full of his 

account with this Corporation for Scverall Coards of 

f.rc wood sent to the Camp for the Soldiers there, by order of this 

Board; which accot is audited by this Board and allowed of 

Orderu by this Board that Vi^ Mayor Issue his 

N° warrant to the Treasurer of this City to pay to James 

Ci36r) Ackland or his crcler the sum of six pounds ten shil- 

Warrl Issued lings and two pence in full for the Expenccs of Scverall 

]\Iectings of a Committee of this Board, which account 

being- allov.ed of: 

Orderd that Mf iNlayor Issue his warrant to the 

X? Treas\u-er of this City to allow and pay to Bartholomew 

(I3''.j) Skats or his order the sum of live pounds seventeen 

Warr* Issued Shillings and six pence by Discount, for Rent Due to 

this Corporation as Lessee of the Stalls and Standings, 

in the Markets of this City, in full of his account for Twenty throe 

Days and a half of skow hire for Cleaning th.e ily ^^larket Slips at five 

shilling's %^ Day as %^ said Account audited by this Board and 

allowed of 

Mr Mathew Earnest of this City Merchant tins Day made appli- 
cation for Liberty to Erect and run out a small Dock or peer of about 
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82 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

thirty feet, on some part of tlic water Lett iK-longing to this Corpora- 
tion Lying in the Xorth River Between high and Low water niarkc, 
fronting his hiiul in the out ward of this City, Commonly Called and 
known by the name of Xew found Land, having on the south side there- 
of the land of the late Sir Peter Warren and on the Xorth the land of 
one Mf MandawL'll, and Contains in I'.rcadth towards the River between 
four and five Hundred feet and to be and Remain free from any Quit 
for Twenty one Years to Come v.hereupon this Board haveing seriously 
Cotisidercd tlic same and Conceived that the lott so applied for, Can- 
not in that sppce of time be of any service or profit to this Corporation, 
and therefore Do Rksoi.ve and agree that Liberty be Given accordingly 
to the said Mathew Earnest for the i)urposc aforesaid, to have and to 
hold the same to him his b.eirs and assigns for the said Term of Twenty 
one Years to Come only Rendring and paying to this Corporation and 
their succesr-ors tlic Annuall Quit of one pepper Corn on tlie Twenty 
fifth Day of .March Xcxt, and on Every Twenty fifth Day of March 
thereafter, During th.e term aforesaid if the same shall be Lav/fullv 
Demanded : 

[479] WiiKRiiAS Information hath been Given to this Board that John 
Roberts Esq*" high slieriff of this City and County ; hath Laid out and 
Expended fur tlie Maintenance of the French prisoners now in the 
City Hall, r f iliis City, part of the Several! forfeitures Levied by him, 
in Virtue of a v.-arrant from AI?" Justice Chambers, upon the Severall 
persons \\1jo ]\e fused to Comply witli the Directions of a Certain act 
of the Governour Cou.ncill and Generall assembly, Entitled an act for 
the More Speedy & Efrectuall Raising the forces to be furnished by 
this Colony on the Expedition against Crown Point passed the fifth 
Day of May Last, and Doth still Retain the Residue of the said for- 
feitures in his ov.n hands; which forfeitures in the whole Do amount 
unto one Hundred and sixty pounds. Axn W'itfreas the said sherifr 
by X'irtue of the said act. and the Tenor of tlic said Warrant, ought 
to have paid ti.e said forfeitures into the hands of the Chamberlain or 
Treasurer of this City to be Disposed of as in and by the said act is 
Directed, and this P.oard being Inclined to Enable tlie said Cb.amber- 
lain or Treasurer to Do what by tlic said act is Required of him. and 
it being also thouglit reasonable th.at h.e shinild be fully Indempnified 
therein, it is therefore unanimously agreed to by this Board, tl-at the 
said Chamberlain or 'J'reasurer, without Delay Do prosecute the said 
SheriiT for the Recovery of th.e said forfeitures and this Board Doth 
hereby oblidge themselves and their Successors to Indemnihe and bear 
Harmless the said Chamljerlain or Treasurer from all Costs Charges 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



83 



and Damages which IVIay arise or accrue for or by Reason of the 
prosecution aforesaid and its furtlicr okdmkd that the Clerk of this 
Board Do Serve the said Chamberlain or Treasurer with a Coppy 
hereof without Delay : 

Ordf.r'd that M^ Mayor Issue his warrant to the 

N? Treasurer of this City to pay to John Dugan or his 

(1363) order the sum of Three pounds in full for one Quarters 

VVarr? Issued Sallary as publick whipper of this City Due and 

Ending this Day : 



City of 
New York 



SS 



Present. 



^Escf? Aldermen 



[480] 



i 



Escf ? Aldermen 



^Assistants 



At a Common Couucill held at the City 
Hall of the City of Xew York on Fryday 
the 25*'.' Day of February 1757: 
John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Piere Depeyster 
Philip Livingston 
John Bogart Juu^ 
Francis Filkin 
Leonard Lcspinard 
William Coventry 
John Morine Sc^tt 
Abraham Depeyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
Luke Van Ranst 
Theodorus \'an W'vck 
Ordered that a Warrant Issue to the Chamberlain for 
payment of the Severall Sums following to j\I^ Recorder in 
P.chalf of the Mayor Recorder arid Aldermen of the Year one 
Thousand seven Hundred and fifty four, who had the raising 
of t!ie Excise Money in that Year (Vizt) the sum of fifty two pounds, 
advanced by the late Mayor out of the said Excise Money for Trans- 
porting the Soldiers wive? in that Year to \'irginia on the Credit of the 
Government Also the sum of four pounds two Shillings and one penny, 
paid by the Recorder to Alderman Filkin out of the same Excise 
Money for provisions for the above Mentioned Women the said two 
sums being the P.aljance of the severall Sums borrowed by tin's Board 
out of the said Excise Money Ar.so the sum of two pounds Sixteen 
shiliings. paid bv the Recorder to Henry Deforeest for printing the 
Bonds & Advertisements for the Excise. And also the sum of Eighteen 
pounds Eight shillings for other Charges attending the Raising thf- 



X? 

( 13'q) 



84 



MINUTIiS OF THE CO^.fMON COUN'CIL 



Excise in the said Year, which two last sums are agreed to be paid 
by th.is Board iti Consideration of the severall sums lent to this Board 
without Interest out of the said Excis- Mor.cy : 

Ordered that the Mayor Sij(n a warrant to be made out 
N** by the Clerk to the Chamberlain of this City in pursuance of 
(1365) an order Made in the time of the late Mayor for payment of 
the sum of Tlirec Hundred and Eighty one pounds Twelve 
shilling's and Ten pence, to the IMayor Recorder and Alderman of the 
said City for Monies borrowed by this Board out of the above Men- 
tioned Excise Money, tl:e said order bearing Date the fifteenth Day of 
January, one Thousand seven Hundred and fifty four the said Warrant 
to be Issued in favour of M'' Recorder: 

Ordfued that a Warrant Issue to the Chamberlain 
for payment of the sum of Thirty nine pounds Eight 
shillings 'J'liroe pence to Jacobus Turck in Discharge 
of an account for a Year & a half Salary, Sc Repairing 
k Cleaning the fire Engines : 



No 

.Wair^ Issued 



[481] City of (^,, 
New York I "" 



Present: 



-N 



> Esq""? Aldermen 



>k 



At a Common Coun.cill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 1=' 
Day of March 1757: 
Joliii Crugcr Esqf i\Iayor 
Simon Johnson Esq^" Recorder 
Picre Depeyster 
Francis T'llkin 
John Bogart Jun^ 
Leonard Ecspinard 
William Coventry 
John Morinc Scutt 
Abraham Depeyster 
Peter Cloppcr 
Albert Herring 
Luke Van Rants 
Joris Jansen 

N*> Ordered that a Warrant Issue to the Chamberlain 

1367 for [layment of the sum of fifty one Shillings to M- 

Warr* Issued Albert Herring in Discharge of his account for straw 

furnished him for the use of the Kings Troops: 

OiiDERED that the Aldermen Filkin. Iiogart. Lispenard & Coventry 

& Mess*"? Roosevelt Cloppcr c^v'. Van Rants assistants be a Committee to 

purchase Materials and Direct the Building of the New Goal and they 

are Desired to proceed upon the Business with all Convenient Speed : 



I 



Assistants 



-Esq*"? Aldermen 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 85 

City of ) ^ At a Common Councill held at the 

NewYorkl ' Work Plouse in or near the said City on 

Saturday the 19'^ Day of March 1757: 

Present John Cruj;cr Esq'' Mayor 

Simon Jolmson Esq^ Recorder 

Pierc Depeyster 

Francis Filkin 

John Bogart Jun^ 

Leonard Lespinard 

William Coventry 

John Morine Scott 

Abraham Depeyster ^ 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Luke Van Rants ^Assistants 

Theodorus Van \\yck 

Joris Janscn 

[482] Ow)ERED that the Lott of Ground, inar the oswego Markett & 
Lately fenced in by this Corporation (pursuant to an act of assembly of 
this province) be lett to M^ Isaac Conrow for Seven Years under tlie 
Rent of Ten pounds p^ Annum by half Yearly payments to the Treas- 
urer or Chamberlain of this City; provided the right of the Same \ott 
should so Long Continue in this Corporation : 

OrdkkiiD that the Clerk of this Board prepare advertisements t.\ be 
put in the publick or weekly Gazettes for Letting to farm the stalls & 
Standings of the severall ^Markets of this City (to which M^ Mayor 
objected Declaring he Conceived he had a Right to the proftits of the 
same, as Clerk tliereof) and of the publick Warfs and Slips of this 
City for the Term of one Year to Conrmencc on the tirst Day of May 
next l)y publick Out Cry at the Common Councill Chamber in the City 
Mall of the said City on ^londay the fourth Day of April next at two 
oCl<>ck in the afternoon of the same Day to the Highest Bidder and 
that this Board or the Major part of them be a Committee for letting 
the same upon such Conditions as they shall Judge proper: 

Ordered that Alderman B.ogart Mess^? Nicholas Roosevelt and 
Luke \'an Rants assistants, or any two of them be a Comm.ittee for 
Repairing the work Iloujc. House of Correction and alms House in 
such Manner as. they shall Judge Necessary and Convenient and that 
they Cause a small piece of Ground to the Eastward of and adjoining 
to the fence of the said Work House, of the Length of two Boards, to 
be Inclosed and fenced in, for a Buriall place for the poor belonging to 



86 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Esq''? Aldermen 



the said work House, and Make Repori thereof to tliis Board with all 
Convenient Speed : 

City of ) „_ At a Counnon Council! held at the City 

NewYorkv^' Hall of the said City on Monday the 4^^ 

Day of Aprill 1757: 
Present John Cruger Escf Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 

ricre Depcyster "^ 

Francis Filkin 

John Ijogart Jun^ 

Leonard Lespinard 

William Coventry 

John IMorine Scott 

Peter Clopper 

Luke Van Rants 

Thcodorus Van Wyck 

Joris Jansen 

[483] OuDLRF.D by this Board that the Treasurer or Chamberlain of 
this City, Do Make a 7'ender of fifty pounds to John Alsop Esq^ ad- 
ministrator to the E.?ln(c of John Chrislee Dec^ in full for a Demand 
Due from this Corporation to tlie Estate of the said John Christee, and 
that the Chamberlain take the said administrators Receipt for the same: 
and further ordered tb.at the order oMade the Twenty Eighth of August 
Last Relating to the above be Rejiealed, and the same is hereby accord- 
ingly Rej)e;iled : 



J 

\ 



Assistants 



SS 



City of \ 
New York J 

Present 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Thursday the 14"? 
of Aprill anno Domini 1757: 

John Cruger Esq'" IvLayor 

Simon Johnson Esqf Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Philip Livingston 

John Bogart Jun^ 

Leonard Lespinard 

John Morine Scott 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Albert Herring 

Theodorus \'au Wyck 

Joris Jansen 



>Esq''f Aldermen 



Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 87 

Resoia-ed by this Board that the Treasurer or Chamberlain of this 
City, be allowed and paid, three Quarters p^ Cent for all such Monies 
as shall be by him Received and paid out for Buildin;^ a publick Goal 
and pest House and that the said Chamberlain Retain in his hands the 
said Three Quarters p"" Cent out of the Monies that shall be by him 
Received for the purpose aforesaid : 

Ordered that M'' Mayor Issue his warrant to the 

N" Treasurer of this City to pay to John Brown or his 

(1368) order tlie sum of fifteen pounds in full of his account 

Warr* Issued with this Corporation for the use of M^ Kennedys 

Island for sundry persons who were sent there witli 

the small pox by order of this Board : 

Orderd that M^ Recorder, Alderman Bogart, Alderman Scott M' 
Herrings and M?" Janscn, or the Major part of them be a Committee to 
Cause the Lands in the possession of Doctor Richard Shuckburgh in 
the Bowery Division of the outward of this City [to be] Surveyed, and 
that the said Committee take to their assistance the City Surveyor and 
Make Report thereof to this Board wdth all Convenient Speed: 

[484] City of J ^.^ At a Common Coiuicill held at the City 

NewYorkj Hall of the said City on Thursday tlie 2i'I 

Day of Aprill 1757: 

Present John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'" Recorder 

Pierc Dcpcystcr '^ 

Philip Livincrston t^ ,, m 1 

_ ^ , -. . , vEsq"^? Aldermen 

Leonard Lespmard 

William Coventiy 

Abraham Dcpeyster 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Peter Clopper 

Joris Janscn 

Whfj^eas Some Dis[)utcs hath lately arisen between this Corpora- 
tion and Doctor Richard Shuckburgh Concerning what Measure he 
has a Right to by his Confirmation for some Lands in his possession in 
the Bowery Division of the outward of this City, if Dutch or English 
Measure, whereupon, Its agreed to by and between the said Richard 
Shuckburgh and thi> Board, that the same be Referred to the Deter- 
mination of the Chief Justice of this province, and if the said Chief 



^Assistants 



68 MLN'UTES OF THE COMMOX COUNCIL 

Justice sho'd be of Opinion that the said Richard Shuckburgh Should 
Receive by his Confirmation Eng-lish Measure, that the same be Given to 
him according to tlie Boundaries of his Confirmation but on the Con- 
trary, if it Sho'd be Judged, that he should Receive Dutch Measure 
only, that he Immediately thereupon Leave out so much as he has in 
his possession, and which he now Claims by his Confirmation, and 
ORDEiiD by this Board that th.c Connnittee appointed the last Common 
Councill to sec the said I^nds Surveyed and laid out (or the Major 
part of them) be a Committee to wait on the said Chief Justice to 
Receive his O})iiiion thereupon: 

Orderjid that the ]\Iayor Issue his warrant to the 

N° Treasurer of this City to pay to Johannes Myer Mes- 

(1369) scnj^er and Door Keeper to this Board, or his order the 

Warr' Issued sum of Three pounds fifteen shillings in full for one 

Qiiarier.s Saliary Due unto liini and Ending tlie Second 

Day of Marth lasL ])ast: 

[458] City of / „^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New Yorkj ' "" Hall of tlie said City on Wednesday the 4^^ 

Day of ^lay anno Domini 1757. 

Present Joh.n Cruger Esq^ ^layor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Philip Livingston 

Leonard Lespinard 

William Coventry 

]chn Morino Scott 



>. Esq'^? Aldermen 



Ttie Co:.t.MiiTi:E appointed the fourth & Tv.enty first Days of Aprill 
Last, tc» Cause tlie Lands in the possession of Doctor Richard Sliuck- 
burgh in the Bowery Division of the outv.ard of this City to be Sur- 
veyed as also to take tlie opinion of tlie Chief Justice of this province 
whether the Boundaries of the said Lands, by Governour XichoUs 
Confirmation Do in Construction of Law intend Dutch or English 
Measure; made their Report to this Board in the words following 
(Vizi) To the Mayor Aldermen & Commonalty of the City of New 
"York in Common Councill Convened at the City Hall of the said City 
on Wednesday the fourth of May one Thousand seven Hundred & 
fifty Seven. WtieKeas by an order of this Board, of the fourteenth 
Day of Aprill last, we the Subscribers & the major part of us, were 
appointed a Coni:niitee to cause tlie Lands in the possession of Docter 



or THE CITY OF NEW YORK 89 

Richard Shuckburgh in the Bowery Division of ihc outward of this 
City to be surveyed and \',(.:rc tlicrcby empowered to take to our 
assistance the City Surveyor co Dircct'.-d to make report thereof to this 
Board with all Convcnent speed 

And Whereas also by another order of this Board of the Tv/cnty 
first Day of tlie said Month of aprill it appears that a Controversy had 
arisen between this 73oard and the said Richard Shuckburgh Concern- 
ing the Boundaries of Governour Nicholls his Confirmation for the 
said Lands and whether the same do in Construction of Law intend 
Dutch or English ]\Ieasure for the speedy Determination v/hcrcof this 
I^ioard and the said Richard Shuckburgh agreed to submit the vSame 
to the DeterniinHtion of the Chief Justice of this province, and that it 
was thcrcb)- ordered that we should be a Conmiittee to wait on the Chief 
Justice to Receive his opinion thorcoii: wc therefore pursuant to the 
said tv/o orders do make report as follov;s to wit That we thought it 
imposjble to Carry the first order al)0vc mentioned into Execution 
until! the IMatters of Controversy mentioned in the second order were 
Determined to effect which we waited on the Chief Justice in Conjunc- 
tion v/ith t!ie said Rich.ard Shuckburgh [486] and his Coiuicill, and the 
said Chief Justice after hearing the arguments offered by us and the 
CVunicill for the said Richard Slmckburgh v;as Clearly of opinion 
That the Boundaries Mentioned in the said Confirmation do in Coti- 
struction of Law intend English Measure. But wc Think it Necessary 
Further to report To this Board that we have discovered that the Tract 
of L^nd now in the possession of the said Richard Shuckburgh has 
been wrongly located the same being fifty Rods in Breadth along the 
Hi.ch v.-ay & one hundred Rods in its Extent Northward from the 
Mi.Ldnvay Whereas by the said Confirmation he is Clearly entitled to 
^ne hundred Rods along the High way and fifty Rods Northward from 
the Iligliway Notwithstanding wdiich Mistake the said Richard Shuck- 
bv.:0\ has Declared himself Satisfycd with the present Location of the 
Lnnd provided this Board do allow him in addition thereto as much 
Land as is Necessary to make up his Quantity of Acres upon the above 
Ccn.'^truction Wherefore upon the whole we oiler it as our oppinions 
to this Board that for a speedy Settlement of the whole Controversy 
a Committee be appointed by order of this Board to Get the said Land 
as it is now located Surveyed by the Surveyor of this City and to make 
such addition to the same as will make up th.c aforesaid deficiency in 
such Manner as they shall think pro])er and also to make such altera- 
tion in the Location of the said land as is necessary to Give the 
Bloomendale Road its full Breadth which is now encroached on bv tht 



90 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUxVCIL 

Rear of the said land and also that upon the said Richard Shuck- 
burgh executed [executing' J a Release to this Board the said Committee 
do C'usc a iiro[)cr l\elca^e to be Executed to the said Richard Shuck- 
burgh under the seal of tiiis Corporation in such Manner as the said 
Committee shall think best finally to settle and Determine the said 
Controversy. Simon Johnson, John Morin scott, Joris Jansen: which re- 
port being Read and agreed to by this Board and orderd to be filed and 
further OKni-.ra) that tlie said Committee Cause the said Report to be 
forthwith Complied with: 

Okdf.rkd M*" Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
N*? Treasurer of this City to pay to James Mills or his 

(1370) order the sum of Sixty pounds five shillings & Three 
Warr' Issued pence in full of his account for Victualling Sundry 

Crimiiialls I'v? in Goal as p^ said acco^ Sworn to and 
allowed of by tliis Board: 

[487] Okdered that TvB Mayor Issue his warrant to 
N*> the Treasurer of this City to pay to peter Jerreau or 

(1371) bis order the sum of Thirty four pounds Eighteen 
^^^arr* Issued shillings ik' six pence in full of his severall accounts 

with this Corporation which are audited and allowed 
of by this Board: 

Ordf.keij th.e Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
N*' urer of this City to pay to M^ Isaac Stoutenburgh or 

(1372) liis order the sum of Thirteen pounds six shillings & 
Warrt Issued. Three pence half penny, for Cleaning and Re{)airing 

the City Hall, also four poiijids Three shillings for 
smiths work done to the poor House and City Hall also the sum of 
Twenty one pomids four shillings for the Constables days &' nights 
watches from the fourteenth Day of October, one Thousand Seven 
Hundred and fifty six to the fourteenth Day of Aprill Last, Likewise 
the sum of one pound Ten shillings for the same sum by him advanced 
and paid to Matthew Wool for a half Years Lighting the City Lamps 
and Likewise Three poumis for advance Money for Lamp oil for the 
Ensueing Year as pr his said accounts, audited and allowed of by this 
Bc>ard : 

ORDF.KEn tb.at the alderman and Common Councill man of the East 
Ward Make sucli necessary Repairs to the floar of the Bridge at the 
fly market as they shall think fitt and Convenient and make Report 
thereof with all Convenient Spcetl: 

Orderfj) ti'.at the alderman of the Dock ward Cause the Long 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



9' 



Bridge to be Repaired in such >ranner as he shall Judge fitt and Con- 
venient and Report the same to this I'oard with all Convenient Sjjc-cd : 
Oudi-.k'd that ^1'' Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
N° Treasurer of this City to pay to M'' Peter Brower or 

(1373) his order the sum of Ten pounds Seven shillings cl- 
Warri Issued five pence in full of his account v.ith this IJoard for 
paid by A : V : work Done to the ferry House and work house as p'' 
Cortlandt said Account Sworn to and allov/cd of by this Board: 

OunFiREn that AU Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
N° Treasurer of this City to pay to Stephen Terhune or 

(1374) his order the sum of Seventeen pounds nineteen shil- 
W'arr* Issued, lings & nine pence half penny in full of his account for 

white Led & paint &'c : as ^ said account audited it 
allowed of by this Board: 



[488] Citv of ) 
New YorkJ 



At a Common Councill Held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Thursday the iG'l' 
Day of June Anno Domini 1757: 



Present : John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 
Piere Dcpeyster 
Leonard Lespinard 
William Coventry 
John IMorine Scott 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
I'eter Clopper 
J oris Jansen 
Theodorus \'^an W'vck 



:>Esq''? Aldermen 



^Assistants 



Ordeiu'I) that M' Mayor Issue his warrant to the 

N° Treasurer of this City to pay to Oliver De Lancoy 

('375) Esq!" or liis order the sum of one Hundred & Eighty 

Warr' Issued three pounds. Eighteen shillings Current Money of 

this Colony in order to Discharge two Years Interest 

of Seven Hundred tS: Twenty nine pounds Sixteen shillings «.V one 

penny, Sterling due the fourth of this Instant Month of June from 

this Corporation to the said Oliver Dc Lancey : 

Ordrkeh that yi' Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
N° Treasurer of this City to pay to i^l^ John Watts or liis 

(1376) order the sum of one Hundred «iv: Eighty three pounds 

Wan! Issued Eighteen shillings Current Money of this Colony in 
order to Discharge two Years Interest of Seven Hun- 
dred & Twenty nine pounds sixteen shillings & one penny, sterling 



93 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

due the fourth of tin's Instant month of June from this Corporation 
to the said Mr John Walts: 

Oki)i;'.-:[:i) tliat At?^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N° Treasurer of this City to pay to Johannes Myer Mes- 

(1377) seni^-er and Dour Keeper to this lioard or his order the 

Wai ri Issued, sum of Three pounds fifteen sliillin,2:s in full for one 
Quarter of a Years Sallary due and Ending the second 
day of this Instant Month of June: 

OKnEREi) by this Loard that M*" Recorder S: Alderman Scott be a 
Committee lo prepare the Three folloAving Laws (to witt) 

A Law for the Reri^ulating of Teawater men in the City of New 
York: 

[489] A Law to prevent the Stowing of any pitch Tarr or Turpintine 
within the City of New York: 

A Law to prevetit the Repairing of any A^essells in any of the 
publick Docks of this City: 

OkDF.RKD that the assize of Bread be till further order flower at 

15/ pr a 

A White Loaf of tlie hnest flower to weigh 2^ for 4 Coppers 

D? of Dv to weigh. i for 2 Coppers 

And r)KD!:K'i) that no other Bread be made for sale within this 
City than according to the above assize (hard Bisquets only Ex- 
cepted) and that all Bakers within this City take Notice thereof and 
make their Bread accordingly: 

W)iF.Rr:A.s It appears to this Board that Jonathan Woodruff, who 
stands Indebted to this Corporation and the Govemours of the Col- 
lege by an obligation in tb.e sum of two Hundred pounds, hath been 
Lately prosecuted tlierecn in the Supreme Court for said Debt and 
is now in Custody of th.e sheriff of this City and as this Board Con- 
ceives tlierc is no probability of his Ever paying and Discbargeing the 
said obligation by his Remaining in Custody, Its tlierefore agreed upon 
by and between this Board and a Committee of tlie said Governours 
of the College that ihe said Jonathan Woodruff be Discharged there- 
from, upon his promising to pay and Satisfie the Interest due thereon 
by the next fall: 

ORnnnrn that M'' Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 

N*» urcr of this City to pay to Augustus Van Cortlandt or his 

(^3/'^) order the sum of Three pounds in full for the Like sum by 

him advanced and paid to John Dugan publick whipper of 

this City for one Quarters Sallary due unto him and Ending the Eighth 

day of May Last past: 



OF THE CITY OK NEW YORK 93 

[490] City of I „^ At a Comnion Councill Held at the City 

XewYorkj"'^ Hall of the said City on Monday the 4'^ 

Day of July Anno: Domini 1757: 

Present John Crug:cr Esq^ Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Francis Filkin 
Leonard Lcspinard 
William Coventry 
John Morinc Scott 
Nichobs Roosevelt "^ 

Albert Herring 
Peter Clopper 
Joris Jansen 
Thcodorits Van Wvck 



Esq''! Aldermen 



L. 



■\ssistant5 



Whlrf.as on the sixth Day of September one Thousand seven 
Hundred ^l' fifty three It \vas ordcrd by t'^is Board that M'' ^vlayor Jd^ 
Recorder & j\l^ Lespinard, or any two of them be a Comimittee to wait 
on Mt Murray IM^ Smith ^l'^ Nicoll & ^K Smith ]un^ and Give them 
a Retainer of Three pounds Each to consult them Wheather tlic 
Ground and Soil from high to Low water mark at Brookland Ferry be 
in tins Corporation or not and if they should be of Opinion that the 
said Ground and Soil belongs to this Corporation that an action of 
Trespass and Ejectment be forthwith Commenced in the Name of this 
Corporation against Jacob Remson for an Encroachment, by him 
niadc on part of the said Ground and Soil at said Brookland Ferry; 
an:> whereas in pursuance of wliich said Consultation, an Action 
(•f Trespass and Ejectment was thereupon Commenced against the 
Said Jacob Remson ; and some short time thereafter the said Jacob 
K'cmson Died, and as this Board now Conceives its highly necessary 
the sasd action shod be Revived and Carried on; Its THEREFOrv.E or- 
i»i;;':> »i at >df Xicoll be the attorney on Record for the Commencing 
and Carrying the said action of Trespass and Ejectment, and tliat the 
Clerk cf this Board Give alderman Scott a Retainer of Three pounds 
and further osdlro that the said Mr Smith M^ Scott and M?" Smith 
Jun^ be Concerned witli liiin as Councill therein and that the said 
Clerk prepare a warrant of attorney to the said M'" Xicoll and annex 
the seal of this Corporation thereto to be signed by 'M^ Mayor and 
Counter si<^qied by the Clerk of this Board 

[-^91] Resolved by this Board that the Treasurer or Chamberlain of 
this City Receive from Mess*"? Ebenczer Grant and Theodorus Van 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Wyck Afannagcrs of tlic Late Lottery the monies Raised by the said 
Lottery aniounting to one Tliousand 6c one pounds, Eighteen shillings 
and six pence and that tin: said Treasurer or Ciianiberlain Retain 
thereout three Quarters p^ Cent for his Trouble in Recciveing and 
paying out the Same: 



City of J „^ 
New' York ( 



^\ 



At a Common Council! held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Friday the 22"? 
Day of July Anno Domini 1757: 



Present John Cruger Esq- ]\layor 
Francis Filkin 
Philip Livingston 
Leonard Lespinard 
John Bogart Jun^ 
William Coventry 
John Alorine Scott 
Abraham Dcpcyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Cloppcr 
Joris Jansen 
Thcodorus Van Wvck 



>- Esq^? Aldermen 



"^ 



lAssi 



slants 



WiiKREAS by a Certain act of the Governour Councill and Generall 
assembly for tlie province of New York passed the first Day of Dc- 
ccTuber in tb.c Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven Hundred and 
fifty six I'.niilled an act for approi)riating the monies Raised by Diverse 
Lotteries for Erecting or founding a College in this Colony; It \vas 
among other things Enacted that tlie Treasurer of this Colony, sbould 
p.ay one hulf of the said monies and of the Interest and profnts thereof 
to tlic Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty of the said City or their 
order, and the Receipt of them or their order for the same, or for any 
Security or Securities for the same, should be a Good and sufficient 
Discharge to him, by which said act the said Mayor aldermen and 
Commonalty arc fully authorized and Impowered in their own Name, 
or in the Names of the persons to whom such Security or Securities 
arc Given or made payable or the survivor or Survivors of tliem 
or the l^xccutors or administrators of such Survivor or survivors to 
sue for and Recover [492] the Monies due on the same and wiierkas 
tb.e follov.-ing persons (to witt) John Belitho. Thomas Bohanna, and 
Benjamin Blagg in one Bond of hvc Hundred pounds; Joseph Caus- 
tinc in o!ic other Bond of six Hundred pounds, P: Brown. Moses 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



95 



Fowler i^c^ in one Other bond of two Hundred pounds, Lawrence Law- 
rence and Samuel Lawrence, in one other Bond of two Ilundied 
pounds, Joh;i Ma>:flcld, in one other Bond of two Hundred pounds, 
William Lcgr^ot. and Richard Lawrence in one other Bond of Three 
Hundred and fifty pounds and William Walton in one other Bond 
of Three Hundred pounds arc Indebted in the aforesaid severall sums 
by Bonds and AIortg;ages which have fallen to the share of tliis Cor- 
poration by an agreement Entered into the Eleventh Day of February 
Last by a Committee of the Governours of the College of the City 
of New York, and one of this Board; and wiikkkas Lr is provided in 
the said agreement that if cither Corporation should keep any of the 
Bonds and Mortgages falling to them on the Division by them Lately 
made for a Longer time than six Alonths, from the date of the said 
agreement without Receiving or prosecuting for the Monies due there- 
on ; such Corporation, so Neglecting to Receive or prosecute for the 
Recovery of the same, siiall take such Debts, or Alonies jind the Re- 
covery thereof at their Sole and proper hazard and Expence without 
any Manner of Risque Loss or Expcncc to the other Corporation ; 
AXD WHEREAS tliis Board Conceives it highly necessary tliat as the 
said six months are almost Expired, some Directions shod be Given 
for tlic Rcco\ cry of the snid monies Mentioned in the aforesaid Sev- 
erall Specialties wdiich upon the Division as aforesaid fell to and 
were allotted to this Corporation, as by the said Division and agree- 
nu'iU now fjled v/ill more fully appear, v^•hercupon Its Resolved and 
agreed to by this Board and orderd thai the Clerk thereof prepare a 
v.;irraTU of Attorney to authorize and impower John Tslorine Scott 
•'.?q', to sue, prosecute and to fmal) Judgment and Recovery to proceed 
a^jainst the aforesaid Severall persons Obligers (Except William Leg- 
ysi i. Richard Lawrence) Eith.er in the Name of the said Corporation 
i r m l!:c Xanu\s of Such other persons as in and by the afore Recited 
2ct i» Directed, ill any Ccairt of Record within this Colony for tlie 
JTiMr.vs Severally due by Ib.cm or the Securities aforesaid, and further 
0HP!;:;d ihrd tl-:e said Clerk annex the seal of this Corporation to ib.e 
said W .irram ^.h Attorney, [403] and tlint the same be Signed by the 
^L^yor and Countersigned liy him 

ORDr.REi) that 'Sl^ Mayor Issue his warrant to the 

N° Treasurer of this City to pay to 'M^ Isaac Stouten- 

(^379) burgh for advance Money for the purcliaseing of some 

^\arr'. Issued firewe'^od for tlie use of this Corporation the sum of 

fifteen pounds 



96 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Aaron Gilbert Saltmcasurcr was sworn a free man of this Cor- 
poration aufl OKDi:uD to be Rcgistrcd, and was also admitted and Sworn 
into the office of one of the puhHck Measurers of this City 

Ordered that the Clerk of this Board prepare a warrant of at- 
torney to Abraham Lodj:(e Esqi^ who is hereby appointed to be attorney 
on Record for the prosecuting and Carrying on the action agreed to 
be Commenced against th,e Executors of tiie Late I'vlayor at the suit 
of this Corporation, for the Scthng in who the fees of the staHs and 
Standings of tlie sevcrall Markets of this City belong if to the said 
Late Mayor as Clerk thereof or to this Corporation and tliat the same 
be signed by M'' Recorder and Countersigned by the Clerk of this 
Board : 

City of ) ^-n ^'^' ^ Common Councill lield at the City 

New Yorki ' ' ]iali of tlie said City on Wednesday [Tues- 

day] the 26-^ of July Anno Dom 1757 

rrcscnt; jol'.n Cnigcr Esqi^ j\Iayor 

Francis Filkin ^ 

Phih'p Livingston „ . , , 

, , ,. ^% ^ yEsq^? Aldermen 

John Bogart Jun^ [ ^ 

Vv'illiam Coventry 

Abraham Dcpeyster "1 

Nicholas Roosevelt I 

Albert Herring > Assistants 

joris Jnnscn 

Tlieodorus \'an WVck 

Opja':rl:d that Lsaac Marschalk be apj)ointed, and he is hereby 
accordingly appointed one of the firemen of tlie South, ward in the 
Room place and stead of his father Peter Marschalk who hath moved 
this Board for Liberty to Resign the said oftke, being advanced in 
Years & very infirm, not able to attend the Duties of the said office: 

Okd::kkd tb.at i\P Mayor Issue his warrant to the 

N^ Treasurer of this City to pay to IVI'' Israel Dussesway 

(1380) or his order the sum of fifty pounds for making by 

Warrt Issued agreement an addition to the ferry Bridge on Long 

Island Twenty feet farther into the River [494] Than 

it formerly was and at the End of that a Dock or peer of Twenty one 

feet Broad Extendiilg ten fcct into the said Rixer and Likewise the 

further sum of fifteen pourids for additional! work to the said peer 

over and above what was Mentioned in the said agreement: 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



97 



OrdI'RFD that ^K Jacob Brewington be allowed the sum of Eighty 
pounds by abatement in Con>ideration of the Severall ^Misfortunes he 
hath met with by the loss of Xegrocs Smrdl pox Sic. out of the Rent 
due from him to this Corporation as Lessee of the ferry belonging to 
this City: 

Okdeked tliat l\K 'Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
N° Treasurer of this City to i)ay to Alderman Coventry 

(1381) or his order the sum of Thirty six. pounds thirteen 

Warrl Issued shillings and one penny for the Like sum by him ad- 
vanced and paid on account of the Guard Room, also 
the further sum of Eight pounds, nineteen shillings, for Causing the 
old Slip Dock to be Cleansed both which Several! accounts were au- 
dited by this Board and allovvcd of: 



>- Assistants 



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

Xew York j Hall of the said City on Eriday, the 2c/^ 

of July Anno Dom 1757: 

Present John Cruger Esq'' Mayor 

Erancis P'ilkin 

Philip Livingston 

John Bogart Jun? J^Esq""? Aldermen 

William Coventry 

John Morinc Scott 

Abraham Depcyster 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Peter Clopper 

Luke Van Rants 

Joris Jansen 

Theodorus \'an ^^''yck 
Ordered that Alderman Livingston Alderman Bogart Jun^ Al- 
•icnv-an Lcspinard Sc Alderman Scott, Mess''? Peter Clopper, Luke \'an 
Rams and Joris Jansen or the major part of them be a Committee, to 
\'icw, Digg Regulate lay out and pave all the streets in Montgomerie 
ward of this City, and make report thereof, to this Board with all 
Convenient speed : 

RF.i>0Lvcn and ordfrd by this Board that tlie Treasurer or Cham- 
berlain of this City pay to M^ Recorder and Mf" Abraham Depcyster 
Assistant the sum of sixteen Hundred and fifty Eight pounds out of 
such monies as are now in th.e Treasury, and that their Receipt to him 
?ihall be a Good warrant [495] Eor the same, which said Monies are 
Vol. VI.— 7 



98 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



to Disdiarge the principall and Interest of two Bonds from this Cor- 
poration to Mess"";- Oliver Dc Lancey and Joiin Watts of this City Mcr- 
chanls : 

Ordered that Alderman Coventry, M'' Roosevelt and M*" Van 
Rants, with as many more of this I'oard as shall please to attend, be 
a Committee to View and Examine I'uckin Island wheather it be fitt 
for this Corporation to Erect a pest House thereon or, not, and Report 
their oppinion thereof to this Board with all Convenient Speed: 

Okdlkei) that the Clerk of this Board prepare two Bonds, from 
this Corporation to M'' John Ticboiit of this City Merchant and affix 
the seal of this City to the same Each in the penalty of a Thousand 
pounds with Condition to pay him the. sum of fixe Hundred pounds 
on the second 1 >ay of Au^vust next at five p^ Cent p^ annum and 
that tlie same be signed liy ^U Mayor and Counter Signed by the 
Clerk of this Board : 



City of ?^2 
New Yorkj 



Present 



At a Common Councill held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
23^ Day of August 1757: 

John Cruger Esq'' Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'^ Recorder 

Piere Dcpeyster 

I-Vancis L'ilkin 

Leonard Lcspinard 

Williain Co\ entry 

John Morine Scott 

Abraham Depeystcr 

Peter ClopjK-r 

Joris Jansen 

Theodorus Van Wvck 



^Escf? Aldermen 



^Assistants 



OKi)KRi:r> by this Board that Mr Recorder Issue his 

No warraiu to the Treasurer of this City to pay to John 

(1382) Cruger Estji" Mayor or his order the sum of Two Hun- 

Warr! Issued dfcd and sixty three pounds, Eighteen shillings and 

nine pence Current Money of this Colony in full for 

the Like sum by him advanced and paid for officers Billets the last 

winter: 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK gg 

Orderd That the assize of Bread be till further order flower at 
14^ 6'^ p^ Cent 

A White Loaf of the finest flowtr to weigh 2*^ : 2 °^ for 4 Coppers 

D? of EK* to weigh .... i ... i for 2 Coppers 

[496] And ordered that no other Bread be made for Sale within this 
City, than according to the above assize (hard bisqiiets only Ex- 
cepted) and that all bakers within this City take notice thereof and 
make their Bread accordingly: 

Alderman Scott Delivered into this Board the Ingrossed Deed of 
assignment of a Bond from Thomas Bohanna and others and of a 
Mortgage from the said Thomas Bohanna for the securing of the 
fame which fell to the share of this Corporation on the Division of the 
Lottery money between this Corporation and the Governours of the 
College to Benjamin Nicoll Esq'' which was Read and approved of, 
and ORDERD that the seal of this Corporation be affixed to the same, 
and Delivered to the said Benjamin Nicoll on his paying the Con- 
Eideratlon money mentioned in the assignment of the said Mortgage: 

City of I cc -^'^ ^ Common Councill held at the City 

New Yorkj Hall of the said City on Thursday the 29'i:' 

Day of September (being the feast of Saint 
Llichael the Arch Angle) Anno Dom 1757: 

Present John Cruger Esqf Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 

Piere Depeyster 

Francis Filkin 

Philip Livingston 

John Bogart Jun'' 

Leonard Lespinard 

William Coventry 

John Morine Scott 

Peter Clopper "S 

Albert Herring , , 

T , ,, ,, ■-, ^Assistants 

Luke \ an Knnts [ 

Theodorus Van Wyck J 

Conformable to his Majesties Royall Charter Granted to the 
^Layor Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of New York for 
Electing this Day one Alderman, one assistant, two Assessors, one 
Collector and two Constables in the six wards on the south side of 



^►Esq''? Aldermen 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



fresh water and 
lectors and four 
in the Rcsj)cctiv 
niL-n of Each Re 
for the se\cral! 
said : Yiz^ 

[497] 

For the East 
Ward 



one Alderman, one assi^itant, four Assessors two Col- 
Constable^, for the out ward of tiie said City to Serve 
e offices for the Year Ensucing- the Respective Alder- 
5peclive ward made Ivcturu this Day under their hands 
persons Elected to serve in the scverall offices afore- 



North Ward 



\\'est Ward 



Dock Ward 



South Ward -= 



'^Rliilip Eivingston 

l\'ter Clojjper 

John Troop 
-^ Robert Ray 

D:ivid Schuyler 

John Bini;luun 

William I^iercen 

L-eonard Lcspinard 

Jtjris Jan.-icn 

Peter Jerreau 

NA'illiam \';ui Dewater 

I^aac Sioutenburgh 

Alexander Forbes 

Jos<i)h Forbes 
''i'iere De{>cy5ter 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

jr.cob \'an X'c'iorhuys Sc 
-^ Ivichard I'ancker 

Ever! Relsc 

Fhonu-.s I'etlit and 
v^ Isaac h'ordon 

Francis Filkin 

Abraliam Depeyster 

John Cln{>per 

Peter Goelet 

John Dtbooci^h 

William I'aldwin 
V William Tuckey 
'^William Coventry 

Garret Wan Home 

\\'illiam Kelly 

Ffwis r»intard 

James Creic:hton 

William ^[?Kenly 
^Hcndrick Frits 



Alderman 
Assistant 

. Assessors 

Collector 



stables 



[■Con 

Alderman 
Assistant 

(-Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

|. Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

v Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

(■Assessors 

Collector 

(■ Constables 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



lOI 



Monlgomeric 
Ward 



Out Ward 
Bowery 
Division 



[49S] 

Harlem 
Division 



John liogart Jun'' 
Luke Vat> Ranst 
Jeremiah Brower 
Simon Breastcad 
Isaac ]5rasliier 
J-'hilip Branson 
Amos Dodge 
John ]Morine Scott 
Albert Herring 
Alathew Buicc 

^ Garret Cosine 
Elicis Anderson 
David Devoor Jnn'" 
^ David Jacock 
'^P.enjamin Waldron 
John Naug-lc Jun'" 

< John Myer Jun'' 
John Devoor Jnn'" 
(^Isaac Day 



Alderman 
Assistant 

I Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

i Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



Assessors 
Collector 
Constables 



The Honourable James De Lancey Esq'' Lieutenant Governour 
and Commander in Chief in and over the Province of Nev." York and 
Territories Depending thereon in America by and vrith the advice and 
Consent of his majesties Councill, v»as pleased to appoint the following 
persons officers for the City and County of New York for the Year Ln- 
sueing (to witt) John Cruger Esqr to be mayor water Baihft and 
Clerk of the Alarkets, John Ivobcns Esq^ to be high Sherifi, and John 
Burnet to be Corroner: 



Rksolved (Nemiine Contradicente) that Isaac Depeyster Esq^ tr.c | 
present Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Corporation be and he is 
hereby Elected and appointed Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Cor- 
poration for the year Ensucing. he Giveing Such Security as the Char- 
ter Directs : 

OrvDiiRin that the M'ayor Dsue his Warrant to th.e 

X" Trcasiirer of this Cit\' to pay to Johannes Myer Mes- 

(LS^o^ senger and Door Keeper to this Board or his order the 

Warr^ Issued suiu of tlu-ee pouinls fifteen shillings for one Quarters 

sallary due v.vAo him and Ending th.e second day of 

this Instant month of Septeml>er: 



102 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordi:kkd that the mayor Issue his varrant to the 

N? Treasurer of this City-i'h) -pay to M^^ Mary Vallete or 

(1384) Iier or<U-r tlic sum of Thirty six pounds, for one Years 

Warrllssucd Interest due to her of six Hundred pounds from this 

Board tlic Twenty sixth day of July Last past: 

OrderivD that Gilbert I'orbush be api)ointcd high Constable for 
the City and County of New York for the Year Ensucing: or untill 
some other fitt person be appointed v.^' Sworn in his Room: 



^Esq""? Aldermen 



> Assistants 



City of I At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York j "" Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 4*1^ 

Day of October 1757: 

Present : John Cniger Esq^ Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 

Piere Depeyster 

John Eogart Jun'" 

Philip Livingston 

William Coventry' 

Nicliolas Roosevelt 

Peter Clopper 

Joris Janscn 

Theodorus Van w}ck 

[499] OkDERED that the assi;:e of Bread be till further order flower 

at IS,/ 6 p'' Cent: 

A white Loaf of the fiiK-i-t flower to weigh. . . .1'^ : 15^- for 4 Coppers 

D? of D?... to weigh 153X for 2 D? 

And ordi'.k'i) th.al no olhcr Bread be made for sale within this City 
than according to the above assize (hard bisquets only Excepted) 
and that all Bakers witlun this City take notice thereof and make their 
bread accordingly : 

Richard Outen Bogart Brick la\cr. Sworn a freeman of this Cor- 
poration and ordi:rd to he Re.'^-istred : 

Okdkreu that Mr mayor Issue his warrant to the 

N° Treasurer of this City to pay to Peter Brower or his 

(1385) orilor the sum of Seven pounds and ten pence, in full 

Warrt Issued of liis account for v.ork done to the work liouse as p'' 

his said accoutit audited and allowed of bv this Board: 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 103 

Orderild that M^ Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
N"* Treasurer of this City to pay to Johannes Zericher £ 

(13S6) in full for Thirty six foot of stone as p'' his said ac- 

Warrt Issued: count sworn to and allowed of by this Board: 

Ordered tliat M'' Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
N? Treasurer of this City to pay to Barent Scabring or hi? 

(1387) order the sum of Ten pounds in full of his acco^ for 
Warr^ Issued : Tiiree Iron Grates &? for the work House as pi^ said 

accol audited and allov/ed of by this Board: 

Orderiid that ^M'' Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
N° Treasurer of this City to pay to Philip Livingston Esq^ 

(1388) or his order the sum of seven pounds five shillings for 
Warri Issued, the Like sum by him advanced & paid for this Cor- 
poration as p^ his said account audited and allowed 
of by this Board : 

ORi.)i:Rr:D that }A^ Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
.N9 Treasurer of this City to pay to Francis Mar[s]chalk 

(1389) City Surveyor or his order the sum of Nine pounds 
Warr^ Issued : four shillings in full of his account against this Cor- 
poration for surveying as p'' said account audited and 
allowed of by this Board : 

[500] Orderfd that M?" i\Iayor Issue his warrant to 
N° the Treasurer of this City to pay to William Carr, 

(1390) Brick Layer or his order the sum of sixteen pounds 
Warri Issued one shilling and two pence half Penny, in full of his 

account for work done for this Corporation as p'' his 
said account sworn to and allowed of by this Board: 

Ordered that i\B Mayor Issue his warrant to the 

N? Treasurer of this City to pay to i\B Peter Clopper or 

Ci.lOT) his order the sum of fifty one Pounds seventeen shil- 

Warr; Issued lings and Eight Pence, in full of his account v/ith this 

Corporation, for Repairs done to the fly Market as 

p' his said account audited and allowed of by this Board: 

Ordered that M^" ]\Iayor Issue his warrant to the 

N*' Treasurer of this City to Pay to M'' Nicholas Roose- 

(1392) volt or his order th.e sum of Thirtv two Pounds five 

Warrl Issued shillings and Seven Pence half Penny in full for the 

Like sum by him atlvance<i and Paid for the use of this 

Corporation as also the further sum of Three Pounds and one penny 

by iiim advanced and paid to sundry Labourers for Levelling and 

paveing so much of Little Queens Street as fronts the Lott of M^ 

Rodman : 



104 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordkrf.d that M^ Mayor Issue his warrant to the 
N? Treasurer of this City to Pay to Mf James Ackland or 

(^39v^) ^^'S order the sum of one Pound F-levcu sliilliugs in full 

Warr! Issued of liis account with this Corporation as p'' his said 
account allowed of by this Board: 

Tup: Clf:rk produced tu this I'.oard the Engrossed Deeds: To Rob- 
ert Livingston Robert Croinnieline John Bogart Jun^ John Cannon, 
Mary Cannon. Williani Gilbert Cornelius \''an Rants, Samuel Ting- 
ley, George Peterson, Penjaniin Paine Wilham Eeekman, the heirs of 
Benjamin Peck Benjamin Moore and James Thompson who is the 
present Possessor of the F.state formerly belonging to Cornelius 
Beekman Dec^ mentioned in the Minutes of Common Councill the 
T\Nenty fourtl: [second] of February one Tl;0usand Seven Plundred 
and fifty four, for a small piece or ])arcell of soil fronting their Re- 
spective ^^'ater Letts in the Fast River of the said City which were 
Read and approved of by llii> Board & orderd that the seal of this 
Corporation be affixed to them Severally, and signed by M^ Mayor 
and Counter signed bv tlie Clerk of this Board and Delivered to them 
on their Executing a Counter jiart tlicreof to the use of this Corpora- 
tion: 

[501] Okdi-.ri:d that M'' Mayor Issue his warrant to 
N? tlie Treasurer of this City to pay to Charles Burnet 

(1394) or his order the sum of Tliree Pounds in full of one 

Warr; Issued : Quarters Sallary as Publick Wlnpper to this City due 
and Er.ding this Day : 

I.U Rlxcrdfr (who was appointed with M*" Abraham Depeystcr 
to Receive of tlie Treasurer or Chamberlain of this City the sum of 
sixteen Hundred and fifty Ei;:-b,t Pounds, out of the monies then in the 
Treasury and I);scharge the principall and Interest of tv.'o Bonds from 
this Coqioratirni to Mess""! John Watts, and Oliver De Lancey) Re- 
ported that in Pursu.ance of v.hich said appointment they had accord- 
ingly Received of the said Chamberlain the said sum of sixteen Hun- 
dred and fiftv I'.ight Pounds, atid. together with, the sum of one Thou- 
sand Pouu'!'; this Corporation Borrowed on Interest of John Tie- 
bout, Dischargefd] tlie said principall and Interest of the af<:>resaid two 
Bonds to Mess^f Watts and De Lancey amounting in the whole and 
together to two Thousand six Hundred and fifty seven Pounds, four- 
teen shillincrs and five pence as appears by a Receipt Endorsed in the 
raid two Pt.nds for the sair.e now Delivered imto this Board and 
filed with tlie Clerk th.ereof, and that there Remains a ballance in 
their hand< ('ue to this Corporation of five shillings and Seven Pence 



>-Esq='^ Alderman 



>■ Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK • 105 

whereupon Its okderd that they pay tlie said baliance to the said 
Treasurer, and if Necessary take his Receipt for the same: 

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

New York] Hall of the said City on Friday the i.f} 

Day of October anno Domini 1757: 

Present John Cruger Esq'' Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Philip Living^ston 

John Bogart Juni^ 

Leonard Lespinard 

John jNIorine scott 

Nicholas Roosevelt "^ 

Peter Clopper 

Luke Van R^mts 

Albert Herring 

Joris Jansen 

This day W Mayor attended by M^ Recorder the aldermen and 
assistants high she»-iff Tov/n Clerk Cononer high Constable pcity Con- 
stables and other officers of this Corporation between the hours of 
I'en & Eleven of the Clock in the forenoon of the Same day Went 
in their formalities from the City Hall to the House of Edward Willet 
[502] In the west ward of this City and there waited on the Honourable 
James De Lancey Esq^ Lieutenant Governour and Commander in 
Chief in and over the province of New York and the Territories de- 
pending thereon in America, the Oaths appointed by act of parliament 
to be taken instead of the Oaths of allegiance and Supremacy the Test 
nud Abjuration oath in the presence and by order of his Honour the 
Lieutenant Governour were administred unto John Cruger Esq'' as 
n;.iyor. water Bailiff and Clerk of the Markets of this City of New 
York, as also o!ie of his ^lajcstics Justices of the peace for the City 
and County of New York, as also the usuall Oaths of office of mayor 
water Bailiff and Clerk of the Markets of the City of New York and 
Justice of the peace in the presence of the scverall members of this 
Court bef<3re Mentioned win:RF,uro\ the I^Iayor attended as aforesaid, 
Returned to tlie City Hall where after the Ringing of three bells, and 
Proclamation made for Silence the Commission of the mayor, water 
Bailiff and Clerk of the mar!:ets and the Commissions of the high 
sheriflf and Corroner were Published, and then this Court Returned to 
the Common Councill Chamlicr where the said John Cruger Esq*" was 
Placed in the Chair and then the said John Cruger Esq'' Mayor of this 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



^Esq^* Aldermen 



Corporation adininistrcd the Oaths aforesaid appointed to be taken 

by act of Parliament instead of the Oatlis of allegiance and supremacy, 

the Test & abjuration oath, and the usual Oaths for the due Execution 

of their Respective offices unto the Respective Magistrates and officers 

following Viz! 

Francis Filkin 

Philip Livingston 

John Bog art Junf 

Leonard Lespinard 

John Morine vScott 

William Coventry 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Peter Clopper 

Albert Herring 

Luke Van Rants 

Joris Jansen 

Garret Vim Home 

John Roberts Esq'' 



>. Assistants 



John P.urnctt 

James T^Iills 

[503] Gilbert Forbush 



high sheriff of tb.e City and County of New 

York : 
Corronrr of the City and County of New 

Yorlc 
Dcput}' sheriff: 
high Constable of tb.e City of New York 



Constable; 
Ea^t Ward 

\\\st \V:ird 

North Ward 

Soutl: Ward 

Dock Ward 

Montg>': Ward 

Out Ward 
P.o we ry 

Division 
Harlem 

Division 



of the Severall Wards 
^Jolm Pingliam 
) William Picrcen 
^Thomas Pettit 
I IsajiC Fordon 
(Aiexandcr Forbes 
)Josciih Forties 
WiUiam Baldwin 
\\'illiam Tuckev 

! 

^ I'^hil'p Pranson 
I Amos Dodge 



I David Jaycock 

^John Devoor Jun*" 
Hsaac ]~)ay. 



OF TPIE CI'IY OF NEW YORK 107 

Ordered that William TvI^Kcnly be fined the sum of Ten Pounds 
for Refusing to be sworn into tiic ofifice of Constable for the Dock ward 
for tlie Year Ensudng- and further ora)iii;D that the Alderman of the 
said Dock ward Cause a New Election of Constable in his Room as 
also in the Room of Hendrick Frits, who was Returned a Constable 
for the said ward and is neither a freeman nor freeholder, and that the 
Elections be on Tuesday next at Ten oClock in the morning-: 

OfiDERED that the Clerk of this Board prepare a Warrant of Att'T 
to John Morine Scott Esq'' for the Commenceing and Carrying on an 
action of Trespass [and] Ejectment on our Demise. in the Supreme 
Court, for the Recovery of a Certain Dwelling House and Lott or 
parcell of Ground and \vharf scituate Lying and being on Nassau 
Island belonging to this City and now or late in the Tenure and Oc- 
cupation of Jacob Rerason or his assigns and that the said Clerk annex 
the s<:al of this Corporation tljcrcto to be signed by M'' Mayor and 
Counter signed by the Clerk of this Board: 

Alderman Scott produced a power of Att^y from this Corporation to 
him, for the Entring in and takeing possession of a Certain Dwelling 
House and Lott or parcell of Ground and wharf at Nassau ferry now 
or Late in the possession of Jacob Remson or his assigns with the 
appurtenances thereto belonging, (Claimed by this Corporation) and 
after such possession and seizin so had and [504] Taken the possession 
of the same to Deliver to Johannis Myer together with an Indenture 
of lease from this Corporation for Twenty one Years now here also 
jHOt'luced which said pov\-cr of atU' and Lease were read and approved 
of by this board and orderd that the Clerk annex the seal of this Cor- 
poration thereto, to be signed by "M^ Mayor and Countersigned by the 
Clerk of this Board : 

C)!a)KKED that David Devoor Jun^ who was Returned one of the 
Constables of Bowery Division be lined the sum of ten Pounds for not 
attcn'ling this day to be Qualified pursuant to the directions of his 
Majesties Royal Charter Granted to this Corporation, and further 
ORDEKD that the Alderman of the outward Cause a new Election of 
Constable in his Room for said Bowery Division and that the Election 
be on Saturday tlie Twenty ninth day of th.is Instant month of October 
and its also orderd and agreed that in Case the said Jacob [David] 
Devoor [Jr.] sho'd be again Elected by the said ward as Constable for 
the Ensueing Year and he be inclined to serve in said office that the 
said fine of Ten Pounds be Remitted to him Immediately after his 
Qualification to said oflice : 



^Esq*"? Aldermen 



I 



Assistants 



io8 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

City of ) ^„ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York C Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 

19".' day of October Anno Dom 1757. 

Present John Crur^cr Esq'' Mayor 

Simon Jolinson Esq'' Recorder 

Francis Eilkin 

Pliilip Livingston 

John Bogart Jun^ 

Leonard Lespinard 

William Coventry 

John Morine Scott 

Nicholas Roosevelt ^ 

Peter Clopper 

Albert Herring 

Luke \'an Rants 

Joris Jan sen 

Tile alderman of the l^ock ward, Returned that he had Caused a 
New Election of Constables for the said ward in the Room place and 
Stead of Willinni M':Kt-ii);y [M^Kenly] who Refused to be sworn into 
the said fjfilcc cf Constable and was fined Ten Pounds, as also in the 
Room of Hendrick Frits who was Returned a Constable of said v/ard 
and is neither a freeman nor freeholder and that John Durham [505] 
and Robert Boyle were Elected Constables in their Room for the said 
Dock ward for the year linsueiiig: 

ORiMEKf.D th.at AUleruiaii TJvinc^.^ton alderman Coventry ^.less'? 
Peter Clopper, Joris Jan?cn aiui Garret Van home or any Three of 
them be a Conimittee to Cau?e such necessary Reperations to be m.ade 
to the City PLall from time to time as they shall Judge proper : 

Ordkrfi) tliat tlu* Committee for auditing the publick accounts 
which was appointed the fourteenth day of October one Thousand 
seven hundred and fifty six be Continued for the year Ensucing and 
that Garret Wan Home be one of the Committee in the Room place 
and Stead of Thcodorn? Van Wyck: 

ORDF.KF.n tliat Aldermen Livingston. Lespinard & Coventry [and] 
Mess'? R'>3Sevi'lt. CK'Pper t.^' Jansen or any four of them be a Com- 
mittee to Consult with Severall of the principall Carpenters of this City 
what meathnd Can be taken for the Immediate provideing of ma- 
terialls for the (\arrying on and Complcating I^arracks to Contain Eight 
Hunrircd n:en. and wheather a SulTccient Number of Carpenters Can 
be had. so as to Compk-at the said Barracks in a fortnight and Report 
their opinion to this Board with all Convenient Speed: 



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[I] City of J^^g 
New York j" ' 



At a Common Coiincill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Friday the 21*- 
day of October 1757;/ 



Present. John Cruger Esq^ jNIayor 
Francis Filkin "^ 

Philip Livingston 
John Bogart jun'' 
Leonard Lesjjinard 
William Coventry 
Peter Clopper 
Albert Herring 
Luke \''an Rants y 

Joris Jansen 
Garret \^an Home 



>-Esq''? Aldermen 



Assistants 



The Committee appointed the nineteenth day of tliis Instant 
month of October to Consult with some of the most principal 1 House 
Carpenters of this City, what method Could be Taken for tlie Imme- 
diate providing materials for Carrying on and Comploating llarracks 
to Contain Fight hundred men, and whether a sulTicient number of 
Carpenters Could be had so as to effect tbe same in a sliort tinK\ Re- 
ported that they accordingly have Consulted with several of tiie most 
principall Carpenters of this City who wore of opinion tbat a sufricient 
Quantity of materials nu'ght be had in a fortnight, upon wliicii this 
P'Oard Came to the following Resolution, and agrecvl. that the said 
Building be forthwith Carried on under the direction and Inspection 
of the above mentioned Connnittee who are hereby Empowered to 
Treat with such persons, and provide such materials for the Carrying 

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112 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

on and Coniplcatin.q- said work as tliev shall jiul;;,^' proper, and further 
GRDERi) that the said buildinq-, Contain Twenty Rooms on a floor two 
s'oric'.-. iiiidi, lo he 'Iwciily cue feet squaio, f.Mir hundred and Twenty 
feet Long" and Twenty one feet wide to be built on some of the Coni- 
nions Lands of this Corporation, to the southward of freshwater 
]jetween the Xew Goal House and the house of Catemuts and that 
Alderman Bogart be added to tiie aforesaid Committee: 

Ordlu'd that Al!" Ma}or L'^sue his v/arrant to the 
N° Treasurer of this City to pay to i\K Isaac Stouten- 

(^395) hurf^li or liis order the sum of Twenty five pounds for 

\\''arrl Issued the ballance of liis account with this Corporation for 
the Char,i;es of the Watch House from the first of 
OctolK-r one Thousand seven hundred and fifty six to the first of 
Octoi)er one lliousand seen hundred and fifty se^•en, as also the [2] 
further suni of Twenty two pounds Twelve sliillings, for the Con- 
stables da\s and niirlits watches from the fourteenth day of aprill one 
Thousand seven humlred and fifty seven, to the fourteenth day of 
October following". Including v, hat he paid to Mathew W'ool for 
Lighting the Cit\ Lamjis for a half year, and Likewise four pounds 
Eight shillings and six pence in full of his other accc^unt with this 
Corporation fur sundr\- services by him done for this Corporation, 
which said severrdl sums in the whole and together amount to fifty 
two pounds and six pence : 

W'liHRFAS this r.oard Conceives it absolutely necessary that a num- 
ber of I>arracl-:.> be forthwith Iniilt in or near this City so as to contain 
Eight hundred men, and inasmuch, as there is not at present any 
monies in th.eir Treasury to Effect tlie same Do therefore Resolve and 
agree that M^ Mayor and AUlerman Lespinard be a Connnittee to 
wait on the Covernour and Cotmcill. and Request of them to draw a 
warrant on the Treasurer of the Colony, in favour of this Corporation 
for a sufficient sum to build and Compleat said Barracks out of the 
monies in his hands Raised for fortifications, and that the said Com- 
mittee have power to Engage, that the said monies so to be drawn for 
shall be Replaced by this Corporation in Case the Generall assembly 
shall not allow and ajiprove of such Draught: 

Alderman Bogart Delivered into this Board a Table of the assize 
of Loaf reread in pounds and Ounces Calculated for the Various prices 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



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of the best of Coniir.on flower from Ten shillings to Twenty two shil- 
linp-' and nine pcTice i-'" Cent nllowing Every one hundred and Twelve 
pounds of flov/er when Tinlccd to dehver one hundred and forty six 
pounds of Loaf Bread, allowing for Bakeing, wood <i'? six shillings and 
Three pence p^ Cent of flower, whicli was Examined into- and ap- 
proved of by this Board, and ordcrd tliat the Regulation of the assize 
for the future be made agreeable to said Table/ 



City of I 

New York J 



SS 



[3] 



At a Common Councill held at the 
Work House in or near the said Citv en 
Tuesday the 2^^\' day of October i/S/'/ 



Present: jolm Cruger Esq^ JNIayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Philip Livingston 

Leonard Lespinard 

William Coventry 

NichiOlas Roosevelt 

Peter Cloppcr 

Albert Herring 

Luke \'an Rants 

Joris Jansen 

Garret \'an Home 



^Esq*"? Alderman 



>^ Assistants 



J 

0:vDr:R'D that Alderman Livingston and Alderman Lespinard be a 
Committee to Receive oi Mcss'r Ci-iristophcr Bancker and John Dies 
the sum of two Thousand pounds being v.liat tliey Received of the 
Treasurer of the Colony out of the fortification money, by \'irtue of a 
v/arrant to them froni the Governour and Councill the said sum to be 
applied tov;ards Building of Barracks in or near this City, pursuant to 
a Resolution of this Board made the 21^^ of this Instant October: 
Vol. VI. -S 



114 



MINUTES OF THE CO.MMON COUNCIL 



City of 
New York 



SS 



>Esci''? Aldermen 



> Assistants 



At a Common Councill held at tlK- City 
Hall of the said City on Friday the 4''; day 
of Xovcmber 1757. 

Present John Cruj^Tr h'sqf Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 
Piere Depcyster 
i'Vancis l*"i!!cin 
Philip Liviny;ston 
John Bo^arl Jun'' 
Leonard Le.-pinard 
William Coventry 
John >.forinc Scott 
Abraham Dci^cyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
Albert Herring 
Luke \'an Ranst 
Joris Janscn 
Garret \'an Home 

Be it ordmn"'d by the Ma}oi' Aldermen and assistants of the City 
of New York Conven'd in Common Councill and its hereby ordained 
by the authority of the san-.e that all the Laws orders and ordirar.ces 
of this Corporation which on the Eighth day of November one Thou- 
sand seven hundred and fifty >ix, were made ordained, Renewed Es- 
tablished and published be Renewci and Continued [4] and Remain in 
full force and X'irtuo, for one year, from and after the date hereof: 
A Law for the observation of the Lords day Called Sunday: 
A Law to prevent stranp,ers from being a Charge to this Corpora- 
tion (Except th.at ]\nrt ior:nerl\- Repealed) 

A Law to api^oint swrn snr\ oyors of this City/. 
A Law for the Petter preventing of fire'/ 
A Law for marking of P.read''. 
A Law for the Regulating of Carts and Cartmcn 
A Law prohil'iting the sale of meal and flower by measure and for 
appointing places for the -ale of meal flower Corn and Grain/. 

A Law for the Regulating of Xegroes mulattoes and other slaves/ 
A Law for the Regulating of the oftice of packers and Cullers/ 
A Law for tlte Regulating the lying of \'e>.sels in the docks and 
slips of this City and fur ll-n.- preserving tl;e Bridge and Con.imon 
Sewer in the said docks 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 115 

A Law for preserving the Coiniiions. and tlic fish in fresh water 
pond/ 

A Law for Rcgulntinii; and Establishing- fees f'.r ti:e Invlters to 
funeralls/. 

A Law for pavin,^- and Clcansin</ ihc streets Lanes and allys within 
the City of New York and for preventing- Xusances within tlie same 
(Except such part as Relates to no Hoggs to ho Kept on the south 
side of fresh water and the streets, and wharfs not to be Luinber*d[)] 

A Law in addition to a law, Entilided a Law for paveing and 
Cleansing the streets Lanes and allys within the City of Xew York and 
for preventing Nusanccs within the same/ 

A Law against flrc[ing] of Guns, or other llreworks within the 
streets/ 

A Law prohibiting Llawkers and Pedlers (Except such part thereof 
as was formerl}- Repealed) 

A Law preventing frauds in firewood/ 

A Law for markeing of Bu.tter/ 

A Law for Regulating of midwives witln'r. the City of Xew York/ 

A Law for Regulating the oflk-c of Chamberlain or Treasurer of 
the City of X^ew York : 

A Law for the Better securing of the Cit\- of X^'ew York from the 
danger of Gun Powder : 

A Lav/ for ap[)ointing, Establishing and Regulating a Good and 
sufficient night watch in the City of Xev; York/ 

A Lav; Declaring to what uses the seal of th.e Corporation the seal 
of the ]\layors Court and the seal of the ^Vlayoralty of this City shall 
be put unto/. 

[5] A Law for Regulating the pu'ilick markets, within the City of 
New York, and for preventing the forestalling of provisions, comeing 
to the said Markets : 

A Law to prevent tlie Selling or giveing of unripe fruit and Oysters 
witliin the City of Xew York/. 

A Law Relating to luakeing of Ereemen (Except that part formerly 
Repealed) 

A Law for Regulating the Slaughter Houses (with the following 
alteration, that Instead of the publick Slaughter Houses by the water 
Side, all Xeat Cattle to be Killed at the Slaughter Elouse, belonging 
to M^ Xicholas Bayard Scituate on his Lauds, on the north side of 
fresh water) 



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A Law ix addition to a Law Entitled a Law 
i-oR Tin-: i;l:tter pri:venting of fire: 
De it ordain r.D by the Authority in the t.ai(l Law mentioned tliat 
no person or persons, shall from and after the Publication hereof Have 
Keep or put any Hay or Straw in Barracks or piles in his her or their 
Yard or Yards Garden or Gardens, or in any other place or places, to 
the Southward of Freshwater, Excejit in Close Buildings proper for 
the purpose, and AL^;o that no person or persons shall have, keep 
or put any Hay or Straw, in any Hour.e Stable or other Building to 
the Southward of the Fresliwaior that is or shall be within Ten feet 
of any Chimney Hearth or fire j^Iace, or place for Keeping ashics under 
the penalty of Twenty Shillings for Every offence, to be Recovered 
one half thereof for the Church v/ardons of the said City for the use 
of the Poor tliereof and.tlie other half, to the person who shall Sue or 
prosecute for the same, before the ^layor or Recorder or any one of 
tlic Aldermen v.ilh Co>ts of prosecution, and that Every person or 
persons, shall be Subject to the Like penalty as often as he she or they 
shall Continue to keep Hay or Straw in any or Either of the Houses, 
Stables Buildings or places aforesaid above forty Eight Hours after 
Every Conviction to be Recovered in the nianner and for the nses 
aforesaid ''. 

Okdlr'd that ihiC second Clause in tlie Law Entituled a Law to pre- 
vent tl".e Selling or Giveing unripe fruit and Oysters within the Ciiy 
of New York be Repealed and th.e same is hereby accordingly Repealed 
and Listead thereof the iV.llov.ing Clause be addetl to the said Law 
\'iz: Tb.ai if any person or {.lerscns v.hatsoever at any tiii'ie from tlie 
fifteen:!) day of May next to th.e fifteenth day of August hereafter 
shall presume [('■>] to Give. Sell Utter, Offer or Expose to sale or bring 
any 0>sters v. ithin this City, E\ory Such offender or offenders shall 
forfeit and pay for Every Such offence the sum of Twenty Slnllings, 
any Law usage or Custom te~) the Contrary in any wise Xotwith- 
standingA 

Ord:;r'd th.at so ir.ueh iis Relates to the Packers and Cullers in 
the fifth Clause ci tlie Law Entitled a Law for Regulating the office 
of Gaugers packers an-,1 Cullers (to witt) for Culling of pipe Staves 
pieces of Hedding iV Hogshead Staves be Repealed and the same is 
herebv accordingly Repealed, and that Instead thereof the follov/ing 
Sums be allov/ed to tlie Packers i!v" Cullers (\'i^-) for Culling of Every 
Thousand of pipe and Butt Staves tv.o Shillings and Six pence, for 
Every Thou?an'! ['iece of Hedding tv/o shillings and six pence, and 



OV THE CITY OF NEW YORK ,17 

}'< r I:\crv Thousand of Hogshead Staves Two Shillings any Law 
?;in;'t or Custom to the Contrary thereof in any wise >Cotwithstanding/ 

Ml" Mayor produced to this Board a List of the Names of Sundry 
pcr-on?, who had Talren out Lycences for Retailing of Strong Liquors 
witliin this City from the Twenty fifih day of Alarcli one Thousand 
SevfU hundred and fifty Seven to the Twenty fifth day of March one 
'iliou>and Seven hundred and fifty Eight amounting to the number 
of Two iruPidred and Eighteen pcrsojis. and who together had paid 
for the same Three hundred and Eight pounds Eight shillings Current 
n:oiiey of this Colony. onDr.R'n that he pay the Same to the Treasurer 
or Chamberlain of tliis City, Retaining first thereout in his hands four 
S!nlli!igs ar.d paying thereout to the Clerk, five Siiillings for every 
L>'i:cnce so by him Granted dureing the time therein Mentioned/. 



Citv of ( 

^5 



New 



i or 



SS 



At a Common Council! lield at the City 
Hall 01 tiie said City on Tuesday the 2g^-^ 
of November i/S7'/. 



Present John Cruger Esq'' Mayor 
Piere Dopeyster 
Francis Filkin 
Philip Livingston 
Leonard Lespinard 
Abraham Depeyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Cloppcr 
Luke A'an Rants 
Joris Jansen 
Garret Van ficrne 



Esq''? Aldennen 



>- Assistants 



N? 

(1396) 
Warrt Tssu';i 



Order'd that ^["^ ^fayor Issue his Warrant to tl^.o 
Treasurer of this City to [>ay to John Depeyster Jun^ or 
his order the sum of two hundred pounds the sar.ic 5um 
to be by him Laid out for fire wood for the Nc-w F-ar- 
racksy' 



.OKDi:K'D that }^tf Mayor L<:^ue his Warrant to the 

N° Treasurer of this City to pay to Isaac Stoutenburgh or 

(1307) his order the sum of uTty Pounil< the said sum to be bv 

^\'arr: Jssu^ him Laid [out] for purchase of firewood for the Gard 

House and Hospitall'/ 



ii8 



MIXUTES or Tin: COMMON COUN'CIL 



Okdek'd that M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Trcastircr of tliis City to pay to Aldcnnan Coventry or 
his order the sum of tifty pounds to be by him paid to 
Abraliam IJookce for the purchasings of Arewood for the 
Barracks at the Battery/ 

Ordhr'd tliat M'' Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

Treasurer of this City to pay to Peter Gerreaud or bis 

order the sum of £23 : 3 : SJA in full of his several! ac- 

Warrl Issu^ counts Dchvcrcd into this Board for Sundry Services 

done fur the u>c of this Corporation/. 

OkI)!:r'd tliat the a^si/e of J'rcad be till further order flower @ 

14^ 6^ ^-^ C^ 

a White Loaf of tlic finest ilour to wcic::h 2^'" for 4 Coppers 

D'.' of D? to wcipli I for 2 D? 

AND okder'd that no other Birt-'ad be made for Sale within this City, 
than according to the above assize (h.ard Bisqucts only Excepted) and 
that all Bakers witliiu this City take Notice tliercof and make their 
Bread accordincrlv/ 



N? 

(I39«) 
W^arrt Issu\i 



N? 
(1399) 



City of I „^, 
New York j 



A')- a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said Cily on Saturday [Friday] 
the 9^1' day of December 1757/ 

Present/ John Crugcr Ksp/ }\Iayor 

Simon Johnson I'.sq^ Recorder 

Piere Dejicyster ^ 

Philip Livin<>ston ' , . , , 

T , T " • , >JLsq''r Aldermen 

Leonard Lcspmard '^ 

William Coventry 

[8] Abraham Dcpeyster " 

Xicliolas Roosevelt 

Pcler Clopper 

Joris Jansen ^Assistants 

Luke \'an Rants 

Alljcrt Tferring 

Garret Wan liMnic 

ChvDERn tliM Yi' Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

NV Treasurer 01 this City to pay to Joh.annes Myer mes- 

(1400'! sciiier auvl Doorkeeper to this Board or order the sum 

Warri L>^.-u.' oi Three Pounds fifteen shilliiiiis for one Quarters Sal- 

lary due unto liim and Endiiii;- the second day of this 

Instant month of Dece'ir.ber'/ 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



i\<j 



Citvof \ eo 
N-wVorkp'^ 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Thursday the 29-'^ 
day of Dccemher Anno Dom 1757 

Present John Crugcr E?q^ flavor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Piere Dcpcyster 



Francis Filkin 
Philip Livingston 
John Bogart Jun'' 
Leonard Lcspinr.rd 
William Coventry 
John Morine Scott 
Ah rah am Dcpc\'stcr 
Peter Clopjier 
Albert Herring 
Joris lansen 
Garret \'an Home 



j^Esq""? Aldermen 



?> Assistants 



Ounr.K'o by this Poard that (Pnrsuant to an act of the Lieuten- 
ant Governour and Councill and Gcnerall Assenihly of the Province 
of Xew "^'ork Entitled an Act to Enable the :\Iayor, Aldermen and 
Commonalty of the City of New York to raise a sum not Exceeding 
Three Thousand five hundred pounds for Erecting Par racks for his 
majesties Troops, providing them Vv-ith firewood and Candles and other 
purposes therein mentioned) th.e sum not Exceeding Three Thousand 
five hundred pounds together with nin.e pence in tlie pound for 
the Collectors for their Trouble in Collecting in said sum, be Raised 
hv a Tax upon the Estc^tes Real and personall of all and Every the 
freeholders, Freemen, Inhabitants, Residents and Sojourners within 
this City to Defray the Expences mentioned and Expressed in the 
aforesaid act/. 

[0] -Mdcrman Livingston Produced to this Board a Receipt to him 
from lolin Depeyster Jun'' which vcas Read in the words following 
\\7.\ Xew York the ninth day of December one Thousand Seven hun- 
ilrol and fifty Seven. Received of Philip Livingston this day and at 
Sundry tinges before Severall Sums of money for the Xew Barracks 
amounting in tlie whole to the sum of one Thousand Pounds. John 
De Peyster Jun'-. orokrd by this Board that the said Receipt be filed 
with the Clerk thereof/ 

Alderman Lespiirird also produced to this Board a Receipt to him 



I20 MINUTES OI' TDK COM.MOX COU.N'CIL 

from the said John Dcpcystcr Jiui'" which was Likewise Read and is 
in the Words following- (Vi/.t) New York December tlie Seveiiteenth 
one Thousand Seven hundred and fifty seven Received of Mr Leonard 
Lespinard the sum of one Thousand pounds, said sum Received at 
Sundry Diffirent times for the use of the Xew Barracks. John De 
1 'eyster Jun'' Ouderu by this Board the said Receipt be filed with the 
Clerk thereof/. 

The Clerk produced to this Board the Draft of a Grant to Oliver 
De Lancey Esq'' lu trust for the Children of tlic Late S^ Peter Warren 
for a water Lott in the North River which was Read and thereupon 
ORDERD that Mf Recorder Alderman Lespinard & Alderman Scott be a 
Committee to Conferr with M^" De Lancey Concerning tlie Granting 
of said Lott and make Report thereof to this Board with all Convenient 
speed/' 

Order'd thiit Jchannis Mxor n:essenger and Door Keeper to this 
Board be allowt-d the sum of Six pounds for Extraordinary Services 
of the Last Year by him done for this Corporation/. 

Alderman Scott produced to this Board aii assignment from this 
Corporation il' Joseph Causcton to Jolm Chambers Esq""? of a Bond and 
Mortgage from said Joseph Cau.-eton to AMerman Depeyster William 
Livingston and Benjamin Xicoll of the City of Xew York Esq^ 
(three) of the Trustees for Setting at Litcrest the sum of Three Thou- 
sand four himdred and forty Three pounds Eighteen Shillings ap- 
pointed by an act of tlic Governour Councill and Gencrall assembly 
of tlie province of Xew York Tntit'ed an act for \'esting in Trustees 
the sum of Tliree Thousand four hundred and forty Three pounds 
Eighteen shillings Raised by way of Lottery for Erecting a Colledge 
within this Colony/ which said I'ond and mortgage upon a Division 
made by and between this Corporation and the Governours of the 
Colledge pursuant to an act of assembly for tliat purpose, fell and v/as 
allotted among other Bonds and mortgages to the share of this Cor- 
poration, tlie principall anvl Interest of Vvhich said Mortgage aniounts 
to six hundred and sixty poun.ds Thirteen shillings the san.ie being 
Read and [ lo] approved <>i l>y this Board an.d OunnRO tliat the seal 
of this Corporation be alfixedi thereto and that the same be Signed by 
M^ ^^ayor and C''unter Signed by the Clerk of this Board and Deliv- 
ered to the Said John Cha:iil)er< v,ith the Bond mortgage and Title 
Deeds Rclatin.g tb.ereto, oti his payiiig the princiipall and Interest of 



OF THK CITY OF NEW YORK 121 

the said Bond & mortgagee abovementioned to the said Alderman 
Srott/ 

The Like to John Lcalce of the City of Xcw York Merch^ for £216 : 
6 :o ORDERD the Like (as above) 



City of 



I SS 
New York^ 



Present 



At a meetino^ of the Common Councill 

at the City Kail of the said City on Thurs- 
day the 12^'' day of January 1758/. 

/ John Cruger Lsi]- }^Iayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 

Pierc Dcpeyster • 

Francis Filkin 

John Bog:ert Jun'' 

Philip Living-ston 

Leonard Lespinard 

William Coventry 

John IMorin Scott 

Abraham Depeyster 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Peter Cloppcr 

Albert Herring 

Luke \'an Rants 

Joris Janscn 

Garret A'an Home 



>-Esq''? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



Order'd that ]\L Mayor Ts^ue his warrant to the 

N? Treasurer of this City to pay to Davis LTunt or his 

(i-'Ol) order the sum of Nine pounds nineteen shillings and 

Wnrrl L<;sued seven pence half penny in full of his account for work 

done for this Corporation Li Re{)airing some of the 

Fire Engines as p'' his said account, sworn to and allowed of by this 

Board/. 

Ouorj^'u that the Clerk of tiiis Board prepare a Bond from this 
Ccrporatlon to Abraham LelTerts of this City of Xcw York Mercb.ant 



122 MINUTES or THE COMMON COUNCIL 

and affix the seal of the Corporation Thereto in the penalty of six 
hundred {lounds Current n;oney of New York with Condition to pay the 
sum of Three hundred i)0unds Like money on or before the Twelfth 
da\- of January | ii] next with Interest at five p^ Cent p'' annum, and 
that the same be Signed by M'' ^^ayor and Counter signed by the 
Clerk of this Board/. 

r)Rni:R'D the Like to Philip Livingston Esq'' in the penalty of four 
hundred pounds Conditioned for the paym.ent of two hundred pounds 
on or before the Twelfth day of January v.-ilh Interest j'.t five p- Cent 
from the date hereof and that tlie same be also Signed by the mayor 
and Counter signed by the Clerk hereof/. 

C)kdf.u'd that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

X? Treasurer of this City to p:;y to John Bogart Jun^ Esq^ 

(1402) or order the sum of Three jiounds nine shillings and 

Warrl Issued nine pence in full for the Like sum by him advanced 

and paid for the use of this Corporation in Repairing 

the high. way near Tliomas I^tontanies;/ 

Opjifk'd that M' \'an Rants have Lil)crty to send a fire Engine 
with a Xumber of Buckets not Exceeding fifty to the work house of 
this City there to be Left for the more Ready Extinguishing any fire 
that may happen to the Xew Barracks/. 

Jacob Brcwington the p-re.vcnt Lessee of X\assau ferry belonging to 
this Corporation, appeared before this Board and made Severall pro- 
pozalis Concerning tlie Takeing a new Lease from this Corporation of 
the said Eerry and Eerry bou^e, and at the same time proposed ^^less-f 
David provoost and Lewis Morris Jun' Sureties for reriorming the 
Covenants in the Lease on his part to be Executed, which proposalls 
were Accepted of by this Board, and agreed to ; and Thereupon its 
ORD!:i^D, by this Board, that the same be Let to the said Jacob Brewing- 
ton for the terni of five Years, to Commence from the first day of }^Iay 
next, by two severall Leases, u.nder the annual Rent of six hundred and 
fifty pounds, (to wilt) the ferry under the annual Rent of five hundred 
and seventy pouiKls. and t!ie fferry house umler the annual Rent of 
Eighty pounds the same to be paid Quarterly to the Treasurer or 
Chamberlain of th.is City ; and its further agreed to. by and between 
this Board, and the .said Jacob Brcwington. tiiat in Case this Corpora- 
tion ?hn"d bo Inclined to Ren-.ove anrl carry away the old house, wh.ich 



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123 



Stands behind the New ferry house, they have L.ibcrty to Remove the 
sr'.nie at the End of any Year Durinp^ the Continuance of said Lease, 
to the said Jacob Brewington/. 



[12J City of ) 
New York (■ 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Thursdiiy [Wednes- 
day] the iS='' dav of January Anno Dom.ini 



Present/. Simoji Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Francis l-"i1kin ^ 

John IJoc^crt Jun'' 
William Coventry 
Peter Cloppcr 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Albert Herring- 
Luke \^an Ranst 
Joris Janscn 
Garret \'an Hornc 



EsqT Aldermen 



> Assistants 



Ordf^r'd that Alderman Lespinard AMerm;in Coventry Mess" 
Nicholas Roosevelt and Joris Jansen or any three of them be a Com- 
mittee to sash tiie assembly Chariiber in the City Hall and make such 
other necessary ornamcntall Reparation to the said Chamber as they 
shall Judge proper/. 

C^rdf.k'd that Mf Recorder Alderman Rogart alderman Lespinard 
and Mess*^? Luke Van Rants and Garret \'an Home or the major part 
of them be a Committee to Cause to be made one hundred fire Eucketts 
in such manner as they shall Judge most proper at the Expcnce of this 

Corporation/. 

Okd!:u'd that M^" Recorder Issue his warrant to 

N9 "the 'rrca>urer c;f this Ciiy to pay to M'' L^iac Stouten- 

'1403) burgh or h.is order the sum of Twenty four pounds 

\\ arrt Lssucd nine shillings and three pence in full of lU* -account for 

sundr\- sums b\- hin^. advanced and Laid out and for 



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MINUTES or THE COMMOX COUNCIL 



work by him done for this Corporation and also that tiic further sum of 
Three pounds be allowed him to purch.ase oil for the City Lamps for 
the Knsueing Year/. 



[13] City of 
New York 



ss 



-At a Common Ccuncill held at the City 
Hall of the said City, on Saturd^iy the 18*'' 
day of ffeb^y Anno Dom 1758/ 



P^rcsent John CtuLTcr Esq'' Mayor 
Francis I""ilkin 
Philip Livini;ston 
John i;o;;arl Jun^ 
LeiJiiard 1 .c.pi-.ir.rd 
\\"illiam Covcniry 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Cloppcr 
Luke \'an Ranst 
Joris Janscn 
Garrit \'an Home 



>-F.sq''? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



ORDi-k'n that alderman Livingston and alderman Lespinard Do 
IiTimcdiately wait u'pon Arciiiliald Kennedy Esq' and purchase of him 
for tin's Cor]) orntiiin tlic Island Commonly Called P.edlows L^iand for 
any sum nri Excvcdin:; one Tiiou;-and pouivls in order to Erect tliere- 
on a jjcst House and make Report thereof to tliis Board hov/ and in 
what manner tliey have Treated with liim for tlic same/. 

Aldermen Livin^-stcn and. Lespinard who were above appointed to 
purchase of Archibald tCenncdy Esqi" the L-land Commonly Called 
P.edlo-v.s Island for th.e I-'.reclir,,q- th.ercon a pest House, Reported tliat 
they have accordingly waited of (on] the said Archibald Kentiedy. and 
liave aL^reed to < live liim for the said Island the sum of one Thousand 
I'Ounds by two payments (\'iz'.) five b.undred pountls on the first day 
ct May next aiul the Remainirt,^ live lumdrcd pounds on the first day 
of May t.nr rhonsar.d seven hundred anil tlfty nine and lurijier 
ORPFKi) that tiie C lerk prepare two Ponds from this Corporation to 
the said Archib.'dd Kennedy for the same and aflLK the seal 01 this 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 125 

Cerporation to Each of them and Deliver theiu to the said Archibald 
Kcnneciv on his Executing- a Release of the said Island to this Corpora- 
tion with such Gcnerall Warrantee and Covenants as shall be approved 
of ny this Board/. 

0.^d;:u'd that the Clerk of this Board prepare advertisements to 
be put in the publick weekly Gazetlees for letting- to farm the stalls and 
standings of the severall markets of this City (to which "M^ mayor 
objected Declarcing be conceived he luid a Right to tlie proflits of the 
same as Clerk thereof) and of the publick wharfs and slips of this City 
for the term of one Year to CommeriCc on the first day of May next 
by publick out Cry at the Common Councill Chamber in the City I-lall 
of the said City on Thursday the Thirtieth day of ^larch next at two 
oClock in the afternoon of tlie same day to the Highest bidders and 
that iliis Board or the !^lajor part of [14] tl;em be a Committee for 
Letting the sanio upon such Conditions as t!-,ey shall Judge proper'/ 

Ordf.r'd that the mayor Issu.e his Warrant to the 

X? Treasurer of this City to pay to Jacob Brewington or 

(1404) liis order tbe sum of Thirty two i)0unds seven shillings 

Warr; l^sued and Likewise four pounds two shillings and four pence 

being v/hat vv'as Distrained from him by tbe Collectors 

of Kings County for the Government and County Tax of the ferry and 

ferry h.cuse for the Year 175S/ 

M' Roper Dawson of thi- City Merchant Lately proposed to this 
lioard the Leaseing- of the Ui)per part of the Exchange for tlie term of 
tluee Years; ar.d for whicli he offered the sum of fifty pounds p^ 
.•iunum. to which proposall this Board then promised him the Refusall: 
and as no person hath since applied to this Board for the Leaseing^ of 
the ?ariie Its thereupon okderd by this Board that the said upper part 
of tbe Exchange together Vvith tlie Room uiider the stairs be Leased to 
liic said Roper Dawson accordingly for the said term of Three Years 
under the Yearly Rent of fifty }iounds to be paid to the Treasurer or 
Chamlierlain of this City by Quarterly payp.ients : and that the Clerk 
prepare (if the said Roncr Dawson should tliink it necessary) a Lease 
for the same accordingly ; and furtl-er agreed that this Corporation have 
the L;^'crty of makcing use of the premisses hereby agreed to be let 
four Days in Each Year During tr.e said terni of th.ree Years/ 



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MINUTES OF THE CO.MMON COUNXIL 



City of J^,. 
New York( 



A'l a Common ConnciU held at the City 
Hall of iIk! said City (jn >rondriy the 13*^ 
day of March Anno DoTa 1758/ 

Present John Crn^^cr Escj'' Mayor 

Simon Johnson Ksq^ Recorder 
Piere Dopcystcr 
Francis l''ilkin 



Philip Livingston 
Jolm Du.qart jun'' 
William Coventry 
Abraham Dc[ioystcr 
Pclcr Cloppcr 
Albert llcrrin*;,' 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Luke \'an Ranst 
JorJs Jan sen 
Garret \'an Ilorn.o 



>Esq'': Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



[15] Ordf.r'u that 'M^ flavor Issue In's Warrant to 
N? the Tica.'turcr of iliis City to pay to Kenry Carmer or 

(1405) liis order the sum of tluc-e pounds Three shillings and 

Warr'. Issued Eigh.t jience half penny in full of his account for v.'ork 
done for this Corporation in Repairing the Long 
Bridge as p- his said account audited and allowed of by this Board/. 

Ordered by this P.oard that M!" Recorder Alderman Livingston 
Alderman Les-pinard -md Aldorman Coventry Mess''? Abraliam De- 
peyster and Lv;ke Yv.n Kiuiis or the major part of them with as riiany 
more of this I'oard as shall [ilease to attend be a Connwittec to Conferr 
and treat with Jacob Rrewington Concerning the Granting of the 
Dwelling House, Store liouse. wharf. Lott of Ground and all otlier the 
premisses which he lately purchased from the Devisees of Jacob Rem- 
son Dec'.' or the Trustres of John Remson or both of them at Xassau 
ferry on Long T>!a!ul and that they or the major part of them make a 
Report thereof to tiu"s 15oard with all Convenient Speed;/ 

Oi<der"d that so much of th.c Third Clause as Relates to the Turns 
of watching in ilie severall wards to the southwartl of freshwater in 
a Law Entitled a Law for appointing Estabhshing and Regulating a 
Good and sufficient night watch in the City of New York be Repealed; 
and Instead th.ereof the fol'owing alteration be made (to witt) Be it 
ordained bv the authoritv in the said Law. that all and Evcrv the In- 



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127 



Iialjitaiils Dwelling Rcsu.ling antl InliabiLiiig within liie six wards to 
tJic southward of fresh water, being able persons and fit to watch, or 
(o liiid ail able and fit watchman, do watch within the said City of Xcw 
York in manner and form following tliat is to say, tlie Inhabitants of 
the west ward of the said City to keep watch nine niglits successively 
and the Inhabitants of the south ward to v/alch five nights successively 
and then the Inhabitants of the Dock ward to watch five nights succes- 
sively and then tb.c Inhabitants of the iiast ward to watch ten nights 
successively and then the Inhabitants of tlie Xorth w ard to watch Eight 
nights successively and then the Inhabitants of the Montgomerie ward 
to kct]) \vatch Klc\en niglUs successively and v/hen tlie said six wards 
have .all watched in manner aforesaid then the aforesaid westward to 
begin, again to watch the number of nine nights aforesaid and the other 
five wards to follow successively in watching their Respective number 
of nights as aforesaid in 2vlanner and according to the method aforesaid 
iJirccted and appointed any Law usage or Custom to the Contrary in 
•my wi:-e Xot\vitlistanding/. 

The Clerk of this Doard produced the Draft of a Grant of a water 
Ia'A L> ing in the north River to Oliver Dc Lancey Esq^ in trust for the 
Children Coheirs and JJevisees of S^ IVter Warren Dec? which was 
Read and approved of by this Board and or^EUD that the same be 
]£ngrossed ; and that the seal of this Corporation be affixed thereto to 
be signed by 'M^ Mayor and Counter signed by the Clerk thereof, and 
Delivered to the said Oliver De Lancey on his Executing a Counter- 
part thereof to the use of this Corporation;/ 



[16] Cit\ of ) 



Xo 



York] 



SS 



At a Common Councill h.cld at the City 
Llall of the said Citv on Thursdav the -^o''' 



day of March Anno Dom 17 58/. 

i'resejit/ John Cruger Esq?" Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 
Francis Filkin ^ 

Jolm Rogart Jun' 
Leonard Lespinard 
William Coventry 
Xicholas Roosevelt 
Albert llerring 
' Luke Van Ranst 
Joris Jansen 
Garret Van Home 



Esq''? Aldermen 



>► Assistants 



128 



MIXUTES OF THE COMMON COUXCIL 



OuiJiCii'D that M,' iUa\or J.-suc lu's Warrant to the 

X? Treasurer of this City to pay to John Dcpcystcr Jun' 

(1406J or hi.-: or<I'.-r the sum of Two hundred pounds being: for 

Warri Issued, the Like sum by him advanced and Laid out for fire 

wood and Candle;- for the Xew liarracks/ 

OuDLu'f) that 1\l^ ^ifayca- Issue his Warrant to the 

X? Treasurer of this Cit\' to i)ay to Johannis ^lycr Mcs- 

(1407) senc^^er and Door keeper to this board or his order the 

^^'arri Issued sum of Tiiree poimds fifteen shilhnj;s in full for one 

Quarters srdl;iry (h.io un.to him and ending the second 

day of tb.is Instant month of ?vlarch/. 



City of I „ -, 
Xew York 1 



At a Common Council! held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Saturday the Vl of 
Aprill Anno Dom 175S/. 



Present/. John Crut^er Esq'' 2\Iayor 

Simon Jolmson Esq'' Recorder 

Pierc Depeyster 

F'hilip Livin;::;;ston 

John D..;c;ert Jan"' 

Leonard Lespinard 

William Coventry 

John Morine Scott 

Al)raham Depeyster 

Xich 'las Roosevelt 

Pelv-r Clipper 

Luke \"an Ranst 

J.''ns Jansi.n 

Garret \'an IR.rne 



;>Lsq^? Aldermen 



;^ Assistants 



[i;-] This bein;:( tb.e day r.;>p.nintc(i by an act of tlio Lieutenant Gov- 
crnour the Councill end the Gencrall assembly of the Colony of Xew 
York Hiiiitulcd an act to lltiablc the Mayor aldermen and Comnionalty 
oi the City of Nov. ^\.^k to Rais-j a sunt not Exccedinsr Three Thou- 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 129 

sand five hundred pounds for Erecting Barracks for his majesties 
Troops providing them v/ith fire wood and Candles and other purposes 
thi'.'oin incntioned made and j)ris?-cd in the Thirty first Year of his 
present Majesties Reign ; for the payment of the said sum when this 
Corporation Received tlie following stuns for the persons following 
\'i;:l from John De JjOwc Collector for tlie south ward of the said City 
the sum of Three hundred and Thirty six pounds fifteen shillings and 
seven jjcnce half penny also from Isaac Stoutenburgh Collector of 
the X jrth v.ard ihe sum of Three hund.red and Eighty Eight pounds 
nineteen shillings and nine pence also from James Creighton Collector 
of the Dock ward the sum of four hundred and ninety Three pounds 
ninetet-n shillings also from David schuUcr Collector of the East 
ward, the sum of nine hundred and sixty Eight pounds two shillings 
Mid one penny also from Evert l^elt? Collector of the west ward the 
suiri of Three hundred and Thirty Three i^ounds fifteen shillings and 
six ponce also from Isaac Brasier Collector of montgomerie ward the 
sum of five hundred and sixty two pounds one shilling and three pence 
nlsc from Elias Anderson Collector of Bowery Divisi'^tn the sum of one 
himdred and sixty seven pounds fifteen shillings and Three pence and 
also from John Myer Jun^" Collcclor of Harlem Division the sum of 
forty seven pounds five shillings and Three pence which said severall 
sums in the whole and together amount to Three Thriusand two hun- 
dred and ninety Eight pounds Thirteen shillings and Eight pence half 
penny Current money of New York out of which said sum Aldermen 
Livingston and Lespinard have pciid to the Trea>urcr of the Colony 
of Xew York Tv/o Thousand pounds being what they Borrowed of 
the Government by order of this board and Received the same from 
Mess'? Christopher Bancker and John Dies, who had Received the 
same from the Treasurer of the Colony out of the fortification money 
by \ irtt'.e of a Warrant to them from the Governour and Councill 
the said sum being Borrowed for the Building of Barracks for his 
Majesties Tr(X)ps in or near this City pursuant to a Resolution of this 
Board made the Twenty first of October l-.ast/ 

Okdfir'd that AB M,-:yor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? Treasurer of this City to pay to AB John Depeyster 

(1408) Jmi'' or his order the sum of £100 Current Money of 

Warr'. Issued this Colony for the Like sum by him advanced and paid 

for fire wood and Candles for the Barracks/. 

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130 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



L18J City of [..g 
New York I ' 



At a Common Councill held at tlic City 
Plall of the said City on Thursday the 13"? 
day of Aprill Anno DoTTT 1758/ 



Present/. Juhn Cru,u:er lisq'' Mayor 

Simon Jolmson Ksq'' Recorder 

Picre Depeystcr 

Francis Filkin 

Piiilip Living^ston 

John Ijop^arl Jun'' 

Leonard Lcspinard 

William Coventry 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Peter Clopjjer 

Luke \'an Ranst 

Joris Jansen 

Garret X^ati Home 



> Esq""? Aldermen 



j-Assistants 



Orijek'd that M^ i\Iayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? Treasiirer of this City to pay to Isaac Stoutenburgh 

(1409) or his order the sum of Seventy Three pounds Three 

W'arr^ Issued shillings and seven pence half penny in full of his ac- 
count for Cleansing- the Cittys arm^, fitting the 
Rayonets k'i as p^ his account sworn to and allowed of by this Board/ 

Rr.soLVF.D and ordf-rd by this Board (Except M'' Recorder Alder- 
man Dcpcysler AMerniaii Filkin and aldernian Scott v.dio Dissented 
to tliis order being rnnde and ]->rotcsted against any Grant being made 
by this Corporatii.'n) That the Dwelling Mouse store house, wharf and 
Loit of Ground an^l all other the Premisses which Jacob Brev/ington 
Lately purchased from the Devisees of Jacob Remson Deceased or the 
Trustees oi John Remsen or both of them at Nassau ferry on Long 
Island be Granted to the said Jacob Brewington upon Yearly Rent of 
one shilling and six pence p'' fool, under such Covenants Restrictions 
and agreements as hereafter shall be made by this Corporation with 
Respect to the Right of ferriage; and further orderd That Alderman 
Livingston Alderman Lespinard Alderman Coventry Mess'? Nicholas 
Roosevelt and Luke \'an Ranst or the major part of them with as 
many more of this Board as shall please to attend be a Committee to 
Cau>e the said ITou^c wharf and Lott of Ground ami premisses afore- 
mentioned to be Surveyed by one of the sworn surveyors of this Citty, 
and that they agree with the saiil Jacob Brewington; upon such terms 



Oi- Tin: CITY OF NEW YORK 



»3' 



atv! CoiKlitions and under such Covenants and Restrictions as they 
or thv major part of thorn shall Judge proper and make Report thereof 
i.» this Coard with all Convenient Speed 



(lyj City of )^g 
xN^ewYork^-^^ 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
}Iall of the said City on Wednesday the 
io"> day of May Anno DoTiT 1758/ 

I're'^ent/. John Cruder Esq"^ Mayor 

Simon Jolmson Esq'' Recorder 

John J.;oi;art Jun'" "^ 

Leonard Lespinard \ ^,,|enTien 

William Coventry ' 

John Morine Scott 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

All^crt I-lerrin,q- 

Luke Van Ranst J> Assistants 

Joris Jansen 

Garret \'an I Ionic ^ 

OKDiik'n that Alderman Logert Alderman Scott Mess^: Alhert 
Herring and Luke Wan l>;anst or any Three of them he a Committee 
to Enspect into the Encroachments, made upon the Riglits of this 
Corporation,, in the outward of this City, and that they take to their 
assistance one of tl\c City surveyors (if necessary) and make Report 
thereof to this Board with all Convenient speed/ 

Whi-kkas on the Eighteenth day of Eeljruary Last alderman 
Livingston and alderman Lespinard in pursuance of an order of Com- 
mon Councill of that day did agree with Archihald Kennedy Esq^ 
for the Island Commonly Called Bedlows Island and the same day 
Kcported to this Board their agreement with the said Archibald Ken- 
nedy for the same v/hich was then approved of hy this Board sm<e 
whicii thiis Board have come to a new agreement with tiie sa:d 
Archihald Kennedy Concerning the purchase of said Island ; and are 
Resolved and or^DKRD that the sum of one Thousand [)Ounds he Given 
to the said Archihald Kennedy for the same, five hundred pounds of 
which to he paid on his Executing to this Board a Release for the same 
and the Remaining five hundred pounds to be paid the first of May 
next hy bond without Interest and that the Clerk prepare a I'ond fyr 
tlic said five hundred pounds to the said Archihald Kennedy and afiix 
llic seal of this Corporation tliereto to bo signed hy M^ Mayor and 
Counter signed bv the Clerk hereof/. 



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MINUTES OF THE CO^fMON COUNCIL 



The Draft of a Release for the Island CoiTimonly Called Bedlows 
Island from Archibald Kennedy K?q- to this Corporation was Read and 
approved of by this I'oard and ordhkd that the Clerk Kngross the 
same so as to be Execnteil by M'' Keimcdy forthwith/ 



[20] City of 
New York 



SS 



At a Conmiun Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Thursday the 18".' 
day of -May Anno DoIiT 1758/ 



Present/. John Crugcr Esq^ Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 

Francis I'ilkin 

Philip Livinc^ston 

John Bc.igart Jun'' 

Leonard Lespinard 

William Coventry 

Jolm .Mnrine Scott 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Peter Clopper 

Joris Janscn 

Garret \'an Home 



Esq""? Aldermen 



;^ Assistants 



yi^ Mayor produced a l^etier from his Honour the Lieutenant Gov- 
ernour to this Hoard, v.hich. was Read il' is in the words following \'izt 

Gentlemen ^'e^'*' ^'^'^ ^7 ^^^V 1/58 

1 yesterday received by express a letter from General Abercromby 
representing^ to me the difficulty there is to supply the Provincial Troops 
with Arms : As those ordered by the Crown for their use are not 
yet arrived, I am apprehensive the general Service, which so nearly 
concerns us all, may be retarded, unless a speedy supply be procured. 
And tho the General has desired that I would order an impress to 
be made of those that are to be found in the Province, yet I cliose 
rather to take this method by letter to you to desire the thousand 
Stands of Arms belongmg to you may be delivered to Captain Maccloud 
or some other pro{)cr Officer, not doubting of your ready complyance 
herein, as you cannot but l>e sensilile how much his ^Lajesty's service 
will be forwarded by this Measure: I have assurances from the General, 
that they shall be imme<liattly replaced, as soon as the Arms shall 
come fro!5i Enghnul, which are hourly expected. I shall also write 



OF TJIE CITY OF NEW YORK ,3^ 

l.> ilif Cit-ncral to desire, that these Arms may be delivered to Colonel 

Dc Lancc'V for the use of the New York Regiment & I shall recominend 

thctn lo his panicular care. 1 am Gentlemen 

Your most humble Servant 

„ , Ar Tamils De Lancey 

To the Worship full the ]\Liyor, ■' 

Aldermen it Commonalty of the City of Xev/ York 

Whkrkci'ON It is gixm;>i:rd that an answer be Immediately Given in 
writing to the said Letter to be signed by the mayor in the words fol- 
lowing \'i?-t 
May it please your Honour: 

W'l. the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of Xew 
^'ork i:i Common Councill Convened for the Consideration of your 
l-,(inours Letter Requesting us to Deliver to Captain MvCloud or some 
oihiT i'r--.!n;T officer the Thousand stands of arms belonging to this City 
upon iii? IT-xcellency Generall Abercrombies assurance that they shall 
Jnnnediately be Replaced upon the arrival of those which are hourly 
Kxpccled from Hngland for the use of his majestys Troops; do humbly 
beg Leave [.?]] lo Represent to your Honour'/. 

Tl.al a> the arms Required of us, were ])urcliased by this Corpora- 
tion at a \'ery Great Expence for the use of the Inhabitants of this 
City and such other Bodies of the militia of the County as may be 
Called into our assistance in Case of an Invasion and as so Dangerous 
an Event may with some Reason be speedily Expected, it is with the 
utmost Concern and Reluctance that we who on all occasions are will- 
ing to Testify our obedience to the authority of Government, fir.d our- 
selves Coiistrained from a sense of that duty which we owe as Trus- 
tees to the puhlick. to signify to Your honour our Incapacity to Comply 
v.ith your Honours Request by Consenting to deprive the City of the 
use of their arms at this Critical and Important Juncture. Hopeing 
tlK'refore that your Honour will not attribute our non Compliance to 
any Disposition to oppose the Demands of Government but to our 
absolute Inability to Comply with them in this Instance, We are c^-c^ 

C^kofkY" that th.e sum of five hundred pounds be paid to the Clerk 
of tin's Board by one or both of the nianagers of the Late Lottery the 
said sum to be by him paid into the hands of Archibald Kennedy Esq'" 
on ln"s Executing a Release to this Corporation of the Island Commonly 
Called Ilcdlows Island pursuant to an order of this Board matle the 
lo'l' day of this Instant month of May, and that the said Clerks Receipt 
shall be a Good Discharge to them or either of them for so much/. 



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MINUTKS OF THE COM.XfON COUNXIL 



Ordeu'd that M!" >\rayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? Treasurer of tliis City to pay to Jacob Urewin^ton or 

(1410) his order (hi: sum of l"-| :8 :o bcinc; what was Dis- 

Warr^ Issued trained from liim by the CoHcctor of Kin,£(s County for 

the County tax of the ferry for the Last year 

OKnr'R'i) tliat the assize of Dread Ix till further order flower at 
1 5s 3'' pT Cent 

A white Loaf of (he fnust flower to weif^h l"^' : 15°^ for 4 Coppers 

D? ofD° to weigh 15 for 2 D" 

Asi) ordfk'l) that no other I'.read be made for sale within this City 
than according: to tlic above assize (hard bisquets only Excepted) arid 
that all bakers within this City take notice tlicreof and make their 
bread accordingly/ 

Oi.'i)':i;'i:) Dial I\i- MaNor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

X'? tuer of tliis Ciiy to pay to Abraham Depeyster Escf Treas- 

(141 1 ) ur(T of the Colon\- of New York or his order the sum of 

fourteen pounds Eleven shillings and six pence being what 

this Board paid short on tlie two Thousand pounds by them Borrowed 

of the Government for Building of the I'anacks the Last fall/. 



City of } Ar a Common Councill held at the 

New Yorki City Hall of the said City on ffriday the 19'^ 

da}- ot May i^sS/ 

Present/ Jolm Cruger Esq^" Mayor 

Simon Johnson L'.sq^ Recorder 

Francis Eilkin 

IMn'lip Li\ingston 

Leonanl Lespinard 

William Coventry 

John M : Scott 

Xicluilas Roosevelt 

Peter Clopper 

Luke \'an Ranst 

Ir>ris Ian-en 



[22] 



> Esq"^? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



His Honour the LieiUeua.nt Governour l-.avirig this day personally 
applied to this Board upon the Sui)ject of the City Arms and at the 



OF TflE CITY OF NEW YORK 135 

same time produced to this Board a Letter from his Excellency Gcn- 
i-rall Ahcrcrombic wherein his l^xcellency Desires his Honour to apply 
li. t!;is Cuavd for the Thousand Stand [i^/j of Arms belonging to this 
City to be Delivered over to M'' Furnis Controller of the ordinance at 
this City and Engages in the said Letter that they shall be Replaced 
fi.im the stock daily Exjjccted or the \'ahic of iliem be paid in money 
anri his honour having thereupon j)ressed for our Compliance fearing 
that should he be obliged to impress them for the service it m.ight tend 
to Establish a iJisagreeable president : and at t!ie same time haveing 
Iveprcsented to us that tiie want of those arms would Cause an un- 
avoidable delay to the Great prejudice of his majestys service in one 
of its most Important Piranchcs and this lioard having taken his hon- 
ours said application in serious Consideration have tlicrefore L)eter- 
mincd to Consent to the j^arting with the said arms, as they are Lii- 
mcdiritcly wanted in the service; and the necessity of them in the City 
this season is uricertain: ly is thekiifcjki: orher'd that an answer be 
forihuith Given in Writing to his Honour to be signed by the mayor in 
beiialf of this F.oard ; which being Read is in the words following, Viz; 
May it pKasc your Honi:)ur 

W'c the Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of New 
York in Common Councill Convened to Deliberate on your Honours 
application v.ith which you was pleased 10 favour us in person this 
day do beg Leave to Inform your Honour that in Consideration of the 
Immediate and piessing necessity which his }klajcsty's service now 
Labours under for want of a Due supply of arms and tb.at it is not all 
together Certain that this City will have occasion for th.c use of our 
arms in th.e Ensueing se<ison, this P.oard Doih Consent to Dispose of 
the Thousand stand [s] of Arms belonging to this City to be paid for 
in Cash at the rate of Three pounds live shillings for Each Muskett, 
in which sum we Include the Cartouch IJoxes Bayonetts. hll'd Cart- 
ridges. Hints and other accutrements belonging to them ; axd we here- 
by also beg Leave to Inform your Honour that we are Ready to 
deliver tliein to AK Furrn"s or any other person properly authorized 
t" Receive them, upon hi> Giving us a Receipt in Writing for thesame, 
in carder to the obtaining of a Warrant, from Generall Stanwicks for 
the payment of the money which he has been pleased to assure the 
mayor he will Grant us Immediately upon producing such Receipt, We 
are »jv:? 

Ordkr'd that Alderman Coventry Alderman Scott ^^Icss*"? Peter 
Clop[)er and Joris Jansen. or any Three of Them be a Committee to 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Deliver the said Tiiousaiul stand [s] of Arms to M^ Furnis or any other 
person properly authurizcd to Receive thein, and that they take a Re- 
ceipt for the same in order to ohtaiii a Warrant from General! Stan- 
wicks for the payment of tlie money/ 



[23] City of 
New York 



SS 



At a Common Councill held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Thursday the 
15''.' day of June Anno Dom 1758/ 



Present/. John Crugcr Esq^" Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'^ Recorder 



Piere Depeyster 
Francis Filkin 
John Jk)gart Jun'' 
Leonard Lespinard 
William Coventry 
Nielli Jvoosevelt 
Peter Clop[)er 
Luke \'an Ranst 
Joris Jansen 
Garr-t \'an Ilorne 



1 



^Esq^? 



Esq''? Aldermen ' 



>► Assistants 



Ordkr'd that AK ]\Iayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? (1412) Treasurer of this City to pay to John Debow or his 

Warr'. L'^sued order the sum of Th.irty three pounds in full for fifty 

five lire iJuckelts by him made for this Corporation/ 

Ord'-r'!* that Mr Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? (M13) Treasurer of this City to pay to Joseph Forbush or his 
Warrl Issued order the sum of Twenty seven pounds in full for forty 
five iire lUicketts by him made for this Corporation/ 

Orumk'i) that 'Si^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

X? (1414) Treasurer of tiiis City to pay to Johannis Myer mes- 

Warri Issued senger and Door Keeper to this Board or his order 

the sum of Three pounds fifteen shillings in full for 

one Quarters saliarx due unto him and Ending the second day of this 

Instant month of June'/. 

Ordkk'd by This Board that tlie Clerk thereof pay to William Bald- 
win or his order the sum of one pound ten shillings and nine pence in 



OF Tin: CITY OF xi:\v york 



137 



full of his account for Transporting- Scverall \'agrants to Statcn Island, 
and that he Charge the same to tlic account of this Corporation/ 



City of ) 
New YorkJ 



Esq""? Aldermen 



> Assistants 



At a Common Councill held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
2o'^ day of June Anno Dom 1758/ 

Present/ John Crugir Esq'' AIa>or 

Simon Johiison Esq^ Recorder 

Francis Eilkin '^ 

Piere DepeysLer 

John Bogart Jim^ 

Leonard Lespinard 

W^illiam Coventry 

Nich! Roosevelt 

Peter Cl'^pper 

Jorsis Jansen 

Luke \'an Ranst 

Garret \'an Home 

[-M] OkDiiu'r) that the assize of Bread be till further order flower at 
16'^ p'' Cent. 

A White Loaf of th.e finest flower to weigh i^ 14'-^^ for 4 Coppers 

l>' of D? to Weigh i^y. 2D? 

AXD FURTHER ordek'd that uo Other Bread be made for sale with- 
in this City tliim according to the above assize (hard bisquets only 
Mxcepied; and that all Bakers within this City take Notice thereof, 
and m.ake their bread accordingly/ 

Order 'n that M*" flavor Issue his Warrant to the 

^''' (MLV) Treasurer of this City to pay to tlie Committee for 

Warr- Issued Building of the New Goal in this City or their order 

the sum of Two Thousand pounds for the further 

Carrying on the said Goal/ 

Okder'd by this Board that 2^I<" Mayor Alderman Lespinard and 
alderrr.an Coventry be a Committee to purchase five hundred of the 
subscription arms Lately Lnportcd in this City and to pay for the same 
out of the n:onies. which arose by the Sale of the Citys arms to Gen" 
Abercrombie and that the Remainder of the said monies be sent to 
England by the said Committee, for the purchasing there, for this Cor- 
poration, one Large fire Engine, one small D? and two hand D°^ with 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Some J-Iuckcts also four Hundred and fifty Sinall arms and that the said 
Committee order their Correspondent to Cause the same to he in- 
sured/ 



City of ( 
New York( 



SS 



At a Comnifin Coiuicill held at the 
Cit}' Hall of the said City on Thursday the 
29'" day of June Anno DouT 1758/ 



Present/ Joh.n Cru^a-r Esq'' ^^layor 

Simon JohTison ]lsc[^ Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

I'hilip Li\ingston 

William Coventry 

John ~\Iorine Scott 

Nicholas RcKiscvclt 

Peter Cioj^pcr 

Albert Merring- 

Luke \'an Ivanst 

Joris ]an.-c!i 

Garret \'an Hunic 



>Esq''? Aldermen 



^Assistants 



Ordkr'd tkiat .XK Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? (1416) Treasurer of this City to pay to John Sayre or his order 
Warr^ Issued the sum of 1 hrcc pounds in full for one Quarters Sal- 
la ry duv unto h.im (as puhlick Whipper of this City) 
thf first day of May Last/ 

Order'i) by this Loard ti":at alderinan Filkin Alderman Coventry 
and Garret Van Hornc assistant or any two of them be a Committee 
to Repaire the Long- bridge in such mrnncr as they shall Judg-e Neces- 
sary anri CtMi.venicnt and make Report thereof to this board Avith all 
Convenient speed/ 

Ordf.r'd b} this Hoard that Alderman Coventry and Garret Van 
Home assistant lie a Committee to Repaire the slip Market in such 
manner as they shall Judg-- necessary and Convenient, and make Re- 
port thereof to this Board v. iih all Convenient speed/ 

[25] ORiM-.k"i) tliat Mr A[ayor Issue his Warrant to 

N? (1417) the Treasurer c^f this City to pay to Francis Filkin Esq'' 

Warr* Issued or his order the sum of Ten pounds in full for the Like 

sum by him advanced and paid for the Quarters of 

sundry soldiers by order of this Board/ 



OF 1HI-: CITY OF NEW YORK 139 

City of } ^.Q At a Common Councill iicld at the 

New YorkC " City Hall of the said City on Wednesday 

the 12-1' da} of July Anno DoiiT 1758/ 



Present/ John Crugcr Esqf Mayor 
Philip Livingston 
John Docjart Jun'' 
Leonard Lespinard 
William Coventry 
Peter Clopper 
Luke \'an Rants 
Joris Janscn 
Garret \^an Ilorne 



Esq'? Aldermen 



Assistants 



Mess""; I'lbenczer Grant and Tlicodurus \'an Wyck tlie managers 
of the Late Lottery Exhibited (this day) to this Board th.eir accounts, 
of the said Lottery whereby it ap])ears tliat There is due thereon the 
smii of nine Innidrcd and ninety six pounds ten shillings and Three 
pence oi<n^:k'D that th.ey pay the said P>al]ance to the Treasurer or 
Chamberlain of this Corporation and his Receipt to Them shall be a 
Good Discharge for the same/. 

OKDi'.R'n tliat yi^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
X" (1418) Treasurer of this City to pay to Abraham P.okee or his 
Warr! Issued order the sum of Seventeen pounds ten shillings in 
full for the P.allance of his account with this Corpora- 
tion as p!" his said acci->unt audited and allowed of by this Board/ 

Order'd th.at i\F Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

X-' (T419) Treasurer of tliis City to pay to John \'an \'leck or his 

order the sum of Twenty pounds Eight shillings and 

Eleven pence farthing in full of his account for work done to the 

wharf at Nassau ferrv as p^ his said account audited and allowed of by 

tin's Board/ 

Ordfr'd that M- Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
X? ( 1420) Treasurer of this City to pay to Jacobus Turck or his or- 
der the smn of Thirty seven pounds one shilhng and nine 
pence in full of his accoimt for VN'ork done to the fire Engines vS:^ as 
p'" his said accomit audited and allov/ed of by this P)Oard''. 

ORnr:u'n that M'' Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
X? (1421) Treasurer of this City to pay to Isaac Stoutenburgh 
Warr^ Issued or his order the sum of seventy potmds Three shillings 
and tive pence half penny for tlie Ballance of his ac- 
count with this Corporation for the Expences of the main Guard and 



I40 MINUTES OF TJIE COMMON COUNCIL 

Watch house from the niiitli day of Xovcmber one Thousand seven 
hundred anfl fifty seven to the Twenty first day of march one Thou- 
sand, icven hundred and fifty FJt^ht also the further sum of Twenty 
two pounds Eiidit shilHnp^s, for the Constables days and nij^hts Watches 
from the fourteenth day of October one Thousand seven hundred 
and fift}' seven to tlie fi:>urtecnth day of Aprill Last Including what 
he paid to Matht-vv Wool for I_,ij,dithig the City Lamps for half a Year, 
AS ALSO the further sum of Tliirty Three pounds fourteen shillingfs 
and six pence for Cleansinc^ and Repairing the City Hall and also 
the further sum of fifteen pounds fourteen shillings and Ten pence 
half penny in full of his other account for sundry [26J Services by 
him done for this Corporation, as p'' his said severall accounts sworn 
to and allowed of by this Board, which in the whole and together 
amount to one hundrerl and forty two pound?, and nine pence half 
penny Current money of Xew ^'ork/ 

Ordf.r'd Ijy tliis Board that ^V Mayor Issue his 

N? (1422) Warrant to the Treasurer of th.is City to pay to M*" 

Warr! Issued Cornelius Clopfier or his order The sum of Ten pounds 

in full of his account for firewood by him found for 

Colonell Rolo the Last Winter;/ 

OiyiFub by this Board that M'' Mayor Issue his War- 

N? (1423) rant to the Treasurer of this City to pay to Alderman 

Bogart or his order the sum of Eight pounds, the same to 

be by liim Laid out in sinking a Well near M'" \\'oods in Montgomerie 

Ward of this City/. 

M'' Mayor prnrluced to this B>oard an account for Billiting of Sun- 
dry of his Majesties Regular officers the Last Winter on the several 
persons therein named which was Inspected into by this Board, and 
therein ordekko that they be allowed for the severall Captains therein 
named Ten shillings, for Each Week, and to a Lieutenant Ensign or 
Surgeon six shillings for Each Week and further oudkkd that there be 
allowed to Will? Cook for Collonel Provoost orderly Room, and to 
M^^ Play for a Guard Room and to Each of Them Ten shillings a Week 
and this Board do unanimously agree that Major Rutherfords Billet 
be Struck out of the said account, and that Xoliiing be allowed him 
for the same also That the Clerk b)eliver th.o said account to the 
Chamberlain to be by liim forthwith ]-)ischarc;ed to the several! persons 
therein named/ 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



141 



City of I g^ 
New YorkJ 



E'q''^ Aldermen 



> Assistants 



At a Common Councill heUi at the 
City Hall of the said City on Wednesday 
the 2'' (lay ol August Anno Dom 1758/ 

Present/. John Crugcr Ksq'^ Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 

Piere Dcpcyster 

Francis Filkin 

John Bogart }nn^ 

Leonard Lespinard 

William Coventry 

John ]^Iorinc Scott 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Peter Clopper 

Luke Van Ranst 

Joris Jar. Sen 

Garret \'an Home 

Albert Herring 

Resolved and orderd by this Board that one other Storie be added 
to the Xew Goal now a Building, so as to make the same of three 
Stories high, and that the Carrying on of the Same be under the 
Direction and Inspcctioii of the Committee formerly appointed for the 
Building of the said Goal/ 

[27] Ordered that Peter Garrabrans be appointed a fireman for the 
North ^^'ard in the Room place and stead of Peter Lott who was 
formerly a fneman for the said Ward and hath Lately Removed from 
the said Ward/ 

, At a Common Councill held at the 

City of ^ I gg ^.^^ j^^^^ ^^ ^j^^ ^^^^.^^ (^.^^. ^^^ Wednesday 

the 6''' dav of September Aimo Dom 1758 

Present/ John Cruger Esq'' IVLayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'" Recorder 
Francis Filkin 
Philip Livingston 
John Bogart Junf 
William Coventry 
. John Morine Scott 
Peter Clopper 
Albert Herring 
Joris Jansen 
Luke \'an Ranst 



New York! 



> Esq''? Aldermen 



Assistants 



142 MINUTES OF THK COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordf,k'd tliat the assize of Dread be till further order flower at 
1 6^ 9^ pr Cent 

A White Loaf of tin- finest flower to Weici^h. . . . i'^-^ 13'''' for 4 Coppers 
D? of D':" to Wei,t,di .... 14 for 2 Coppers 

And fuk'j iiLK ordkk'd tliat no other Bread be made for sale within 
this City, than according to the above assize (iiard Bisquets only Ex- 
cepted) and that all Bakers within thiis City take ?\'otice thereof, and 
make llieir Bread Accordingly/ 

Ordkr'd that Notice be Given by the Clerk of this P)Oard to Ben- 
jamin Xicoll Esqi" ont of the F.xecutors of Edward Holland Esq- 
the Late Mayor of this City, that unless he account with this Board 
by the first da}- oi October next for such fees as were Rec"? by the said 
Late Mayor During ins ^Mayoralty for Tssueing of Licences to Re- 
tailers of Strong Liijuors within this City, this Board will file a Bill 
in Chancer}' for the .'^nnie/. 

Order'd th.at the Dock AFastor of the Year one Thousand seven 
hundred and fifty seven forthwith Comply with the severall Covenants 
on his part to be performed in his Lease to this Corporation for the 
severall Docks and wharfs of this City, or that this Corporation will 
put his Bf:iid for lierformance of Covenants in suit, without further 
Notice and further ORnr.RD that the Dock master be served with a 
Coppy of this order/. 

OuoHR'n that the Dock master of this present Year, comply with 
the severall Covenants on his part to be performed in his Lease to this 
Cor-pornlir.n for l'<.e severall Docks and \A'harfs of this City by the first 
day of May next, or that his Bond for performance of Covenants will 
be p\it in suit Without further Notice, and the said Dock master be 
served with a Coppy of this order/ 

[2S] Ordi:r D by this Board that M^ Recorder Issue 
N? (1424) his Warrant to th.e Treasurer of this City to pay to 
Warr! Issued John Cruger Esq'' or his order the sum of Eighteen 
pounds Eight shiillings in full for the Like sum by 
him advanced and paid for Dieting severall prisoners that were 
Brought to this City in severall Transport from Europe as also 
advanced and paid for severall services done for this Corporation as 
p'' his account allowed of by this Board/. 

Orokr'd that M'' Mayor Isstie his Warrant to the 
N? (1425) Treasurer of this City to pay to Mess'? Parker and Wey- 
rnan tlie sum of Thirteen pounds in full of their account 
for printing five Thousand Billeting Tickets as p*" their account al- 
lowed of by this Board/ 



OF THE CITY Or NEW YOKK 143 

Ordes'd that il' Mayor Issue his Wamnt to Ae 

X? (1426) TizzsMTer of this Gtv to par to M*^ Osisdaa Scott 

W'snl Issned -^ Hrr order the sua of 6ve poonds in full of her ac- 

cotjnt for NnrsiDg a worr:an in Laboar A? by order of 

the Mayor as p^ accocnt aHoued of by this Doard;' 

CsDEED that M^ 3iIayor Issne Hi Warr^-it : 
X* (1427) Treasurer cf this City to pay to ]yr- 

order the sum of Ten pounds fifteen :-. 
peace in fuH of his accocr.t for Work doti^ at the Air 
his accc-unt sxrcni to and all-fyared of by this Board/. 

OaD£2D that yi' Mayor Issce his V.'arrant to Ac 

X? (142S) Treasurer of this Ciiy to fay id Isaac Stouterfsargn 

Warr: Issued or his order the sisn of one bnndred and severfeesi 

poinds Three shillir^^ and six pence for tiie L&e strrn 

by him advanced and psid f'?r tiie nse of this G>q>oration as ps" his said 
acccnint s^om to and aI!ov*red of by this Brard, also the rardjer scm 
of one pocTid seven shiliings and Eight pence half peony in fnfl cf 
his other accoimt for Repairing ore of d:-; G:«als rn the City HaE as 
p^ his said account allow ed of by this Board,-. 

M' Mayor produced to this Board a List of the narncs of Srsidrr 
persoris who had takai ont Lycences for Retailrns^ of Stroc^r LicrC'TS 
n,-ithin this City from the Twenty £fth of ilarch one Tboasand sevrn 
hundred ard nfty Eight to the Tvre^rr fifth of March one Thoasan-d 
seven hundred and fifty nine anxarcring t3 the Number cf Two hn^:- 
cred ar.d Ten p^irsoTiS asid who together had paid for the sanse. the 
$um of Three hundred and ten pooiKis Current ->:>aey of this Coloay : 
f'SDeRD that he pav the saine to the Treoscrer or Chambertain of 
this City Retairing first thereoot in his ban-is the scm of four sMErngs 
an-i rs>Ji^ thrreout to t!ie Qerfc five shillings for Ever)- Lycetsce so by 
him Granted dnreing the tirtie therein rrwr-ti-ared .vlso rfiat he piy to 
the said Clerk for the stanTPs cf the said Lycence ^bc som of Two 
pounds Ten shillings and six pencet 

John Watts Esq*^ Delivered into this Board severall Certf&ates cf 
the Xamber of Days by him senred in GcneraH assembly as oac cf the 
Representatives of this City from the Twenty math day of Ai^;BSt 
ooe Thousand seven hundred and fifty foor to tfe Third ot Jane Last 
amounting in the \\"ho?e to toar I madte d and twelve days, xdn^ he 
Endorsed Gratis and Declared the same to be XcS and Void and ali 
Certificates and De:rands of the Like service 



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MINUTES OF Tilll COMMON COUNCIL 



William Walton Esq- ] Xlivcrcd into tliis Board severall Certificates 
of the NuDiher of l)a\'> by him served in Generall assembly as one of 
the Represtntativcs of tin's City from tl;e ninth of April! one Thousand 
seven hundred and forty l^irht to the Third of June Last amounting 
in the Whole to Eight hundred and twelve days which he Endorsed 
Gratis and Declared the same to be [29] Xull and \'oid and all other 
certificates and Deniands of the like service/. 

Orokk'u that M'' Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? (T429) Treasmer of this Cit\ to jjay to Johannis Myer Mes- 

W'arr^ Issued sengcr and Door keeper to this Board or his order the 

sum of Three pounds fifteen shillings in full for one 

Quarters Sallary duQ unto him and Ending the second day of this 

Instant month of September, and now Last past/. 

Ouder'd that th.c Clerk of this Board Pay to William Lyncen or 
his order the Sum of Twelve Pound', for Extraordinary Services by 
him Done Towards Extinguishing the fire in the fori Some Time in 
December Last and in Consideration of his Indisposition ever Since/ 



City of ^ 5,„ 
New yorkl 



At a Common Coun.cil! held at the 
Cit>- Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 
26''.' day of Scpf Anno Dom 1758/ 

Present/ John Cruger Esq'' ^Layor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 
I'hili}) Livingston ^) 



u 



Esq^ Aldermen 



^Assistants 



jolm Bogart Jun?" 
Leonard Lespinard 
William Coventry 
Ab"^' Depeyster 
peter Clopper 
Albert Herring 
Luke \'an Ranst 
Joris Johnson 
Garrit \'an Home 

Okdf.rd that the Cleik of this Board Prepare Two Bonds from 
this Corporation, to John Bogart Jun'' Esq'" and Affix the Seal of this 
Citv thereto each, in the Penalty of one thmisand Pounds Current Money 
of the Colony of Xew ^'ork Conditioned for the Payment Each of £500 
on or before tl:e 2r>*l' of September Next \Aith Int at five p'' O. p^ 
Annum/ 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 145 

OKDfCRD that the Clerk also Prcijare a Bond from this Corporation 
lo M'-? Mary \'alicUc and affix the Seal of this City thereto in the 
Penally of ,1:1200 Current Money of Xew York witli Condition to pay 
th.c Sum of £600 on or before the 26''' of July next with Interest for 
the Same at 5 P^ O. V^ annum from the 26^'.' of July Last which Bond 
is Given in Discharge of a former Bond from this Corporation To ^NP 
Peter Vallette Late of this City Mercht Dec'.' Now on In', at 6 Pf Ci/ 
Orderd that AP Mayor I.-sue his Warrant to the 
N? Treasurer of this City to pay to ]\P? Mary Vallette 

(1430) or her order the Simi of £36 in full [30] For one years 
VVarrJ Issued In^ of Six hundred Pounds Due the 26'^l' of July Last/ 

Orderd that I\[5" 3>Iayor Issue his Warrant To the 
N° Treasurer of this City to pay to M^ Jolui Tiebout or 

(1431) his order the Sura of £50 in full for one years Int of 
Warr* Issued £1003 Due the 2^ of Aiigu^t Last'/ 

Orderd the Like to M^ John Dcpeystcr or his order 
X? the Sum of Four hundred and Twelve Pounds & four 

(1432) pence three farthings in full for the Ballance of his 
Warrl Issued account with this Corporation in which ballance is in- 
cluded the Sum of Ninety one Pounds Seventeen Shil- 

lins^s and Eight Pence for Materials by him Taken from the New 
Gc^al which he is To Credit the Said Goal Account with and the Re- 
mainder thereof being for So ]\Iuch by him advanced and Laid out 
for this Corporation on the New Barracks/. 

OrDi-.rd the Like to William Covenlry Esqr or his 
N? order the Sum of one hundred and Fifty five Pounds 

(1433) Seventeen Shillings and a Penny half Penny in full of 
Warr: Issued his account for Sundry Sums by him advanced and 

Paid for the use of this Corporation in Repairing the 
old Slip Market. Coenlies D? the Great Dock (Jcc : as P» his Said Ace*. 
audited by this Board and allowed of/ 

Orderd the Like to Isaac Depeystcr Esq'' Treas- 
N? ■ urer or Chamberlain of this City to pay to himself 

(1434) tlie Severall Sums following To witt The sum of 
Warrt Issued six pounds Seventeen shillings and three Pence for 

So much money by him Paid for the Fxpences of 
Severall Commitces from the Twenty fourth of September one thou- 
sand Seven hundred and fifty four To tlie Sixth of April one thousand 
Seven hundred and Fifty Six Also the Further Sum of Four Pounds 
Ten [shillings] and Nine Pence for the Like Sum by him Paid To John 
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iMIxN'UTHS OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Myer by order of M!" Recorder and ald'P Filkin To Provide firewood for 
Some Soldiers in November one thousand Seven hundred aiid fifty Six 
Also the further Sum of Six hundred and Eighty Eigdit Pounds Nine 
Shillings and four Pence which he Paid To '}d^ Recorder in order l^o 
Discharge the Excise account To the Treasurer of the Colony Likewise 
the further Sum of one hundred and Fifty Pounds which he Paid To 
John Deiicyslor by order of Aid';' Lispinai d who was one of the Corn- 
mil tee for I>ni!diug of the New Barracks Likewise the further Sum 
of Three hundred and five Pounds and Eleven Pence being what he 
advanced and ]\'u'd by order of this Board for Billitting of Sundrv 
officers in this City the Last winter, also the furtlier Sum of £22 : 16 : o 
for the Like Smn by him paid to Nich^ Roosevelt for the use of and 
by ord.ci- of this Board, :dl which Said Several! accounts beinsr in- 
spected into by tins Board are allo\ved of/ 



I31] City of I 
New york{ 



At a Common Council! held at the City 
Hall of the Said City on Friday the 29*^ of 
September (being the feast of St Michael 
the arcli Angle) Anno Dom 1758/ 



Present/. John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 



j^Esq''? aldermen 



Piere Depeyster 
Francis Filkin 
l^hilip Livingston 
John ir'iigart Jun^ 
Leonard Lespinard 
William Coventry 
John Morine Scott 
Ab';' Depeyster 
Nich!' Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
Albert Herring 
Luke Van Ranst 
Joris Jansen 
Garrit \"an Llorne 

Confornu'ible to hi> Majesties RoyaU Charter Granted to the ALayor 
Aldernun and Cenimonalty of the City of New York for Electing 
this Day one Alderman one assistant Two assessors one Collector and 
Two Con>lab!cs in the Six wards on tb.e South Side of Fresh water 



>- Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



M7 



aixl one Alderman one Assistant four Assessors Two Collectors and 
(our Constables for the out ward of the Said City To Serve in the 
Kcspcciivc offices For the year Ensueing the Respective Aldermen of 
IZ;'.ch Respective ward made Return this Day under their hands For 
the Sevcrall Persons Elected to Serve in the Severall Oflices afore- 

s.iid (,\'iz'.) 

Alderman 

Assistant 



Assessors 
Collector 



J 



i 



Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



rhilii) Livingston 

I'cier Clopi>er 

Ivobi-rt Ray and 

IVttr Remson 

Ibvid Schuyler 

J')iin IJint^i'.m cV 

(«-v.r:;e Marschalk 

I'itrc Dcpeyster 

.\:or,< 'la?- Ut^osevelt 

Kicijard T-ancker 

Hiiiry Romcr 

Tb.i'Ti'.as Warner 

j-^c;:h Balding 

\\ i!:i;!Tn Wood 

(3Jj Leonard Lespinard Alderman 

joris Johnson Assistant 

William Wan De W^ater 1 , 

~ ,,--,i- > Assessors 

ucorj^e W illis 

Lv'iac Stoutcnburgh 

A'cxandc-r I'^irbush 

Tv'scp?! l''orbush 

I"raucis Filkin 

Abrab.ani Dt-peyster 

jo! :i Clopper and 

I'etcr CloppcT 

John DflKnv 

JL!;n Cox and 

William Baldwin 

ILnry Cuyler Jun^ 

Crarrit \'an Ilorne 

L?wis Layntard 

Sidney Rrccse 

James Crcighton 

J^'hn Durham and 

John Dcnnv 



Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

C Constables 






Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



y For the East ward 



y For the west ward 



y 



For the 

North ward 



y 



For the 

South \Vard 



For the 

Dock \\'ard 



M! 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



John Bogart Jun^ 
Luke Van Ranst 
Patrick Jackson & 
Jercniiah Brower 
Amos Dodge 
Amos Dodge & 
Henry Taylor 
John Morinc Scott 
Elbert ITerring 
Henry Brevoort & 
Cornclins Ticbout 
David Devoor 
David Devoor Jun'' & 
Elias Anderson 
Peter Bussing and 
John Naugle 
Isaac Day 

John Devoor Jun^ tl' 
Samuel Dc Lamater 



Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

[Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



For Montgo' 
Ward 



>~ 



out Ward 

Bowery Division 



>► Harlem Division 



[33] The Honourable James De Lancey Esq^ Lieutenant Governour 
and Commander in Chief in and over the Province of New York & 
Territories De[)ending ihereon in America by and v/ith the advice and 
Consent of his ^L'ljest!Cs Councill was pleased to appoint the follow- 
ing persons olncers for the year Ensudng for the City and County 
of New York (to witt) John Cruger Esq?" to be Mayor water Bailiti 
and Clerk of the ^L'lrkets Jolin Roberts Esq'' to be high Sheriff and 
John Burnet Esq'' to be Corroncr 

Resolvi:i) (Ncmine Contradicentc) that Isaac Dcpeyster Esq'' the 
Present Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Corporation be and he is 
hereby Elected and appointed Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Cor- 
poration for the year Ensueing, he Giveing Such Security as the 
Charter Directs'/ 

Ordekd that the Sum of Eight Pounds be allowed and Paid by the 
Treasurer or Chamberlain of this City to Alexander Forbush in 
order to Defray the Expencc of Sinking a Well fat] the upper End of 
Nassau Street Near the New Dwelling PIousc of Charles Harding in 
the North ward of the said City/. 



Resolvf.d and ordf.rd that Thomas Pettit be appointed and he is 



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149 



hereby accordingly appointed high Constable for the City and County 
f.f New "^'ork for the year Eiisiiciiig or unlill Sonic other fitt Person 
I'C ; p{ oiritcd and Sworn in his Room;/ 



City of I 2^^ 
Kcwyorkj 



At a Common Councill held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 
io*l' day of October Anno DoTn. 1758/. 



Present/. John Crugcr Esq?" Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 

Piere Depeyster 

Francis Filkiii 

Philip Livingston 

John Bogart Jun'' 

Leonard Le?])inard 

John Morine Scott 

Abraham IDepeyster 

Nich? Roo?evelt 

Joris Jansen 

Garrit \'an Home 



> Esq''? aldermen 



>- assistants 



Orderd that aid? Scott aid'" Bogart and Albert Herring assistant 
bv a Committe to View a small piece or Slip of Ground Lying to the 
Srnjtlr.vard of the Ground of Benjamin Nicoll Esq^ in the out ward of 
the Said City and that they or any Two of them make Report thereof 
to tliis Board with all Convenient Speed/. 

OHDnRii that the assize of Bread be till further order flower at 

\m] A White loaf of the Finest flower) 

To Weigh f ' ■ '^"' ^^' ^ Coppers 

D? of D? to Weigh I2i'< for 2 Coppers 

And Innther ordkrd that no other bread he made for Sale within 
this City tiian according To the above assize (hard Bisquets only Ex- 
C'.-ptod) and that all Bakers Within this Cit> Take Xotice thereof and 
nuke their Bread accordingly 



ISO 



MINUIES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of 
Newyork 



SS 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Ha!I of the Said City on Saturday the 
14^1' d.iy of October Anno DoIII 1758/ 

John Cruger Esq^ mayor 

Simon Johnson lisq^ Recorder 

Piere Dcpcyster 

Francis Filkin 

John Bogart ]ux\^ 

Leonard Lcspinard 

Philip Livingston 

John IMorine Scott 

Abraham Dcpcyster 

Nich? Roosevelt 

Peter Clopper 

Luke Van Ranst 

Joris Jansen 

Garrit \'an Home 



>-Esq^^ aldermen 



>- Assistants 



This Day m^ Mayor being attended by M^ Recorder the aldermen 
and assistants high Shcri!]'. and Town Clerk Corroner high Constable 
Petty Constables and other ofticers of this Corporation between tlie 
hours of Ten and EKven of the Clock at the City Hall Went in their 
formalities from thence to the house in Fort George in the Said City 
and there Waited on the Honourable Archibald Kemiedy Esq'' and 
the other members of his Majesties Councill for this province of 
Xe\s- York and tberi.- the oaths appointed by act of F^arliament to be 
Taken Instead of the oaths of allegiance and Supremacy the Test and 
abjuration oath in the T'resence and by order of the said Archibald 
Kemiedy Esq'' l^'c: were administred unto John Cruger Esq'' as ^ilayor 
Water Bailiff, and Clerk of the ^vLarkets of this City of New York as 
also one of his Majesties Justices of the Peace for the City and County 
of New York and al^o the usuall oaths of Office of Mayor Water 
Bailiff and Clerk of the Markets of the City of New York and Justice 
of the Peace in the presence of Severall Members of this Court Where- 
upon the Mayor attended as aforesaid Returned to the City Hall, 
where after the Rin.ging of three Bells and Proclamation made for 
Silence the Commissions for ^L'lyo^ Water BailifT and Clerk of the 
Markets and the Commissions of iiigh Sheriff and Corroner were pub- 
lished, and then this Court Returned to the Common Councill Chamber, 
where the said John C"ruger Esq'' was placed in the [35] Chair and 
then and there the Said John Cruger Esq'' as Mayor of this Corporation 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



yEsq""? aldermen 



aiinnr.i:rtri'd tlie oallis aforesaid appointed to be taken by act of 

i'arHanient instead of tlie Oaths of allet,dance and Supremacy the 

Tc>t and abjuration oatli and the usuall Oaths for Due Execution of 

li'.eir Respective oflkcs unto the Respective Magistrates and ofhcers 

f.'llowing Viz^ 

Tierc De i'eyster ^ 

l'"r;'.ncis I-ilkin 

I'hili}) Livingston 

j<-hn Bogart Jun'' 

Leonard Le>pinard 

jttim M'irinc Scott 

Henry Cuyler Juni^ 

Abraham Dcp-eyster 

N':ch:' R':K)Scvell 

IVtcr C!'>j(per 

AiUri i b..Tii!ig 

Luke \*;jn Ranst 

J-ris Jansen 

(iarril \'an Ilurne 

J'hii K.jl>eris Esq'' 



Assistants 



Jcb.n i'.nrnct Esq^ 
Thomas Pettit 



high SherilT of the City and County of Nev. 

York 
Corroner for D? 
hieh Constable 



Constables of the Severall wards 

Ji'hn Dingam 

George ]\Larschalk 

Josepii Rakhvin 

William Wood 

Alexander Forbush 

Josepli Forbush 

Jolm Cox 

William Baldwin 

John Durham 

John Denny 

Amiis Dodge 

Henry Ta>lor 

John T')evoor Jun' 

Sap.n'.cl De Lainater \ 

David Dcvoor ]un^ ) „ ,, .-a- 

T^,. . , • ^ ror Lov.-erv D/ 

Llias Anderson \ 



|- For the East ward 

t For the west v.-ard 

(■ For the North ward 

( For the South ward 

i For the Dock ward 

)■ For Montqomerie D? 
\ 

- For ITarlem Division 



> Out ward 



152 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Ordf.r'd that the Committee \vhich was ajjpointed on the Four- 
teenth of October Last for AiuUtin.L,^ the Chamberlains Accounts and 
all other Publick accr.unts uf iliis Corporation be a Connnittee for 
auditing the Same for the Knsueing- year/. 

[36] 'M'- Recorder P'roduccd to this Board the Draft of a Law Fin- 
tituled A Law To Pre^'ent Swine from Running at Large in any of the 
Six wards of the City of Xew York Lying To the South ward or west 
ward of the fresli ^vatci- and is in the words following Viz'. Whereas 
Severall of the Inhabitants v/ithin this City have been and still are very 
negligent and Remiss aljout their Sv/ine in Suffering" them To go at 
Largo without any ]\Ianncr of Controul or Restraint So that they often 
get into their Ncighlxnirs Houses yards Gardens and other inclosures, 
and their Do considerable Hurt t^v' Damage to Prevent which for the 
future, Be it Exacted lV Ordained by the Alayor Aldermen and Com- 
mon" Ity of th.c City of Now york Convened in Common Council! and 
it is hcicby I'-mactcd and ordained by the Authority of the Same that if 
any. Swine from and after the first Day of November next Shall Run 
at Large in any of thic Streets Lanes allys or other Place or Places on 
the South or west side of the fresh water the owner or owners of vSuch 
Swine So RlTTTing at large Shall forfeit and Pay for Every Such Swine 
the Sum of Ten Shillings Current iVloney of New York with Costs of 
Prosecution, To be Recoveied before the mayor Recorder or any one 
of the aldermen of this City by any Person or Persons who Shall Sue 
for and Prosecute the Same to Effect, one half of which Penalty or 
forfetuire To Ik- J'aid To the Church wardens of this City for the use 
of the Poor thereof And the other Moyety To the Prosecutor, which 
was Read and approved of by tins Board and order'd tliat the Same 
be forthwith Published and tb.e Same was accordingly Published/ 



OF TIW. CITY OF NFVV YORK 



»53 



Order'd that M?" I^^Iayor Issue his warrent To the 

N? Treasurer of this City to pay to John Sayrc or his 

14.^5 order the Sum of three Pounds in full for one Quarters 

W'nrrl Issued Sallary Due unto him as Publick whipper of this City 

and ending the first Day of August Last Past/. 

Ordf.rd that Alderman Cuyler be appointed to all Such Commit- 
tees as the laie Alderman Coventry belonged to and in his Room 
i\y)d Sicad/. 



t.sty ot 

New vr.r 



SS 



At a Common Councill lield at the City 
liall of the Said City on Tuesday the 
17'^ day of October Anno Dom 1758/ 



S'Esq''* Aldermen 



S Assistants 



Present/. John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Piere Depeyster 
Philip Livingston 
Leonard Lespinard 
Henry Cuyler Jun^ 
[37] Abraham Depeyster 

Nich? Roosevelt 
Peter Cio])per 
Albert PJerring 
Luke \"an Ranst 
Joris Jansen 
Garrit Van Home 

Ivi:*^>i,\M) i)y this Poard That this Corporation provide fire wood 
C.-;:ul!cs and Straw for the New Barracks the Ensucing winter for the 
Quartvrin- of Such of his Majesties Troops as Shall be order'd to this 
City and liiat ^P John Depeyster be and he is hereby appointed to 
purchase the Sam.e and that he apply to Some of the magistrates of 
liiis Ciiy lor a Certificate to the Treasurer of this Corporation for 
Such Sum as he Shall have occasion for from Time to Time and that 
Jiich Certificate- to the Said Treasurer or Chamberlain Shall be a good 
and Sufficient warrant for So Much/. 



Order'd that 'SV Isaac Stoutenburgh provide fire wood for the 



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MINUTES 01' THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Watch House at the City Hall the F.nsiieing winter and Charge the 
Expence thereof to this Corporation/ 



City of 
New york 



SS. 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hah of the Said City on Friday the 20^^ 
day of October Anno Dom 1758/ 



Present/'. John Cruger Esq'' !Mayor 



Picrc Depeyster 
Francis Filkin 
John r>ogart Jun'' 
Leonard Lispinard 
Henry Ciiylcr 
Abraliain Dopcyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Cloppcr 
Albert Herring 
Luke \'an Ranst 
Garrit \'an Home 



^Esq*"; Aldennen 



> Assistants 



Resoi-Ved and ORin.K n by this Board that Sucli of tlic Officers be- 
longing To his Majoity v/hicli I\Iay be Ouarter'd in this City the 
Ensucing winter be Ililiited at the Expence of this Corporation in the 
Like arid Same Manner ii'^ they were llillitod the Last \\'inter 

Ordkri) that ~M^ ?klavor Issue his warrant to the 
N? Treasurer of this City To pay to ]M^ Isaac Stouten- 

1436 burgh or his order the Sum of Twenty Nine pounds 

Warr^ Issued three Sluilings and Eight pence for the Pallance of his 
account [38] with this Corporation for the Charges 
Attending the watch hou^e from the first Day of October one thou- 
sand Seven Iiundrcfl and Fifty Seven to the first Day of October 
one thousand Seven hundred and Fifty Eight, as also the Further Sum 
of Twenty Two pounds Fight Shillings for the Constables Days and 
Nights watches from the fourteenth of Aprill Last to the Fourteenth 
of this Inst. Month of Octo!)cr one thousand Seven hundred and 
Fifty Eight Including what he paid to Mathew W'ool for lighting the 
Citys Lamps for a hall year, and Likewise one other Sum of three 
pounds one Shilling and Eiglit pence in full for Sundry Services by 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



03 



!iiin <!oiic and for Moneys advanced and paid for the use of this Cor- 
I'. r.'iiion as p'' the Said Several! accounts Sworn to and allowed of by 
tliis Hoard/. 



City cf 
New York 



SS. 



At a Coninion Councill held at the City 
Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the I4*!:- 
of November Anno DoTTT. 1758/ 



Present/. John Cruger Esq'' JMayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 

Piere Depeystcr 

Francis Filkin 

Philip Livinitrston 

John ilc'jiii'art jvu^ 

Leonard Lcspinard 

John Morine Scott 

Henry (.nyler 

Abraliani Depeystcr 

Nich? Roosevelt 

Peter Clopper 

Albert Herring 

Joris Jansen 

Luke Van Ranst 

Garrit A'an Home 



>-Esq''? Aldermen 



:> Assistants 



I'r. IT ouDAiN'ED by the ]\Iayor Aldermen and assistants of the City 
of Xcw york Convened in Common Councill and Its hereby ordained 
1 ;. t*i<^ authority of the Same that all the Laws orders and ordinances 
<.i tliis Corporation which on the fourth Day of November one thou- 
MU'l seven hundred and Fifty Seven were made ordained Renewed 
F.«;tab!i>hed and published be Renewed and Continued and Remain in 
full force and \'irtTie for one vear from and after the Date hereof: 

A L.vw For the Due observation of Lords Day Called Sunday/ 
.\ Law tr, preve:;t Strangers from being a Charge to this Corpora- 
tion Except that part formerly Repealed (Repealetl the I'i of Xov^ 

A Law to appoint Sworn Surveyors of this City/ 
A Law for the Better preventing of Fire/. 
[39] A Law^ For marking of Bread/ 



156 MINUTES OF TflE COMMON COUNCIL 

A Law Prohibiting the Sale of meal by measure and for appoint- 
ing Proper IMaccs for the Sale of meal, flour, Corn and Grain/. 

A Law for the Regulating of Carts and Carmen 

A Law for Regulating Negroes, I\Iulattoes, and other Slaves/. 

A Law For Regulating the OiTice of Guagers, packers and cullers 
(Except So much thereof as was Repealed the Fourth of November 
one thousand Seven hundred and Fifty Seven/ 

A Law Relating to niakcing Freemen (Except that part formerly 
Repealed/ 

A Law For the Regulating the Laying of the 
Repealed the 26'';"^ \'essells in the Dock or Slips of this City and for 
of }^Lirch 1759 C ] 'reserving the Bridge and Common Sewer in the 
Said Dock/ 

A Law For Preserving the Commons and the Fish in Fresh water 
pond/ 

A Law For Regulating and Establishing fees for the Inviters to 
Funeralls 

A Law For Pavcing and Cleaning the St^-eets 
Repealed the i^J Lanes and alleys within the City of New york and 
of Nov'' 1754 For Preventing Nuisances -within the Same (Ex- 
cept Such part as Relates to no Flogs to be Kept on 
the South Side of l^^resh water and the Streets and wharfs not to be 
Lumberd) 

A Law in addition to a Law Entituled for paving and Cleaning the 
Streets, Lanes, and allys witlrin the City of New York and for Pre- 
venling ihe Nuisances v/ithin the Same 

A Law against fireing of Guns or other fire works in the Streets 

A Law 1-roliibiting Hawkers and pedlers (Except Such part 
thereof as was formerly Repealed) 

A Law For Preventing Frauds in fire wood/ 

A Law For ^larkeing of Butter/ 

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

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

A Law for tlie Better Securing of the City of New York From the 
Danger of Gun Powder,'. 

A Law For appointing Establishing and Regulating a good and 
Sufficient Night watch in the City of New York, (Except Such part 
thereof as was Repcakd the thirteenth of March Last) 

A Law Declareing to what uses the Seal of the Corporation the Seal 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK ,57 

« t \h< M.ivors Court and the Seal of the Mayorahty of this City 
>• 4.'1 If put unto/. 

A Law For Regulating the PubHck Markets within the City of 
.\'c;v vork and tor Preventing the ForcstalHng of Provisions Comeing 
t.» the- Said Markets/. 

A Law To Prevent the Selling or Giving of unripe Fruit and 
ONStcrs within the City of Xew York, (Excepit So much tiiereof as was 
KcjH-aicd the fourth of November one thousand Seven hundred and 
l-'iiJY Seven) 

{40] .\ Law For Regulating the Slaughter Hou?e with the following 
alterations that Instead of the Publick Slaughter House by the v/ater 
S;dc all .\eat Cattle to be Killed at the Slaughter House belonging to 
M" Nich.' Bayard Scituate on his Land on the North Side of Fresh 
\iitcr/. 

.\ L.'.w in A:idifion to a Law Entituled a Law For Better Prevent- 
jr.g i i I-src/ 

.\ Law to Restrain and Prohibit the Giving or Selling of Strong 
Lvjiior.s to any of the Private Ccntinalls of his ^Majesties Garrison in 
V.:r City of New york/ 

Mr Rkcokder Produced to this Board a Law Entituled a Lav/ to | 
];rv;5ii>itt the Selhng or Bringing Certain Fish into the City of New* 

\ork.I>jring tlicTinie tlierein mentioned, and is in the words follov.-ing j 

\ViiL:KE.\s the getting of Certain Fish Commonly Called and known by J 

tb.c nnmc of Bass or Twaalft in the months of December January and | 

Icbruary is found by Expeiieiice not only to be the chief or Principall 1 

Cai;H^ of tlie great Decrease and Diminution of that kind of Fish. f'~>r j 

5:-.:iny Years Past but that the Same are Commonly unsound and un- | 

ulvo.'esome; To Prevent which pernicious practices for the Future; or j 

:it Least to [irevcnt the Selling or Bringing them into the City of New j 

'ii-rk or tiic Limits or Jurisdiction thereof Be it Exactku & ouDAixn) j 

by t})c .Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of New York j 

in Comn:on Coujicill Convened ; and it is hereby Enacted and ordained j 
by the authority of the Same,- that if any Person or Persons, During, 
f-r m the months of December, January, and February, or any of them 
Sr.all otTer or Expose to Sale, or Vend, E.xchange, Give or bring, into 

lhi> City, or the Limits or Jurisdiction thereof, any Fish or Fi.-iies [ 

Commonly Called and Known by the name of Ikiss or Twaalft Such j 

Person or Persons So OiTering or Exposing to Sale, or Vending Ex- ' 
cliangjng Giving or Ijringing ar.y Such I'ish Com.monly Called an<i 
Known by the name of Bass or Twaalft, within this Citv or the Limits 



158 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

or Jurisdiction thereof Shall forfeit all Such Fibh and also Forfeit and 
Pay for ever)- Such offense the Sum of I'orty Shillin;j;'s Lawful! Money 
of New York with Costs of Prosecution, To be Recovered Before the 
Mayor Jvecordcr or any one of the Aldermen of this City by any 
Person or Persons who Shall Sue for and Prosecute the Same to 
Effect, one IMojety or Equal half of which penalty or Forfeiture to be 
paid to the Church wardens of this City for the use of the poor thereof 
and the other ^vlojety or Equal half to the Prosecutor and be it F'uk- 
THER Enacted and Ordained by the authority aforesaid that if the 
offender against this Law be a negro, mulatto or an Indian Slave Such 
Negro Mulatto or Indian Slave shall not only forfeit all Such Fish 
but Shall Receive sui.li Corporal Punisluiient at the publick Whipping 
Post of this City as the Mayor or Recorder or any one of the Aldermen 
of this City Sliali think fit not Extending to Life or Limb, unless the 
Master, iMistre?? or owner of Such ^lulatco or Indian Slave shall pay 
the forfeiture aforesaid to Excuse and exempt Such offender from the 
Said punishment/, which [41] was Read and approved of by this 
Roard. and ORDr.r<'D tlic same lie forthwith Published) and put in the 
Pul)Iick Gazzcttes of tins City/. 

Okder'd that M^ Recorder, alderman Depeyster, alderman Bogart 
M'" Depeyster, 'M^ Roosevelt and M^" A 'an Ranst or any four of them 
with as many more of this Jjoard, as Shall please to attend be a Com>- 
mittee to Receive proposalis from Such Person or Persons who may 
offer themselves as Keeper and overseer of the Poor and Poor house 
of this City, the presen.t overseer being much indisposed and unable 
to Execute thic oftice of overseer of Said House, and also ordek'd 
that the Said Committee do Give notice in one or more of the Publick 
Gazzcttes of this City when and where they'l meet to Receive such 
proposalis as may be offered as abovesaid/. 

Okder'd that IM^ Mayor Issue his warrant to the 

N? Treasurer of this City to pay to peter Taylor the Sum 

1437 of Eight pounds towards Defraying the Expence of 

Warr! Issued/. Sinking a v, ell near M^" woods in Queen Street in 

Jvlontgomerie ward of the Said City/ 

Order'd that the assize of Bread bo till further order tlower at 
18/6 pT C* 

A white Loaf of the finest flower to weigh. . . i'*^ : 11°^ : for 4 Coppers 
D.' of D? to weigh... 13 for 2 Coppers 

And further ordkr'd that no other ]>read be made within this Citv 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK ,-f^ 

for Sale ll'.an Accordinc: to the above assize (hard Bisquits only Ex- 
celled ) and that all Inikcrs within this City, Take notice thereof and 
Rukc ll-.cir bread accordingly/. 

Order'd that ivi'' Ma}or Issue his warrant to the 

N? Treasurer of this City to pay to John Bogart Jun^ 

1438 Esq'' or his order the Sinn of Seven pounds Twelve 

Warrl Issued Shillings, for the Like Sum by him advanced and paid 

for ib.e use of this Corporation to Abraham pitt/. 

Order'd the like to Edward Willet or his order the 

Nv Sum of Twenty Two pounds thirteen Shillings and Two 

1.J39 pence in lull of his account for the Expcnces of Severall 

War: Issued nieetings of this Corporation, as P^ his account allov/cd 

of by this Board/. 

Order'd that M^ Mayor Issue his warrant to the 

N? Treasurer of this City to pay to John Sayre or his 

i.\^\o order the Sum of three jxjunds in full for one Quarters 

Warr*. Issued Sallary due unto him (as Publick whipper of this 

City) and Ending the first day of this Instant month 

of November/. 



f^2] City of 1 At a Common Councill held at the City 

New york( Hall of tlic said City on Thursday the 

23'? day of November Anno DoTTI 175S 

Present/ John Cruger Esq' Ivlayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 

Francis Filkin "^ 

Philip Livingston „ ,, mi 

. , T • , V-Esq"^? Aldermen 

Leonard Lespmard | 

Henry Cuyler J 

Abraham Depeyster ^ 

Nich? Roosevelt I a • ,. . 

-r. , ^, > Assistants 

1 eter Cloppcr 

Luke \'an Ranst ^ 

Resolved, and okdi-r'd by this Board, that M' Peter Clopper Do 
purchase for the use of the new Barracks forty pots Hooks & Chains 
and place the Expence thereof to this Corporation/ 



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MINUTES OF THE CO:\IMON COUNCIL 



Order'd by this Board that the Sum of Six pounds 
Order Issued be allowed and paid to Johannis Myer for Extraordin- 
ary Services by him Done the last year as Messenger 
and Door keeper to this Corporation/. 

Alderman Cuylcr Deli\-cr'd into this Board an account Respecting^ 
the Sale of a Thousand of the Citys Small arms to Gen'! Stanwick, 
as also a Ballance of one hundred and lughty Eight pounds five Shil- 
lings Currencey, which was Left in his hands by the late Aid? Cov- 
entry; It is order'd by this Board that the said acc^ »S: Cash be De- 
livered to Abraham Dcpc}'ster assistant to be by him Delivered to the 
Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Corporation, in order that he may 
Enter and fairly State th.e Same in his Books of accounts belonging 
to this Board/. 



City of 
New York 



SS. 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 6'^'? 
day of Dec?" 1758/ 



[43] 



Presen.t/ John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorde 

Piere Dcpcystcr 

Erancis l-'ilkin 

Philip Livingston 

John In-igart Jun^ 

Leonard Lispinard 

Henry Cuyler Jun^ 

Abraham iJepeysier 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Peter Clopper 

Joris Janscn 



^Esq^? Aldermen 



>► Assistants 



Order'd that the assize of Bread be till further order flour at 17/6 

pf a 

A white Loaf of the finest flower to weigh l'^. . 12°^ for 4 Copers : 

D? ofD? to weigh 13;^ for 2 d? 

And further order'd th;tt no other broad be made within this City 
for Sale than according to the above assize (hard Bisquits only Ex- 
cepted) and that all Bakers within ihis City take Notice thereof and 
make their bread accordingly/ 



OF THE CITY OF KEW YORK 



i6i 



The CoM^^ITTEE who were appointed by order of tliis board the 
founccnth of Xovenibcr Last to Ivcccivc proifjsails from Such persons 
wiio nii;^ht offer as keeper of tht work ifoiisc, House of Correction 
a!id overseer of the poor and poor House of this City in the Room of 
the present keeper who is much indisposed and not able to attend the 
Duties of tlio Said house, now make Jveport tlsat they in obedience to 
tl;e Said order accordingly met on the fifth day of this Instant month of 
December at tlic DweHing House of Edward W'illet in the west ward 
of ti'.is City, where tliey Received proposalls from the following per- 
sons. \'"i7-\ jjcter H}er, Isaac Blanck, John Cregier, Dan'f Burger, 
Abraham \'an Ducrseii, Abraham Ferden, Lawrence park, Jeremiah 
Du'!s:;e and Xicliolas Barrington, the Consideration of v»hich is orderd 
by this i'oard to be Deferred till the next Common Councill/. • 

TjiE Petition of Benjamin Blagg vvas preferred to this board 
Se:t;!;'.T fc-rth th.at tlic v.aut.- of a Sufncient Nuniber of Guagers in this 
C;;y i^ •Itovi attended with many Inconvenencies to the ^Icrchants & 
rtlu-r*^. and among other things pray',' to be appointed to the said Office 
of a Tiunger; v.-Jicrcupcn this Board after Some Consideration had 
iher(.'-n, oiiDr.k"!) lliat the Said Benjannn Biagge be, and he is hereby 
a};)":nted one of the publick Guagers of tliis City accordingly on his 
takc;;:g the usual oath for the Due Execution of tlie said Ofnce/ 



-W- 



City of ) At a Common Councill held at the City 

orkj " ■ Hall of the Said City on Mon.'.ay the i8''? 

day of Dec5" Anno Dom 175S/. 

Present/ Jolm Cruger Esq^ I^Iayor 
Piere Depe^ster 



L 



CEsq""? Aldermen 



^Assistants 



Francis Filkin 
Pliilip Livingston 
John Eogart Jun'" 
[♦;4j Abraham Depeyster 

Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
Albert Herriiig 
Joris Jansen 

M' Mayor informed tins P>oard. tluit Genera!! Amherst Kenucsts 
of tins Corporation -a Blanket for Each Cril) in tlie New P.arracks for 
h'.s Majesties Troops there, v.hich lieing taken into Consideration by 
this I5oard, it is thereupon ouDFu'n that the same be forthwith provided 
accordingly, and that alderman Livingston tK: M'" Clopper be t^- they 
Vol. VI.— II 



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MINUTES OF TUIL COMMON COUNCIL 



are hereby appointed to purchase tlie Same, at the Expence of this 
Corporati :•.]/. 

(ji;ui-;k*i) that -\ff Mayor Isiue his warrant to tl;e 

N"' Treasurer of this City to pay to M'' Nicholas Rocsevclt 

1441 or his order the Sum of Twenty Eight pounds five 

Warrt Issued ShilHnc^s and Seven pence in full for the Hke Sum by 

him advanced and paid for paveing the Street in the 

Broavlway near the oswego Markett opposite to the lott Lately taken 

and fenced in by this Corporation pursuant to an act of Assembly of 

this province/. 

OKDiZRD the Like to I\I^ Nicholas Roosevelt or his 
order the Sum of Eleven pounds Twelve Shillings and 
Ten prcnce in full of his account for marking of five 
hundred and Fifty Small arms and for Sundry sums 
laid out for llie u:-e of this Corporation/ 



1442 
W^'irrt Issued 



City of 



ss. 



At a Common Councill held at the Citv 



:>Esq''? Aldermen 



New york\ ' LTall of the Said City on Tuesday the 30'1' 

day of Jan'>; Anno Domini 1759/ 

Present/ John Cvuger Esq- Mayor 
Piere Depe\stcr 
Francis Filkin 
Pl;ilip Livingston 
John P>ogart Jun^ 
Leonard Lespinard 
John ]\Iorine Scott 
Henry Cuyler 
Ab'? Depeyster 
Nichf Roosevelt 
peter Cloppcr 
Luke Van Ranst 
Garrit Van Home 

[45] WiTRREAS lf.> Conceived Necessary by this Board that a pest 
House I>e forthwith P.uilt on the Island Commonly Called P)cd;ov.-s 
Island, which this Corporation lately purchased from Archibald Ken- 
nedy Esq'' for that purp^jse. It is thereupon OkOFk'n by this P.oatd 
that aklT' Dogart AldT Cuyler Mess"": Roosevelt, \'an Ranst and \'an 
Home or the major part of them be a Committee to order the pur- 
chaseing of materials for Carrying on and Compleating the Same in 
Such nianner as Sludl hereafter be Directed bv this Board/ 



>- Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



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of.uer'd tliat the assize of Bread be til! further order flour at iS/6 

A \\hile Loaf of the finest flour to wei.i^h i''\ . ii"'' for 4 Coppers 

D'? of D? to \veip;h 13 for 2 Coppers 

And Further order'd that no other Bread be made for Sale with- 
in this City ihan according' to the above as?i'/e (hard Bisquits only 
Excepted) and thai all Bakers within this City take notice thereof 
and inake their Bread accordingly/. 



City of ^^^g_ 
New york( 



^Esq""? aldermen 



>- Assistants 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the Said Cit\- on Tuesday the 
2/^\} day of Feb'>' Anno DoITT 1759/. 

Presciit John Crug-er Esq- Mayor 
Pieve Depeyster 
Francis Filkin 
Philip Livingston 
John Bogart Jun'' 
Leonard Lespinard 
Henry Cuylcr 
Abraham Dc])cyster 
Nich? Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
Luke Van Ranst 
Albert Herring 
J oris Jansen 

order'd tliat M^ ALayor Issue his warrant to the 

Treasurer of this City to pay to ^^P Peter Clopper or 

his order the sum of £3 ; 16 : iJ-< in full for the Ba!- 

lance of his account for }kIoneys by him a'ivanced l^ 

paid for Repairing of the fly ?vTarket Bridge as also the 

further Sum of £107 14 for th.e like Sum by him advanced ^s: paid for 

134 Striped Blankets for the use of [the] Barracks a? p'' his said ace: 

allowed of by this Board/. 

[46] order'd that alderman Cuyler Cause the wliarf Fronting the 
Great dock in this ward (as ab^o the Long Bridge) to be Forthwitli 
Repaired in suc^i manner as he shall Judge proper/ 

order'd that John Turgee be appointed and he is hereby accord- 
ingly appointed Fireman of the I'^ast ward in the Room Place and 
Stead of John Stevens/ 



N? 

1443 

Warr* Issued 



i64 MINUTES OF THE COM.MOX COUXCIL 

ri;;i:;-:u'i) tli.it Jacob i'-ogart Jun^ be appointed and he is hereby 
accordingly appointed a fireman of Arontgonicrie ward in the Room 
Place and Stead of John V'ansi>.e/. 

(m^ijkr'o llir.t the Clerk of this Board prepare advertisements to 
be put in the publick or Weakly Gazettees for Letting to Farm the 
stalls and Standings of the Scverall niarkets of this City (to wliich 
M'' Mayor objecicd Declaring he Con.ccived lie had a Rigtit To the 
Profiits of tiie same n^ Clerl: thereof) and of the Publick wharfs and 
Slips of this City for the Term of one year To Coimnence on the first 
day of r\lay Next by Pnblick outcry at the Cci-nmon Councill Ch.ambcr 
in the City Hall of the said City on jMonday the Twenty sixth day of 
March Xcxt at Two oClock in the afternoon of the same day To the 
highest }3idder and tins Board or the Major part of them be a Com- 
mitrot.: for Letting the same upon Such Conditirns as they shall Judge 
Propper (and Further ORnEr<D that 'Sl^ Recorder alderman Bogart 
and Alderman Scott or any Two of them be a Committee to prepare 
the said Conditions of sale/. 

OKim:k'd ihat M^ ]\Iayor Issue- his Warrant to the 
X'.' J -144 Treasurer of this City to pay to Philip Livingston 

Warr- Issued Esq^ or his order tlie sum of Tvv'enty one pounds Six- 
teen shillings and Eight Pence in full of Two several! 
accounts by him Discharged and Paid To Jonathan Blake and Barnet 
Seabring for work due to the V\'ork and alnis house as p^ their sev- 
erall accounts sv.orn to and allov^ed of by this Board/ 

okdf.r'd that M?" Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
X.' 14 i5 Treasurer of thi,. City to pay to Jacob Brewington 

Warrt Issued/ or his order tlic sum of Forty one pounds Ten shil- 
lings and six ]v:nce for the like sum Destrained iro\u 
him for the Taxes of the Ferry House by the Collector of Kings 
County the 21K of September and o'l' of Julv Last Past/ 

Jolm Watts Escir Deliwred i'.i To this Beard l\vo Certificates 
of the Xumber of flays by hitn served in Generall assembly as one of 
the [47] Representatives of this City from the First of December one 
thou.sand seven luuvlred and Fifty Six to the third of September cue 
Thousand seven bund reel and Viity Seven amounting in the wh.ole 
to Thirty six days and at the same Time Henry Cruger Esq^ delivered 
also into this Board one Certificate of the Like service from the Six- 
teenth of Deccn-ber one thousand seven hundred v.ud Fifty Eiglit to 
the fourteenth of X'ovember Last amounting to thirty three days 
which they Endorsed Gratis and Declared the san^.e to be XTdl and 
Void and all Ccrtincates and Demands of th.e Like service/ 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



i6 = 



order'd that nif mayor Issue his warrant To the 

Nv Treasurer of this City to pay to Philip Livingston 

1446 H5q^ or liis order the sum of one hundred and Fifty 

\varr*. Issued pounds Twelve ShilHngs and Six Pence in full For 

the Like sum by him advanced and Paid for severall 

pieces of Blankets &c as p'' his account allowed of by this Board/ 



City of I g^. 
New York ( 



Fsq': Aldermen 



> Assistants 



At a ComuKjn Councill licld at the City 
Flail of the said City on Wednesday the 
14^1- of March Anno Dom 1759/ 

Present/. John Cruger Esq^ ]\Iayor 

Simon Johnson Esq- I'iccorder 

Philip Liviijg'stou "^ 

John Bogart 

Leonard Lc-pinavd 

John IMorine scott 

Plenry Cuyler 

Abraham Depe} ster 

Nichf Roosevelt 

Peter Clopper 

Albert Herring 

Joris Jansen 

Luke Van Ranst 

Garrit \'an Plorne 

ori>i:r'd. tiiat M^ Mayor Issue hi? v.-arrant To the 
Treasurer of this City to pay to Stephen Terhune 
or his order the sum of one pound Eighteen shillings 
and four Pence in full of his accour^t for marking a 
hundred fire Bucb^s and as p"" his accoutu allowed 
of by this Board/ 

ORnKu'n that .AP Mayor Issue his warrant To the 
Treasurer of this City to pay to Johannis Myer 
^Messenger and door Keeper to th.is (4-^"| Board or 
order the sum of Seven Pounds Ten Shillings in full 
for Two quarters Sallary dw: unto him and Ending 
the second dav of this Instant Month of r^Iarclr' 

Rrsoi.vED AND order'd by this Board, that tiiis Board or the Major 
part of them do meet on Saturday afternoon next at Two oClock near 
th.e new Coal House in order for the Laying out in Letts some Ground 
Belnr.orlng fo this Corporation v.hich lies between th.e said Goal House 



N? 

1447 
warr'. Issued/ 



144S 
wart Issued/ 



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MINUTfiS OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



and the f loiisf Commonly Called Caticmuts and that the City surveyor 
attend at the same Time and make a Survey of the whole thereof in 
surh Manner as this Board or the .Major part of them then present 
shall order and direct/. 

The Petit rox of Oliver Delancey Esq'' for himself and the Devisees 
of Sir Peter Warren and Richard Shuckburgh was preferred to tins 
Board, prayincr that lliis Corporation would Grant unto them Sev- 
erally the soil l)otween hi^^h and Lov/ water mark of the Breadth of 
and fronting to their Respective ground and so Extending- from the 
said I-ow water mark into the nortli River Tv\-o hundred feet where 
upon Its order'd by this Board that Alderman Depeyster alderman 
scott alderman Cu}ler Mess''? Roosevelt and Van Home or the 
Major {)art of llicin be a Committee to Examine in.to the allegations 
of the said jietition and make Rei)ort thereon to this Board with all 
Convcnicrit cpeed/. 



City of I ^„ 
Slew York ( '^ 



y Escf? Aldermen 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
20^ I' day of A larch Anno Dom 1759/ 
}?resent;/ John Cruger Esq?" AFayor 

Picre Depeyster 

Francis Filkin 

Philip Livingston 

John Bogart Jun'" 

Leonard Lcspinard 

LJeru'y Cuyler 

Abialiam Depeyster 

Kich!' Roosevelt 

Peter Clopper 

Joris Jansen 

Albert Herring 

Luke \'an Ranst 

Garrit \'an Home 

[49] OKDhu"D that Mr Mayor Issue his warrant to 
tr.c Treasurer of this City to pay to ^i.^ George 
HarrisC'n or his order tb.e sum of Ten pounds Xinc 
sliiliings in full of lus account for the Like sum by 
biim advanced and paid to severall persons as In- 
formers against several! parcells of Counterfeit half pence v*v:c : as p^ 
his account sworn to anrl allowed of by this Board/. 



> Assistants 



X? 

1-149 
W'arr^ Issued; 



OF THE CI J Y OF NEW YORK 167 

ORDi:k'i"> that M'' mayor Issue his warrant to tlic 

X*' Treasurer of this City to pay to m'' Joiin Depeystcr 

1450 or his order the sum of Two Thousand six hundred 

warrt Issued;/ pounds being what was ouuer'j) to be paid to him 

b}' the Committee for lUnlchng thic new Goals 

oudcr'd that the aisi7e of brci'.d be till Furtlier order flower at 
17/6 p^ O. 

A v.hite Loaf of the finest fiour to wei.Qh i'-' : 12'"^ for 4 Coppers 

D" of D? to weiirh I3>< for 2 D? 

A>:n Fl'rthf.r OKOtiu'i) that no other lii'oad be made for Sale witli- 
in this City than according To the above assize (hard Risquits only 
Excepted) and that all Bakers within this City take notice thereof 
and make tlieir Bread accordingly/. 

RE.>CLVEn .\ND ORPKR'n by this Board, that the Church Wardens of 
this City do pay to Isaac Depeyster Esq'" Treasurer or Chamberlain 
of this Corporation or his order the sum of Twelve hundred pounds 
or such and so Great a part thereof as tiiey h.ave Lately Received from 
the severcill Collectors of the ^Minister and poor Tax by \'irtue of an 
act of the Lieutenant Govertior tlie Conncill and General assembly of 
this province Entitulod an act To Imjiov.'cr and Enable the Mayor Re- 
corder and aldermen of the City of Xcw York for the Time being or 
the ]\Iajor part of them To order the raising a sum not Exceeding 
Twelve hundred pounds by a Tax on Estates Real and Personal in the 
said City"/ 

Okir.;R"D that the Clerk of this ]')Oard prepare advertisements to 
be put in the Publick or weakly Gazzettecs for Letting to farm the 
severall Lots of Ground Belonging to this Corporation that Lies be- 
tween the Xew Goal House and the L^welling House of Capl John 
Browns near the pallisades where the wind mill fornierly stood, for 
the Tern.i of Twenty one years to Commence on the first day of May 
Xext by publick oulCry fsn the premisses the third of aprill next at 
Two oClock in tlic Afternoon of the same day To the highest bidders 
and that this Board or the major part of tlicm be a Committee for 
Letting tr.e same upon such Conditions as they shall Judge Proper/ 

[50J ( ;;r;i:K'i) th;it the Clerk of this Board, pay to Henry play or his 
order the sum of three pounds in full of all Demands which he hath 
agt. thiis Cori)oration for the hire of his House as a Guard House for 
his majesties Regular Troops Quartered in this City the Last year 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUN'CIL 



City of (I „j. 
New Yorkj 



> Assistants 



At a Comir.oii Councill held at t'/:C City 
l-ia!i of the said City on Monday th': 26'1' 
day of March Anno DoTn 1759 
Present/ John Criic^^or Esq^" Mayor 

Simon Johnson JZsq^ Recorder 

Picre Dcptyster 

John Boggart Jun^ 

Leonard Lespinard )>Esq''? Aldermen 

John Morine Scott 

Henry Cuyler 

Abraliam Dcpeyster 

Niclif Koo^evclt " 

Peter Clopper 

Joris Jan?fn 

Luke \*an Kanst 

Garrit Van Ilorne 

okdeu'd by this Board tliat a grant be made to Benjamin XicoU 
Esq^ in fee of a small piece or Slip of Ground adjoining to his farm 
in tb.c ont ward of this Cii\- en his paying t'lirty pounds p' acre for 
ever}- acre and that llie said piece ov slip of ground be surveyed by 
the City surveyor in such ir.anncr as shall be Directed by tb.c Com- 
mittee Latel>' aj);;ointed to \'ievv and Exan.une the same/. 

It is okdi^r'd by this Board that the Law of this Corporation Enti- 
tuled A Law for Regulating th.e Lying of \'essels in the Docks or Slips 
of tliis Cit} and fi;>r preserving the l^>ridge and Commori Sev/er in the 
said Dock, be Repealed ani.! the same and every Clause therein is here- 
by accordingly Repealed and th.at Listead thereof the following Law 
be enacted, tov.itt. A Law F(.u Rlgl'lati.ni; the Lying of \^essel5 in 
THK Gp.i'.Ar Doci; AND SiJi's OV THIS City and Ascertaining the 
Rates 'lo r.E taid eok the Same, and for Presekving the Bridge and 
Common Sewer of the Same Great Dock. 

Be it oroained by the ^Mayor aldermen 
Dockage to be paid and Commonalty of the City of New York, 
yearly, and for v.hat Convened in Common Councill. and it is [51] 
Vessels Ilereliv ordained by the autliority of th.e same 

that from and after the first day of !\lay in this 
present year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Fift}- Xine, 
Every Master, owner, or possessor of any W'ssel. sloop. Craft. Scow, 
fialt, Pcttiauger. or Boat wb.atsoever that shall during the Cont-nurnce 
hereof upon his or their first Coming at. to or witb.in any of the docks, 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK joy 



\\]:arfs pcp.y?, Kc\s, Moles, or ?]i;>.s i;clon,f:;ii\2^ To this Corporation 
v.itlT any snch \'eFrol. sleep, Craft. Snow, flat, Pettiauger or iior.t. To 
Lie at or v.ithiii aiiy such dock, v.haril, Peer, Key Mole or slip, s'lall 
Immediately pay unto the dockmaster or to the person or per.«-on!i ap- 
pointed, or To be appointed for that purpose ])y this Corporation, at 
and after the scverall Rates Following, that is To say, for every \'ejscl. 
Sloop Craft Scow fiat Pettiauger or Boat Belonging to this City or 
Colony, and also such as Belong To New Jersey or Connecticut ; as 
far as, and including Fishers Island, (Except such sea \'es«els as are 
not properly Called Coasters belonging To the aforesaid places) being • 

of the Burthen of Five Tons or under, six shillings by or for the j 

year ; and for every \'c?scl being above the Burthen of Five Tons 
at and after the Rate of one sliilling, for ever}- Ten of tlieir respective 
Burthens by or for the year/. 

II AND Be it F['!aH!:R ordained by the 
Dockage to be paid auth.ority aforesaid that it shall and may be 
bv the month or Lawfull for all Trading and Coasting \'essels | 
V'oyage as far To the Eastward as. and including the ^ 

province of Nev.--Hampshire, and westward | 

as far as and including north Carolina To Come To or with.in the | 

aforesaid docks wharfl's peers Keys !Mole or slips ; and tl'.at every i 

Master, owner or possessor of such Vessel, on their first Coming To ] 

any or either of tlie same shall pay To tl^e deck Master or To sucli per- ^ 

son or persons appointed, or To be appointed for that purpose, by tbiis | 

Corporation, for every \'oyage in which tliey shall Come To or Lie | 

at any such Dock. \\'riarft, Pccr, Kc} , Mole, or Slip, not Longer then 1 

one r\Iontb;. after the Rates follov.ing, tliat is To Say, for Every Wssel, i 

of Ten Tons Burthen, or under Six Shillings ; from Ten Tens To | 

Tv/enty Tons Twelve Shillings, from. Twenty To thirty Tons. Tv.enty | 

Shillings; from Tlu'-ty To forty Tons, ThJrly Shillings; frcrn Forty To 
fifty Tons, forty Shillings, fro:;; iifty To Seventy five Ton? Fort}' five 
shillings; from Seventy five Tons To >^uc hundred Tons, and up-ard-^. 
Fifty Shillings; and for any Longer Tin-ic" in Proportion To ihv aV-nve 
Rates by the niontli 

III and be it FuRxriE'^ ouDAiNvn by ti'.e 
The Metb.od to know autiiovity aforesaid tb.at if any di<;nUc S'^all 
tlie Burthrn of W^s- arise Concerning the Tonnage or P.urtiien of 
S'.'lls , anv Such \'cs?el Sloop Craft scow Flat Pet- 
tiauger or Boat in the Two first \^2] Sections 

mentioned; the Same Shall le Delenni-.c.l bv th.e oath of the M-^.^ter 
owner or Possessor thereof; and in Ca<c of liis or their Rcf":?a' To 
Swear or Prove the Same, that then, and in Such Case, the Said 

■ I 
I 



170 MINUTES OF THE COMMON' COUNCIL 

Burthen or Tonnaji^c Shall Lc Settled as Xcar as May be, by tlie Oath 
of tl'c l^crson or Persons Suinc^ and Prosecuting'; any other Law. 
u-^acic or Custom of the ^Joyor, aMcnnrn and Cominonalty To the 
Contrary thereof, in any wise notwitiistandinq-, 

IV AND r>E IT Further ordaixiid bv 
Vessclls not to Lie the Authority aforesaid, that, no Sloops, 
in tlie mouth of the Poats, Crafts, or otlier \'essels, Shall lie in the 
Docks or Slips aforesaid Slips or mole, a lon^fcr Tinie then 

for Convenient larling' and unladinj^-; nor Shall 
lie in tlie aforesaid SI'ps, mole, or nioutli of the Great dock, at any 
Time aftloat, So as To Shut up the Same, or Prevent any other Sloops. 
Boats Crafts or \'cssels, from Cominc; into, and goins^ out of the Same, 
under th.e Penalty of Tv/enty Shillings for every Tide 

V AND Be it Fl'rtiier ordained by the 
none to make fast or authority aforesaid that no Sloop Boats or 
ball down at tlv.- otl;er Vessels Whatsoever, do or Shall make 
Brid;::e. or Careen at fast unto, or hall dov/n by the Bridge in the 
at!}- of th.e Docks. '^Ireat Dock, nor lade or unlade any Ballast, 
or in the Slips, Nor flour or goods, Vv'iiatsoever, on the Same or 
to kce [1 f:re on board Careen by the Same : nor Shall any Vessels 
in the Xigiit. Careen at. To or Vv'ithin any of the docks 

Wiiarfs, Peers. Keys. Molo, or Slips, belong- 
ing To tliis Cc^rporatio!'. or make or keep any fire on board of any 
Vessel lying at. To or V.'iihin any of th.e Same or to any oth.er V^harf 
Key peer or Mole v.ithin the bounrls of this City, Except the Out\vard, 
at any other Ti»ne, then from dayliglit iti th.e morning, Till Eight 
oClock at Xight. under the Penalty of Tv/entv Shillings for every of- 
fence ; To he paid bv tiie Master owner or Pofcsser of such Vessel 

Vr AND Be ir F\:rtiier ord.uxed by 
anchors t'src : not to th.e Authority aforesaid, that if any Person 
be Cast in the Docks or Persons do Cast any anchor Graplin or 
nor fJ.th Timh.er ».^-c. Killick into or near any of the Docks Wharffs 

Peers Keys -Mole or Slii)s of this City Such 
Person or person.s so offending Shall forfeit, and pay for every otTonce 
the Sum of Ten Shillings: and if anv person or persons Shall Cast 
any Dung, ashes Draught Filth dirt or keep any iilasts Yards Spars 
pump Wood or any Kind of Tin:ler whatsoever in or Take away any 
Stones Earth or-Pal!a?t from or Tlirow the San-.e into any of the afore- 
said Docks Wharffs Peers Kc\ s Mole or Slips [5,^] every Such Person 
Shall forfeit and pav for Each and cverv Offence the Sum of Twentv 
Shillinc-s 



OF THE Cri Y OF -NFV/ VC^lUv 171 

\'ll arifl be it further ordaincl hy the 
no \'c^£e!ls Conic in the Authority aforesaid that no Sloop Coat or 
Slip at th,2 Knd of the Vessel except Small Craft Such as ferry 
flv n;arket Boats Market Doats f*cttiaugers and Ca- 

noes, Shall Conic within the Slip at the end 
of the Common Sewer, that Leads under the Market house Commonly 
Called and known l)y the Name of the tly Market, and empties itself 
into the East River, under tiic penalty of I'orty Shillings for every 
Tide they Shall lie within the Same/. 

yiU and be it Further ordained by the 
Sea Vessells to Come Authority aforesaid that no \'essel or Vessels 
in tlie Docks from Whatsoever Except Such as are hereinbefore 
Dec^ till }^Iarch, and permitted Shall Come into or lie at or Within 
their Rates any of the docks Wharfl's Peers Keys mole 

or Slips Ik^lonjijin,':!: to tin's Corporation at any 
oti'cr Time then from th.e Twentieth day of december. to the Twen- 
tieth dav of i'siarch under the penally of Twenty Shillings for every 
day to be forfeited and paid l.iy the blaster owner or Possessor of every 
Such X'essel, and for their lying at to or witliin the Same from the 
Said Twentieth dav of deceirber. to t!ie Twentieth day of March, the 
i^iastcr owner or possessor Shall pay for lying their as aforesaid, to 
the dock "Master or to Such Person or Persons appointed or to be 
rpj)oinied bv tliis Corporatior.. at and after the Rates following that 
is to Say, for every day Such Vessel Shall Load or unload the Sum 
of Six Shillings and tor every day not lading or unlading one Sb.illing 

and Six Pence per dav/ 

IX and Ee it Fnrtiicr ordained by the 

Directions of the autiiority aforesaid that in order to EVevcnt 

Dock n:aster disputes between persons using the Said docks 

Wharfts peers keys mole and Slips that it Shall 
and ir.ay be Lawfull for the dock ^Master or person or persons appointed 
or to be appointed by this Corporation to Gi%e Such dircctio'.i? and 
orders from Time to Ti:r.e Relatin.g to ib.e lying fastining and Births 
of Boats or other Vessels as they Shall think Just and every person Re- 
fusing to Con.-ply with Such orders or directions Shall forfeit Twenty 
Shillings for Each ofYence/ 

X and Be it Further ordained by the 
fines how to be Re- Autb.nrity aforesaid tltat the dock IMaster or 
covered and Di<:posed oth.-:r Person or Pers-.ns appointed or to be 
ofl appointed for the l^irjiose aforesaid by this 

Corporation take Care to Sec this Law and 
the Scverall n^atters therein Mentioned kept observed and duly put in 



J72 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Execution and do Collect and Receive all the penalties and forfeitures 
arisincr thcrel'v the one half of all which penalties and forfeitures the 
Said dock Afa.-^trr or other poison or iicr?Gns appointed or to he ap- 
pointed as aforesaid or Such other person or persons as [54] upon 
his or their Xej;-lect or Refusal will inform and prosecute for th.c Same 
Shall uijon Recovery thereof i)ay nito the hands of th.e Church Wardens 
of and fur this City for the use of the poor thereof and the other half 
thereof Retain to his and th.cir own use and Sliall and may he Recovered 
before the Ma}or Recorder or any one of th.c Aldermen of this City 
with Costs of Suit; whicli Law was Read & aj^proved of by this Board 
and oudek'd to be i)ublish.cd/. 

Okdkk'd that the Ckrl: of this Board prepare a Warrant of attor- 
ney To aldcDPan Scott to ]Cna].tle him to Brin.f^ an Action of Trespass 
and iijcctincnts in the Xaine of the 3.Iayor aldermen and Commonalty 
of the City of New York ac;ainst the Executors or Devisees of David 
Jonathan Provoost Deceased and that tiie Said Clerk Aftlx the Seal of 
this Corporation tliereto to be Signed by ]).I- }Jayor and further Or- 
dered that M^ NicoU lie apjiointed to assist ]M- Scott in tlie Carrying 
on and Prosecutiijcr of the Said Action to Effect'/ 



City of ^ ^ 
New York j' 



Present/ 



vEsq'? Aldernien 



At a Common Councill held at the 
Work House on Tuesday the Third day of 
Aprill Anno Dom 1759/ 

Joh.n Ciuger Esq^" iVlayor 
Simon Johnson Esq' Recorder 
Piere Dcp'Cyster ^ 

Erancis I'ilkin 
Philip Livingston 
Jolni Pogart Jun'" 
Leonard Lespinard 
Henry Cuyler Jun^ 
Nicliolas Ivoosovclt 
Ab'? Depcyster 
Peter Cloppcr 
Albert Ik'rring 
Luke \"an Ranst 
•Joris Jansen 
Garrit \'an Tlornc 

This being the Day appointed by tliis P.oard for farming by Pub- 
lick Outcry Scverall Lotts Pelcnging to this Corporation which lie Be- 



^- Assistants 



OF THE CITY OI- NKW YORK 



W3 



tween the Goal house and Tlic house of Thr^nas Brown Xcar the pal- 
isade.-- and the above Severall Members, bcir.!^' present the four follow- 
ing LotLs were Fanned \"\z: Numbers one Two Fifteen and Sixteen 
the Lotts one and Two were [55] Farmed To Joseph l-'aulding- Loit 
Number oive for TI)ree Pounds five Shillincjs Lott Number Tv/o for 
three Pounds Kighi Shillings for tb>e Term of Tutnty One Years 
and the Loll Number Fifteen for three Pounds five Shillings and the 
Lott Number Sixteen for Four Pounds Two Shillings were also farmed 
to Wi'liraTi Crclnnd for the Term of Twenty one Years To Com- 
mence the first day of ?day Next the abovesaid Several! Sums to be 
p":? yearly for each Lolt during tlic s^ Term of Twenty one Years to the 
Treasurer or Cliamberlaiu of this Corporation for the time being; 
OKDEKD the Clerk prepare Leases accordingly and tliat he be allowed by 
tliir Poard for the Counterpart cf every Lease, for each Lott Granted, 
ro: 

the Citv 



City of } ^^ 
New Yorkj 



-Vf a Lomnuni 



neul a 



U 



Esq""? Aldermen 



Assistants 



Hall of the said City on Thursday the 24*': 
day of May Anno Dom. 1759 
Present/ John Cruger Esrf Alayor 
Francis r'ilkin "^ 

Pliilip Livingston 
John Bogart Jun^" 
Leonard Lcspinard 
Henry Cuyler Jun' 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clojjper 
Luke \"aii Ranst 
Garrit \'an Home J 

ordi:u"d tliat }>P r^layor Lssue his Warrant to tl:e 
N? Treasurer of this City To pay to John Meyer Mes- 

( 1451 ) senger and Doorkeeper to this Board or order the Sum 
W'arr^ Issued of Ten Pounds for liis Extraordinary Trouble in Quar- 
tering Some of his 3,Iajesties Regular Troops in this 

City the Last Winter;/ 

orditk'd the Like to 'Sl^ John Depeyster Jun'" or 
N? Order the Suiu of Figlit hundred and nineteen 

(1452) , Pounds Thirteen Shillings and riine Pence Current 
^\ arrl Issued,.' ?douey Ot" this Colony out of the Monies Lately paid 

int(> his hinds I'y ihe Clv.uch Wardens of this Citv 
which was Raised by \'irtue of an act of the Lieutenant the Govcrnour 



174 MIXUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL ! 

the Conncili and (JLiicr::!! asscmbl}- of this Province Entituled au Act 

to Impower and KnaMe the .Mayor Recorder and aldcrnicn of the City 

of Xe\v- \\ vk for the 'ri.'uc i^eii'.ic or ih-: Major part of thein to Cjrder • 

the Raising a Sum not Jlxceeding Twelve hundred Pounds by a Tax 

on Kstate>: Real and jjer.sonall In the Said City/ 

[56] Okdek'd the Like to Isaac Stoutenburgh or his j 

N? order tlie Sum of Five Pounds Seven Shillings and • 

I 

(1453) Six Pence half jjcnny f'tr the Ballance of his Ac- 

Warrl Issued/ count with this Corporation for the Expences attend- 
ing tb.e \\'atch House from the first day of October 
one Thousand Seven lumdrcd and Fifty Eiglit to the fourteenth of 
aprill One Thousand Seven hundred and Fiftv Nine Likewise the • 
further Sum of Six Pounds Six Shillings and Sixpence for Sundry • 
Services by him done aiid for iMoney advanced and paid for the use 1 
of this Corporation and Likewise the further Sum of three Pounds 
for advance ^loney for oyl for the Ciltys Lamps as P^ the Said Sev- 
erall Accounts Sworn to and allowed of by this Board/ 

or.Diiu'n tlie Like to V.'ynant \'an Zaridt or his order 
N? the Suni of Four Pounds Seven shillings for Boaring a 

(1454) Piece of Cedar for tiic City Hall as %^. his Account 
Warr', Issued Audited and allov/ed of by this Board/ 

Ordi-ir'd that M'' Mayor Issue his Warrant To the Treas- 
N? urcr of this Citv to pay to Obadiah Wells or his Order the 
(1455) Sum of Thr<e Poiuids Tv.x) Shillings and Six pence in full 
of his Account for the Like Sum b}- him advanced and paid 
for the u-c of this Corporation to Abraliam Pitt for Carting dirt and 
Gra\ell to llll up t!;e Street or peer at pecks Slip by Order of alder- 
man Bogart which Account being Auditf^d and allowed of by this 
Board/ 

Order b that Alderman Jiogart Alderman Lespinard and Alderman 
Cuyler Mess''? Roosevelt \'an Ranst and \'an Home or the Major part 
of them be a Committee to Settle the Accounts of tlie Barracks and 
I^Iake Report thereof To this Board with all Convenient Speed/ 

I\I^ Mayor Produced to this Board an Account for Billiting of the 
Officers of the Forty Second Or Royal Highland Regiment the Last 
Winter on the Severall persons therein Xan^.cd Amounting in the whole 
to the Sum of Four htmdred and Ninety Three Pounds Six Shillings 
and one penny Current Money of this Colony at and after the follow- 
ing allowances \"i;:t for a Colloncll Sixteen Shillings P'' week for a 
Major Twelve Shillings P'' D? for a Captain Ten Shillings V^ D? and 



OF TilK Cnv OF InTAV YORK 



175 



for a Lieutenant and Ensign Six Shillings P*' Week which Said account 
was Inspected into by this Board and allowed of and thereupon Or- 
dek'd that the Treasurer or Chanibcriain of tin's Corporation do forth- 
with discharge [57] The Said Accounts to the Several! persons there- 
in Named to whom the Same is due and that the Clerk of this Board 
Serve the Said Chamberlain with a Coppy of this Order together with 
the Said Accomit/. 

John Lewis Marriuer Admitted and Sworn a freeman of this Cor- 
poration and Ordf.r'd to be rcgistred;/ 

Oudi:k'i) that ?\I^ "Mayor Issue his Warrant To the 

N? Treasurer of this City to pay to Augustus Van Cort- 

(1456) landt or bis Order Six Pounds for the Like Sum by 

Vv'arri Issued him adv;uiced and paid to John vSayre for half a Years 

Sallary as publick Whipper of this City due unto iiim 

and Endino the fn>t day of this Instant ^la\'/ 



City of J 35 

New lork( 



At a Conim(.>n Council 1 held at the 
City Piall of the Said City on Thnisday 
[Wednesday] the 20'^ day of June Anno 
Dom. 1759/ 

Present/. Jolm Cruger EsqT Mayor 
Francis Filkin 
Philip Livingston 
John Bogart 
John jNIoriuc Scott 
LIcnry Cuyler 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Cloppcr 
Luke Van Ranst 
Garrit Van Ilorne 

Ordlk'd tliat 'M^ [Mayor Issue his Warrant To the 
N? Treasurer of this City To pay to Peter Brower or his 

(1457) Order the Sum of Fifty Pounds towards Carrying on 
Warrt Issued the Building of the pest house"/ 

OROi-r/D the Like to Jobannis Myer Messenger and 
N? • door keeper to this Board or his Order the Sum of 

(1458) Three Pounds Fifteen Sliillings in full for one Quarters 
Warr^ Issued Sallary due unto him nnd Ending the Second day of 

this Instant Month of June/ 



>>FscF? Aldermen 



Assistants 



7 76 



MIXUThS OF THE COM.MOiN' COUXCIL 



X? 

(1451') 
Warr: I>fiic(I 



[5SJ (J:;ir.:i";j The like to .M^ Elias i:)c[.s]ljro5ses or his 
Order the Sum of Fifty rounds lor the Like Sum by 
hirn adxaiiced ai.d i)aid to Abraham Schenck and John 
\'aii Zandi for this Corporation being W'liat this Board 
aiijrocd to pay in three Years from the fifth of Novem- 
ber cr.e Thousand Seven hundred and Fifty five towards Discharging 
the purchase Money of the house and Ground Joining the alley Leading 
from Bayards Street to .si ill Street for the Ubc of the pubHck v/ay or 
Street fur ever/. 



City of ^ 



New 



Ar a Common Councill held at tl:e City 
Hall of the Said City on Friday the 20-1' of 
Jul\ anno Dom. 1759 



Prcstii.t; 



Jcr.n Cruger Esq'' ]\Iayor 
i'ierc Depeyster 
I'Vancis Filkin 
Philip Livingston 
joim Eogart Jun^ 
Leonard Lcspinard 
LIcnry Cuyler jun'' 
Nioh.olas Rooieveit 
Peter Clop]>er 
Albert Herring 
Luke Van Ranst 
Garrit X'ati Hornc 



>-Esq''? Aldermen 



^ 



I 



Assistants 



N? 
(1460) 



C)Rnr.R'L) that M'' Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer of tliis City to pay to John Vansise or his 
Order the Sum of one hundred Pounds to be bv him 



W'arr? L<sued ap|>lied towarvls the Building of the pest house/ 

Okdiiu'd the Like to Willhtlmus \'an Antv.arp or 
N'^' his order the Sum of Five Pounds Five Shillings for 

(1461) Thirty Boards by him found for the use of the Work 

Warr: Issued liousc 

OKDF.ti'n tliat Ir.e Akdi-rman of the East ward Cause a nev/ Election 
of a Cciloctcr f'-^r th.e Said v;ard in the Room, place [and stead] of 
David Schuyler \\\;: pre-cr.t Coikctor who is Indisposed and not able 
to attend tiie ('i:t;.s o\ >:\'A (;:V:Co and furtlier okdkr'd tliat the Election 
be en Tuesday next at Ten oCloclc in the Morning/ 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 177 

[59] Ordi:r'd that Alderman Scott be appointed Cliairman of the 
Committee appointed the Tenth day of May one Thousand Seven hun- 
dred Fifty Eight for Inspecting: tlie IncroachnKMits Made upon the 
Rights of this Corporafion in tlie Out ward of this City and further 
order'd that the Said Committee have power to agree with Such 
persons who have made Incroaclimonts for the Leaseing of the Same 
to them for a Term not Exceeding Seven Years/. 

Mf Bivanck produced to this Board a Release and Surrender of 
Two pieces or parcells of Ground in Montgomerie ward of this City 
adjoining and Contiguous to Ferry Street to this Corporation for the 
Enlargeing and Making more Spacous usefull and Commodius the Said 
Street which were Read and arc in the v/ords following \'izt To all 
to whom these presents Shall Come d''? wheueltox its orderd By this 
Board that the said Release and Surrender be Entered on Record in 
the Minutes of this Common Councill — [This ortler, however. v,-as not 
obeyed.] 

M^ RECOiiDKR produced to this Board the l^raft of a T^.w in addi- 
tion to a Law Intituled a Law for Paving and Cleansing the Streets 
Lanes and alleys Within the City of New York and for Preventing 
Nusances Within the Same Which was Read and is in the Words fol- 
lowing 

Be it Ordained by the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and assistants 
of the Citv of New York Convened in Common Council, and it is here- 
by Ordained by the Authority oi the Same that if any Negro. Mulatto 
or Indian Slave shall After the Publication hereof be Convicted Before 
the Mavor Recorder or Any one of the Aldermen of this City by tb.e 
View of the said Mayor Recorder and AldcrnKu or any one of them 
or by the Oath of one or more Credible ^^'itness or Witnesses ot 
Being Guiltv of any of the Offences Mentioned in the Above Recited 
Law. Such Negro Mullatto or Indian Slave shall for every Offence be 
publickly Whipped at the Publick Whipping Post or house of Cor- 
rection of this City at the Discretion of the Said Mayor Recorder and 
aldermen of the Said City for the Time being or any one of them 
Before Whom such negro mulatto or Indian shall be so Convicted not 
Exceeding forty Lashes unless the master mistress or owner of such 
Negro Mulatto or Indian Slave Shall pay to the Informer the sum of 
six shillings Current Money of New York for the use of Such Informer 
\\'ilh Costs of Prosecution/ Whereupon its ordicr'd by this Board that 
the Said Law be forthwith Published, and th.e Same was published ac- 
cordingly/ 

Vol. VI. — 12 



178 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COL'N'CIL 



[60] City of ;^g 
New Yorkf 



At a Conitiion Councill held at the 
Hall of the Said City on Tuesday 
21'-: of Aug^ Anno Dom 1759/ 

Present/. John Crugcr l-^sqf Mayor 
Francis Filkin 
Philip Livingston 
John Eogart Jun^ 
Leonard Lespinard 
John Morinc scott 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
Joris Jansen 
Garrit \'an Home 



City 
the 



>'Esq''? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



Order'd that the assize of P.read be till further order flower at 
20/6 Pf Cent. 

A White Loaf of the finest flower to Weigh . . . . i*^^ : 9^^ for 4 Coppers 

D? of D? to AVeigh I2i<$ " 2 D? 

AND Fl-rtiilr order'd, that no Other Bread be made for Sale 
Within this City, then according to the above assize (hard Bisquits only 
Excepted) and that all Bakers Within this City take Notice tliereof and 
Make their Bread Accordingly/. 

Ordf.r'd that Ml" Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N'-' of this City to pay to Peter Brower or his Order the Sum of 
1462 Fifty Pounds Towards further Carrying on the Building of the 
pest House/ 

Aldennan Livingston Returned th.at he had Caused a New Elec- 
tion of a Collector for the East ward in the Room place and Stead of 
David Scluiyler v.ho is Indisposed and not able to attend the dutys of 
Said Office and that Francis Child is Returned Collector of Said ward 
iji his Room for the Ensueing Year/ 

C'KDr.R'D that Ml" Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? Treasurer of this City to pay to John Cruger Esqf 

(1463) Mayor or order the Sum of One hundred and Thirty 

Warrl Jssuctl one Pounds and five pence in full of his Account 

. [61] For the Like Sum b\ him advanced and paid for 

the usf of this Corporation as P^ his Said Account allowed of by 

this Board,' 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



179 



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

N? Trcasur[crJ of this City to pay to John Say re or his 

(1464) order the Sum of Three Pounds in full for one Quar- 

Warrl Issued ters Sallary due unto him as Publick Whipper of this 

Cit}- and Ending- the First day of tliis Inst August/. 

OkdePv'd that MJ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer of tliis City to pay to M''^ Mary Vallctte or 
her Order the Smn of Thirty founds in full for one 
"bVars Interest of Six liundred Pounds due unto her 
and Ending tlie Twenty Sixth of July Last 

Okdkr'o that M' Mayor Issue his Warrant To the 
Treasurer of this City to pay to Fredrick Ousterman 
or his Order the Sum of Four Pounds in Consideration 
Warrt Issued of his fillinj:,' up his Well in the Swamp in ]\Iontgomerie 
Ward of this City/. 

Order'd By tliis P>oard that the Treasurer or Chamberlain of this 
Corporation do forthwith on Receipt of this Order pay and discharge 
to the Severall perso:^.s liereafler Xcimcd or tn.eir Order the following 
Sums of Money for Officers Billits \^iz'. To M"': Margaret Still the Sum 
of Four Pounds four Shillings, To ]\P? Rivon the Sum of Two Pounds 
Sixteen Shillings. To M''^ Robinson the Sum of Thirty three Shillings 
and to Stephen Callow tlie Suiii of Seven Shillings and for the Treas- 
urers so Doeins; this Shall be to him a Good and Sufficient Warrant/ 



(1465) 
Warrt Issued 



N? 
(1466) 



City of j ^^, 

New York. I ^ 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
IT:; II of tlic Said City o;i Wednesday the 
ig^^} of September Anno Dom 1759/ 

Present/ John Cruger Esq'' r^layor 

ab Simon Job.nson Esq^ Recorder 
Francis Filkin 



[62] 



Philip Livingston 
John Bogart Jun'' 
Leonard Lispinard 
John ^lorine Scott 
Flenry Cuyler Jun'' 
Abraham Depeyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
• Peter Goppcr 
Albert Herring 
Joris Jansen 
Garrit Van Ilorne 



> Esq""? Aldermen 



^Assistants 



i8o MINUTES or TilE COMMON COUNXIL 

Ordkr'd tlint tlio Clerk rif this Hoard j)rfpare a Bond from this 
Corporation to M'^ Mary I'auk and affix the Seal of this City Thereto 
in the penalty of One Thousand Pounds Current money of this Colony 
Conditioned for the payment of Five hundred Pounds on or Before the 
Nineteentli of September one Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty < 
with Interest at five P'' Cent P'- annum/ 

Ordered the Like to Charles Crook for D? as above 

Ordkr'd that AP Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? Treasurer of this City, to pay to Thomas Chadwick or 

(1467) bis Order the sum of £3 : 13 : 8 in full of his acct for 

W'arr^ Issued work Done foi this Corporation as p"' Acd allov/ed of 

by this Board 1 

N? Okder'd tlie Like to Johannis \''an=ise, or his Order . 

(146S) the Sum of One hundred Pounds Tov/ard? furtlier j 

Warri Issued Carrying- on the Building of the Pest House/' 

OuDF.R'n th.e Like To Johannis Myer Messenger 
X? and dcor keeper to this Board or order the Sum of 

(1469) Three Pounds Fifteen Shillings in full for one Quarters 
W'arrt Issued Sallary due imto him And Ending the Second day of : 

this Inst September"/ I 

I 

Order 'd that M'' Mayor Issue his Warrant to the j 

N? Treasurer of this City to M^ Isaac Stoutenburgh or his 1 

(1470) Order the Sum of Twenty one Pounds Twelve Sliil- 1 
Warrl Issued lings and Seven Pence in full of his Account for the 

Like Sum by him advanced and Laid Out in Repairing 
and Cleansing the City Ilall Also the further Sum of Ten Pounds 
Three Shillings in full of One Other Account for Sundry Services done 
for the use of this Corporation as P^ Said Two Accounts Sworn to i 

and allowed [63] C)f by this Board and also the further Sum of Twenty ! 

five Pounds for advance }^loney for purchaseing of Fire Wood for the 
use of this Corporation/ 

M^ Mayor Produced to this Board a List of the Xames of Sundry 
persons Who had Taken out Lycences for Retailing of Strong Liquors 
Within this City from the Tv/cnty Fifth of Marcii one Thousand Seven 
hundri^d <V Fifty Nine to the Twenty Fifth of March one Thousand 
Seven hundred and Sixty amounting to the Number of Two hundred 
and Thirty Two persons and Wlio Together had paid for the Same the 



OF TFIE CITY OF NEW YORK i8i 

Sum of Three hundred and Fifty Three Pounds Fifteen ShilHngs Cur- 
rent Money of tliis Colony, Okoer'!) that hv pay the Same to The 
Treasurer or Chamberlain of this City Retaining First thereout in his 
hands the Sum of Four Shillings and paying thereout to the Clerk five 
Shillings for every Lycence so by him Granted during the Time therein 
meniioned, aiul Lilvowise that he Retain in his hands the further Sum 
of Two Pounds Seventeen Shillings and Nine pence Being What he 
paid for the Stamps of the Severall Lycences/. 

Ordered that M'' Mayor Issue his Warrant To the 

N? Treasurer of this City to pay to M*" Israel Deso-way 

(1471) or his Order the Sum of Two hundred and Sixty Two 

WarrI Issued pounds One Shilling and Three pence in full of his 

Account for Building a New Dock at the Out side 

of the Great dock as pf his Said Account allowed of by this Board/ 

Whereas in and by an Act of the Lieutenant Governour the Coun- 
cill and Generall assembly of this province of New York Entituled an 
act for Removing llie prisoners from the City Hall of the City of 
New York to the New Goal Built by the Mayor Aldermen and Com- 
monalty of the Said City and for appropriating Certain parts thereof 
to the uses and purposes of a Common Goal for the City and County 
of New York Lately made and Published It is among Other tilings 
Enacted that from and after the Time therein after Limited for the 
Rcmovcll of Prisoners; the Sheriff of the City and County of New 
York Shall not at any Time Confine or ktep any prisoner or prisoners 
in the City Hall of the City of New York nor Occupy the Same for any 
Other Purpose or purposes Whatsoever and from thence forth the Two 
Celler Rooms under the West Side and Towards tlie Rear of the Said 
house Lately Built by the Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty of the 
Said City, the Three Rooms or appartments in The West Side of the 
Same house in the Middle Story and the Six Rooms in The Third 
Story in the Said house Shall be the Goal and Goals of and for 
the Said City and County of New York and that the Sheriff of the 
Said City and County for the Time Being Shall have the keeping of 
the Same. [64] and wtiere.\s it is in and by the Said Act further 
directed that the aforesaid SherifT of the City and County Shall Re- 
move all his prisoners from the City hall of the Said City to the Said 
Goal or Goals provided In the aforesaiil act when and as Soon as the 
Said Mayor Aldermen and Conunonalty by order of their Board and a 
Coppy thereof to be Served on him Shall direct An'd Whereas the 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Said Mayor Aldermen And Conin;ona!ty of the Said City being in 
Common Council! Convened at the City J lall of the Said City Conceive 
It Necessary that Snch prisoners as are now in the Said City Hall and 
in Custody of the Said Sheriff be Accordini^ly Removed to the Said 
Goal or Goals provided b\' the Said Act It is thereupon ORDiiu'D by tiiis 
Board that the Shcrifi' of the Said City and County of Xew York do 
on or Before the First day of Octolicr Next Remove or Cause to be 
Removed all Such prisoners as Sliall he tlien in his Custody in the Said 
City Hall to the aforesaid Xew Goal provided in and by the Said Act 
a:-."!) it is i-URTHKK omdlr'd for th?.t purpose that the Clerk of rliis 
Board do Serve the Said Sheriff v/itli a Coppy of tliis order/. 



City of ^ ^^ 
New York I "'^" 



At a Connnon Councill held at the City 
Hal: of the said City on Saturday the 29'■^ 
day of September (being the feast of S^. 
Michael the Arch Angel) Anno DonT 1759;/ 



Fresent;'. John Cruger Esq*" Mayor 

SiuH^n Johnson Esq^ Recorder 

Riere Dcpeyster 

Francis Filkin 

Philip Livingston 

John Bogart Jun- 

Leonard Lespinard 

Jolm Morinc Scott 

Henry Cuyler Jun^ 

Abraham Depeyster 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Peter Clopper 

Allert Herring 

Luke \'an Ranst 

Joris Jansen 

Garrit \'an Home 



>>Esq'f Aldermen 



> Assistants 



Conform .\r.iK to ins Majesty's Royal Charter Granted to the 
Mayor Aldermen and Commotxalty of the City of New York for Elect- 
ing this day One Alderman one Assistant Two Assessors one Collector 
and Two Constables in the Six Wards on the South Side of Fresh 



OF T}iE CITY OF NEW YORK 



183 



Water and one Alderman one assistant and four Assessors Two Col- 
kctors [bs] And Four Constables for the Out Ward of the Said City 
to Serve in the Respective Ofnces for the Year linsuing, the Respec- 
tive Aldermen of Each Respective Ward made Return this Day into 
the Office of Town Clerk under their hands for the Several Persons 
to ser\e in the Several Oftices aforesaid/. \'iz'. 



(As5 



ssessors 



Philip Livingston Alderman 

Peter Clopper Assistant 

Elias De[s] Brosses 

Peter Remsen 

Francis Child 

John Bingham 

George AFarschalk 

Peter Mesier 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Henry Romer ) 

Peter Kerby ( 

Evert Pels 

William Wood 

Joseph Balding 

Leonard Lispinartl 

Joris Jansen 

Rem Rapalie 

Luke Romer 

Isaac Stoutenhurgh 

Josepli Forbush 

Garrit De Grove 

Francis Filkin 

Abraham Depeyster 

John Clopper 

Peter Goelet 

Silvester Morris 

William Baldwin 

Solomon Maritie 

[66] Henry Cuyler Jun' Alderman 

(jarrii \'an Home Assistant 

jclm Livinc^ston 



Collector 

[■Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

(^ol lector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



Andrew Barclay 
James Creighton 
William Alillinar 
Michael Hoffman 



Ass 



sessors 



Collector 
Constables 



For 
^ The East Ward 



West Ward 



>- North Ward 



> South Ward 



V Dock Ward 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



John Bogart Jiin^ 
Luke \'an Kanst 
Lodwick Bainper 
Samuel Farmer 
Amos Dodj^'c 
Amos Dodge 
ilenry Ta}lor 
John Morinc Scott 
CorneHus Roosevelt 
Peter Stuyvesandt 
Julius Mandevill 
David Dcvoor Jun^ 
David Dcvoor Jun'' 
Andries Lickuni 
John Nauglc Jun^ 
John Mycr Jun'' 
John Dcvoore Jun^" 
Jolin Devoor Jun'' 
Mprinus Low 



Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Assessors 
Collector 
Constables 



Montg? Ward 



> 



Out Vv'ard 

Bowery Division 



Harlem Division 



The Hoxoi'RABLK Jami:s Dr: Lancey Esq^ Lieutenant Governour 
and Commander in Chief in and over the Province of New York and 
Territories depending thereon in America by and with the advice and 
Consent of his Majest)s Councill was pleased to appoint the follow- 
ing persons Officers for the Year Ensuing for the City and County of 
New York (to witt) John Cruger Esq?" -Mayor Water Bailiff and Clerk 
of the Markets. Jnhn Roberts Esq^ to be high Sheriff and John 
Burnet Esq*" to be Coroner/. 

[67] Riu^OLXED (Neminc Contradicente) that Isaac Depcystcr Esq^ the 
present Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Corporation be and he is 
hereby Elected and appointed Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Cor- 
poration for th.e Year Ensueing he Giveing Such Security as the Char- 
ter directs/ 

RiiSOLVED and oroeu'd thai Thomas Pettit be. appointed and he is 
herel)y Accordingly appointed high Constable for the City and County 
of New "^'ork for the Year Ensueing or untill Some Other fit person 
be appointed and Sworn in his Room/ 

r^K!)EK'r> that Mr Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer of this City to pay to John Bogart Jun^ 
Esq'' or his order the Sum of Fifty Pounds in full 
for one Years Interest of a Thousand Pounds due 
the 26"; of this Instant Month of September/ 



N? 

1472 
\\'arrt Issued 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



i8? 



N? 1473 Ordkui) the Like to M'' John Tielioiit in full &c 

WarH Issued for the Like Sinn Due the Second of Auirust Last 

Ordfk'd that the AKlernian of the South Ward Cause a New Elec- 
tion for the Said \\'ard in the Room of Silvester Morris who is 
Returned a Collector for the Said Ward and is Neither a Freeman nor 
freeholder and that the Election be on Saturday Next at Eleven 
oClock in the forenoon/ 

Silvester Morris Silversmith Sworn a h'reeman of this Corporation 
and ORDER 'd to be Registrcd/. 



City of I ^^ 
New York! ^^ 



Present/. 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on IVcdnesday 
['i'lnirsday] the 4':' day of October Anno 
Dom 1759/ 

John Cruijer Esq^" IMayor 



1 



u 



Esq''? Aldermen 



[68] 



^ 



:> Assistants 



Piere Depeyster 
Francis Filkin 
John Bo£!:art Jun'' 
Leonard Lespinard 
Henry Cuyler Jun^ 
Abraham Depeyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
Luke Van Ranst 
Joris Janseu 
Garrit V^n Home 

The Committke who v/ere latel\- appointed to Regulate the Sev- 
eral! Streets in the \\''est ward of this City, made their Report thereof 
to this Board in the Words following ; City of New York ss : Wee 
the under written, being Lately appointed a Committee to Regulate 
the Severall Streets in the West ward of the Said City do in Obedience 
to the Said appointment Report that wee have Caused the following 
Regulation to be made (to witt) that tl^.ere be a Descent from the 
Middle of the Broad Way to the End of Dye Street Twenty five feet 
the Whole Length thereof being Eight hundred and Thirty Four feet 
the first descent" from the Middle of the P.roadway to be Two Inches on 
every Fourteen feet on the Length of Four hundred Feet and the 
Second Descent from thence to five Inches and a half on every Ten Feet 
and that from the Middle of the Broad Way Opposite the Middle of 



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MJNL'IKS 01- nil-: COMMON COUXCIL 



Said Dyo Street thcrt' Must lie a Rise of one Inch on every Ten h-'t 
Along ilic said Kennel 1 one Inch on. Every l"cn feet till it comes to the 
middle of Cortlandt .-tntt. all which is Xevertheless ! lumbly submitted 
to this Board this fourth day of October 1759 By 

Abraham Dcpeyster Piere Dcpeyster 

Nicholas Roosevelt Francis Filkin 

Peter Clopper Leonard Lespinard 

Which Rei)ort being-^ Read and Approved of By this Board and 
ORDKRi) to be filed and furtlier oiujlk'd tlial the Aldernian and As- 
sistant of the said W'aid Cause tr.e said Rti)ort to be F'ortliwith Com- 
ph'cd with;/ 

Jacob Remson Boaltcr, Uilliam Cowlel Cooper and Edward Price 
LnbourtT admitted, an.d Thomas ]\I?Danicl Cooper, John Peterson 
Baker, Ricliard Ten Eyck Baker. John Brov/n Baker an.d Isaac Slover 
Cordwainer Sworn freemen of this Corporation and okderd to be 
Registred/. 



[69] City of (gg_ 
New York j 



At a Common CounciU held at the City 
liall of the Said City on Monday the 
15*'.' day of October (Sunday being tb.c 
14-I'') Anno ]3om 1759/ 



Present/. John Cruger Esq'' Mayor 

Sinion Jolmson Esq-' Ivccorder 



CEsq""? Aldermen 



Francis Filkin 
Phili]) Livingston 
John r.ogart Jun'" 
Leonard Lespinard 
John Morine Scott 
Henry Cuyler Jun*" 
Al.iraham Dcpeyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
Luke \ an Ranst 
Albert Herring 
• Joris Janscn 
Carrit \'an Home 

This Day M'' Mayor being attended b\- M^" Recorder the aldermen 
and Assistants high Sheriff Town Clerk Corroner high Constable petty 



>. Assistants 



OF TIIH CITY OF NEW YORK 



187 



Constables and Other (JlTicers of this Corporation between the hours 
of Ten and Eleven of the Clock at the City Hall, went in th.eir formali- 
ties from thence to the house of Edward W'illct In the Said City and 
there Wailed on the Honourable James De Lancey Esqf Lieutenant 
Governour and Commander in Chief In and over the Province of 
Xew V'ork and Territories depending thereon in America. The Oath.s 
appointed by act of ]~)ariiair:ent to be Taken instead of the Oaths of 
.Mic.iriiince and Supremacy th.e Test and .Xi'.juraiion r)at!i In thi^ 
presence of and by order of iiis honour the said James De Lancey E.sq^ 
Lieutenant Governour and Commander in C'ni.'f a? aforesaid were 
then and tlicre Admim'strcd unto John Crug-cr Esq'' as Alayor Water 
Ixiiliff and Clerk of the Markets of tliis City of Xew York as also one 
of his Majesty's Justices of the peace for tlie City and County of Xew 
York PS also the usuall Oaths of Ot^cc of Mayor, water Bailiff and 
Clerk of the Mar!:''ts c^f the City of Xew York and Justice of the 
peace in the presence of ScA-erall members of this Court Whereupon 
the Mayor attended as Aforesaid Returned to the City Hall where 
after the Ring-ing- of three I'ells and Proclamation made for Silence the 
Commissions for mayor. Water Bailiff, and Clerk of the markets and 
t!ie Commissions of higii Shcriti ond Coroner v/ere published and then 
this Court Returned to the Common Councill Chamber v.here the said 
John Cruger Esq'' v/as placed in the Chair, and then the said John 
Cruger Esq'- as ALayor of this Corporation Administred the Oaths 
Atore.=aid [70] Appointed by Act of Parliament instead of the Oaths 
of Allegiance and Supreniacy the Test and Abjuration Oath and usuall 
Oatlis ior the duv Execution of their Respective OfTices m.ito the Re- 
spective Magistrates and (3iihcers following {\'iz\)'/. 

Francis Filkin 



Phillip Livingston 
John Bogart Jun'' 
Leonard Les])inard 
John Morine Scott 
Henry Cuyler Jun^" 
Peter Mcsier 
Abraham Depeyster 
Nicholas Ivoosevelt 
Peter "Clopper 
Luke \'an Panst 
Joris Jansen 
Garrit \'an Hor!ie 
Cornelius Ronsrvelt 



>- Esq''? Aldermen 



y .Assistants 



i88 



MfNUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



John Roberts Esq'' high Sheriff of the City and County of New York. 
Jofiii Kunicl Plsq'' Corroncr of tlie City and County of New York. 
Thomas I'ettit hijrh Constable 



Constables of the vScverall wards 
(Viz!) 

For the East Ward 



John Bingham 
George Marschalk 
William Wood 
Joseph Baldwin 
Joseph Forbus[h] 
Garrit Dc Graa 
William Baldwin 

Michael Tlorfman 

Henry Taylor 
Amos Dodge 
David De \'oor Jim'' 
Andries Lickum 
John De \"oor Jun'' 
Marinus Low 



W'est Ward 
North \\'ard 
South V/ard 
Dock Ward 
Monlg? Ward 



( 



Bowery Division 

>^Out Ward 
Hailem Division 

Order'd that the Assize of Bread be til! further order Flower at 
18/6 Pr O. 



Ji'^^- for 4 Coppers 
I -s for 2 D<^ 



[71] A While Lnaf of the finest Flower to weigh. . i' 
D; of ]>: to weigh. . 

AND Fri-.TiiEK order'd that no Oth(T Bread be made for sale within 
this City than According to the Above Assize (hard Bisquets only Ex- 
cepted) and that all Bakers within this City take Notice thereof and 
make their i'read Accordingly/ 

Ordiik'd that the Committee which was appointed on the Four- 
teenth of October Last for auditing the Chamberlains Accounts and 
All Other Publick Accounts of this Corporation be a Committee for 
Auditing the same the Ensuing Year/ 

Alderman Filkin. Reporict! tliat be had caused a New Election of 
a Collector for t.iie South ward and that Silvester Morris was by the 
plurality of \'oiccs or \'otes Chosen Collector for the said Ward/ 

Ordkk'd that William Millinar be fined the sum of Five Shillings 
for Refusing to be Sworn into the Ofiice of Constable for the Ensuing 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



189 



Year and it is further oki)!.kd that the Alderman of the dock ward 
Cause a new Election of a Constahle in the Room of tin; said Wil- 
liam Millinar and that the Election be to morrow Morninj^ at Ten 
oClock/ 

Order'd that the Alderman of the South ward Cause a New Elec- 
tion of a Constable for the said ward in the Room place and Stead of 
Solomon Maritic who was Chosen Constable for the said ward and is 
Neither a fieeman nor a freeholder and that the Election be to Morrow 
Morning at Ten oClock/{ 



City of I 
New- YorkC 



SS 



Present/ 



At a Common Comicil held at the City 
Hall of the said City on ffriday the 26'1» of 
October Anno Dom 1759 

John Cruger Esq"" Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Philip Livingston 

John Bogert 

Leonard Lispinard 

Henry Cuyler Jun^ 

Peter ]Mesicr 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Peter Clopper 

Garrit Van Hornc 

Cornelius Roosevelt 



^Esq""? Aldermen 



Assistants 



The Alderman of the .South Ward Returned that he Caused a New 
Election of a Constable for the said ward in the Room place and Stead 
of Solomon Maritie who was Returned a Constable for the said ward 
and is neither a freeman nor 1/21 Free holder aiid that Silvester Morris 
was Chosen a Constable for the said ward in his Room/ 

The Alderman "of the dock ward Retunud tliat he had Caused a 
New Election of a Constable for the said Ward in the Room place and 
stead of William Millinar who was Returned a Constable for the said 



I go MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

VVarrl and paid his fine and that John Durham was Chosen a Constable 
for the said \Vard in his Room/. 

Ordhk'd that Alderman I'.ogart Alderman Lcspinard Alderman 
Mesier Mess""? Roosevelt and Cloppcr or the Major part of them be a 
Committee to \'ie\v and Consider in what manner Dye Street in the 
West Ward of the said City Ought to be Regulated and paved, and 
Report there opinion thereon to the next Common Councill or within 
Some Convenient [time] thereafter 

Orderd that the Clerk of tins Board pre])are a Warrant of Attor- 
ney from this Corporation to John ]\Iorinc Scott Esq'' in Order to 
Enable him to lile a Bill in Chancery in the Name of this Corporation. 
Against the Executors of the Late Mayor Edward Holland Esq'' 
deceased for fees by him Received for ihc Issueing of Lycenses 
Granted to Retailers of Strong Liquors within this City during his 
Mayoralty/ 

Okdcr'd that tliC Clerk of this Board prepare an Advertisement to 
be put in the j)ublick Gazcttees of this City Giving Xotice thereof that 
no person or persons whatsoever do After the first day of December 
Next presume to sell by measure any Wine v.ithin this City. L'niess 
the Same be first measured by one of the publick measurers of this 
Corporation (v;ithout being prosecuted as the Law directs) 

Okdiir'd that the sum of Eight Pounds be allnv.ed ^^1: paid to Jacobus 

Brown towards Defrayiiig the cx;iences of Sitiking a Well Xear division 

Street in the West v/ard of this City/ 

i 

Ordlr'u that M'' Mayor Issue his warrant to the 1 

N? Treasurer of this City to pay to M^ Isaac Stoutenburgh j 

(1474) or his Order the sum of Twenty four pounds Two Shil- 

Warri Issued lings and Two pence in full of his Account with this 
Corporation for Charges attending the Watch House 
from the first day of October Last to the first day of this Instant 
October one Thousand seven hundred and Fifty Nine on which said 
Account is Included what he paid Howard Lackey for a half Years 
Lighting the City's Lamps Likewise the further sum of Thirty one 
pounds Sixty Shillings Being wdiat he advanced and paid for the Con- 
stables day and night Watches from the Fourteenth of Aprill Last to 
the fourteenth of October Instant which said Two Accounts were 
audited bv th.is Board and allowed of/ 



OF THE CITV OF NEW YORK 



191 



i^Esq''? Aldermen 



Assistants 



[73] City of ) .,^ At a Cummoii Couiicill held at tlic City 

New York I " Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 

31"*'. of October 1759 

Present/. John Crugcr Esq- Tvlayor 

Simon Johnson Esq? Recorder 

John I)o£(art Jun'' 

Leonard Lispinard 

Henry Cuyler 

John jNI : Scott 

Peter mesior 

Abraham Depeyster 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Peter Clopper 

Luke \^an Ranst 

Joris Janscn 

Garrit \'an Iloriie 

The Committee Appointed on Friday the Twenty SLxth Instant 
to \'iew and Consider in what Manner Dye Street iii the west wrird 
of this City Ongiit to be Regulated and paved (and to make their 
Report thereof and Give their Opinion thereon with All Convenient 
Speed [liavel made their Rcjiort and Given their Opinion in the words 
follov.'itig-. fto V. itt't C it\ of Xew York s.s : Wee the Committee ap- 
pointed on Frida\- the Twenty Sixth day of October one Thousand 
seven hundred and Fifty Xinc to Mew and Consider in what manner 
Dey Street in the West Ward of this City Ought to be Regulated and 
paved Do in Obedience to said Appointmcp.t Report and Give it as our 
Opinions that the said Street Ought to be Regulated and paved for the 
Conveniencey of the Number of Houses Already- Built fronting said 
Street in tb.e manner following, towitt. first to I'.egin in the Kennell 
of tfic Broadway from the pavement Lately made opposite John Street 
at \'an I^omelin? Corner, thence Running nortl-orl)- along the Kennell 
of the Broadway till it Comes Opposite the tniddle of Dye Street the 
Length of Seventy live feet with a descent of Seven antl an half Inches 
thence Runing fro:n the Kennell of the Broad way the Length of Four 
imndred feet into Dye Street with a descent of Two Inches on Even- 
fourteen feet, which will make a descent of Fonr feet nine Inches 
thence Runing further Down said Street Two hundred feet, with a 
descent of Four feet Seven Inches more, and from th.ence further 
Dowit said Street till it Comes to Bensons h.ouse which is the first 
Corner house, and End of said Street Two hundred and Forty four feet 
with a descent of Five and a half Inches on everv Ten feet which 



192 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



makes a Descent of Eleven feet three Inches More, the whole Length 
being Eight hundred and forty four feet and the descent Being in all 
Twenty feet Seven Inches the Assent from the Kennell of said Street 
to be Sixteen Inches to the houses on Each side of tiie Street till it 
Comes Near the Lower end [74] of said Street thence to Lessen the 
assent to Twelve Inches, to Agree with the descent of Warren Street 
Which C)uL;ht to 1)0 TwcK'e Inches onl> ; which is Xevcrtheless Humbly 
Submitted by your mo?t humble serv'-^ John Bogart 

Leonard Lcspinard 
Peter Mesier 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
Which Report and opinion Being Taken into Consideration is 
Approved and Confirmed by this Court and thereupon its orderd, 
ordained and Ir'sialilish'.:il that the Alderman and Assistant of the said 
West Ward rhall see the same EfTectualy Carried into Execution and 
in order thereunto It is hereliy okuer'd ordained and Established that 
the several! and J\es{rvCtivo Possessor and possessors Tenant and Ten- 
ants of the ?e\erall houses and Lotts of Ground adjoining or fronting 
to sa'd Dye Street shall and do upon service of a Coppy hereof made or 
Caused to be made upon him her or them Severally by the said alder- 
man and assistant Dig our or fill up as the Case ]\Iay Require, and pave 
such p-art and parts of the said Street as is or are Lying Between their 1 

said Severall and re.>peciive tloust-s and Lotts of Ground and the middle } 

of the said Dye Street anfl that the Same Street be Compleatly finislied | 

on or Before the Fifteenth day of November Next and its further [ 

order'd ordaincvl. and Established by this Court of Common Councill i 

that if any Pcsessor and possessors Tenant and Tenants of any house or i 

houses Lott or Lotts of Ground Adjoining or fronting to said Dye I 

Street Shall Refuse deny neglect or delay to dig out or fill up as the 
Case may Require and pave such part or parts of the said Street with.in i 

the Time Above Limited such Delinquent and Delinquents Respectively j 

so Ofifending shall forfeit and pay for his her or their Offence the Sum 
of Five pounds Current Money of New York to be Raised Recovered 
and Levied according to Law/. 

Whereas It is Conceived Necessary by this board that so nuich of 
the Report as Relates to the Regulation of the Broad way Street 
w^hich was made the fourth day of this Instant October by the Commit- 
tee who were A[i[)ointcd to Regulate the Severall Streets in the west 
ward of this City and as Approved and Confirmed of by this Court of 
Conmion Councill be forthwith Carried into Execution to witt that 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



193 



from the Middle of the Broad way Street Opposite the middle of Dye 
Street there must be a Rise of one Inch on every Ten feet alonj:^ the 
i^i.niiell till it Conios Oppo>itc John Street tluji wilii a descent Along 
the said Kennell one Inch on every Ten feet Till it Comes to the 
niiddle of Cortlandts Street, Be it therefore ohdf.kd ordained and Estab- 
li-hed and Its hereby Accordingly oudf.rd ordained and Established 
tli:it the several! and Respective possessor and posessors Tenant and 
Tenants of the [75] Sevcrall houses and Lotts of Ground Adjoiniiu; 
or fronting said l)road v,ay street shall and do upon Service of a 
Coppy hereof made or Caused to be made upon him her or them, Sev- 
erally by the alderman and assistani of the said v/ard dig out or fill up 
as the Case may Require and pave such part an 1 parts of th.e said Street 
as is or arc Lying IktVvccn their said Sevcrall and Respective houses 
and Eotts of Groimd and tlie middle of tlie said Broad way street and 
Jlic san:e street to be Co';-,pleatiy fiiush.f.'.l on or P>efore tlie Fifteenth, 
day of November Next, and Its Iiereby further okder'd ordained and 
I^stablished by this Court of Common Council! that if any Po^-sessor 
and possessors Tenant and Tenants of any house or houses Lott or 
Lotts of Ground Adjoining or fronting to said Jiroad way Street, shall 
Refuse Deny Xcglect or delay to dig out or fill up as the Case may Re- 
quire and pave such part or pans oi th.e said Street within th.e Time 
above Limited, such Delinquent aiid Delinquents Respectively so Of- 
fending shall forfeit and pa\- for liis her or their offence the sum of 
Ten {rounds CurrenA money of Xev>- York to be Raised Recovered and 
Levied According to Lav;"/^ 



Citv 



.. °^ I SS 
.\e\v \ork( 



At a Common Counclll held at th.e 
Dwelling House of Samuel Francis in the 
West Ward of this City on Tuesday the 
6^'; of Xovember Anno Dom 1759/ 
Present/. John Cruger V.-'-c^ Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 



Francis Filkin 
Philip Livingston 
Leonard Lespinard 
Henry Cuyler Jun'' 
Peter Mesier 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Luke ^'an Ranst 
joris Jansen 
Cornelius Roosevelt 



>.Esq''? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



Vol. VI.— 13 



194 



MINUTES OF THE COMMOx\ COUNCIL 



Upon Atplicmiox Being made to this Board by Abraham Mar- 
schalk of this City Baker to be one of the publick Measurers of this 
C'ii}' Jl i> (u;d;:!;u by this Board that tl:e said Abraham Marschalk be 
and he is hereby Accordingly Appointed one of the pubHck measurers 
of the said City After which the said Abraham .Marsch.alk did take the 
Usual Oath icr the due executivjii of his said Ohice/ 



[76] City of J,^,. 
Xew Yovlci ''' 



At a Conniion Councill held at tlie City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday ti:c 
iS'''} [13th] day of Xov''^ 1759-/ 

Present/ Jolm Cruger Esq'' Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq*" Recorder 



ab 
ab 



ab 



ab 



^Esq"": Aldermen 



>► Assistants 



Er?ncis Filkin 

Philip Livingston 

John Bogart juvJ 

Leonard Lespinard 

John Morine Scott 

Jlcnry Cuyler Jun?' 

Peter m.esier 

Ab';- Depejister 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Luke Van Ran;t 

ab Peter Clopper 

Joris Jansen 

Garrit \ : ilorne 

Cornelius Roosevelt 

Be it ordain i:i) by the Mayor Aldcrnicn and xAssistants of the City 

of New York, Convened in Conmion Councill, and Its hereby Ordained 

by tile Autliority of the same that All the Laws orders and ordinances 

of this Corporation which on the fourteentli day of Xoveniber Last were 

made ordained Renewed Established and published (and such otliers 

as have been Since made and published) be Renewed and Continued 

and Remain in full furce and X'irtue for one Year from and after the 

date hereof Wz. 

A Law for i'p.c due r)b-ervalion oi ib.e Lords day Call'd Sunday. 
A Law to j)revent Strangers from Being a Charge to this Cor[>ora- 
tion Except that part Repealed in November 1754 
A Law to Appoint Sworn Surveyors of this City 
A Law for the Better preventing of fire 
A Law for the marking of Bread/. 



OF TilE CITY OF N'F.W YORK 193 

A Law Prohibiting;: Ihc sale of meal and [lower in- Measure and f'lr 
Appointinrr proper places for the sale of Meal Flower Corn and Clrain 

A Law for tlie Regulation of Carts and Carmen 

A Law for the Re<:::uhting' of Xej^rocs Molattocs and Other slaves 

A Law for th.e Uec^ul'itintj: of the Office of Onagers packers and 
Cullers Except so much thereof as was Repealed th.e fourth of Xoveni- 
ber 1757 

A L.\w Rr.LATF.iNG to maheing' of l-'recmcn (Except that part for- 
merly Repealed) 

[yy] A Law for the Regulateing the Lying of Vcsft-lls in the Great 
Docks and Slips of this City and Ascertaining the I'iates to he paid for 
the Same and for preserving the Bridge and Common Sewer of the 
same Great Dock/. 

A Law for Pre?erving the Commons and the Fish in fresh v.ater 
Pond/: 

A Law for Regu.lateing and Establishing fees for the Inviters to 
funeralls 

A Law lor pa\ing and Cleansir.g the streets Lanes and Alleys 
within the Cit}- of Xcw York and for preventing X'uisanccs witlnn th.e 
same (Except such part as Relates to no' Hoggs to be Kept on tlie 
South side of Froli water, and the Streets and v/harfs not to L'C 
Lumbered) 

A Law against firelng of Guns, or otlier lire works in the Streets'/ 

A Law Prohibiting ilav.kers and Pedlors (Except that part for- 
merly Repealed) 

A Lav.' fur prevei-ting of Frauds in Firewood 

A Law for marking of Butter 

A Law for Regulating of Midwives w.iluu ihc City of Xev. 
York 

.\ Law for Regulating the Ofhee of Chamberlain or Trca.-urer of 
the City of Xew York 

A Lavv' for tlie Better Securing the City of Xew '^'ork from tb.,- 
Danger of Gun Powder 

A L.\w ap;K)in.ling Esto.blishing am! Regulating a Good and Suin- 
cent Xight Watch in the City of Xew York (Except that part Re 
pealed the thirteenth of March one thousand seven hundrovl and Fiit\ 
Eight) 

.\ L.\w Declaring to what u>e the seal of th.e Corporation, th.e seal 
of [he Mayors Court, and the seal of the Mayoralty of this City. s!:all 
be put unto 



196 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

A Law for Kcc^ulating the Publick Markets, within the City of 
New York, and for Preventing the forestalling of Provisions Comeing 
to the said Markets 

A Law to Prevent the Selling or Giving of Unripe fruit and Oys- 
ters within the ("ity of New York (Except thai part Repealed the 
fourth of Xovi-nihcr one Thousand seven hundred and Fifty Seven) 

A Law for Iveguiating the Slaughter houses v.ilh the follov/ing 
Alterations that instead of the puljlick Slaughter houses by the water 
side. All Xeat Cattlo to be Killed at the Slaughter house Belonging to 
Mf Nicholas Bayard Scituatc on his Land on the North side of Fresh 
water 

[yS] A Law in Addition to a Lav/ Entituled a Law for the Better 
Preventing of Fire 

A Law to Prstrain and Prohihitt the Giving or Selling of Strong 
Liquorb to any of the Private Centinals of his Majestv's Garrison in 
the C ity of New \'ork 

A Law To Prohihitt the Selling or .Bringing Certain Fish into the 
City of New York During the Time therein ]\Ientioned 

A Law To Prevent swine from Runing at Large in any of the six 
wards in the City of Nev/ York Lying to the Southv.-ard or westward 
of the Fresh water 

Okdek'd that the Assize of Bread be till further order Flower 
21/6 %1 C'. 

A white Loaf 01 the finest Power to v/eigh i*^ S*^^ for 4 Coppers 

D-; of D; to Weigh 11 !< for 2 D? 

AxD FfRTJiKR C1rdi:u'd that no Other Bread be made for sale within 
this City than According to the Above Assize hard Bisquitts only Ex- 
cepted and that All Bakers within this City take Notice thereof and 
make their Bread Accordingly 

Ordf.r'd that M^ ^Liyor Issue his warrant to the Treasurer 
N? of this City to pay to Henry Cuyler Jun'' Esq^ or his order the 

1475 sum of Seventeen pounds Seven Shillings and nine pence in full 
of his Account for the like sum by him Advanced and paid for 

Repairing the wharf at Coenties peer c^c as ^ his said Account Audited 
and Allowed of by this Board 

Oudf.r'd the Like to Joseph Riggs or his order the sum of 
N? Five pounds Eighteen Shillings and Six pence for the Like sum 

1476 bv him Advanced and p;ud on Account of the pest house as 
c{^ Account Allov/ed of by this Board/. 



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Ordkr'd that M'' Mayor Issue his warrant to tlic Treasurer 

N? of this City to pay to John Sayre or liis order tlic sum of Six 

1477 pounds, in full for a half Years Sal'ary due unto liini as publick 

Whipper of this City and Ending the first day of this Insi Xovf 



[79] City of ) 
New Yorkj 



At a Common Councill he'd at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the Kis^li- 
teentli day of December Anno Doiri 1759 



Present. John Cruger Esq'' Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq- Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Johiu Bop:crt Jnn'" 

L-eonard Lespinard 

Peter AlesieL 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Peter Cloppcr 

Garrit Van Jlorne 

Cornelius Roosevelt 



Esq''? Aldermen 



> Assistants 



Order'd that the Assize of Bread be till further Order Flower at 
24/. Pr O. 

A white Eoaf of the finest Flower to weigh i'^ 6°^ for 4 Coppers 

D? of D? to weigh 11 for 2 D? 

And FuRTJfi::; ('I^dfr'd that no Otiier Bread be made for sale witb.in 
this City tlicn Aecor^ling to the Alcove Assize, hard Bisquets only Ex- 
cepted, and that All Bakers within this City take Notice thereof and 
make their Bread Accordingly 

Order'd that M^ ?^Iayor Issue his Warrant to tb.e 

N? Treasurer of this City to pay to Johannis Myer Mes- 

1478 songer and door keeper to this Board or order tb.e sum 

W'arrl Issued of Six IVhukIs for Extraordinary Services by him done 

the Last Year for this Corporation 

Order'd the Like To D? or his order the sum of Tiiree 
X° Pounds Fifteen Shillings in full for one Quarters Sallary due 
1479 "'^t*' 'i''"i 'Tt' ending the second day of tiiis Instant Month of 
December 



lyJ 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON CCjUNXTL 



[80] City of ( ^g 
New York j" 



^Escf: Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



At a Conin:on Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday [Wednes- 
day] the 9'!' of January Anno Dom: 1760 

Present/ John Cruger F.sq^ Mayor 
I'rancis I'ilkin 
Philip Livingston 
John Bogart Juii'' 
Leonard Lesj)inard 
Jolm Morine Scott 
Henry Cuylcr 
Peter Mcsier 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
Luke Van Ranst 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Joris Janscn 

The Co.NfMiTTEE Appointed by order of this Board on the Tenth 
day of May one Thousand seven hundred and Fifty Eight for Inspect- 
ing into the Incroachments made upon the Rights of the Corporation 
in the Out ward of this City made their Report thereof to this Board 
in the words Following. City of Nev^- York ss : To the Mayor Alder- 
men and Commonalty of the said City in Common Councill Convctied 
at the City Hall of the said City on Wednesday the Ninth day of Jan- 
uary One Thousand Seven hundred and Sixty We the Subscribers 
being a Committee Appointed by an order of this Board the Tenth of 
May one Thousand seven hundred and Fift> Fight for Inspecting into 
the Incroachments made upon the Rights of this Corporation in the 
Out ward In Obedience to the said Order do Report that we liavc 
Proceeded in a Cotisiderable degree to execute the Business for which 
v.e were ap]:>ointed and have Caused Severall Surveys to be made of a 
Numl'er of Patents Contiguous to the Commons in the Out ward and 
Before we proceed farther in Execution of the Trust Reposed in us 
think it necessary to Inform this Board. 

That the Surveys which we have hitherto Caused to be made 
I liave been Chi(.ny Confined to that Tract of Lar.d Surrounded by 

the Bowrey Lane and Bloomandale Road the Road leading thence 
to llie great Kills. The Road from the Great Kill to Greenwich Lane 
an.d tlie Greciuvich Lnue on it«; P^xtent from the Great Kill Road to the 
Bowrey Lane withi!i which Compa'^s nf Ground Severall Patents are 
included ; of which the owners of all those which we h.avc hitherto sur- 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 159 

vcycd have made Incroaclir.icnls cii tiic i-anrl:, i'><.luii^;ii;g lu iliis Hoard 
the exact Quanlitics However of wliich such Kncroacliiiienta severally 
C"onsist we have not llions^lu it [81 | Necessary to assertain, Until wo 
h.ive Received such further directions from tl":is Board as will Enable us 
to Come to a Sctt!en;ent wiih the jktsohs who have niatle those En- 
croachments most of v>]iom seem to be be disposed to Avoid Law 
suits, which several! Encroaolnnents and the persons by wliorri they 
are made are as follows to witt, The patent Commonly Called the W'cy- 
landt Patent which th.e Xorther.stcrmost Tract in the aforesaid Com- 
pass of Ground and I':;lcnds froni the North River Two lumdrcd and 
Ten liods so tliat it Crosses tl'e Great K.ill ror-.d and the Grcatv^st part of 
the Aforesaid Compass of ground; but Still leaves a \'acancy Bctv/ecn 
its South East Bi^undry and the Bloomandal Ivoad wliich of Course Bc- 
loTigs to this Cor[^oration Tliis r'atenl is divided into lotts from the 
River Backwards being- six in Number: the Ends of the Northeaster- 
most four of which I^otts Evinq- within the aforesaid Compass of 
Ground have Been extended up to Bloonicndal Ivoad and by that means 
include a Great part of the Aforesaid Vacancy this Land is Posses-ed 
l)y Jacob \'an Orden who has built his house Barn and Other Improve- 
ments upon it and have hitherto Claimed it as Belonging- to him the 
Rest of the Weylandt is nearly Rip^ht in its Boundaries, insomuch that 
the same Cannot be Charged with Encroachments. 

That the Next Encroachment is of the Residue of the said \'a- 

2 cancy l}ing I'-etwcen tliC proper Southeast Boundry of the Two 
Southuestwardmost lotts of the Weylandt Patent and the Blooman- 

dalc Rr^ad. this piece is Possessed by Peter A'an Orden v\-hose or.ly 
Riglit Consists of a Small Pi.tent of iVlween Eifteen and Sixteen Acres 
which if Properly located must lie En.tirely to the Southenftward oi 
and at soine distance from Bloomandal Road and Consequently tho 
he has a Small piece in Possession Adjoining the East side of Ruatl : 
Yet none of the Land Possessed by him lies within liis patent ; Besides 
which he is possessed of a much greater Quantity of Land than lie 
Ought to have. 

That there is a Large Vacancy in the Centre of the Aforesaid 

3 Compass of Ground extending Soutlnvestward from the Sor.th- 
west Boundary of the Weylandt patent; but bow far (for want oi 

Further discoveries which Can only be made l)y Tedious Searches after 
C)ld patents in the Secretarys Ot'Hce ) or whether the same extends quite 
to Greenwich Lane- we Cannot as Vet say. wb.ich \'acancy from what we 
have hitherto discovered is Occasioned by Two Tiir.^ [tiers] of Patents 
the Rears of which do not meet Each Other : how this Wicancy Came 
to be Left out of the Adjoining Patents we think is Easily deter- 



200 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

minabic if it be Con-ii'.lcrcd tliat the aforesaid \'acancy is an Entire 
Swamp: which sort of Land it is well known was not Antiently es- 
teemed worth patenting this \'acancy as far as wc have hitherto dis- 
covered its Extent is Possessed by Antie Covenhoven Thomas Clarke 
and the Representatives of Sir IVtcr Warren on the one Side and John 
Dewit and Jacoims Home on the Other the whole Appears to us to be 
a \'^ery Large and X'aluable j»iecc of Ground Tolerably Covered with 
wood: and tb.o lying T-etwcen Scverall Patents has the advantage of a 
Communication with the Bloomandale Road by Means of the Vacancy 
Xext to be mentioned as it al;^o will w ith the Greenwich Road in C'ife 
it .shoiild Extend so far. 

That there is also a very Considerable and Valuable Vacancy 
4*1" Betv/een the I'atcnt of the said Home which fronts on the Hither 
Eiid of Blooiiicndale Road [S2] And the Meadow fronting the 
Bo wry Road Granted by this Board to the said Sir Peter Warren of 
wb.ich \'acanc}" the said Home In? Possessed hin.:iself by extending his 
Inclosure to the Aforesaid Meadow This Vacancy extends itself from 
the Road Back to the Aforesaid Cen.tral Vacancy to v/hich it of Course 
gives a Communication with the Road as Above IMentioned. 

That upon discovery of the Aforesaid \^acancies we Convened 
5 tb.e following persons Before us to witt the said Jacob \'an orden 
Peter Van orden AiUie Coveiihoven Thomas Clarke and Jacobus 
Home for himself and the said Dewit who holds imder him who being 
by us Ltfnrr-ed of their Aforesaid Encroachments and Being also de- 
manded by L's what Terms they had to Offer to us in Behalf of this 
Board Concerning the same the said Jacob Van Orden Offered Either 
to purchase or hire of this Corporation all the Land held By him Be- 
lonTgjing to this Cor])oratinn if tlic sanie Could be Agreed for on ]\{od' 
crate Terms: and the Benefit of his Buildings be Saved to hiir. v hie--. 
he hoped this Board would not take the Advantage of tho the same are 
PZrecled upon the Land Belonging to this Corporation the said Peter 
\'an Orden proposed that this Board would in Consideration of liis 
Circumstances pcrmitt him to hold his present Possession notwith- 
standing the mislocation aforesaid by v;h.ich Means his BuiUlings and 
Imurovenvnts v. ill bv- saved to him : and hie will readily give up a.; nvjch 
Land as he holds over and Above his proper Quantity, The said Ja- 
cobus Home declared that he was Willing to Snbmitt to any Deter- 
minatiVn this P.card Sliall ti:!::^ [think] ])roper to make Concerning his 
Ercrcach.:r!ents h^^ping Also th.at tins Board v. ill take no Advantage of 
his Buildings if the same should appear to be on Land t:>f this Cor- 
poration a-ul Insisting further that he liad a Small Patent which We 
the Committee were Ignorant of ar.d which be Could not find at pres- 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 201 

cnt l)Ut liopecl Shortly to i>roduce it to Us The said Thomas Clarke upon 
Our Dcmau'li;!:: his 'I'crnis informed us he had none to make with this 
P)0;ird,, but mu'^t look to those of whomc he purchased his Lands to 
support him in his Possession, one of which persons in Behalf of the 
Rest to will Tcunis Sonicrendyck has declared their absolute aver- 
sion to an}' Contention with this Board but being Ignorant in Affairs 
of this Kind prayed Time till Saturday next to advise thereon wdiich 
we thought not I'nrcasonable and the said Antie Covenhoven Al^o 
declared her Willingness to give up what ever she Possessed more and 
Beyond the Contents of her Patent; hoping that as by that means she 
will not have any wood at all for the use of her farm this Board wid 
lett to her upon Reasonable Terms such Lands as she now has in her 
possession Belonging to this Corporation ; 

And we do furtlier Report that wc have taken into Consideration 
the Stale Controversy Between m'' abraham Leffertse and John Devoor 
Concerning the Lands Belonging to this Corporation lying Betv. een 
their Respective Tracts and the Road and are of Opinion that this 
Board do r.pon an Exact Survey of their Respective Tracts (which we 
shall Cause to be made) give a Lease to Each Party for such of the 
said Lands as front their Respective Tracts upon such Terms as this 
Board shall Think fit. 

We also further beg Leave to report That there is a house and 
parcell of Land in th.e Out ward of this City Belonging to tins Cor- 
poration \vhich Dennis Hick^ and tliose Clainnng Under him have held 
in Defiance of this I'oard Severall ^'ears for [Si,] \\diich v.e are 01 
Opinion an i",;c.cir.Kn': C'ugh.t Immediately to be iirought. 

W'c lia-ve also- furtlier to inform this Board that tlie Lease formerly 
Cjranted 'jv iliis B' ard to p.iatiievv' McGwire and Since by him Assigned 
to J">?.\-'- ^'\r .-■- :ft Expired on the Twenty ninth day of March one 
Thousand seven hundred and Fifty Nine that during the said Tcrn.i 
the said D;iviil Provoost Committed great v/aste on the premisses by 
Cuttin.g down the Orchard and pulling Down the Dwelling house and 
that he Sriil Contiiuu-s in Posession of the Land Xotwitifstanpinc the 
expiration of the Lease and is Da_\l}- Dislroyin.g the wooii on the same 
wc are therefore of Opinion that the said David Provoost be forth wiih 
Ejected by Course of Law and also prosecuted for the aforesaid Waste 
Especiallv as he has neglected to Attend upon our Summons to Come 
to some Settlement with this Board Concerning tiie said Lands. 

Upon the wh.ole we are of Opinion tint some Resolves be made l>v 
this l?oard upon the following points in order to Enable us further 
to Execi'.te th.e Business Conunitted to Our Care Vizi 



202 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Wiiclhcr this jioanl is Willinj^ lu ^cil and dispone of any of the 
I Above nK-ntioneil Laiuls to llic [jicscnt Possessors and which of 

thtni and upon \\h;it Terms Or. 

Whoiher this lloartl is Determined only to Lett the same or 
2'^ly any and which of them for a Certain Term of Years and on what 
'JVnnis, 

That >uch Order be made Concerning thuse matters as may 

^'^}y enable us to make a fnial Settlen^cnt with those persons Above 

nienlioned or any Other ])crsons liereafter (untiil tViC vliole Con> 

nions lie Settled) who are Willing to Suhmitt to th.c Terms of this 

Board. 

All v/liich is nevertheless Submitted to the Wisdom of this Board 
by their most Obedient Servants, j,,o ^^ir,rm Scott Chairman 

Dated ninth Jarjuaiy 1760. John Bogert Jun^ 

Com? Roosevelt 
Luke Van Rar.st 

\^'hich Report was Read and Taken into Consideration by this 
Board and thereupon ordf.rd that the said Committee Do Lease the 
severall Vacanceys mentioned in the above Report to these persons who 
have the same in their Posession for a Terni n;;! Exceeding Seven 
Years, on such Conditions as they or the major part of them sh.all Judge 
proper [ (]or Otherwise dispose of the same or so much thereof in fee 
as they sIkiH think fitt) and Also orderd that the Clerk of this Board 
prepare a Warrant oi Aw>: to Alderman Scott to Authorize and Tm- 
power him to Commence and prosecute for this Corporation in the 
Supreme Court of our Lord the King for this province an Action of 
Trespass and Ejectment on their Demise for the Recovery of a Certain 
Tract or [larcell of Land in the Out ward of this City in the PoFsession 
of David Provoost merchant and Contiguous and Adjoining to liis farm 
which said Tract or parccll of Land \\'as formerly Leased by this Cor- 
poration to Mathew MsGuire and by him assigned to the said David 
Provoost ; and Likewise to Commence and Prosecute one Other Action 
upon the Covenants Contained in tlie said Lease to th.e sai'.l Mathew 
M^Guirc, and also further Ordf.rkd that the said Clerk atVix ti:e seal 
of this Corporation to the said Warrant of Attorney and Countersign 
[84] And Deliver the same to the said John Morinc Scott 

ORDEFi'n that M"" Mayor Lssue his Warrant to the 

N? Treasurer of tliis City to pay to John Wan Sise or his 

1480 Order the sum of Tv.o Hundred and Seventeen 

Warrant Issued p>ounds Twelve Shillings and Eleven pence in full 

for the Ballance of h.is Account for monies bv him 



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203 



advanced and paid to Severall Workmen for their Labour done to tht 
pest house on BcdloA\s L'-laud. and Also for liis own Labour, as %1. his 
said Account Auchted, and allowed of l)y this Board/. 

Order'd the Like to peter Brower or his Order 

N? the sum of Thirty Seven pounds Seven Shillings and 

(1481) four pence half Penny in full for the Ballance of his 

Warrant Issued Account with this Corporation for the work done to 

the Pest House on Bedlows Island as %■> his Said 

Account Audited and Allowed of by this Board/ 

ORDrn'i) the Like to .\K Peter Clopner or his Order 
N? the sum of Twenty Eir^ht pounds fourteen Shillint^s 

(1482) and Six pence for Sundrys Sold for the use of the 
Warr! Issued pest house, and what he hath Lately Expended and 

Laid out in Causeing the Slip at the fly markit to be 
Cleansed as ?{5 his said Acc\ Audited and allov/ed of by this Board 

Ordek'd the Like to M'' Garrit \'an Home or his 
N9 Order the sum of Three pounds Eleven Shillings and 

(1483) Six pence in full of his Account for sundry Xccessarys 
WarrJ Issued by him sent to such Sick as were Lately up on Bedlows 

Island as %^ his said Account Audited and Allowed of 
bv this Board/ 



City of 
New York 



SS. 



Present. 



>.Esq"^ Alderm.en 



At a Common Councill held at the Cii; 
Hall of the said City on Wednesday th< 
13'^ of fTcb'T 1760. 

John Cruger Esqf Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 

Phillip Livingston 

John Bogart Jun^ 

Leonard Lespinard 

Henry Cuyler 

Peter ]\Icsier 

Abraham Depcyster 

Nicholas Poosevclt 

Peter Clopper 

Luke Van Ranst 

Joris Jansen 

Garrit \'an Ilorne 

Cornelius Roosevelt 



>► Assistants 



2 04 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordlr'd that tlic Assize of Bread be till further order flower at 
20/6 %7 O 
A White l^oaf of the finest IHower to \v('i£,di. . . . !"■' 9'^^ for 4 Coppers 

D7 of D? to Weitdi 12 for 2 D? 

[85] And Fur'jhlr oiy:Ji:R'D that no Other Bread be made for sale 
within tliis City than According to the Above Assize (hard Bisquets 
only Kxct-i^iivl 1 and that ali Bakers within this City take Notice tliercof 
and make their Broad Accordingly 

AB Mayor ProcUiccd to this Board the Draft of a Law of this Cor- 
poration iuUitiiled a La\v to prevent Rafling in the City of New York 
and is the words following Viz^ Forasmuch as much as the Vending 
and dispt.ring or goods, and Other things 1))- way of Raflling, or other- 
wise, that determines and alters the property of goods, or other things, 
by lott or Casting tlie Dye have proved of pernicious Consequences to 
many }>cr?ons I^siJ'^cialiy in Cnrrupting the morals of Children, Ap- 
prentices, Servants and Slaves, and the Occasion of their Stealing, 
Pilfering and Rcjbing their pearents, masters or mistresses, and by 
often Doubly advancing the value on such goods, or other things Be- 
yond or al)0\e the real or Intrensick Value, For preventing whereof for 
the futin-e Be [it] ordain'd by the Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty 
of tht.' city of new york. Convened in Common Council, and it is hereby 
ordained by the Authority of the same, that such person or persons, 
froiu and after I'le Pui;iication hereof, as shall presume to vend or 
dispose of any goods or other things by way of Raffling or Casting 
the Die or by anv other method that shall depend/no^ on, or be deter- 
tnined by lott or Cbi.-mce. shall forfiet and pay for every such offence 
the ^.un; of Three p^oimtls l.awful money of the Colony of New York, 
to be Recovered by any |Krson or persons that shall and Will Sue 
and ['*rosecutc for the sar.ic. before the Mayor, Recorder or any one 
of the Aldermen of this citv. bv the oaths of one or more Credible 
Witness or Witnesses, and to be Levied by distress and sale of the 
goo<ls anil Cb.attlcs of such offender or offenders, one half of which 
Forfieturc, to be paid to the Church Wardens of this City, for the Use 
of the Poor thert-of. and the other half or Moiety to the person or 
persons that shall sue and Prosecute for the Same, as aforesaid: which 
was Road ar.d ajtproved of by this Board, and orderd to be published 
which was published accortlinglv 

TluMr.as P«.ttilt of this City, Bricklayer was Sworn into the office 
of one of tlie publick measurers of Corn. Lime and other Commodities 
in this Citv 



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205 



[86] Ordku'd that M^ ]Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? (1484) Treasurer of this City to pay to Mv John Dcpeyster or 

Warr' Issued his Order the sum of Tucuty one pounds Nineteen 

ShiUing-s and Seven pence half Penny in full of his 
Account for Money by him Advanced and paid for the use of the 
house on Bcdlows Island and for his Commission at five \1 Cent as ^ 
his said Account Sworn to and Allowed of by this Hoard/. 

Ordkud the Like to Jacob Urewington or his Order 
N? the Sum of Seventy tb.ree j'tounds Ten Sliillin^s and 

(1485) four pence half penny for the Like Sum distrained 

Warrt Issued from hirn l;y the Collector of Kings County for the 
Government Tax and tlie further sum of Three pounds 
Eight Shillings and a pcnii\- for the jNIinister and poor Tax, and Like- 
wise the further sum of 1 v.-cnty five pounds nineteen Sin'llings and 
Fcven pence for tlK- Sum by liim Advanced and paid for Repairing the 
Bridge at Nassau Ferry as p- his said Account sworn to anrl Allowed 
of by this Board/. 

The Clerk of this Board produced the Draft of An Additionall 
Grant of Tliirty feet into the East River in Montgomeric ward of 
this Cit)' to James Thompson vvhich was Read and Approved off and 
Ordered that the Same be forthwith Engrossed and the si-al of this 
Corporation Affixed thereto and Delivered to the said James Thompson 
on his Executing a Counter part thereof/ 



City of 
New York 



SS. 



Present/ 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Ilall of the said City on Tuesday the 26^'? 
of iTeb^y Anno DouT 1760 

John Cruger Esq'' Mayor 
Francis Filkin 
John Bogavt Jun'' 
Leonard Lespinard 
John Alorine Scott 
lienry Cuylcr Jun^ 
Peter Mesier 
Abraham Depeyster 
Peter Clopper 
Luke Van Ranst 
Joris Janson 
Garrit \'an Home 



j-Esq''? Aldermen 



^Assistants 



2o6 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

OuDER'n tl;at tlic Assize f)f ]-*.read be till further order Flower at 
Eighteen Sb.ilhn^^s and Six pence F'^ Cent 

A White Lonf of tlie tiner-t Flower to Wei^,h i"' 1 1"^ for 4 Coppers 

D? of D? to Weigh 13 for 2 D? 

[8-J And firtiiick oFii)r.K'!> that no Other Bread be made for Sale 
within thi? City tlicn According to the Above Assize hard Bisquits only 
Excepted and that all Bakers within this City take notice thereof and 
make their Bread Accordingly/ 

The Re'.'Lor and Inliabilrmts of the City of New York in Com- 
miuiion of the Churcli of luigland as by Law Established Preferred 
their Petition to this Board which was Read praying that this Cor- 
poration would be favourably pleased to Grant unto them their Suc- 
cessors and Aj^igns All the J>and and Soil fronting their Land on Hud- 
sons River from tlie North side of Division Street to the Ground 
Granted to the Governois of the College and from the North side 
thereof to the Stockadoes to Low water mark and the Soil Lender the 
water fron) thence Two hundred feet into the said River upon such 
Reasonable Conditions as to this Corporation shall seem Meet Where- 
upon its Okdek'd by this Board that Aldcrnian Livingston, Alderman 
Scott, Aldernian Mesicr i!S: Mess''! Abraham Depeyster and Nicholas 
Roosevelt or tiie n'.ajor part of them be a Committee to Treat with the 
said Rector and Inhabitants Concerning the Granting the Prayer of 
tlieir said Petition and make Report thereof to this Board with All 
Convenient Speed/. 

Ormekd that the Mayor Issue his v/arrant to the 

N'^ 148 '•, Trea>urer of this City to pay to Dccter John Bard 

Warrant Issi:ed. or his order the sum of Sixteen pounds one Shilling 
in fidl of his account for Sundry Services done 
by order of the Justices in \'isiting and providing mcdecines for 
Sundry poor persons in the Small pox c*cc: as p"" his said accl Audited 
by this Board and allowed of and Likewise tlic further Sum of five 
I)ounds for Sundry Extraordinary Services by him done at the Re- 
quest of this Cor[ioralion and not in his said ace* Charged for 

Mr Mayor Informed this Board that AP Watts and Others had 
sent for a Large Clock which they intended as a puldick one, and 
desired of him to j^roposc to the Conmion Conncill that if they would 
take Charge ci it. and Erect it in the Exchange at their own Expence 
it was at th.eir Service which this Board Agreed to and desired m'" 
mayor to Inform the said Mr Watts and the Other Gentlemen thereof,/ 



OF TIIK CITY OF NEW YORK 207 

It is Agreed to, and Okdlk'd by this Doard that the scvcraU Pub- 
hck ineasiu-crs of this City do Observe fur the future in the Measuring 
of Lime {to v.itt) that th.cy Cause a Tul) or measure to he made and 
Sealed that Contains three half Dushells heaju'd, which is to be the 
Common Slarulard and that tlic sai'l measurers Do in their Measuring 
take care and Govern ih.emsclves thereby According;!}'/ 



[88] City of ^g,. 
New York j 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of tlie said Ciiy on ffriday the 7''.' day 
of March Anno Dean: 1760. 



Present;/ John Cruger Esq'' Mayor 
Francis iMlkin 
John Bogart Jun'" 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Mesier 
Abraham Dcpeyster 
Peter Clopper 
Luke \'an Ranst 
Cornelius Pooscvelt 



>- Esq''? Aldermen 



^Assistants 



Order'd That the Clerk of this Board prepare Advertisements to 
be put in the publick or \\'eekly Gazettees for Letting- to farm the 
stalls and Standings of the severall niarketls of this City for one Year 
(to wliich AK }^layor Objected, Deckireing lie conceived he had a 
right to the Proffitts of the same as Clerk thereof) and of the publick 
slips of this City for the Term of Three Years to Commicnce on the 
first day of ^lay N^ext by publick Out Cry at the Common Council 
Cliamber in the City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the first day of 
Aprill next at Two oClock in the .Vfternoon of the same day to the 
highest Bidder and that this Board or the Major part of them be a 
Committee for Letting tlic same upon such Conditions as they shall 
Judge Proper/. 

Ordl:u"d the r^layor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 1487 of tliis City payable to himself for the sum of Ten pounds 
Seven Shillings for tlie Like sum by him Advanced and paid 
to David Provoost for Ninety Two Trannnells for the Barracks/. 



>o8 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Arnoiit Cannon, Carpenter Sworn a free man of this Corporation 
and Orderd to be 3^cgistrcd 

Ori>i:k'd tljal the Mayor Issue his Warrant to pay 
X? 1488, to Johannes Myer Messenger and Doorkeeper to 

Warrant Issued, this IJuard (;'• Order the sum of Three pounds Fif- 
teen Shilhn^qs in full for one Quarters Sallary due 
unto him and Ending the Second day of this instant march 

TiiL Co-MMiTTCi; Appointed to Audit the Chamberlains Accounts 
made their Report on the Audit thereof in the words following Viz*. 
We the Subscribers the Committee Appointed to Audit the Chamber- 
lains Accounts find on Examining the Books that on the I4'l' day of 
October East a P.allance was due to this Corporation of Five Thou- 
sand Eight hundred and Nine pounds Nine Shillings and four pence 
Including the Out Standing [So] Debt? of \vhicb, An Abstract is on the 
Other side, New \'ork 5'1' March. 1760. Phil: Eiving--,ton. John l^ogart 
Jun^ Econard Ei.-jiinard. Peter Cloppcr, which Report being Read was 
approved of and OKDEun to be filed 



City of ^ „<-, 
New' York J 



Ai a Common Councill held at tlie City 
Hall of the said Ciiy on Tuesday the i^\ 
day of Apr ill Anno Dom 1760. 



Present/ John Crugcr Esq'' Mayor. 

ab: Simon J'jhnson Esq'' Recorder 



Francis Filkin 
Phillip Livingston 
John Bogart Jun^ 
Joiui Morine Scott 
}'etcr Mesier 
Abraham Depcyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Joris Jansen 
Cornelius Roosevelt 



^ 



>-Esq''? Aldermen 



J 



>► Assistants 



Ordi^rp P.y this P.oard that the Clerk thereof prepare a Lease to 
Jacob Webbers for a Messuage a Dwelling Mouse and four or five 
Acres of Land Lying and Being in the Out Ward near and Adjoining 
to the Lands of M^ Joseph Playnes for the Term of three Years at the 



OF THE Cn Y OF NKW YORK 209 

Yearly Rent of Forty Shillings and Deliver the saiiic to tlic said Jacob 
Webbers on his Executing ?, Counterpart tiiercof/ 

0)?ur.:<'D That the Clerk of this Board prepare a Letter of Attorney 
from this Corporation to Johannis ?\Iyer to Receive the Possession of 
a house and Lott of Ground Lately Recovered from lialtus Van Pvleek 
in the West Ward of this City, and Annex the seal of this Corporation 
thereto/. 

OiU)!:u'n Tliat Alderman Living-tton Alderman Eogart Alderman 
Scott Mcss'i Abraham Depeyster and Xicholas Roosevelt or the Major 
part of them be a Committee to Treat \vitii the Executors of John 
Cruger Stephen Bayard and Edward Holland Esq'"5 Deceased the Late 
Mayors of this City, as Also with the present Mayor Conccrninj^ tlie 
Monies Arisen by the stalls and standings during^ their respective 
Mayoraltys and that they Consider and settle the form of a plan 
for the Regulation of the fees Arising from the said Stalls and stand- 
ings for the future and preferr the same to this Board with All Con- 
venient Speed/. 

[90] Francis Marschalk one of the Citys Surveyors preferred a Sur- 
vey to this Board of the Road Leading to Bloomandall Road which is 
in th.e words following \\2\ At tlie Request of John ]Morine Scott Esq'' 
Chairman and Other Gentlemen of the Committee I have Surveyed 
the Road that Leads to Bloomandall Begining at the Xorth East Corner 
of Sir Peter W'arrens Land Runing from the Corner of said Land 
Xortii Eleven Degrees and Forty five minutes, East Above Ten 
Chains, from thence North fourteen Degrees to the East side of a 
Large Split Rock in the IMiddle of the Road About One hundred 
Yards, to the north ward of Peter Van Ordens house dated the Twenty 
ninth of I\[arch one Thousatid seven hundred and Sixty v.-lnch Report 
was Read and Approved of by this Board with this Addition to be 
made that the Road there to be made be four Rodds wide and done 
at the Expence of this Corporation and then to be Repared and mended 
from Time to Time as Occasion shall Require by the Inhabitants of said 
Bloomandall Division/ 

The Stills i'.nd Standings of the sevtrall Marketts of this City 
were this day sold at publick Out Cry to Benjamin Payne of this Citv 
Shopkeeper for one Year, to Connncnoc tlie first day 01 May next 
for the sum of Tv.-o hundretl and Forty Use pounds he Being the liigh- 
est Bidder. Or.DKuEU the Clerk prepare a Lease to the said Benjamin 
Vui. vr.— 14 



2 10 MINUTES OF THE COMNfON COUNCIL 

Payne Under Ihe seal of this Corporation and deliver the same to hini 
on his Executing a Conntcrt art thereof to the use of this Board, the 
said Lease to be Agreeable to such Conditions as were this day Signed 
by the said Bcnj"? Payne. 

-Mf Mayor and Ahkrnian Livingston who were desired by this 
15oard to dispose of the docks and Wharfs Belonging to this Corpora- 
tion, Reported that they Iiave Accordingly sold the same for the Term 
of Three years to John Griffith of this City Marriner to Commence the 
first day of Alay Next for the Yearly Rent of five hundred pounds. 
C)kdi:r'd by this Board tiiat the Clerk prepare a Lease to the said John 
Griffith for the same uiu.ler the seal of this Corporation, and Deliver 
it to him on his Executing a Counterpart thereof to the use of this 
Board the said Lease to be c-.i tb.e Csuall Terms/. 

Okder'd By this Boprd that AB Mayor Request of his honour the 
Lieutenant Governor to Issue a Proclamation Offering a Reward 
to Any white person that sliall Discover aiiy person or persons Lately 
Concerned in attcmi)ting to sett fire to vScvcrall Dwelling houses Store 
houses and Stables in this City (so that such person or persons be 
Convicted thereof) The sum of Two hundred pounds Current Money 
of this Province and tin's Board will Issue their Warrant to the Cham- 
berlain or Treasurer of this Corporation for the payment of such sum, 
as any person l)y \'irtue of such proclamation shall be Entituled unto. 



At a Common Councill held at the City 



[91] City c^- County) 

of New York j Hall of the said City on Saturday the I2'l' 

day of Aprill 1760/ 



Present John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 
John Bogart [Jr.] 
Leonard Lespinard 
Joh.n Morinc Scott 
Henry Cuyler Jun'" 
Peter Mesier 
Abraham Dcpeyster 
'Nich.oliis ]v(M)?eveIt 
Luke Van Ranst v 

Joris Jansen 
Cornelius Roosevelt 



Esq^^ Aldennew 



1 



Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



2IX 



ORnnuD that tlie Clerk prepare a J.iond from this Corporation to 
John Roberts Esqr hif^h Sheriff of this City in the Penalty of One 
hundred Pounds in Order to Intlenipnilie him in Delivering- to Johannis 
Myer the Posse>sion of a house and Lott of Ground Lately Recovered 
from Baltus Van Kleek in the West ward of tliis City and Annex the 
seal of this Corporation thereto and deliver the Same to the said John 
Roberts for the purpose Aforesaid/ 



City of 
New York 



SS. 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 22^? 
day of Apri!l Anno: Dom. 1760. 



Present John Cruger Esq'' Mayor 
Leonard Lespinard 
John iMorine Scott 
Henry Cuyler Jun^ 
Peter J\lesier 
John Bogart Jun^ 
Abraham Dcpcyster 
Luke Van Ranst 
Garrit \^in Home 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Cornelius Clopper 
Nicholas Roosevelt 



j-Esq*^? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



Order'd by this Board that the clerk thereof prepare a Lease to 
Isaac Will of this City of New York Gardiner for the Island Com- 
UiOnly Called Bcdlows Island for the Term of One Year upon the fol- 
lowing^ Conditions [92] towitt That this Corporation Will find and 
provide for the said Isaac Will a Pcttiauger and one Cow. and that the 
said Isaac Will is not to be permitted to Sell or Retail any Strong 
Liquors or Entertain any Company on the said Island during the Con- 
tinuance of the Lease an<] that it the said Lease shall not be Continued 
longer than for a year tliat at the E.\i>iration thereof he shall Leave 
the Cow for the use of the said Corporation ami shall Repay them the 
Price they Advance for the said Pcttiauger and that the said Isaac Will 
shall be oblidged to Continue on said Island During the Continuance of 
the Lease in Case any Sick shall be Lodged there and AtTord them his 
S: his familvs assistance'/ 



212 MINUTES Ol' illE COMMON COUNCIL 

The Clerk [iroduccd to this ]^ca;'l ihc Engrossed deed from this 
Corporation to Jacob Brcworlon \vl;ic!i was objected to & Deferred 

Ordkr'd the jMayor Issue his warrant to the Treasurer of 
N'' 1489 this City to pay to M*" Isaac Stoutenburgh or his Order the 
sum of Tv.enty five pounds Eleven Shillings and three pence 
half penny in full for the liallancc of his Account for IMoneys by him 
Advanced and paid for Charges Attending the Court and Watch liouse 
from the first day of October one Thousand seven hundred and Fift}' 
nine to the fourteenth of Aprill Inst in wliicli said Account is included 
what he paid to IIoNvard Lackey for a half Years Ligh.ting the Citys 
Lamps, Likewise the further sum of Thirty Three pounds six Shillings 
Being v-'haL lie Advanced and paid for the Constables days and night 
watches from tb.e Fifteenth of October Last to tlic first of Aprill In- 
stant and Likewise the further sum of Two pounds Seven Shillings for 
work done by him for this Corporation v.hicli said Scverall Accounts 
were Audited by this Board and Allowed of/ 

ORDr.f^'i) tlie like to John Earle or his Order the sum of 

N9 1490 Seven pounds Two Shillings and Seven pence in full of his 

Account for Sixty seven and an half foot of Lead Glass and 

for work done by him for this Corporation as P^ his said Account Sworn 

to and allowed of by this Hoard/. 

Okder'd the Like to George Walgrove or his order the 
N? 1491 stmi of Three pounds four Shillings in full of his Account 
for ^\ork by him done by this Corporation %T his said 
Account, Audited and Allowed of by this Board/ 

OnnrRD tb.e Like to M^ John Depcystcr or his Order the 
N*? 1492 sum of 1 wo Thousand and Seventy pounds for Monies by 
him Advanced and paid for the use of the new Goal from 
Apiill the Twelfth one Tb.ousand Seven hundred and Fifty nine to 
Decenrber the Xinetccnth following and Likewise the further sum of 
Five hundred and Ten pounds for monies by him advanced and Laid 
Out for the L'^se of the Ikirracks [93] from October one Thousand 
seven hundred and Fifty Eight to l-'ebruary one Thousand seven hun- 
dred and Fifty Nine/ 

ORO'-ft'D the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 1493 of this City to pay to Walter Brock or his order the sum of 
Nine poim^I? l-'-levon Siiillings in full of his Account for the 
Expcnces of Severall Meetings of this Corporation as <{9.. his said Ac- 
count Sworn to and Allowed of bv this Board/ 



OF TUK CITY OF NFW YORK 



213 



Ordkr'd the Like to M^ Abialumi LcfTcrts or his order 
X':- ii^94 the sum of Thirty pounds in full for 2 Years Interest of 
Three hunth-ed pounds at Five <[^ Cent due Unto liim and 
I'Inding the Twelftli day of January Last/. 

Oudf.r'd the Like to John Sayrc or his order the sum of 
N? 1495 2'^ pounds in full for a half Years Sallary due unto him and 
Ending- the first of i^.Iay next'/ 



City of I j^^ 
New Yorlcj 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Thursday the 12''' 
day of June Anno DoTTI 1760. 



Present Jolin Crugcr Esq^ Tvlayor 



Francis P'ilkin 
Philip I>ivirip,ston 
John ]j0g-art Jun^ 
Leonard Lespinard 
Henry Cuyk-r 
Peter ■Mesier 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
Luke Van Ranst 
Joris Jansen 
Garrit Van Home 
Cornelius Roosevelt 



^ 



>- Esq'? Aldermen 



^Assistants 



Order'd By this Board that Alderman Scott Cause a New Election 
of an Assessor for Bowory Division in the Out ward of this City in 
the Room place and stead of Peter Stuyvesandt who was Returned 
Fleeted the Twenty Ninth of September La^^t an assessor for the said 
Division for the Ensueing- Year and was and Still is Neither a freeman 
nor freeholder and that the Election be on Tuesday Next at Ten oClock 
in the forcnoon>^ 

Ouui:i<'d that th.c Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N9 1496 urer of this City to pay to m^ Peter Clopper or his Order the 

sum of Six ]iounvls Fifteen Sliillin,:;s and Fic;Iit pence for the 

Like sum by him Advanced and paii.1 to Richard Outen Bogart for 



2 14 MINUTES OF TilE COMMON COUNCIL 

mending and putting in Repair the Drain at the meal markctt as P^ his 
[94] Said account audited by this Board and allowed of/. 

OKDtvk'o the Like to Jolm Win Sice or his order the sum 
N? 1497 of Fifty nine pounds thirteen shillings in full of his Account 
for work done to the City llall as ])'' his said Account Sworn 
to and Allowed of by this Board/. 

Okdkk'd the Like to Lsaac Stoutenburgh or his order the 
N? 149S. sum of Forty Two pounds Nineteen Shillings and six pence 
in full of his Account for the Like sum by him advanced and 
paid for .^unrlry nights watclies in th.c Steeple of the City Hall from the 
Fifteenth of Aprill Last to the Thirtieth of ^lay Following and for 
sundry Other services as \9. his said account sworn to and allowed of 
by this Board/ 

Okder'd tlmt the Committee v/hich were appointed the Twenty sixth 
of October Last to \'ievv and Consider in what manner Dye street in 
the West ward of the said City ought to be Regulated and paved, be a 
Committee to cause the Broad way street from said Dye street as far 
as Division Street on Both sides to be forthwith Regulated and paved, 
and Report the same to this Board with All Convenient speed/. 

jNIf Marschalk one of the Citys Surveyors produced to this Board 
the Draft or plan of a Road which he hath lately Laid out by the direc- 
tion of this Corporation in the \vest ward of this City and is in the 
following manner Viz*. Begining from the Spring Garden House where 
the street now is of the Breadth of Eiglity Two feet six Inches, and Ex- 
tending from thence North Thirty seven Degrees, East Thirty Minutes. 
Untill it Comes to the Ground of the Late W'iddow Rutgers Leaving 
the street thereof Fifty foot in Breadth, which is approved of by this 
Board and okder'd that the same be Recorded in such manner Accord- 
ingly/ 

It is orderd by ih.is Board that notice be Given to Evert Bivanck 
iVLirgaret Bown and Biclitie Renaudet that they do forthwith Rem^ove 
and carry Back their several! Buildings store houses and Oth.er Im- 
proveinents oj^posite to their Respective Dwelling b.ouscs in Mont- 
gomcrie ward of this City, fifteen feet so as to Enlarge the street that 
now is of thirty feet in Breadth of the Breadth of Forty five feet, which 
they severally Covenanted to do and perform in one Year from the date 
of tlieir Grant from this Corporation and that they also Comply with the 
severall Covenants tiicrein Contained Otherwise this Board will Com- 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



2»5 



mence Actions upon the said Covenants without Giving them further 

notice/ 



[95] City of )2g 
New York t 



At a Connnon Councill held at the City 
Hall of tlic said City on l-Viday the 4*1" day 
of July : 1760. 

Present/ John Crugcr Esq' Mayor 
Francis Filkiu 
Philip Livingston 
John Bogart Jun'' 
Leonard Lespinard 
John "Morinc Scott 
Peter Mesier 



>-Esq" Aldermen 



Nicholas Roosevilt 
Peter Cloppcr 
J oris Jansen 
Garrit \"an Home 



^Assistants 



ofidi'r'u that 1\-^ ^Mayor Issue his \\'arrant to the Trcas- 

NV I4(j[) urcr of this city l > pay to Johannis Myer Messenger and 

door Keeper to this Board or order the sum of Three pounds 

Fifteen shillings in full for one Quarters sallary due unto him and 

Ending the second day of June last/. 

The Clerk of tiiis Board pioduced the Engrossed Grant From this 
Corporation to Ahraham Mcsier of the city of Xew York Sadler for a 
water Lott Lying in ITudsons River which was Keiul and Approved 
of and ORUERD that the seal of this Corporation he Annexed tb.creto 
and delivered to the said Abraham Mesier on his Executing a Counter- 
part thereof to the use of this Corporation/ 

The Petition- of John Riker and others to the Number oi sixty 
and upwards Inhabitants on both sides of the slip commonly Called 
r.urlings slip in the East ward of the said City v.as Read setting forth 
tliat Notwithstanding the good Intention of makin.g or Leaving that 
space for a slip Called Burlings slip and the Erection and Building 
a markett house there at the head of said slip, Your Petitioners Con- 
ceive that not only the good ends and purposes which v.ere Expected 
in Making the same have not succeeded for many Years Last past, 
Chiefly from the Almost Total Disuse of the same, by T'>oats and Other 
water Crafts which Commonly apply to and attend markett places but 



2i6 MIXL'TKS OF TIIK COMMON COUNCIL 

the s'lid slip Viud tiiarkctt liouse have Ilcconie more a Convnion Nusance 
to the pubhck than a Convenience and Advantage by the Cattle of tins 
Citv Slicl'Lcring- and I\ in;:^ iii th.e sairl marlcctt house and Idle people, 
Boys and Negroes si)Liiding tlieir Masters 'J'inie by playing and Gam- 
ing and that the said slip by the Filth of higlier parts Descending by 
forcr of Rains is i!i a Great Measure filled up so that Scarce any Craft 
but \"ery small can be Conve}ed within several! Rods [96] Distance 
from the said markett house, and that such Filth and dirt at many limes 
and Generally in the Warm Season arc Xaulious and Ofienclve as well 
to the health of those Living Comiguou.s to the sanic as to such as 
Frequently pass and Repass and Your Petitioners hagg leave further 
to slicw to Yoin- Worships that the Docks or wharfs each side of th.e 
said slip are so narrow tliat when foot people meet Carts passing th.ere 
it is Dangerous for them and Especially the dock or wharf on the west 
side of said Slip \\liich has a Considerable descent from the walls of 
the liouscs to the Slip, a.nd that in Icey Times, it is with much Difficidty 
and Danger P.oth for Carts and Carriages as well as People on foot 
to pass. All which Obstructs a Communication and Negotiation of 
Business of the Residents and Others Eetv/een the Coffie house and 
Beekmans For ]\emcdy whereof Your Petitioners Humbly prayj- that 
Your Worships will I'.itlier Cause tl:c said Slip to be Fill'd up or a 
foot Bridge to be niade across the Said Slip; and such Other Relief 
i\i the premisses as in Your Worships Great wisdoni Sh.all seem Meet, 
and Your Petitioners as in duty Bound Sliall ever pray: 

Aiid Likewise one other Petition of William Richards and Divers 
others v»'as also prefered to tins P)oard against Granting the Prayer of 
the Petition of the said Jchni Riker ^^" others. Being in the words Fol- 
lowing (to witi) TiiF. Pf.tition of Sundry Persons Owners and Pro- 
prietors of Real Fstates L\ing in Queens Street in the City of New 
York Near Burlings Slip IIiwinLY Shewetii Tluit the Petitioners have 
Been informed that Simdry Persons have preferred a Petition to this 
Board praying that Burlings Slip ir.ay be either Filled up or a Bridge 
made across it tho they have n:)t h.ad an Opportunity of Seeing the sai<.l 
Petition that Your Petitioners have Sur^dry Reasons to offer against 
granting the Prayer of th.e said Petition: Wherefore they Humbly 
pray that they may h.ave a Coppy of the said Petition Before the Prayer 
thereof be Granted, and also that a Day may be Appointed by this 
Board tor th.e l\titioncrs to be heard thereupon and Your Petitioners 
Shall [ever] pra}-; wlKreupon its oRir.-.R'D by tb.is Board tb.at the hear- 
ing b-e at the next Connr>on C'.nmcill. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



217 



[97] City of )2g 



New York 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Monday the 4^? 
day of Augl Anno DoTfi 1760. 

Present John Cruger Esq'' ]\Ia}or 
Philip Livingston 



Leonard Lcspinard 
llcnry Cuylcr Jun^ 
Pt'tcr Mt'sicr 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
Luke \^an Ranst 
Garrit Van Home 
Corn? Roosevelt 



^Esq"""' Aldermen 



^ 



I 



J 



Assistants 



It ii5 ordek'd by this Board that Aldcrmnn Cuyler have Liberty to 
Take out of tlic Coenlics Dock Twenty Scow Loads of Dirt and Mud 
at the Expence of this Corporation/. 

Order'd that ^I^ I^Iayor Issue his Warrant to tlie 

NV 1500 Treasurer of this Cit} to pay to Davis Hunt the Sum 

WarrJ Issued of Tvrenty Nine pounds Eight shillings and Ten pence 

in full of his Account for v/ork done and Monies paid 

and Advanced for this Corporation as ^^ his s'^ acct. Sworn to and 

Allov.ed of by this Board/. 

N? 1 501 Order'd the like to Richard Outcn bogart for Live 

W'arr Issued poumj^ four [shiHings] ai\d Th.rce pc;ice in full for D^ 

N° 1502 Ordcr'd tlie like to Jacob T^rowi-r for Eight pounds 

\\'arr* Issued Eighteen [shillings] and Eleven pence in Lull for D9 

N? 1503 ORDr.KD the like to Alexander I'orbush for Eour 

Warrt Issued Pounds and Eight pence in full for D? 

N? 150.^ OrderVj the Like to John Zuricker for Three 

W'arr* Issued pound.s Six Shillings and Nine pence in full for D? 

Order'd th.at the Mayor Issue his Warrant to tlie 

N? Treasurer of this City To pay to Gilbert Outen Bogart 

1505 and Robert Orsburn or their Order the sum of Forty 

Warr^ Issued Three pounds and Five pence in full of their Account 

for work done and Materials found and provided to 

Repair the meal Markctt and th.e Dock and Drain there as Pr their 

Account Sworn to and .Allowed of by this Board/ 



2 j8 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



[9S] OiuniRD the Like to Thomas luiwrence or oriler 

N? the Sum of Eleven Pounds Ten shillings and a Penny 

1506 in Full of his Account for Smith's work done for the 

Warri Issued peer at the Great dock by order of Aderman Cuyler 

as P'' his Said Account Sworn to and Allc)wcd of Ily 

this Board/. 

Ordek'd the Like to Henry Van Driesen or order the sum 

N? 1507 or Twenty one I'ounds Ten Shillings and Eight pence in 

Full of his Accoimt for Painting and Glazing the Sick house 

or Ilospitall on Bedlows L^laml as p^ his said Account Sworn to and 

Allowed of By this Board;/ 

Ordkk'd the I.ilce to John Griffiths or order the sum of 

N9 1508 Thirty Eight pouncL 1m ve Shillings and Two pence in Full 

of his Account for th.e Like Sum by him Advanced and paid 

for this Corporation for Cleansing the White Hall and Ferry Slips &c 

as c{3. his Said Account Sworn to and Allowed of by this Board/. 



City of 
New York 



SS. 



Present, 



At a Common Coimcill held at the City 
liall of the said City on Wednesday the 
27'^ of August Anno Doin i;6o. 

John Crugtr Esqi" !Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Philip Livirigston 

John Bogart Jun' 

Leonard Lespinard 

Henry Cuyler Jun'' 

John M : Scott 

Peter Mesier 

Nicholas Roof^cvelt 

Peter Clopj)er 

Luke \'an Ranst 

Joris Jansen 

Garrit Wan llorne 

Conielius Roosevelt 



^-Esq'^? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 219 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 1509 of this City to pay to M^ Joliii Dei)cyster Juu^ or order the 
sum of Seven hundred and Eighty Nine pounds Twelve Shil- 
hngs and Six pence half Penny in Full of his Account for Monies by 
him Advanced and paid for the use of the New Goal which is Audited 
by the Committee and Allowed of By this Board as Also the Further 
sum of Thirty potmds in Consideration of his Frequently Advancing 
and Laying out Severall sums of Money for this Corporation in the 
Building of the Aforesaid New Goal 

[99] The Clerk of this Board Preferred the Ingrossed Deed to Abra- 
ham Mesier for a Water Lott lying in Hudsons River which v/as Read 
and Approved of and ordered that the seal of this Corporation be 
Affixed thereto and Delivered to the said Abraham Mesier on his 
Executing a Counterpart thereof to the use of this Corporation/ 

Tniz Pf.tition of John Thurman and Cithers Freeholders and In- 
ha1)itants holding Lotts and Living and Adjoining to the Street w^hich 
Extends from the iMavket in the Broad Vwiy t'» the North River was 
preferred this Board praying tliat this Board would Direct the Levelling 
and Repairing the said Street in such manner as they shall th.ink proper 
Whereas Its okder'd by this Board that a Coppy of the Petition be 
Served on the persons Living Contiguous and Adjoining to the said 
Street who have not joined in the said Petition in order that they may 
have an Opportunity of making their Objections (if any they have) to 
tlie said Petition, against the Next Common Coimcill 

Mr Mayor Produced to this Board the List of the Names of Sundry 
persons who hnd Taken Out Lycences for Retailing of Strong Liquors 
within this City from the Twenty Fifth of ^L'^rch one thousand Seven 
hundred and Sixty to the Twenty Fifth of March Sixty one am.ounting 
to the number of Two hundred and Seventy Three persons and who 
Together had paid For the same the sum ot Three hundred and Ninety 
nine pounds Ten Shillings Current }^Ioney of this Colony, order'd 
that he pay the same to the Treasurer or Chamberlain of this City 
Retaining first thereout in his hands the sum of Four Shillings and 
paying thereout to the Clerk Five Shillings for every Lycence so by 
him Granted during the Time therein r^Ientioned/. 

The Petition of Lodwick Bamper and Severall Others Residents 
in and Near Ferry Street in Montgomerie Ward of this City was 
Read Praying that this Corporation would be pleased to Assist them 
in Enlargemg the Canncll or Drain which Runs through said Ferry 



220 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Street and {:;ivc them Such Other ReUcf in the Premisses as they shall 
think Proper whereupon this Board having; taken the same into Con- 
pidcration Ohoer'd a Further Consideration be had thercoii at the Next 
Common Councill/ 



[lOo] City of I 

New York J 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Mall of the said City on Friday the 5*'.' day 
of September Anno Dom 1760. 



Present/ Joh.n Cru.Qvr Esqi" Mayor 



Francis Filkin 
John P.ogart Jun'' 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter ivlesier 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Cloppcr 
Garrit \'kn Home 
Corn? Roosevelt 



Esq*^? Aldenncn 



>Assistant[s] 



Ordek'd that the Assize of P^read be Till Further order Flower at 
Twenty Siiillings and Six pence p^ Hundred 

A White Loaf of tlie F'inest Flower to Weigh. . .1*^ 9°^ for 4 Coppers 
D9 of D? to Weigh.. 12 for 2 D° 

And further ORDr.ij'n tliat no other Bread be made for Sale wdthin 
this City tlien Acc(>rding 10 the Above Assize (hard Bisquits only 
Excepted) and that /Ml Bakers within this City, take Notice thereof 
and make tlieir IVcad Accordingly/. 

ORDER'n that M!" Mayor Issue bis Warrant to the Treas- 

N91510 urer of this City to pay to Johannes Myer Messenger and 

Door Keeper to tin's Board or order the sum of Three pounds 

Fifteen [siiillings] in Full for one Quarters Sallary Due unto him and 

Ending tb.e SecotuI day of tins Instant September/ 

Ordhr'd that the Comtnittee who were Appointed the First day 
of Aprill Last to Treat with the Executors of John Cruger Stephen 
Bayard Edward Hollai-id E<c[': Deceased tb.e Late mayors of this City, 
as Also with the Present Mayor Concerning the Monies Arisen by the 
Stalls and Standings During their Respective Mayoraltys &c have 
Power to Retain IvP Smith the Elder to their Assistance/ 



OF THE CITY OF NP.W YORK 221 

Oi^TjiER'D tlic Mayor Issue his Warrant to tlic Treasurer 
N? 151 1 of this City to pay to Jolin Sayrc or his order the suni of 
Three pouncls in Full for a Quaricrs Sal'ary as publick 
>\-hipper of this City unto hini &. EndiuLf tlic first of Aug', last 

OkderT) that jM'' AIa}or Issue his Warrant To the Trcas- 
N? 1512 urer of this City to pay to M'' Nicholas Roosevelt or order 
the sum of Thirteen pounds 'J'cn shillings tovvitt Seven 
pounds Ten Shillings for a Pettiauger and Six pounds for a Cow Being 
What he Advanced for the l^sc of Bedlows Island in Favour of this 
Corporation 



101] City of ) „„ 
New York 1 



^Ksq''^ Aldennen 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall 01 the said City on Monday the 29*^ 
day of September (Being the Feast of S' 
I^Jichael the Arch Angel) Anno: Doln: 
1760. 



Present/. John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'^ Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Phillip Livingston 

John Bogart Jun'" 

Leonard Lespinard 

John Morin Scott 

Henry Cuyler Jun^ 

Peter Mesicr 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Peter Cloppcr 

Luke \'an Ranst 

Joris Jansen 

Garrit X' : ITorne 

Cornelius Roosevelt 

Abraliam Dcpey>ter 

Conformable to his Majestys Royal Charter to the "Mayor Alder- 
men and Commonalty of the City of New Vor!: for Fleeting this D.iy 
one Alderman one Assistant Two Assessors one Col'ector and Two 
Constables in the Six Wards on the Scmth side of Fresh Water and 
one Alderman one assistant four Assessors two Collectors four Con- 



>■ Assistants 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



stables for the Out ward of the said City to Serve hi the Respective 
Oni.ces for tlie Year Ensuin^^ 

The Respective Aldermen of Eacli Respective Ward Made Return 
this Day in the Office of Town Clerk Under their hands for the Severall 
persons to serve in the Severall Offices Aforesaid Vizi 



Philip Livingston 
Peter Cloppcr 
Elias Dc[s] Drosses 
James M^Evers 
Francis Cliild 
John Bingham 
Jonathan Morrell 
[102] Peter Mesier 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Abiaham Mesier 
Peter Kirby 
Joseph l^aldwin 
William Slover 
Joseph Baldwin 
Leonard Lispinard 
Joris Jansen 
John Ouackinbush 
Rem Rapalie 
Joseph Forbusli 
Henry Taylor 
Josejih Forbush 
Francis Filkin 
Thomas Wrandcll 
John Clopper 
Peter Goelet 
John De Bow 
John Smith 
John De Bow 
Carrit Van Home 
Jolin Lansing 
John Lawrence 
Joh.n Livingston 
James Creighton 
John Durham 
Jeiscph Powell 



Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 



( 
J 

Collector 

s Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

i Assessors 

Collector 

stables 



iCon 



Alderman 
Assistant 



kssessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



^ For the East Ward 



).\VQst Ward 



^Nortli Ward 



^ South Ward 



y Dock Ward 



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333 



Jol-.n Bogcrt 
lUnjainin Blagg 
Lodwick Bern per 
Samuel ft'armcr 
Ainos Dodge 
John Vredcnburgh 
Amos Dodge 
Jolm Morinc Scott 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
IJoswell Dawson 
i\rathc\v Buys 
Ilcnjaniin Stout 
[ 103] Isaac Shute 
Klias Anderson 
jdhn Dr.ycknian 
folm OMinus 
John I.OW 
John Covenliovcn 
Jo!in Low 



Alderman 
Assistant 

. Assessors 
I 
Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 



;>Montgo: Ward 



I 

\ 

Collector 
^ Constables 

t Assessors 

Collcctcr 

( Constables 



Out Ward 

Bowery Division 



>► Harlem D? 



'i'lic Honourable Cadwallader Colden Esqf President of his majesty's 
Council! and Commander in Chief in and over the Province of New 
York and Territories depending thereon in Anierica by and with the 
advice and Consent of his Majesty's Councill was pleased to Appoint 
th.c I'ollowing Persons Officers for the Year F.nsucing For the City & 
County of New York, tov/itt 

John Crugcr Esq'' to be Mayor Water Bailiff and Clerk of the 
^Tarkctts 

John Roberts Esq^ to be high Sheriff & 
John Burnet Esq- to be Coroner 

Resolved (Nemine Contradicent«,') that Isaac Depeyster Esq^ 
j)resent Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Corporation be and he is 
hereby Elected and Appointed Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Cor- 
j>oration For the Year Ensuing he Giving Such Security as this 
Charter Directs 



Order'd that M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Trcas- 
X^' 1513 urer of This City to pay to M'' John Tiebout or his order th.e 
Sum of h''ifty pounds in Full For one Years Interest of a 
Thousand Pounds due the second dav of Aucrust Last 



224 



MINUTES OF T}1E COMMON COUNCIL 



Ordfr'd the Like to M""? Mary Vallvtlc or order tlic sum 
N? 1514 of Fifty I*ounds in Full for one Years Interest of Six Hun- 
dred pounds due unto lier tlic 1 \venty Si:.lii of July Last 

Resolved and oruer'd tliat Thomas Pettit be appointed and he is 
hereby Accordingly Appointed liigh Constable For the City and County 
of New York For tb:e Year Ensuing or Unlill some Other P^it Perfon 
be appointed and Sworn in his Room 

okdf.r'd that M^ Mayor L'^sue his Warrant To the Treas- 

N? 1515 urer of 'Jliis City to pay to Edward Willet or his Order the 

sum of Five Pounds thirteen Shillings and Ten pence in Full 

of his Account with this Corporation as pf his said Account Audited 

by this Board and Allowed of 

[104 J Okdf.r'd the Like to IMess^? Christian Hartman Valen- 
N*? 1 516 tine Kennel! and Aron •Mortgridge or their order the sum of 

Twenty Five pounds Peing wdiat C"oll.' DeLancey Engaged 
to pay them in Behalf of this Corporation For Finishing the Eloom- 
andall Road as farr as Peter \'an Xordens 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Friday the lo'^ 
day of October Anno DoTn 1760. 

Present/. John Cruger Esq'' Mayor 

Simon Johnson. Esq^ Recorder 



*^ 



sEsq'? Aldennen 



Francis Filkin 
Phillip Livingston 
John Eogart Jun^ 
Leonard Le.-pinard 
Jolm Morine Scott 
Henry Cuyler Jun^ 
Peter Mesier 
Abraham Depeyster 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
Garrit Wan Hornc 
Cornelius Roosevelt 

Okdf.k'd that yV Mayor Issue liis Warrant to the Trcas- 

N? 1517 urer of this City to pay to Henry Carmcr or Order th.e sum 

of Thirty one Pounds Two Shillings and seven pence half 

Penny in Full of hi> Account for Repairing The Old Dock in tlie South 



^Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 225 

Ward of this City as \^ his said Account Sworn to And Allowed of By 
this Ccard 

(iudek'd that M^ Recorder, Alderman Livingston, Alderman Lcspin- 
ard Alderman Scott and M^ Roosevelt or the Major part of them be a 
Ccnnnittee to prepare the Draft of An Adress to his Excellency Gen'! 
Amlierst for his Success in the Reductiun of Cannada & further 

Resolved that this Corporation Do present him with the freedom 
cf tliis City, and that the Seal of this Corporation be Affixed thereto 
to be Enclosed in a Gold Box, and that I\B Nicholas Roosevelt prepare 
iuch a Box accordingly. 

[105] City of ) (^(^ At a Common Councill held at tlie City 

New York ( " ' HaTl of the said City on Tuesday the 14'^ 

day of October 1760. 






Present/. Johin Ongcr P"]sqv Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq' Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

J'hilip Livingston 

John Bogart Jun'' 

Leonard Lespinard 

John i\lorine Scott 

Peter Mcsicr 



j-Esq""? Aldenncn 



This Day ]\I^ Mayor Attended by Several! of this Corporation Be- 
tween the Hours of Ten and Eleven oClock in the forenoon of the Same 
day [went] from the City IL'ill to Fort George in this City and there 
Waited on the Honourable Cadwalladcr Coldcn President and Com- 
rriander in Chief in and over the Province of New York and the Terri- 
tories Depending thereon in America, tiie oaths appointed By Act of 
F'arliamcnt To be Taken instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and 
Supremacy the Test and Abjuration Oath in the Presence and by order 
of his Honour The President were administred unto John Cruger Esq^ 
as Mayor Water BailifT and Clerk of the Markets of this City of New 
York as Also one of his Majesty's Justices of the peace For the City 
and County of New York as also the Usual Oath of Office of ^Layo^ 
Water BailifT and Clerk of the Markets and Justice of the Peace in 
the Presence of the Several members of this Court Before Mentioned 
wiiERKuroN The Mayor Attended as aforesaid Returned to the City 
Hall, where after the Ringing of three Bells and Proclamation >t3de 
For Silence, the Commission of the Mayor. Wattr Bailiff and Clerk of 
the Markctts, and the Commissions of High Sheriff and Coroner were 

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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Esq'? Aldermen 



published And then this Court Returned to the Common Councill 

Chamber where tlie said John Cruiser Esq'' Mayor of this Corporation 

Achninistrcd th ,• Oatlis Aforesaid Appointed to be Taken by Act oi 

}*ar]iamcnt instead of tlie oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, the Test 

and Abjuration Oath and the Usual Oaths for the Due Execution of 

their Respective Offices unto the Respective ^Magistrates and officers 

Following- Viz* 

P^rancis Filkin "^ 

Philip Livingston 

John Bogart Jun^ 

Leonard Lespinard 

John Morine Scott 

Peter Mesier 

Garrit Van Home 

[io6]Nich? Roosevelt 

Peter Clopper 

Joris Jansen 

Cornelius Roosevelt 

John Lansing 

Benjamin Blagg 

John Roberts Esq^ 

John Burnet Esq"" 

Thomas Pettit 



Assistants 



J 



high Sherift) . , ^. , ^^ ,, . 
^^ [of the Citv of New York 

Coroner I 

high Constable of the said Citv 



Constables of the Severall Wards Vizt 



East ward 
\\'est ward 
North ward 
South ward 



(John Bingham 

^ William Slover 
^Joseph Baldwin 
plenry Taylor 

Joseph Forbush 

John Smith 
■(John De Eoe 



Dock ward 
Montgo : ward 
Bowery Division 
Harlem Division 



^ohn Durham 

John \"redenburgh 
'Amos Dodge 



(John Covenhoven 
I John Low 

Order'd that Jonathan Morrell be fmed the sum of Ten pounds 
For Refusing to be Sworn into the Office of Constable For the Year 
Ensueing, and Further order'd that the Alderman of the East ward 
Cause a New Election of Constable in his Room and that the Election 
be on Friday next at Ten OClock in the morning 

Orof.r'd that i\B Recorder Alderman Bogart Alderman Lespinard 
and Alderman Scott or anv three of them be a Committee to Revive 



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227 



tlic Laws of this Corporation and make Report thereof with All 
Cc'Jivcnicnt Speed 

c'KDF.k'd that the Alderiiian of the Deck \\'ard Cause a Xew Elec- 
tion of a Constable for said ward for the Year Ensuing in the Room 
Place and Stead of Joseph Powell who was Returned a Constable for 
said Ward and tliat the Election be on Friday next at Ten OClock in 
the Morning 

Ordek'd that Alderman Van Home be appointed to all Committees 
that Alderman Cuyler was, M^ Thomas Wrandell in the Room of 
Abraham Depeyster &• j\K Benjamin Blagg in the Room of Luke Van 
Ranst For the Year Ensuing 

Order'd that Elias Anderson be Fined the sum of Five Shillings 
For Refusing to be Sworn into the Office of Constable for the Ensuing 
Year for Bowery Division and that the Alderman of the Out ward 
Cause a new Election of Constable in liis Room and that the Election 
be on Friday next at Ten oClock in the Morning/ 

[107] ordek'd that M'' Mayor Issue his Warrant To the 

K'.' 151 8 Treasurer of this City to pay to Amos Dodge or order the 

sum of Seven pounds Eighteen Shillings and Six pence in 

Full of his Account For Sundry Services done for the use of this Cor- 

I>oration as F^ his said Account Audited by this Board and Allowed of 



City of 
New York 



SS. 



>■ Esq'';' Aldermen 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Plall of the said City on Thursday the 30-^^ 
day cf October 1760. 

Present/. John Cruger Esqr I\Iayor 
Francis Filkin 
Philip Livingston 
John Bogert Jun^ 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Mesier 
Garrit \'an Ilorne 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
John Lansing 
Benjamin Blagg 
Thomas Wrandell 

Order'd that Alderman Filkin Alderman Bogart and Alderman 
Mesier Mess^* Roosevelt and Randell or the Major part of them be a 



>- Assistants 



228 MIXUTF-S OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Committee To Treat with Mf Henry \'an Vlack Concerning the Kent 
of the Pott r.alccrs House BeloncHng To this Corporation near the 
Negroes Burying Place/ 

okdi:r'd that M' Mayor, Alderman Livingston and Alderman 
Lespinard be a Committee to apply to the Generall Assembly for Leave 
to Bring in a Bill in Favour of this Corporation for Raising the sum of 
P^ivc Hundred Pounds to Defray the Expences of the Barracks (tc: for 
the Ensueing Year 

OKDEii'D that this Corporation Cause the Slip Commonly Called 
and known by [the name of] Burlings Slip to be filled up and a Coin- 
mon Shoal [ ?] made at the Expcnce of this Corporation, under the 
Direction and Insjx'ction of the Aldermen and Common Councill men 
of the Ea^t and Montgomerie Wards, which said Expence this Cor- 
poration agree to ]»ay in two years after the Same be Compleatly 
made and rmishcd/. 

okderY) that the Neighbourhood of Crown Street Slip have 
Liberty to I^ay a Stone Wall aCross said Crown Street Slip in such 
manner as shall be Directed by the Alderman and Assistant of the 
said Ward/. 

[loS] okiu-r'd the Mayor Issue his Wairant to the Treas- 

N? J 5 19 urer of this City to pay to Peter Mesier Esq^ or order the 

sum of Ten pounds Eighteen Shillings and one Penny in full 

for tJie Like sum by him Advanced and Paid for Repairing the oswego 

Markett as ^9. his Account Audited by this Board an.d allov.ed of 

oi<di:k'd the Like to Yi^ Isaac Stoutenburgh or order the 
N? I5;.'0 sum of £23 :8 :o in full for what he Lately paid to the 
Constables for their Da^'s and night Watches from the 31'* 
of ]\Iay Last to the 13"? of this Instant October; Likewise the further 
Sum of £29 : 5 : 9 for the Charges Attending the Watch House ; and 
for a years Setting the Watch and taking Care of the Cittys Arms ; 
also £30 Advance money for fire wood, and Likewise the further Sum 
of £14 : 15 : 3 in full of his account for Sundry Services by him done 
for the use of this Corporation, as p'' his said Severall accounts Sworn 
to and allowed of by this Board/ 

Whereas the Alderman of the Out Ward at the Last Con:mon 
Councill was order'd on the seventeenth of October Instant and Now 
Last past to Cause a New Election of a Constable for the Bowery 
Division in the Room jilace and Stead of Elias Anderson who was 
Returned a Constable for the said Division for the Ensuing Year and 
fined for Refusing to be sworn into the said Ofiice. and W'Ii;-.ki:a5 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



229 



tlie said Alderman on the said day did neglect to- Cause the said Elec- 
tion to be made, Wherefore Its hereby again ordiird, that the said aldn^ 
Cause an Election to be made on Friday the Seventh of Xovember 
Next at Ten oClock in the Forenoon'/ 

Wiitn-iEuAS the Alderman of the East Ward at the Last Common 
Councill ^s■as orderd on the 17^^ of October Instant and now Last 
past to Cause a Xew Election of a Constable for the said Ward In the 
Room place and Stead of Jonathan ]\Iorrcll who was Returned a Con- 
stable for the said ward for the Year Ensuing and Fined for Refusing 
to be Sworn into the said Office axd wherf,as the said Alderman on 
the said Day did Neglect to Cause the said Election to be made, 
Wherefore its hereby Again orderd that the said Alderman Cause an 
Election to be made on Friday the /'•'::' of November Next at Ten 
oClock in the Forenoon 

order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer of 
N? 1521 tliis City to pay to John Sayrc or order the sum of Three 

pounds for a Quarters Sallary as Publick Whipper of this 
City Due unto him and Ending the First day of November Next 

[109] order'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 1522 of this City to pay to John Bogert Jun'' Esq'^ or his order the 

sum of Fifty pounds in full for one Years interest of a 
Tiiousand pounds due the Twenty Sixth of September Last 



City of ) 
\^ewYcrk( ^^ 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Monday the 
24*!? day of November Anno: DoTiT: 1760. 

Present/ John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq' Recorder 
Francis Filkin 



ab 



nb 



Philip Livingston 
Jolni Bogert Jun'' 
Leonard Lespinard 
John Moriu Scott 
Garret \'an Home 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
John Lansing 
Benjamin Blagge 
Thomas Wrandle 
Joris Jansen 



^Esq*"? Aldermen 



^Assistants 



230 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Be it ord.\jxj::d By the jMayor Aldermen and Assistants of the 
City of New York Convened in Common Councill and Its hereby 
ordained by the Authority of tlie same, that All the Laws orders and 
ordinances of this Corporation which on the i8^^ [13th] of November 
Last were made ordained Renewed and Published Be Renewed and 
Continued and Remain in full Force and Virtue for one Year from 
and after the Date Hereof Vizt 

A Law For the Due observation of the Lords day Called Sunday 

A Law To Prevent Strang^ers from Being a Charge to this Cor- 
poration Except that part Repealed in November one Thousand seven 
hundred and Fift>- Four 

A Law To Appoint Sworn Surveyors of this City 

A Lav/ for the better preventing of fire 

A Law for the Marking of Bread 

A Law Prohibiting the Sale of Meal and Flower by measure and 
for appointing proper places for the sale of meal Flower Corn and 
Grain 

A Law For the Regulating of Carts and Carmen 
[no] A Law For tlie Regulating of Negroes IMullaltoes and Other 
Slaves 

A Law for Regulating the Oiuce of Guagers packers and Cullers 
Except so much thereof as was Repealed the 4*^ of November 1757 

A Law Relating to making of Freemen (Except that part formerly 
Repealed [)] 

A Law For Regulating of the l>ing of Vessells in the Great Dock 
and Slips of this City and ascertaining the Rates to be paid for the 
same and For Preserving the P.ridge and Common Sev/er of the same 
Great Dock 

A Law For Preserving the Commons and the fish in Fresh water 
pond 

A Law for Regulating and FstabHshing fees for the Inviters to 
funerals 

A Law For paving and Cleansing the Streets Lanes and Alleys 
within the City of New York and for preventing Nusances within the 
same (Except such Part as relates to no Hoggs to be Kept on the south 
side of Fresh Water and the Streets and Wharfs not to be Lumber'd[)] 

A Law Against Firing of Guns or Other Fire v.orks in the Streets 

A Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlers (Except that Part for- 
merly Repealed [ ) ] 

A Law For Preventing of Frauds in Firewood 

A Law For Marking of Butter 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 231 

A Law For Regulating of Miduives wit'nin tl;e City of New York 

A Law For Regulating tlic Ofike of Chamberlain or Treasurer of 
the City of New York/. 

A Law For the Better Securing the City of New York from the 
Danger of Gunpowder 

A Law For appointing Establishing and regulating a Good and 
Sufficient Night Watch in the City of New York (Except that part 
I'Jepcalcd the I3'^ of March 1758) 

A Law Declaring to What uses the seal of the Corporation the seal 
of the mayors Court and the seal of -NLiyoralty of this City shall be 
put unto 

A Law for Regulating the publick !\Lirkctts within the City of 
New York and for the preventing the Forestalling of Provisions i 
Coming to the said i\Iarketts 

A Law to Prevent the Selling or Giving Unripe Fruit and Oysters 
within the City of New York I'^.xc^pt that part Repealed the Fourth of 
November one Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Seven 
[hi] A Law For Regulating the Slaughter houses with the Follow- 
ing alteration that instead of the publick Slaughter houses by the 
Water Side all rieat Kattle be Killed at the Slaughter house Belonging 
to Ml" Nicholas Bayard Scituate on his Land on the north side of Fresh 
water 

A Law In Addition to a Law Entitulcd a Law for the Better 
Preventing of Fire 

A Law To Restrain and Prohibitt the Giving or Selling of Strong 
Liquors to any of the Private Ccntinals of liis ^ilajestys Garrison in 
t];e City of New York 

A Law to Prohibit the Selling or Bringing of Certain Fish in the 
City of New York during the Time therein mentioned 

A Law to Prevent Swine from Running at Large in any of tb.e six 
wards of the city of New York lying to the scuuh ward or westward 
cf the fresh Water 

A Law to Prevent Raflling in the City of New York ; 

i 

The Alderman of the out ward Returned, that he had caused a I 

new Election of a Constable for the Bowery Division in the Room and . 
place of Elias Anderson and that George Shaw was Elected a Con- j 
stable in his Room 

Okoku'd That M^ Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- i 
N? 1523 urer of this City to juay to Peter Brower or order the sum of ' 
£14 : 17 :9 in full of his account with this Corporation for 



232 MINUTES 01- THE COMMON COUNCIL 

work done to the work House as p'' his said acc^ audited by this Board 
and allowed 

Okd!".u'u the J.ikc to John Dalihus Dash or order the sum 
N? 1524 of Twenty six jjounds seven Shillings in full of his account 
for niaking severall ovens and Stoves &:c in the work House 
of this City as V^ his said account Audited by this Board and allowed 

Ordfr'd the Like to Jacob Brewington or order the sum 
N? 1525 of Seventy seven pounds Fourteen Shillings and seven pence 
being for the Like sum distrained From him by the Col- 
lector of Kings County for the Government Tax as also the further 
sum of Seven pounds Eighteen Shillings and six pence distrained from 
him by D? for the County Tax of the Ensueing year. Likewise the 
Further sum of Sixteen pounds Nine Shillings for the Expence of 
Eluminating the I'crry hou.^c at severall difTerent Times and for Repair- 
ing the Dock B}- order of this Board and also the further sum of 
Twelve por.nds Being what he paid to Jacob Blackwell by tlie order 
and Direction of tliis Corporation as p^ his said Account audited by this 
Board and Allowed of 

[112] This Boaki.) having orderd the Draft of an Address to his Ex- 

cellencey JetTerry Amherst Esq'" Major Generall *5c- Commander in 

Chief of all his ■Majesty's forces in North America <&:': to be prepared: 

a Draft was accordingly produced and Read in the words following 

\"iz' 

To his Excellency Jeifcrry Amherst Esq'^ 

Major Generall cl' Commander in Chief of all 
his ^Lajesty's forces in North America &■; 
Th.e Cordial Ad^lress of the Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty of 
the Anticnt City of New ^'ork in Common Councill Convened. 
May it please Your Excellence}- 

To the United Suffrages of the British world in favour of Your 
Excellency's distinguished merit, the Mayor Aldermen and Common- 
alty of the City of New York Beg leave to add their most greatful 
Tribute of Thanks for th.e invaluable Services wrought by Your Su- 
periour \\'isdom and \'alour in Annexing the Extensive Country of 
Canada to liis Majesty's Dominions in America. An Acquisition so in- 
estimable in itself, so pregnant with the most important Consequences 
cannot fail to Shine with a Suprenie Lustre Amidst the most luminous 
Events and give to its .Vuthor Rank Exalted in the Trai'.i of British 
Worthies, Minutelv to describe the Innumerable Advantages Resulting 



OF TflE CITY OF XF.W YORK 233 

from so Sir:^nal a Conquc^t would he a vaiii Attempt. Let Millions yet 
Tjnliorn mark the Disting-nishcd r51e5siiiL;s as they Rise and while they 
Reap tb.c happy Fruits of Your Martial X'irtucs they will not Cease to 
Bless the naiiie of Amherst. Yet that we ourselves may not seem in- 
scncible of our Happiness permit us, Sir, to Turn our Eyes to the wide 
Extended Fronlecrs of our many fair Colonies, over which his Sacred 
I^Iajesty lias so long swayed his Gracious Sceptre. How strangely al- 
tered is the amazing Scene ! There tiie Savage Xative and more savage 
Canadian v/as lately wont to Seize the Defenseless and inofifending 
Peasant doomed with his Tender wife and helpless Children to the most 
excruciating Death or a more Dreadfull Captivity. Hence an Universal 
Horror Sci.^.ed the Borderers. To this succeeded a General Dereliction; 
and the Numerous settlements abandoTied to the Relentless fury of an 
insatiate foe were soon Reduced to dismal and Undistinguished Ruin. 
Hubrndry Felt the Fatal F.fifects of such a Waste of Country; and 
this City famous for its extensive Commerce Beheld and wept the Dimi- 
nution of its Staple. Thus Besides the Keenest Sympathy for our Suf- 
fering Fellow Subjects v/e have acted our own sad parts in the Affect- 
ing Tragedy. iSut Canada is no more; The Peasant may Return in 
Securit". to his Fields; Husbandry will soon Revive; the face of nature 
smile v.-ith the Blessings of peace ; and this Flourishing City rejoice in 
the Plenty of its Markets. This surprizing Change we attribute with 
the most humble Gratitude to the paternal Care of our most gracious 
Sovereign in appointing Your Excellency to Conduct his Victorious 
Armies in .America. Our Restless Enemies, possessed of the Two 
Great Ivivers of S! Lav.rcnce and Missisippi, long Since formed the 
l':orri<l Scheme of Circumventing us with a Cliain of Fortresses. This 
with unwearied Industry they at Length atchieved; and by this they 
gained th.e Dominion of the Lakes and their Connecting Stream^. 
Th.e ]iasscs thus secured as well into Canada as our own Country Neces- 
sarily [ii.^l Procured them the assistance of Numerous Tribes of 
Indians. :;nd not to say worse shook tiie Fidelity of the few who had 
so long \"ak:ed themselves on our protection. Nothing then seemed 
wanting but a little Patience till they had introduced a Sufficient 
number of Regulars from France; kit in this they Failed. Their 
Sanguine Expectations broke down the Restraints of Policy andi 
they Began to Execute the dceplaid purpose Before they had Strength 
Sufficient to insure Success. And yet thus advantageously Situated 
they Compelled us in a Defensive war to toil thro' severall Campaigns, 
most of which ended in the Loss of Some fort or Tract of Country. 
So, True it is, that tiie inferiority of their numbers was in a great 



234 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



measure Compensated for, by the possession of those important posts; 
which had tliey not Been wrested from them by your unexampled 
Conduct, tecohflcd by tlie matchless Heroism of the much lamented 
Wolf and the Vigorous Efforts of his Brave Successor in Coiimiand, 
would in the liands of so vigilant designing and indefatigable an 
Enemy, most probably have ended in the Reduction of the whole 
British North America. This, Sir, is a hasty Portraiture of the 
mighty Evils from v.hich by your Triumphs we have been Delivered ; 
Evils to which we shall never again be exposed, unless our late 
Restless neighbours should by a Restitution be Enabled to Renew 
the execrable attempt. Yet what will more effectually perpetuate 
your Name Sir with universal applause to the latest posterity are 
those innuincrriblc Ecuents arising from an exclusive possession of 
this Vast Continent: these Benefits, the purchase of Your Labours, 
will unfold themselves in every Revolving Year Till Great Brittain 
Shall Become the Empcrial Alistrcss of Nations. Indeed to View 
her in her present Glorious State must Swell the Breast of h.er every 
worthy son. Her Ro\al tlcets seem already to give Law to her Neigh- 
bours. As often as they Spread Canvas even the insulting Gaule 
beholds with Trembling Expectation ; while to her Victorious Armies 
it is the same tiling to march and to Conquer. But the vast \'ariety of 
Soils and Climates in America aipable of Producing every Necessary 
and Convcnicncy of Life joined to the Eishery on its Coast must in- 
faliiably prove to our mother Country an inexhaustible Source of 
Wealth thus enabling her as well by the power of her arms withold- 
ing or Bestowing the Blessings both of Art and nature, t':> Iviunble the 
I'nited Arrogance: of the n;ost Presumptuous opposcrs, and Support 
the Tottering Eortunes of depended States. Such, Sir, Will be the 
wondcrfull Etfects of the Conquest gained by those Armies wliich you 
have Commanded with so Much Honour to yourself and the nation, 
a Conquest too immensel\' valuable ever to be ceded to an Enemy 
whose principal Characteristic is a Perfidious abuse of Favours. But, 
Sir, while so Remarkable an Event will never Fail to Furnish the most 
ample Testimonials of Your Military Accomplishments, th.e ingenuous 
mind must at the same Time receive a peculiar Satisfaction from the 
Contemplation of an other part of Your uncommon Character ; we mean 
your Hunianc and Generous L'se of \'ictory. The Picture of a Con- 
queror drawn from the Greatest Examples Recorded in the Faithfull 
pages of History tb.o it Strikes the Soul with a Mixture of Admiration 
and Terror is Seldom expressive of the Benevolent Etfections of the 
Heart even when the Conquered are Rather objects of Commiseration 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 235 

than Revenge. Hence it is that Your Compassionate Treatment of the 
Vanquished Canadians must appear most Singularly amiable. To Re- 
quire of a disarmed yet Implacable Foe whose Inhumanities have de- 
served the Severest Strokes of Vindictive Justice, nothing [114] More 
than a quiet Submission to the Gentle Dictates of British Rule is indeed 
a Disinterested \'irtue and must Convince the attentive World that 
Britons never Conquer to enslave. To Conclude ; Sir, that the God of 
Armies may Continue to Fumish your head with Wisdom, Your Breast 
v.-ith Fortitude and Your Arm with Strength ; that he may Cover yon 
as with a Shield and make You terril>le to your Enemies in the day of 
Battle; that You may Long live to Fnjoy the Gracious smiles of your 
Royall Master, the Grealfull acclamations of the British Nation and 
the peaceful Eulogiums of an approving Conscience; that Your name 
may Be Rcmcmbred With Thankfulness by the Latest Posterity; and 
that Your unwearied Lal.'ours for the |>ublicl: Welfare may meet with 
their due Rewards here, and an unfading Crown of Glory hereafter; 
are the Earnest Wishes and Desires of Your Excellency's most obed^ 
humble Servants The Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty of the City 
of New York, 

which was Agreed to: and oudf.kd to be Engrossed. 

The Draft of a ffreedom to be presented to his Excel- 
lencey was also Read and is in tb.e words following Mzi 

John CRrciiR Esqf Mayor ; the Recorder 
City of New York SS. Aldermen and Assistants of the City of 

New York in Common Councill Convened: 
To All to whom these presents Shall Come, Send Giu:etixg: 

wiiEREiAS the late Glorious Success of the British Arms in the 
Complcal Reduction of the extensive Country of Canada to the Obe- 
dience of his Majesty, are under God to be Attributed to the Singular 
Wisdom and Valour of his Excellency Jeffery Amlu-rst Esq^ Major 
Generall and Commander in Chief of All his Majesty's forces in North 
America «!v:c^ In favour of whose Distinguished merit we are Desirous 
of Furnishing the most Ample and publick Testimonials. Wee do 
Therefore Under a Gratefull Sense of the Many Signal Services 
wrought by the said Jeffery Amherst Esq^ for the British Nation in 
General, and the North American Colonies in particular, During the 
Present War with France, hereby present him (with the most hearty 
and unfeigned Thanks) witii the Freedom of this Corporation, and in 
Testimony of our Great Esteem for his Person and Merit and With 



236 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

a sincere Desire of Doiny the Highest Honour to this City by the 
Addition of so Worthy and Dignified a member, Wee do entreat him to 
Accept of and do Accordingly present him with the Freedom of this 
Corporation; These are Therefore to Certify and Declare that th.e said 
JefTery Amherst Esq*" is By these presents Admitted Received and Al- 
lowed a Freeman and Cili^cn of the City of New York in the Colony 
of New York in Xorth America To have hold Enjoy and partake of All 
and Singular the Benefits Liberties privilidges freedoms and Immuni- 
ties Whatsoever granted or Belonging and of Right appertaining To 
a Freeman and Citizen of the Same City : In Testimony whereof wee 
the ]\Iayor Aldermen and Commonalty of the said City in Common 
Council] Convened at the City Hall of the said City have Caused the 
Seal of the said City to these presents to be affixed this Twenty Sev- 
enth Day of November in the year of our Lord one Thousand Seven 
Hundred and Sixty and in the Thirty fourth year of [115] The Reign 
of his Majesty George the Second by the Grace of God of Great 
Brittain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith (*v:c? and OR- 
DERD the Same be handsomly Engrossed on parchment and the Seal 
of this Corporation affixed tliereto to be Enclosed in a Gold Box with 
the following Inscription Engraved thereon, to witt, lUustrissimo 
Cassare, Orbem Tencnte Britanicum, Georgio Secundo, Insigni Gal- 
lorum Canadensium Doniitori. Gcoderido Amherst, Anno MDCCLX 
Neo-Eboracensis Civitas, Hoc \'irtutis ]Militaris Tributum Gratissime 
Confert 

Ordfr'!) that the Committee Appointed the lo'^l' of ^lay 1758 for 
Inspecting ir.to the Incroachments made upon the Riglits of this Cor- 
poration in the Out ward have j'ower to Commence actions of Ejectment 
against Peter \'an Orden, Jacobus Ilornc Thomas Clarke and Aentie 
Covenhovcn or Such of them as they shall Judge Necessarv for En- 
croachments by them made, and that AB Scott be and he is by this 
Board appointed by a Warr'. of Atf^ under the Seal thereof to Carry 
on the said Severall Ejectments 

The Alderman of the Dock ward Returned he had Caused a New 
Election of a Constable for the said Ward in Room of Joseph Powell 
who was Returned a Constable and was neither a Freeman nor free- 
holder and that William Hogg was Elected in his Room 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



237 



Cit>- of ) „^ 
New York] 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of llie said City on Wednesday 
[Thursday] the 27'^ of November 17G0. 



Present/. John Cruger Esq'' Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' I'iccorder 

John Bogart [Jun''] 

Leonard Lespinard 

Peter Mcsier 

Garrit Van Home 

Nichf Roosevelt 

Peter Clopper 

Joris Jansen 

Benjamin Blagg 

Thomas Wrandell 

John Lansing 



Esq^* Aldermen 



>-Assistant[s] 



The Engrossed Address to his Exccllcncey Jefferry Amherst Esq^ 
>Lijor Gencrall and Commander in Chief of all his ISIajestys forces 
in Norlh America &c. was Read and agreed to and Signed by the 
Menibers of this Corporation, and then the whole Board Waited on 
his said Excellcncey with the said address as also with the freedom of 
this Corporation and Seal thereto annexed, Enclosed in a Gold Box, 
which they presented to him, and thereupon his said Excellencey made 
the following Answer \\7.\ 

To the Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty 

„ , of the Antient Citv of New York. 

Gentlemen ; 

I Return you my most Sincere thanks for the Address you have 
been pleased to make to me. 

It Gives me very particular pleasure that the Success of his [116] 
Majesty's Arms in the Reduction of Canada has Contributed so much 
to the Happiness of the people of this Continent, and it is my most 
hearty Wish that this City may Reap all the advantages it Can desire 
from this Conquest, and that it may prosper and flourish to the Latest 
time. 

I am 

Gentlemen 

Your niost ObedJ 
Humble Scrv; 

Jeff: Amherst 



238 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of ^ 5-^, 
\^ew York ( 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 
10"; of Dcc'^f 1760 

Present/. John Crugcr Esq^ Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Eranci'^ Eilkin '^i 



Philip Livingston 
John Boggart Jun'" 
Leonard Lesjiinard 
ab. John :sl : Scott 
Peter Mesicr 
Garrit \'an Ilornc 
Nicholas Pooscvelt 
Peter Cloppcr 
Joris Jansen 
John Lansing" 
Thomas Wrandlc 



^Esq*"? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



i 



Ohder'd that M'" Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N? 1526 urcr of this City pay to Johannis I\Iycr ^Messenger and 

Doorkeeper to this P.c>ard or order the sum of Six pounds for 

Extraordinary Services 1.)y him done the Last Year for this Corporation 

Order'i) the Like to Johannis ]Myer Messenger and Door 
N9 1527 Keeper to this Doard or order the sum of Three pounds Fif- 
teen Shillings in full for one Quarters Sallary Due unto him 
and Ending the Second day of this Instant month of December 

M^ Henry Van \'lack of this City ^Merch'. attended this Board in 
Behalf 01 his Sisters Saiah and Eve \'an Mack and proposed the 
Leasing of three Lotts of Ground Contiguous and adjoining to the 
Negroes Burning place on part of Which said Lotts, their Father 
Built a Potting House pot oven and Sunk a Well Supposing at that 
Time the said Lands were his property whereupon this Board having 
Taken the Same into the Consideration, Came to the [117] Following 
Resolution (which the said Henry Wan Vlack agreed to) Viz^ that the 
said Three Lotts be Leased to them the said Sarah and Eve Van Vlack 
for the Term of Nineteen Years and Six months from the First day 
of November Last under the yearly Rent of Forty Shillings for each 
lott, which said Lotts are to be of the Breadth of Twenty five feet 
and in Length one Hundred feet English Measure and order'd that 
the Clerk of this Board prepare the Draft of a Lease Accordingly/. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



239 



The Widdow of David Joiiatban Provoost Came into Common 
Council! and Agreed with this Board to Take a Lease of Four Lotts 
of Ground now in her possession adjoining; to the Xew Barrack near 
the Fresh Water under the yearly Rent of Fifty Shillin;^'s each lott for 
the Term of Nineteen Years from the First day of Xovemher Last 
which said Lotts are to he each of the Breadth of Twenty five feet 
and in Length one Hundred feet and ORDr::R'r) that the Clerk prepare 
the Drafts of a Lease accordingly 



City of ] cc 
New York I " 



At a Common Conncill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 
i/'l' day of Dccemhcr Anno Dom 1760. 



Present/ Jolm Cruger Esq^ Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 



;-Esq'? Aldermen 



;v Assistants 



Francis Filkiii 
John Bogart Jun'' 
Leonard Lespinard 
John Morin Scott 
Peter jMesier 
Garrit Van Home 
Peter Clopper 
Cornelius Roos?velt 
John Lansing 
Benjamin Blagg 
Thomas Wrandell 

George Shaw who was Returned a Constable the Twenty Fourth 
of Noven-iber Last for the Bowery Division in the Room of Elias An- 
derson was Sworn into the said OiTice for the Year Ensuing 

M'= Rkcorder Produced The Drafts of a Law in Adition to a Law 
For Regulating the office of Gangers Packers and Cullers in the 
Words Following Whereas By a Certain Act of the Lieutenant Gov- 
crnour ilie Council & the General assembly of the Colony of New York 
passed the third day of November in flie i4'-l' year of his present [late] 
Majestys Reign Entituled an act to prevent abuses in the repacking 
of beef ^^- pork. It is among other things therein Enacted that when 
the packer? or repackcrs shall be qualified as in the said act is directed 
they shall in their repacking of meat n.ot put any of the brands in the 
said act mentioned on barrels to be repacked by them that contain 
less than thirty one gallons and that each barrel shall be twice trodden 



240 MINUTES OF 'iliE COMMON COUNCIL 

down at least, & wlicrcas by another act of the Gov^ the Council «f; the 
General Assembly of the said Colony passed the 19H' day of May in t!ie 
J7'^ year of bis present 1 late] Majcstys Rcii^n Entitnled an act to em- 
power the sworn rejiackers of the City of New York for the time bein^ 
to pack and repack and brand half-barrels of beef and pork, It is among 
other things therein enacted that from (S: after the [iiS] publication 
of the same it shall and may be lawful to and for the sworn repackers 
of the City of Xew York for the time being to repack and put any of 
the respectl\e Ilrands directed in the said act Hrst above mentioned on 
half barrels of beef and pork, provided such half barrel shall not Con- 
tr.in less than fifteen Calkjiis aiid an half and that in each Containing 
beef no more tlian one sliin,, and in eacli containing jjork no more than 
two half heads Ijc put o: under the like rules regulations penalties and 
forfeitures as arc mentioned in the said first alvjve mentioned act, with 
respect to whole ])arrels of l^cef and pork, and Whereas the said two 
in \K\yt recited acts by directing the size of tlie said Barrels, and the 
treading the Same twice at least evidci.tly intends that as great a 
quantity of beef & pork as Conveniently may be should be put into 
each barrel iJc half barrel of beef & pork so to be packed & repacked 
as aforesaid. I'.ut for want of ascertaining the quantity or weight "to 
be contained in sucli the same is in a great measure left to the discretion 
of the packer or repacker, and Wj^ereas it is found by experience that 
through the Neglect, remissness & inattention of the packers and re- 
packers great numbers of barrels c^- half barrels of beef & pork have 
greatly fallen sliort of the quantity & weight which they might Con- 
vc'u"cntly Contain to the manifest loss & prejudice of buyers and tlie 
grtat Discredit of the saitl Stai)le Commodities of this Colony at for- 
eign markets, and Wiieklias it is found by the fairest experiments 
that a barrel of the Dem[en]sions prescribed by the said first men- 
tioned act will conveniently contain tv/o hundred and twenty jx)unds 
weight of Beef *.l' 210 lbs. weight of pork & that a half barrel of the 
demensions in the said second mentioned act specified will Con- 
veniently contain 105. pounds weight of beef & 100. pounds weight 
of pork, in order therefore the better to promote the good and Lauda- 
ble Ends of the said two Acts iS: the more Effectually to prevent those 
frauds and otlier inconveniences intended to be remedied by th.e said 
act, Be it ordain rx) by the Mayor aldermen and Commonalty of the 
City of New York Convened in Common Council, and it is hereby 
ordained by the authority of the same that fron) and after the pub- 
lication hereof, no sworn packer or repacker of beef t^' pork shall 
brand or put the brand mark on anv barrel of Beef, unless such barrel 



OF TIfF. Cn Y OF NFW YORK 241 

sliall truly contain the wei^^hl or fjuantity of 220 lbs. of beef neat weight 
zt the least nor on any half barrel of beef unless the half barrel shall 
truly Contain the weight or quantity of 105 lbs. of beef neat weight at 
the Least, nor on any barrel of i>urk unless such barrel shall truly 
Contain the weiglit or quantity of 210 lbs. of pork neat weight at the 
Least, nor on any half barrel of pork unless such half Barrel shall 
truly Contain the weight or quantity of lOO lbs. of pork at the least-neat 
weight. AND BE IT FURTHER ORD.MNED by thc authority aforesaid that 
no sworn packer or repacker of beef and pork shall at any time here- 
after brand or tjul the Brand mark on any barrel or half barrel of beef 
or pork unless the beef or pork Contained in such barrel or half barrel 
shall have first been well and sufTicicntly cured with Salt and be it 
ruRTiiKR ORDAINED by the authority aforesaid that if any packer or 
repacker of beef cc pork shall brand or put llie brand mark on any 
barrel or barrels 01 half barrel or half b'lrrels of beef or pork under 
or less than the Several weights or quantitys above directed, or pack 
or repack any beef or pork whatsoever not well & sufficiently cured 
with salt before such packing or repacking, every such packer or 
repacker so offending contrary to the true intent and meaning of this 
Law shall for every offence incur the forfeiture of forty shillings, one 
half of the penalty or forfeiture afores"? to any person or persons who 
shall sue iSr prosecute for the same with Costs of prosecution and the 
other half or moiety to the Church wardens of this City for the use 
of the poor thereof to be recovered before thc Mayor Recorder or 
an} one of the aldermen of the Sair.e city for the time being. 

Ordeu'd that jM'' Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

K? 152S uver of this City to pay to M""? Mary Ikirk or order the Sum 

of Twenty Five pounds Current Money of this Colony for 

one years Interest of Five hundred pounds due to her by Bond from 

this Corporation the Nineteenth of September Last 

N-? 1529 OiiDER'o the Like to M^ Cliarles Crook for D'? 

Mr Peter Clopper in Behalf of M^ Abraham Lefterts proposed to 
this Board, thc Purchasing from them of a small piece of Ground Lying 
Contiguous and adjoining to thc Farm of the said Abraham LefFerts \n 
the out ward of this City Containing about Eleven or Twelve acres, 
which proposall Being Taken into Consideration by this Board, they 
thereupon oruerd that M^ Recorder Alderman Bogart Alderman Scott 
and I\less^? Wrandle and Blagg or the major part of them be a Com- 
mittee to View the said Land applied for and Consider the Value there- 

Vol. VI.— 16 



24? 



MINUl]-:?] OF TUK COMMON COUNCIL 



of and Report their oiiinion thcrcuj>on to this Board with All Con- 
venient Speed/. 



119J City of ^ ^„ 
New York j ^ 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Thursday the 5^? 
day of March Anno DoITT 1761. 



Present/ John Cruger Esq- Mayor 
Francis Filkin 
Philip Livingston 
John Morin Scott 
Peter Mesicr 
Garrit \'an Home 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
John Lansing 
Benjamin Blagg 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Thomas Wrandcll 



^Esq'^ Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



Ordkr'd that the Alderman of the East V\'ard Cau.-e a New Elec- 
tion of a Constable lor the said Ward in the Room place and Stead of 
Jonathan ^lorrell who was Returned Elected a Constable for the said 
Ward for the Ensuing Year, and was h'ined for Refusing to be Sworn 
into the said Office, and that the Election be on Saturday the Four- 
teenth day of tliis Instant ?vJarcli at Ten oClock in tlie forenoon/ 

The Clerk Inforniud this Board that the Constable of tlic North 
Ward on Tuesday th.e Third of this Instant March did make Return 
into the Office of Town Clerk that (pursuant to a V.'arrant from M^ 
Mayor) he had Caused an Election of an Assistant to be made for the 
said Ward in the Room and Stead of Joris Jansen Dec*? the Late As- 
sistant and that Luke Roo:ne was by the Majority of \'oices duly Elected 
an Assistant for the said Ward in his Room. The said Luke Roome 
attended this Board in order to be Qualified and at the sam.e Time 
George Brewington the other Candidate also attended and prayed that 
a Scrutiny be had of the Votes Taken by the said Constable: Where- 
upon its ORDF.KD by this Board that !\B Recorder, Alderman Lespinard 
and M!^ Wrandle he a Committee to Examine into the Legality of the 
said Votes Taken as aforesaid and Report how they Find the Same 
at the next Common Councill 



OF THE CITY OF xNEW YORK 



243 



Ordek'd that iM'' Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Trcas- 

N? 1530 urer of this City to pay to Joliannis Mycr Messenger and 

Door keeper to this Board or order the Sum of Three 

pounds Fifteen ShilHngs in Full for one Quarters Sallary due unto him 

and Ending the Second Day of this Instant March 

Ord!:r'd The Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

N? 1 53 1 of this City to pay to Augustus Van Coitlandt or order the 

Sum of Three pounds for the Like Sum by him advanced 

and paid to John Saire for one Quarters Sallary due to him as Publick 

[120] Whipper of this City and ending the first day of February Last 



City of I 
New York j 



>-Esq''? Aldermen 



At a Common Council! held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 
ii^t day of March Anno Doul 1761. 

Present/ John Cruger Esq'^ Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 

Francis Eilkin 

Philip Livingston 

John Bogart Jun'' 

Leonard Lespinard 

John Morin Scott 

Peter Mesier 

Garrit Van Llorne 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Peter Clopper 

Cornelius Roosevelt 

John Lansing 

Benjamin Blagg 

Thomas Wrandell 

Luke Roome 

M*" Recorder Pursuant to an order of the Last Common Coimcill 
Reported that (upon a Scrutiny of the Voices Between Luke Roome 
and George Brcwington Two Candidates for Assistant of the north 
>\ard) Luke Roome had the majority of the Voices for an Assistant of 
the said North Ward and the said Luke Roome was Called and Oual- 
iHcd, and took his Seat accordingly 

GRorRD that M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N? 1532 urer of this City to pay to r^I^ John Doinnster Jun^ or order 

the Sum of Twelve pounds Five Shillings and Seven pence 



^Assistants 



244 



MINUTES OF TIIK COMMON COUNCIL 



in Full of his Account with this Corporation for Monies by him ad- 
vanced and paid for Repairing of the Dr.nin that Leads through Ferry 
Street into pecks Sh'p in Montgomcrie Ward of this City as p^ his said 
account sworn to and allowed of By this Board 

M' James Mills attended this Board and Signified that on the 
Twenty Fifth day of March one Thousand seven hundred and Fifty 
Fi^■c he obtained a ].ea<e for a small piece of Ground Containing one 
Acre and fa] lialf of this Corporation for the Term of Twenty one 
years under the Yearly Rent of P'orty Shillings, Since which he hath 
made severall CcMisidcrablc Improvements thereon Without having Re- 
ceived any Benefit [ 121] or advantage of the same and therefore prayed 
that this Corporation wou'd be pleased to Take a Surrender of the Said 
Lease and Give hin) a nevv' one for Tv/enty one years from the Twejity 
Fifth of March Next and Include Double the Quantity of Ground 
Specified in the said First Lease at the Rear End of that which he now 
pofsesses Under the Annual Rent of Four Pounds Whereupon this 
Board having Taken the same into their Consideration, did thereupon 
agree to Take a Surrender of the Said Lease upon the Terms above 
Offered, and ord[:r that the Ckik prepare a new Lease to the said 
James Mills accordingly and Deliver the Same to him under the Seal 
of this Corporation on his Executing a Counterpart thereof 



City of ^^^ 
New Yorkj 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
liali of the said City on Islonday the 30-I' 
day of March Anno Doln 1761. 



Present/. John Cruger Esq^ Alayor 

ab Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
ab Francis I'ilkin 
ab Philip Livingston 

John Bogart Jun^ 

Leonard Lespinard 
ab John Morine Scott 

Peter Mesier 

Garrit \*an Ilornc 
• Nicholas Roosevelt 

John Landing 

Benjamin Blagg 

Luke Roome 



^Esq""? Aldermen 



Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NFW YORK 



245 



Order'd That the Clerk of this Board prepare an advertisement to 
be put in the publick or Weekly Gazettees for letting' to Farm the 
Stalls and standings of the Severall nmrketts of this City for one 
year (to which M'' Mayor objected Declaring- he Conceived he had a 
Right to the proffits of the same as Qerk thereof) to Commence on the 
first day of May next by publick Out Cry at the Common Council! 
Chamber in the City Hall of the said City on Wednesday the Fifteenth 
day of Aprill next at three oClock in the afternoon of the same Day 
to the highest Bidder and that this Board or the major part of them 
be a Committee for Letting the same upon Such Conditions as they 
Shall Judge proper 



[122] City of 
New York 



SS. 



At a Comniou Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Wednesday the Fif- 
teenth day of Aprill 1761. 



Present John Cruger Esq'' Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Francis Filkin 
Philip Livingston 
Peter Mesier 
Garrit Van Hornc 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
John Lansing 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Tliomas Wrandell 



/ 



Esq'^? Aldermen 



Assistants 



Okni-KD that the assize of Bread be Till Further order Flower at 
19/3 V' C: 

A White Loaf of the Finest Flower to Weigh . . . i*^ 10"' for 4 Coppers 
D"? of D? to Weigh . . . 12>S for 2 D? 

A.\'i> ORr>F.R'n That no other Bread be made for Sale within this 
City then according to the Above assize (hard Bisquets only Excepted) 
and that all Bakers within this City take Notice thereof and make their 
Bread Accordingly 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of 
New York ' 



SS. 



At a Cominon Councill held at the City 
liall of the said City on Fiiday the 22"? day 
of May Anno Dom 1761, 



>-Esq'? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



Present/. John Crnger Esq'' Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Philip Livinii^ston 

John Bogart Jun'' 

Leonard Lespinard 

John Morin Scott 

Peter Mcsier 

Garrit Ynu Home 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Peter Clopper 

John Lansinj:; 

Cornelius Roosevelt 

Benjamin Blagg^ 

Thomas Wrandell 

Luke Roome 

[123] Order'd that ihe Assize of Bread be till Further order flower at 

17/6^ C\ 

A White Loaf of tlie Finest Flower to Weigh. .1*^' 12"^^ for 4 Coppers 

D? ofD? to Weigh.. i^Yz for 2 D9 

Axn order'd that no other Bread be made for Sale within this City 
tlu-n according to the al)Ovc assize (h'drd Bisquets only Excepted) and 
that all Bakers wilhin this City take notice thereof and make their 
Bread accordingly 

Order'd that the Committee for Repairing the Work House have 
power to make a Vault for the use of the said House in Such Manner 
as thev shall Judge Xecos^ary and Convenient and place the Expence 
thereof to this Corporation 

Order'd that 'M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
^'° 1533 ^'^^r of this City to pay to M'' Isaac Stoutenburgh or order 
the sum of Thirty one pounds one shilling for the Constables 
days a[\d nights Watches from the fourteenth of October one Thousand 
Seven hundred and sixty to the Fourteenth of Aprill following, also the 
Sum of Six pounds Fifteen Shillings and Five pence in full for the 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 247 

Kallance of an Account of Fire wood and Candles &c for the Watch 
house from the First of October one Thousand Seven Hundred and 
Sixty to the first of Aprill following-, also the I'urthcr Sum of Seventeen 
pounds Eighteen Shillings and Eight pence half penny in full of one 
other account for th.c expcnces of the City Hall Lighting the Cittys 
Lamps tc the Last Year and also the further sum of Six pounds Eight 
Shillings in full of one other account for v/ork done to the Poor House 
&c as '^}. the said Three Severall Last Accounts Sv/orn to and allowed 
of by this Board/ 

Ordi:k'd That Isb Recorder, Alderman Bogart, Alderman Scott 
Mess""? Roosevelt and Wrandle or the Major part of them be a Com- 
mittee to Enquire Where high Water mark Formerly was opposite the 
Lands of Alderman Livingston on the Island Nassau and make Report 
thereof to this Board with All Convenient Speed/ 

'i'uE Petition uf Archil lakl Kennedy Joris Brinckerhoff and man> 
others was preferred to this Board and Read praying that this Cor- 
poration would be pleased to Establish two F'erries Between this City 
of New York and the Lsland of Nassau the one of them from the pres- 
ent Ferry House on the said Island to Pecks Slip in this City and the 
other from the Land of Hendrick and Peter RemiSen on the said Island 
to Coenties Slip in this City as also proposalls of Hendrick Remsen 
and Peter Remsen Relating to the Same which were also Read and 
Filed Wliereupon Its ordkk'd By this I'oard that the same be Deferred 
fiT further Consideration 

[124] TiiF Petitjox of William Brov;njohn Rinler Skaats and severall 
oilitrs vas Preferred to this Board and Read, Setting forth that they 
were Severally possessed of a House and Lott of Ground fronting that 
I»art of the east River Commonly Called Iluntcrs Key on Rotten Row 
tint the Ground and Soil fronting their Respective houses and Lotts 
of Ciround v.ere at present Become \'ery Great nusances by Reason of 
the Filth tliat Floats there from the said River, and Therefore prayed 
that this Corporation would be Favourably pleased to Grant the Same 
to them as farr into the said East River as the present Wharfs on the 
l-'.ast and west Sides do Extend with the Benefit of Wharfage, under 
Such Reasonable Rents Covenants and Conditions as to this Corporation 
Shall Judge proper WiiEKEuroN Its order'd by this Board that Con- 
sideration thereof be Deferred till the next Common Councill 

John Tharger Cordwainer was Sworn a Freeman of this Cor- 
poration and ORDERD to be Registred 



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MIXU'lES OF THE COMMON COUN'CIL 



OKOLKO that Peter P-rowcr of tliis Ciiy Bricklayer be appointed and 
he is hereby accordingly appointed one of the publick Measurers of 
this City during- pleasure 

ord£:k'd that 'M^ iMayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N? 1534 urer of tliis City to pay to John Sayrc or order the Sum of 
Three pounds in full for one Quarters Sallary due to liim as 
Publick W'hipper of this City and Ending the First Day of May Inst 



City of I 

New York j 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 28'^ 
day of Alay Anno Dom 1761. 



Present'/ Jolm Cruger ¥.<oJ Mayor 
I'hilip Livingston 
Johri Bogart Tun'' 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter :\lesior 
Garrit \'an Home 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
John Lansing 
Bcnjasnin Blagg 



^ 



y Esq"'? Aldermen 



Assistants 



Ordp.ro that AK Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Trcas- 
^'*^ LS35 ^1''^'' of this City to pay to John Griffiths or his order the sum 
of Forty lliicc pounds au'i Nine pence half penny in. Full of 
his Account lor Repairs done to the [125] Long Bridge and for Sun- 
dry Scow Loads of Mudd Taken out of tlic Fly market Slip and Coen- 
ties Slip as P'' Said accovmt Audited and Allowed of by this Board/ 

Or^DF.R'i) the Like to Gilbert Forbes or order tlie Sum of 
N? 1536 Three pounds Light Shillings and Four pence in full of his 
Account for Nails itc for the Alms house as ^7. his Said 
Account Audited by the Committee and allowed of By this Board/ 

Ordi-k'd the Like to AI^ Peter Cloppcr or order the 

N? 1537 Sum of Seven pounds Twelve shillings and six pence in full 

of his account for What he advanced and paid for Repairing 

the Fly Slip and n^.eal markets as %} his Said Account Audited by t^ic 

CommiUce and allowed of By This Board/ 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 249 

Order'd that Mf Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
X? 1538 urer of this City to pay to M^ Jolin Dcpeyster Jun^ or order 
the stun of Three Uinidred and Twenty Five pounds I*^ight 
Shilhngs and a penny in full of his account for materials and Work- 
done to the new Goal as ^-5. his said account Sworn to and allowed of 
By this Board 

Order'd That Alderman Bogart, Aldernian Lespinard and Alder- 
man Mesier Mess''? Roosevelt and Clop[)er or the major part of them 
be a Committee to View and Cause to be Regulated and Paved X'cseys 
Street as also Division Street and the Broad way Street in the v/est 
ward of this City and make Report th.ercof to this Board v.-ith All 
Convenient Speed/. 

The Clerk Produced to this Board the J3raft of a Grant from 
Jacob Brewington for a piece of Ground lying at Nassau Ferry on the 
\\'est Side of the peer there lately made by Jacob Remsen Deceased 
Containing in Breadth Fronting the River Fifty one feet and in the 
Rear forty nine feet and in Length on Both Sides from the end of 
the Vvl\'irf or Deck there Lateh' Built b\- the said Jacob Rem.sen to 
the Ground of the said Jacob Brewington Forty feet which was again 
Read and agreed to By this Board (Except Aid? Livingston who Left 
this Board Before the Same w^as produced) and okdf.r'd that the Clerk 
annex the Seal of thiis Corporation to the Same and Deliver it to the 
Said Jacob Brewington on his Executing a Counterpart thereof for 
the Use of this Corporation/. 

Ti'.c Clerk Produced to this Board the Draft of a Release or Quit 
Claim of All their Right to a lott piece or parcell of Ground lying at 
Xassau Ferry on the South East Side of Some Ground Which the 
Corporation Lately Granted to Jacob Brewington Containing in 
Breadth fronting the Piaza [126] Street or high wa}- Seventy feet 
an<l in the Rear Seventy three feet and in Length on each side Forty 
five feet Eight Inches Being Bounded Northerly to said Ground lately 
Granted to tlie Said Jacob Brewington By this Corporation South 
A\'est By the Ground of John Carpender, South East also to Ground 
of the said John Carpender and north east to the piaza Street or 
highway, which was Read aiid agreed to, and order'd by this Board 
(Except as in the l^^ast order is Excepted) that the Clerk annex the 
seal of this Corporation to the Same and Deliver it to the said Jacob 
Brewington/ 

Order'd the persons hereafter Named be appointed firemen for 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



the Scvcrall Wards within this City and they are hereby appointed 
Accordingly \'izt 



West Ward 
Walter Hycr Cordwaiucr 
Jacobus Stoutenburgh 
Ricliard Kip 
William Gilbert Jun^ 
Gillian \'ar[ijck 
John Van Dolscn 
Cornelius Jlyer 

South Ward 
George Walgrovc 
Isaac Alarschalk 
Zachariah SickcUs 
Isaac Kip 
Gerrardus Alycr 
Thomas Lawrence 
Jacob Roomer Jun^ 

Dock Ward 
David Van Gclder 
Andrew Gotier 
John A'an Gclder 
David provoost 
John Coe 
Daniel Ten I£yck 
Charles phillipse 



North Ward 
Peter Hendricks 
Cornelius Turck Gunsmith 
John De Lamontania 
Francis Barray 
Corne! Turck Cordwainer 
Peter Garrabrance 
Isaac Stoutenburgh 

East Ward 
John Alstine 
Peter Bogert 
Victore Bickers 
John Roomer 
John Targier 
Samuel Waldron 
William Waldron 

jMontgomerie Ward 
William Hardinbrcok 
John Dally Jun'" 
Luke Van Ranst 
Jotm Elsworth 
James Bogert 
Stephen Crosfield 
Tunis Tiebout 



[i-Vl 



City of ( 
New Yorkp 



At a Common Council! held at the City 
Tlall of the said City on !vIonday the 22"? 
day of June Anno DoITT 1761. 
Present/ John Cruger Esq'' 2v[ayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 



Francis Filkin ^ 

John Bogert [Jr.] 
Leonard Lcsj)inard 
John Morin Scott 
Peter Mesicr 
Garrit \'an Hornc 
Nicholas Roosevelt ") 

Peter Clojipcr 1 , 

John Lansuig 
Benjamin Blagg 



^Esq"":; Aldermen 



stants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



25> 



Okuer'd that the assize of Bread be till further order Flower at 
16/9 f/ O 

A White Loaf of tlic finest flower to Wei.i^h i"' 13'^'- for 4 Coppers 

D? of D" to Weigh 14 for 2 D? 

Ordi-.r'd That no other Bread be made for Sale witliin this City than 
According to the above assize (hard Bisquets only Excepted) and that 
All P.akers Within this City take notice thereof and make their Bread 
accordingly 

Ordkr'd that IM'' Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N9 1539 urer of this City to pay to Johannis ]\Iyer Messenger and 

Door keeper to This Board or order the sum of three pounds 

Fifteen Shillings in Full for one Quarters Sallary due Unto him and 

Ending the Second day of this hT^tant June 

Order'd that iVI^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Trcas- 

N? 1540 urer of this City to pay to Ryncar Knox or order the Sum of 

Ten pounds Eight Sliillings in Full of his account for Fifty 

Two Loads of Stone and Carting as 1^. his said account allowed of By 

this Board 



[128]" City of igg ; 

New Yorkt " 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Ball of the said City on Thursday the 9^1* 
day of July Anno DoTTT 1761. 



Present;/ John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 
Philip Livingston 
Leonard Lesjiinard 
Peter Messier 
Garrit \''an Ilorne 
Peter Clopper 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
John Lansing 
Luke Roonie 
Thomas \\'randle 



^ Esq'^^ Aldermen 



> Assistants 



Order'd That the assize of Bread be till further order flower at 
16/ pT C^ 

A White Loaf of the Finest Flower to weigh. . .1^^ 14°^ for 4 Coppers 
D? of D? to Weigh . . J4V2 for 2 D? 

A\D order'd that no other Bread be made for Sale Hian Accord- 
ing to the above assize (hard Bisquets only Excepted) and that All 



252 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Bakers Within this city Take Notice tliercof and make their Bread Ac- 

ccirdiiif;]}' 

OkL»ER*D that the Cicik of this Board prepare a Bond from this 
Corporation to the Ministers Elders and Deacons of the Reformed 
protectant Dutch Church of this City of New York in the penalty of 
Two 'i'housjiid pounds Conditioned to pay one Thousand pounds on 
or Before the Twenty Fourth day of July which will be in the year of 
cnir Lord one I'housand Seven hundred and Sixty Two with Interest 
for the Same at Five %!■ Cent the said Bond to be Dated the Twenty 
fourth of July Instant 

order'd that yi^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N? 1 54 1 urcr of this City to pay to ^1^ Jacobus Turck or order the 
Sum of one hundred and Four pounds four Shillings and 
three pence in full for the Ballance of his Account with this Corporation 
for attending- Repairing and Amending the Several fire Engines Be- 
longing to this City from the First of May one Thousand Seven hun- 
dred and Fifty Eight to tlic first of May one Thousand Seven hundred 
and Sixty one as cjr^ his Said account audited by this Board and 
allowed of 

The Petition of Peter Schuyler and otliers was prefored to this 
Board and Read Setting Forth that Sundry Inhabitants of this City 
[129] Are about to Prepare a Petition to this Corporation that there 
may be Tv/o I-^crrys appointed Between the said City and Nassau Isl- 
and the one fv-ri Pecks Slip and the other from tlie Coenties peer fvic 1 
and jjraying that if Such Pctitioti has Been or Should hereafter be j 
i-roferred nn- Such an Alteration or anpointmer.t as aforesaid, that then j 
the Petitioners may be heard Either by themselves or Councill Before l 
the Same be Granted : and that this Board will be pleased to Give and | 
Grant tmto thorn Liberty to Erect and Build a peer from the Wharf of 
Colonel Peter Schuyler into the East River in order to make a more | 
Sate harbour from thence to M^ Crugers A\'harf and also Easterly to j 
Cromelines Wharfe upon the Same Conditions as the jieer at Coenties 
v.as lately Granted &c Wherei^pox Its order'd By this Board that 
tlie Same be Deferred for Further Conditions'/ 

order'd that y*^ Aldermen and Common Councilhnen of the Dock 
and South Ward Cause the Long Bridge on the North Side of the 
I-xcb.angc to be amended and Repaired in such manner as th.ey Shall 
j»:<!ge proper and Convenient and place thu Expcnce thereof to this 
CorjxjrationV 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



'53 



City of } gg 
New York ( 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Friday the Twenty 
fourth day of July Anno Dom 1761. 



Present/ John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 
Francis Filkin 
Philip Livingston 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Mesier 
Garrit Van Home 
Peter Clopper 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
John Lansing 
Thomas Wrandle 



^Esq''? Aldermen 



>■ Assistants 



ordi:rd that Alderman Livingston Alderman IMesier and Peter 
Clopper, or any Two of them be a Committee to View and Examine the 
Ferry liouse and order Such Repairs thereto as they Shall conceive 
Necessary and Convenient and place the Expence thereof to this Cor- 
poration 

Order'd that the Aldermen and Common Councillmen of the South 
and Dock wards be a Committee to Amend and Repair the Long Bridge 
to the Southward of the Exchange (the foundation of which to be of 
Stone) in Such manner as they Shall Conceive Necessary and Con- 
vcnit-nt and place the expcncc tlicrcof To this Corporation 

jM^ Lansing the Common Councillman of the Dock Ward Ac- 
quainted this [130] Board that the Neighbourhood of ^lill Street in 
said Ward are desirous of Sinking a Well in said Street and Directed 
him to move that this Board would be pleased to assist them in the 
Expcncc thereof Whereupon Its order'd that Leave be Given accord- 
ingly and that the Sum of Six pounds be allowed to them towards De- 
fraying the Expence of Sinking said well, which well is to be of the 
'ccighth [width?] of Six foot 

order'd that I\B Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

X? 1542 urcr 01 tliis City to pay to Joseph Forbush and John Durham 

or their order the Sum of Seventeen pounds and Two pence 

in full of their Account for their Time and Expence in apprehending 



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MINUTES OF TIIK COMMON COUNCIL 



of John Higgins a Felon for Alteriiif^ and Utterinp^ i>iils of Credilt 
of tliis Colony 

order'd the Like to M^ Nicholas Roosevelt or his order 
X? 1 543 the Sum of Twenty Seven pounds for a Gold Box to be 
presented with the freedom of this Corporation to his Excel- 
Icnccy Gen'! Amherst 

Order'd the Like to M^ Darnet Seabring or order tlie 
X? 1544 sum of Eight pounds three Shillings and three pence in full 
of his Account for work done to the poor house as ^L his 
Said Account Sworn to and Allowed of P.y this Board 

ORDERED the Like to M^ John G: Lansing or order the 
K? 1545 Sum of Seven pounds Seventeen [shillings] and Six pence 
in full of his Account for Work done to the City Alms house 
as %). iiis Said Account Audited by this Ijoard and allowed of 

The Com:mittee appointed on the Twelfth day of June one Thou- 
sand Seven hundred and Sixty to Levill and Regulate for Paving 
Division Street and part of the Broad way from the middle of Deys 
Street to the middle of Division Street in the West Ward of this City 
made their Report in the Words following, towitt Wee Do ik 
OiiEDiFNCE to the said appointment, Report and Give it as our opinions 
that tlu- said Street ought to be Regulated and paved for the C^onven- 
icncy of the Buildings fronting said Division [street] Already Built in 
the Following manner, towitt, first to Begin from the Kennell of the 
Broad [street] opposite Division Street and going thence Down Di- 
vision Street four hundred and Forty feet with a Decent one Inch on 
every 'J'en feet and from thence farther Down said Street to the Corner 
house of Arnout Abrahams Three hundred and Eighty Six feet with a 
Desent of Six Inches on every Ten feet and then to Begin in the Ken- 
nel of the Broad way opposite said Division Street Towards Dye Street 
Forty feet with asent of one and half Inch on every Ten feet from 
thence with a Regular Descent Till it meets the pavement of Dye Street 
W hich is Nevertheless hu.mbly Submitted by your most Humble 
Scrv'J Peter Mesier, John Bogart Jun'' Leonard Lespinard, Nicholas 
Kooscvelt, which Being Read and approved of Its order'd by this Board 
that the said Committee Take Care that the said Report Be Complyed 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 2^5 

witli and that tliey Cause the Same Streets to be paved in Such Co:i- 
wnicnt time ns the said Committee Shah Judj^e proper/ 

The Committee Appointed on the 28^'; day of may Last to Lev- 
ill and Regulate for Paving \'eseys Street and part of the Broad way 
Street from tlie middle of Division Street to the middle of Veseys Street 
ill the West Ward of this City made their Report to this Board in the 
words follov/ing Viz^ Wee do In obedience to the said appointment 
Report and Give it as our opinion, that the said Street ought to be Reg- 
ulated and paved for the Coiiveniency of the Buildings fronting Said 
\\--seys Street already Built in the Following Manner. Towitt, first to 
Begin one foot Below^ the [131] Platform of the Well in the Broadway 
Near Spring Garden Going therice down A'eseys Street Four hundred 
and Sixty feet with a Descent two Inches on every Ten Feet, and also to 
Begin one foot Below the [131] Platform of tiic Well in the Broadway 
Corner house at the North River with a Descent four and an half 
Inches on every Ten feet, and also to begin one foot Below the plat- 
form of said Well In the Broad Way Near Spring Garden Towards 
Division Street 40 foot with a assent of one and half Inches on every 
ten feet from thence with a Regular Decent till it meets tb.e Pavement 
of Division Street, which is Nevertheless Humbly Submitted By, Peter 
Mesier, Leonard Lespinard, Nicholas Roosevelt, Peter Clopper, which 
Being Read and approved of Its orderd By this Board that the said 
Committee Take Care that the said Report be Complyed with and that 
They Cause the Same Streets to be paved in Such Convenient time as 
tiie said Committee Shall Judge Proper/ 

William Wyiiance of this City Blockmaker made application to 
this Board to be appointed one of the publick measurers of this City ; 
uhereupon its ordekd by this Board, that the said William Wynance 
be appointed and he is hereby appointed accordingly on his takeing 
the usual oath for the due Execution of said Office 

Tiiis Board having agreed with Jacobus Stoutenburgh to Take into 
his Custody the Care and Charge of the Severall Fire Engines Belong- 
ing to this Corporation and what he is to have for his Trouble in 
'.Kansing overseeing and Taking Care of the Same the Sum of Thirty 
pounds %7. Annum Its orderd By this [13-'] Board that the late over- 
seer Mr Jacobus Turck do Deliver up to the said Jacobus Stoutenburgh 
*du' said Severall fire Engines Belonging to this City And now in his 



256 MINUTES 01- THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Custody Together with the Utensills and Implements to them Severally 
P.elonging 

OuDF.RD that M^ j\Iayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
X? 1546 urcr of this City to pay to M'' John Dcpeyster Jun'' or order 
the Sum of Two hundred and Eighty five pounds ar.d Two 
pence three farthings in lull for the Ballance of his Account for Fur- 
nishiing the Barracks with Wood and Candells Sec &c the Last year and 
also th.e further Sum of Two pounds fourteen Shillings and Two pence 
for the Interrest of a W'arrant Issued in his favour by this Board, the 
Twenty Eighth day of I\Iay Last for the Sum of Three hundred and 
Tv.enty five pounds Eiglit Shillings and one Penny for the Ballance of 
his accotnit with the New Goals 

Alderman Bogarl Chairman of tlic Committee for Regulating (tc 
the Sevcrall Streets in i\Iontgonicrie Ward of this City informed this 
Board that he had Caused Franckford Street in the said ward to be 
Regulated by the City Surveyor in the following manner, towitt, 
Beginning at the Lower end of the new pavement and to goe from 
thence Dov/n said Frankford Street to the Lower end of the Lott of 
Daniel Bonet where a Stake is Set into the Kennel and to Rise there 
at said Stake Tv eiity Two Inches above the Ground So as to make a 
Descent from the said New Pavement to the said Stake of above Five 
Inches on Every Ten feet and also that he had Caused the Lower end 
of Said Street to be L,ikewise Levelled Beginning at the above Stake 
at the Lower end of Daniel Bonets Ground and Runing from thence ' 
Down Faid Street to the Corner of the fence of Ahasuerus Turks Tan 
yard, or to Gold Street \\'hich Being Two Hundred and Eighty feet 
in Length, and the Descent on said Length is five feet Where a Knotch 
is Cut in the Corner of the F'ence about tliree feet above the Ground 
which makes a Descent of two Inches on every Nine feet and one third 
of a Foot which Regulation Being Taken into consideration is ap- 
I»roved of and Confirmed by this Board and hereupon it's ofidf.rd that 
the alderman and assistant of Said IMontgomerie \\'ard Cause th.e 
Several and Respective Possessor and Possessors, Tenant and Ten- 
ants of the Several houses and Lotts of Ground Adjoining or fronting 
said Frankford Street forthwith to pave such part or parts of the said 
Street, as is or. are Lying Between their said Severall and Respective 
houses and Lotls of Ground and the middle of said Franckffort] Street 
in such Manner as the said Alderman and Assistant of said Montgom- 
cric Ward Shall think fitt to order and direct/ 



OF THE CITY OF x\E\V YORK 



257 



[133] City of ) ^„ At a Coinnion Counciil licl<i at the City 

New York J ^ ' ' IJall of the said City on 'fhursday the 13'*.' 

day of Augl 1761 

Present/ John Crngcr Esq'' .Mayor 

Francis Fillcin ~^ 

Philip Livingston \ ^, , , , 

T , T. ^' T r )-tsq'5 Aldermen 

John Bogart Jun?^ '^ ' 

Peter Mesier 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Peter Cloppcr 

Cornelius Roosevelt 

Thomas \\''randle 



:v Assistants 



y 



Order 'd that M^ Mayor Issue his \Varrant to tlie Treas- 
N? 1547 urer of this City to pay to ^i^ John Depeyster or order the 
sum of Eleven pounds nineteen Shillings and Seven pence 
for the Interest of Three hundred and nineteen pounds Twelve Shil- 
lings and Six pence from the Twenty Seventh of August one Thousand 
Seven hundred and sixty to the Twenty Eiglith day of May Last Being 
at the Rate of Five <^ : Cent %^ annum 

Ordered that M^ r\Iayor Issue his Warrant to ttic Treas- 

N9 1548 urer of this City to pay to Jolin Sayre or order the sum of 

Three pounds in Full for one Quarters Sallary Dae unto him 

as Puhlick Whipper of this City and ending the first Day of this 

Instant August/. 

Alderman Livingston produced to this P-oard a Law Fntituled a 
L^iw to Ascertain the Size of Apple Barrels and the Weight of onions 
that Shall he Brought to this City for Sale or Exportation; Whereas 
Frequent Complaints h.ave Been made of abuses Committed in the 
sale of apples and onions within this City for the preventing whereof 
for the future be it ordained by the mayor aldermen and Commonalty 
of the City of New York Convened in Common Counciil ; and it is 
hereby ordained By the Authority of the San-ie. that from and After 
the First day of September Next every Barrel of apples that Shall he 
brought to this city for Sale or Exportation Shall Contain Twenty four 
Gallons at Least the measure to be Ascertained on any dispute that 
may hajjpen by one of the Publick Onagers of the said City who is 
hereby directed to Guage the Same in the Like manner as now is 
practiced for the Guageing of Rum and Molasses Within the said City 
and every person or persons that Shall Contrary to this act Bring to 
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258 minutilS of the coMxMON council 

this C ity or Expose to Sale within the Same or Ship for Exportation 
any ri])j)lc.s in liarrclls that Shall Contain Less then Twenty four Gal- 
l.>ns Shall for every such luirrel he or they Shall Bring to this City Ex- 
j)<)se to Sale or Ship for Exportation, forfeit and pay the Sum of 
Forty Shillings Besides the Costs of Suite which said forfeiture Shall 
he to. and for the ll'se of the person or persons that Shall [134] Prose- 
cute for the same and he it Further okdkr'd hy the Same Authoritv. 
that every Bunch or Rope of onions That shall be lirought to this City 
for Sale or Exportation shall weigh four pounds of neat onions at 
Least and every person or persons 1 hat Shall Bring to this City, Ex- 
pose to Sale within the Same or Ship for exportation, any Onions that 
Shall weigii Less then four pounds "^.K P.unch or Rope neat weight Shall 
forfeit to the Prosecutor Forty Shillings for every offence and on any 
Dispute that shall or ]\[ay Happen Concerning the weight of B>unches 
or Ropes of Onions it Shall be Determined by Weighing any Twenty 
or a (rreater Nimil)er of Bunches at tlie option of the prosecutor and 
in Case that Such Number of Bunches, do not "\\^eigh four pounds Neat 
weight one with An other the Forfeiture to be Incurred and i.;f. it fur- 
ther ordained by the authority Aforesaid that the Above ^Mentioned 
Forfeitures Shall be Recovered Before the Mayor Recorder and alder- 
men or any of them with Costs of Suit Wiiich was Read and approved 
of and ordkr'd to be published: and put in the Publick or Weakly 
Gazzetts 

okdf.k'd By this Board that j\B Anthony Ten Eyck have Liberty to 
Cause the upper end of Queen Street on Cowfoot Flill to Be Dug Lev- 
fllcd and Carried Forward as far as the Committee for Regulating and 
paving the Streets in Montgomcrie ward Shall think proper to Order 
And Direct 

ori^f.k'd that ^B Alayor Issue his Warant to the Treas- 
N? 1549 urer of tins City to Pay to Philip Livingston Esc^ or order 
the Stun of Twenty Three pounds Seventeen [shillings], 
and Nine pence in full for the Like Sum by him advanced and paid 
for Cleansing the Common Sewer at the Fly market (S:c as ^^. his 
Account Audited by this Board and Allowed of 

ordhr'd that the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 

N' 1550 urer of this City, to pay to Philip Livingston Esq^ or order 

on the first Day of August one Thousand Seven hundred ar.d 

Sixty three the Sum of one hundred pounds F'ourteen Shillings and 

Nine pence in full for what he Advanced and paid to Jeremiah BroNner 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



259 



and also llic Further sums of Seventy Seven pcjunds aiifl three pence 
Rcing whal he Advanced & paid to Jolin Sackct for Filling up Burling 
Sii]) and Causincr a Drain to he made and finished tiierc by order of 
this Corporation 

'M^ ]\layor prochiced to tliis Board a List of tlie Xamcs of Sundry 
persons, who had taken out Licences for Retailing of Strong Liquors 
within this City from the Twenty Fifth of march one Thousand Seven 
liundred and sixty one to the Twenty fifth of march one Thousand 
seven hundred & Sixty Two Amounting to the Number of three Hun- 
dred and Fourteen persons and who Together had paid for the same 
the sum of Four hundred [135] And sixty pounds Nine Shillings 
ORDERD that lie pay the Same to the Treasurer or Chamberlain of this 
City Retainiiig first thereout in his hands tin: Sum of four Shillings and 
paying thereout to the Clerk five Shillings for every Lycence so by him 
granted as aforesaid/ 



City of I ^^„ 
New Yorkf ""' 



At a Common Council! held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Thursday the 
27*1' of August Anno: DoTil: 1761. 



Present/ John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 
hVancis I'^ilkin 
r'hiii[) Livingston 
Jolm r.ogart jun'' 
Peter Mesier 
Garrit \'an Home 
Peter Clop])er 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Benj? Blagg 
Thomas Wrandle 
John Lansing 



^^Esq*"! Aldermen 



;- Assistants 



ORDER 'd by this Board that the assize of Rye Bread bo till further 
order Flower at Ten Shillings and th[r](.-e jience p'' Cent. 

A Loaf of Rye Flower to Weigh 2"' 8"' for 4 Coppers and ordf.r'd 
that all Bakers within this City take notice thereof and Govern them- 
selves accordingly 



26o MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

ohdlr'd that the assize of White Loaf IJrcad lie till further order 
JHowcr at sixteen Sliillitig^s anr] Nine pence ^-). cent 
A White Loaf of the Finest I'lower to Weigh. . . . i'^ 13"' for 4 Coppers 

\)o of D? to Weigh ... 14 for 2 D? 

and orui-k'd that no other Bread be made for Sale within this City 
ihcn according to the above assize (hard Bisquets only Excepted) and 
that all Bakers within this City Take notice thereof and make their 
Bread accordingly 

ordek'd the Mayor Issue his W'arrant to the Treasurer of 
N?i55i this City to pay to M""? Mary Valletta or order the sum of 
Thirty pounds in full for a years Interest of six Hundred 
pounds due unto her and Ending the Twenty sixth of July Last 

orlu:rd the Lil^e to j\i'- John Tiebout or order the sum of 

K'^ 1552 Fifty pounds in full for one Years Interest of a Thousand | 

pounds due unto him and ending the second day of this | 

Instant August | 

[13^)] ordkr'u By this Board that the Second Clause in a Law of this 1 

Corporation Entituled a Law for Regulating the publick iMarketts | 

Within the City of New York and for preventing the forestallings of | 

Provisions Coming to the said Marketts be Repealed, and the same is I 

hereby accordingly Repealed and instead thereof the following Clause | 

be added to the said Law- (towitt) Be it ordaikku By the authority j 

aforesaid tliat (in Regard the Marketts are intended for the Benefitt of \ 

Ik.'Uf-e Keepers v.ho Buy for tbicir own use) the Hucksters and Retailors J 

v.ithin this cit}- who buy to sell again shall not enter into any of the 1 

aforesaid Marketts, to make their provisions and Buy to sell again any | 

l1csh, fish, poultry, Eggs, Butter, Cheese, Bacon, or any other sort of | 

market provisions or goods of What kind soever, of any of market peo- I 

pie untill the afternoon of every Day to the end the house keepers ma} ? 

Provide themselves in the forenoon of every Day at the first hand with } 

the aforesaid provisions or goods at moderate Rates upon pain that j 

every such Huckster and Retailor shall for every offence Forfeit the 

sum of Ten Shillings Currant money of this Colony with Costs of suit 

.VXD BE IT Further Ordaixed by the Authority aforesaid that no 

Huckster or Hucksters Retailor or Retailors shall offer or Expose to 

sale any Provisions or other Kind of goods in any of the said publick 

markets of this City or in any of the Streets thereof under the Penalty 

of Ten shillings Current Money of New york for every offence, any 

Lan Usage or Custom to the Contrarv thereof Notwithstanding 



I 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



26 1 



City of ^ <-,(^ 
New York J ^^^• 



J-Esq""? Aldermen 



Assistants 



At a Comtiion Coimcill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Friday the 18*!? 
day of September Anno: DoTTi: 1761. 

Present/ John Cruger Esff i\ra)-or 
Francis Filkin 
Philip Livini^ston 
John Bogart Jnn^ 
Leonard l^espinard 
John IMorine Scott 
Peter Mesier 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
John Lansing- 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Benjamin Blagg- 
Thomas W'randle 

order'd that iM'' Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

^"^^^553 *-'^cr of this City to pay to Johannis jNJyer Messenger and 

Door keeper to this Board or order the sum of Three pounds 

Fifteen Shillings in full for one Quarters Sallary due unto him and 

ending the Second day of this Instant September 

[137] ordf.r'd The Like to Peter Mesicr Esq^ or order the 
N^ 1554 sum of I'orly [;ounds thirteen Shillings for the like sum by 

him advanced and paid for tb.e twelve Brass Chambers for 
the Citty's pumps and likewise the Furtlier sum of Thirty Shillings 
Being what he paid for Sifting Lime on Bedlows Island as %! Account 
Allowed of By this I'.oard/ 

ordf.r'd the like to I\B Isaac Sloutenburgh or order the 

^'"^ ^555 sum of Twelve Pounds Nineteen Slnllings and seven pence 

in full of his Account for Cleansing the City Hall as also the 

Further sum of Thirty pounds for l-Mrewood for the Watch house for 

the Ensuing Winter 

ORDiiRD the Mayor Issne his Warrant to the Treasurer of 
N? 1556 this City, to pay to William Serjeant or order the sum of 
Three pounds thirteen Shillings and Six pence in full of his 
Account fiir Ridcing Xinel_\- Light Loads of Dirt fur the use of this 
Corporation as ^. his saivl A-^comit Sworn to and Allowed of By this 
Board-/ 



j62 minutes of the co.^rMO^' council 

ORDr.k'r) iIk- Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer of 
^^'•' 1557 l^ii^ ^'^y ^" V'^y to Joliaimis Myer Messenger and door 
Keeper to this Board or order tlic sum of Four pounds lor 
Extraordinar}- Services by him Done the Last year 

Thf-: Commtttel: ai)pointcd J)y tliis Board on the first ]3ay of Aprill 
one 'I'housand Seven Hundred and Sixty one to Treat with the Execu- 
tors of John Crug-er, Stephen In'iyard, and Edward Holland, Esq""? de- 
ceased L-atc Mayors of this City as also the present ^vlayor Con- 
cerninL;" the Monies Arisen by the Stalls and Standings During their 
Respective Mayoraltys, beg Leave to Report to this Llonn! Board that 
they have had Sundry Conferrences with Some of the Gentlemen Con- 
cerned in the dispute Subsisting about the said Monies and find them 
Willing to pay to this. Board All the Monies in their hands by them 
Respectively Received for Lycences to Tavern Keepers deducting one 
half of the Amount of Avhat the said Stalls and Standings Sold for Dur- 
ing tlieir Respective mayoraltys which this Committee are of Opinion 
it will be the Best for this Honourable Board to agree to Reserveing 
however their Right to all the monies proceeding from the Stalls and 
Standings in future, L'nless an Explainatory Clause to the present Char- 
ter Could be Obtained Whereby a Certain sum not Exceeding on.e hun- 
dred pounds ^. annum Should be appropriated to tlie use of the mayor 
for the Time Being and the Remainder to the Use of the Corporation 
wiiich this Committee think it would be Reasonable for this Corporation 
to agree to All which is htmibly Submitted by Phil. Livingston, John 
r.'ii;;!rt fun'' Jn'.' Aforinc scott, Xicli'; Roosevelt, which Report Being 
Ivcad wa.s Taken into Consideration by this Board and approved of and 
OKhERD that the said Committee prepare the said Exjdanitory Clause to 
the present Charter of this City and Sollicit the passing of it Accord- 
ingly and that the Clerk Serve the Executors of the said John Cruger. 
Stephen Bayard, and Edward Llolland. as also the present Mayor of 
this City, with so much of the said Report as Concerns them Respect- 
ively 

[138] order'd that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
'^''•' LS5S Treasurer of this City to pay to John \'an Sise or order the 

sum of one Hundred pounds on account of work done to the 
f-'crry house 

Mess""*; Benjamin Blagg of the City of New York Distiller and John 
Alliner, Joseph Latham and Daniel Latham of the same City Sh.ip- 
wrights produced to this Corporation a Release or Quit Claim to this 



OF Tin-: CITY OF NEW YORK 



263 



Corporation and their successors of a Certain Lott piece or parccll of 
grouiul Lying- in Monlgonierie Ward of this City, Containing in 
Breadth in front and Rear twenty five foot and in Length one hundred 
and Sixty Eight feet or tiiercabouts Being bountlcd Southerly in the 
front to Cherry street Eastwardly by the ground of the said John 
Alliner and Benjamin Blagg Westerly by tlie Ground of the said Joseph 
and Daniel Latham and Northerly in the Rear by the meadow ground 
Commonly known by [as] W'olferl Webbcrs's meadow in order that 
the same be and Remain a })ub]ick street for ever which this Board 
accepts of and ordered that the Clerk enter the same in the Book of 
Grants Belonging- to this Corporation'/ 

The Rector and Inhabitants of the City of New York &c preferred 
to this board a Release or Quit Claiiii to the Corporation & their Suc- 
cessors of a number of Streets mentioned in a Map annexed to the said 
Release or Quit Claim, which this Board accepts of and oruerd that 
the Clerks enter the Same in the book of Grants belonging to this Cor- 
poration 



Citv of 



New York 



SS. 



At a Common Councill b.eld at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 29*^'.' 
day of Sept'"-' (being the feast of Si 
Michael the Arch Angel) Anno: Dom. 
1761 

Present/. John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Francis Filkin 



Philiri Livingston 
John l^ogart Jun'' 
Leonard Lespinard 
John Morinc Scott 
Peter 2^Iesier 

ab. Garrit \'an ITorne 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
John Lansing 
Cormlins Roosevelt 
Benjamin Blagg 

ab. 'I'homas Wrandle 

ab. Luke Roome 



>Esq^? Aldermen 



^Assistants 



264 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



scssors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Asessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Asessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

i Asessors 

Collector 

.Consta!.>!es 






^I'^or the East Ward 



CoNFOUMABLE to his Majesty's Royall Charter Granted to the Mayor 
Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of New York for Electing this 
Day one Alderman one Assistant two Assessors one Collector and Two 
Conslablcs in the six wards on the south side of Fresh water and one 
Alderman [139] one assistant four assessors, Two Collectors and four 
Constables for the out v;ard of the said City to serve [in] the Respect- 
ive offices for the Ensucing year 

TiiK Respectivk Aldermen of each ivespective Ward made Return 
this day in the oflice of Town Clerk under their hands for the Scverall 
persons to Scn/e in the Several ofhces aforesaid \'izl 

Phil'p Livingston Alderman 

Peter Clopper Assistant 

lames M?Evers ) . 

Janics Leekman \ 

John Van Alstyn 

William Pontinier 

Thomas Hyatt 

Peter jMesier 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

-•Vbraham Mesier 

]\CQr Curtenius 

Joseph luildwin 

Joseph. IJakhvin 

William Slow 

Leonard Lespinard 

(icorge r.rewington 

Joseph Raiding 

James Jarvis 

Joseph Forbush 

Henry Taylor 

Jf>seph Forbush 

I'Vancis Filkm 

Thomas Wrandle 

Ji'hn Clopper 

Cornelius \\'yne Coope ( 

John Dc Bow . 

John Smith 

l\t''r i>Gokhout 



^West "Ward 



> North Ward 



> South Ward 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



26 = 



Jolm Lawrence Alderman 

jolin Cj : Lansing Assiflant 

Jjirck lirinckerhoof | 

Henry Clopper C 

James Creighton 

Abraham W'illson J 

Jacob Lanack C 

[140] John Bogart Juni" Alderman 

Benjamin Blagg Assistant 

Jacobus Roosevelt Jun' ] 



Ascssors 
Collector 
Constables 



sessors 
Collector 
Constables 



Alderman 
Assistant 

Asessors 

Collector 

i Constables 



Asessors 



Collector 



yDock Ward 



^]\Iontgo« Ward 



Out Ward 

Bowerv Division 



>Hailcni D? 



John Duyckman 
Amos Dodge 
John A'redcnburgh 
Amos Dodge 
John U : Scott 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Obcdiah Wells 
David De\oor 
Benjamin Stout 
John De Witt 
Magims Garrit 
Johannis Myer 
Areut Alyer 
John ?^Iver Son of Arent 

.Myer' 
Hendrick Oblinus ^ 

John Mycr Son of Arent vConstables 

Myer \ ^ 

TitL lioxouRAr.LK Cadwalladcr Colden I^sq' Lieutenant Governour 
and Commander in Chief in and over tlie Province of Xcw York and 
the Territories depending thereon in America by and with the advice 
and Consent of his Majestys Councill was pleased to appoint the fol- 
lowing persons officers for the Ensuing vear for the City and Countv 
of New York : 

John Cruger Esq'' To be Mayor, Water BailifT. and Clerk of the 
Markets 

John Roberts Esq^ To be higli Sheriff of the Citv and Countv of 
New York 

John Burnet Esq^ to be Coroner of the Said City 

Rksolvfd f Xemine Contradicente) that Isaac Depeyster Esqf pres- 



26r, 



MINUTES OF THF-: COMMON' COUNCIL 



cnt Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Corjioraticin be and he is Hereby 
I-llcctcfi aiui .'ipj)oinled Treasurer or C'hainberlain of this Corporation, 
for the En-^uing- Year, he Givinf; Sucii Security as tlic Charter Directs 

Ri:.S(ii.\ia) and (jKnj'R'D tliat Jdlni I'^orbes be appointeil and he is 
hereby accordine:ly appointed high Constable for the City and County 
of Xew ytn-k for the year Ensuing or Until Sonic Other fit person be 
appointed and Sworn in his Roorn/ 

Ordkr'd that the assize of Bread be till further order Flower at 

18/6 %1 Cent. 

11411 A White Eoaf of the Finest Flower to) ,, , _ 

^ 7,/. , ', I *^ 11^" for 4 Coppers 

Weigh i 

D? of D? to weigh. 13 for 2 D? 

Axn ounKR'D that no other Bread be made for Sale within this City 

than according to the above assize, and the assize of Rye Bread as now 

Stands (hard Bisquets onbv Excepted) and that all B>akers within this 

City take notice thereof and make their Bread Accordingly 



vEsq''! Aldermen 



City of ) cc ^'^ 2. Common Councill held at the City 

New York C * Hall of the said City on AVednesday the 

14'^ day of October 1761. 

Present/ John Cruger Esq^ Ma}or 

Simon Johnson Esq^" Recorder 

Francis Fiikin 

Philip Livingston 

John Bogart Juni" 

Leonard Lespinard 

John Morine Scott 

Peter IVIesier 

John Lawrence 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Peter Clopper 

John G: Lansing 

Cornelius Roosevelt 

Benjamin Blagge 

Thomas \\'randlc 

George I'rcwington 

This I.Xw Mr Mayor. .Attended by W- Recorder, the Aldermen and 
assistants aforesaid, High Sheriff Town Clerk, high Constable, petty 



> Assistants 



OF THE CI'iY OF NFW YORK 



267 



Constables and otiicr ofriccrs of tliis Corporation Between the hours of 
Ten and Eleven of the Clock, at the City Jlall went in their formalities 
from thence to Fort George in the City of New "^'ork and there waited 
on the Honourable Cadwalladcr Colden Esq'' his Majestys Lieutenant 
Gouvernour and Commander in Chief in and over the Province of New- 
York & Territories dejiending thereon in America. The oaths appointed 
by Act of parliament to be Taken instead of the oaths of Allegiance and 
Supremacy the Test and Abjuration Oath in the presence of and by 
order of his honour the said Lieutenant ( jouvernour were Administred 
unto John Cruger Esqf Mayor, Water Bailiff, and Clerk of the Markets 
of this City of New York as also one of his Majestys Justices of the 
peace for the City and County of New York and also the Usual Oaths 
of Office of Mayor ^^'ate^ Bailiff and Clerk of the markets of the 
City of New York and Justice of the peace in presence of the Severall 
Members of this Court before Mentioned. Wnr.kr.urox the ^.layor 
Attended as aforesaid Returned to the City Hall where after the 
Ringing of three Bells and proclamation made for Silence [142] the 
Commission for mayor, W^ater Bailiff, and Clerk of the niarkctts and 
the Comission of the high Shcriti and Coronor were published, and 
then this Court Returned to the Common Councill Chamber \v[h]ere 
the said John Cruger Esq^ was placed in the Chair and then the said 
John Cruger Esq'^ as Mayor of this Corporation Administred the oaths 
aforesaid appointed to be taken by act of Parliament instead of the 
oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy the Test and abjuration oath and 
the usual oaths for tlic due Execution of their Respective Offices unto 
the Respective Alajcstrates and oflicers Following \'iz'- 



Francis Filkin 
Philip Livingston 
John Bogert Jun'' 
Leonard Lespinard 
John Morin Scott 
Peter Mesier 
John Lawrence 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
John G. Lansing 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Benjamin Blagge 
Thomas Wrandlc 
George Brewington 



>.Esq''? Aldermen 



>" .Assistants 



268 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



John Ro])rris I'^-sq'' hip:!! Sheriff of the Cily and County of New York 
Isaac Dej'cystcr Esq'' Chainhciiain or Trcasuicr of the City of Xew 

York ' 
John Forhcs high Constable. 

Constables of the Several wards \'iz' 

^Abraham Willson 

! Jacob Laback 
John Vrcdenburgh 



East Ward 
W^^st \Vard 



(William Ponlineer 

) Thomas Hyatt 

(Joseph Baldwin 

) William Sioo 

, iTr , (Henry Tavlor 
North ^\^1rd ■ , \ i-^ \ 

^Joseph horbes 

_ . .,, A 1ohn Smith 
South \\ard {• ^ ,, , , 
/ Peter Buckhc 



Dock Ward 



I Amos Dodge 



I 



lOUt 



Montgo : 
^\•'ard 
out ward 
Bowery (John De W^itt 

Division ] r^Ia.^^nies Garret 

[ Hcndrick Oblinus 
Harlem D'.-" -| John ATyer Son of 
( A rent Myer 



Jacob Laback Cordwainer Sworn a freeman of this Corporation and 
3rder'd to be Registred/ 

[143] ORDER D that Alderman Lawrence be appointed to all Com- 
mittees, that the Late Alderman Van Home was, and George Brewing- 
ton to Such as Luke Roome Belonged to for the year Ensucing 

order'd tlic Mayor Issue his W'arrant to the Treasurer of 
K'' 1550 th.is City, to pay to John Began Jun^ Esq^ or order; the Sum 
of Fifty pounds in full for a years interest of one thousand 
jxjunds due unto him the Twenty Sixth of September Last 

order'd the Like to M""? Mary Burck or order the Sum 

N?i56o of Twenty five pounds in full for a years Interest, of Five 

hundred pounds due to her the Nineteenth of September Last 



N-? is6i 



order'd the Like to M'' Charles Crook for 1> 



order'd that ]\B Recorder Alderman Scott ^Mess^^ Roosevelt and 
Blagg, or the Major part of them be a Committee, to Consult and fall 
upon proper ]\lcthods and means for Regulating of the Severall Tea 
Water Men, in this City and that the said Committee also take into 
their Consideration, the Petition of I'laniell Wright together with the 
Severall proposals made thereon, which v/ere Lately preferred to this 
Board, and make their Report thereon to tiiis Board with All Con- 
venient Speed 



Esq""? Aldermen 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 269 

City of ^ ^„ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New YorkJ ^' * Hall of the said City on Monday the 19'^ 

day of October 1761. 

Present/ John Cruger Esqi" Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

John Bogart Jun^ 

Peter Mesicr 

John Eawrence 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Peter Clopper 

Benjamin Blagg ^Assistants 

Thomas Wrandlc 

George Brewington 

Oruf.r'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N?i562 of this City to pay to ^l^ Isaac Stoutenburgh or order the 
sum of Five pounds Sixteen Shillings in full of an account 
for work done to the poor House, Likewise the further sum of Thirty 
one pounds Seven Shillings in full of one other account for the Con- 
stables days and nights watches from the fourteenth of April Last to the 
fourteenth! of this Instant October, and Likewise the further sum of 
Twenty Nine pounds [144] Eighteen shillings and six pence in full of 
one other account for takcing Care of the Citys arms, Setting the watch 
from the first day of October one thousand seven hundred and sixty to 
the first of this Instant. October and for half a years Lighting the Cittys 
Lamps, oyle ilvrc. as %>. the said several accounts sworn to and allowed 
of by this Board 

Order'd the Like to Abraham Skinner or his order the 
N? 1563 sum of Three pounds Fourteen Shillings and nine pence in 
full of his account for Pursueing Greenberry Dawson a felon 
for Altering and L'ttering Bills of Creditt of this Colony. 

Ordered the Like to VJ Jacobus Turck or order the Sum 
N? 1564 of Nine pounds Eight Shillings and nine pence for his at- 
tending Repairing and amending the several fire Engines Be- 
longing to this Corporation from the Seventeenth of June Last to the 
First of August following/. 



270 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City oi I 
kwYorkC 



At a Coinnion Councill held at the City 
New YorkC '^^' Hall of the said City on Friday the 30^1' 

Day of October Anno DoTTI 1761. 



Present/. Jc)hn Cruger Esq'' Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esqf Recorder 

l^'rancis Filkin 

Philip Livingston 

John Bog-art Jun^ 

Leonard Lcspinard 

Peter Alesier 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Peter Clopper 

John Lansing 

Cornelius Roosevelt 

FJcnjamin l>lagg 



> Esq*"? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



Tins Board having ordek'u the Draft of an address to his Excel- 
Icncey the Honourable Robert IMonckton, Captain Gcnerall and Gover- 
nour in Chief in and over the Colony of New York, and Territories 
thereon Depending in America, Vice Admirall of the Same and Major 
Generall of his >\Iajest}s forces, to be pre[)ared ; a Draft was accord- 
ingly prepared and Read in the W'ords following Viz*. 

The Humble address of the j\Layor, Aldermen and Commonalt}' of 
his Majesties Anlient Corporation of the City of New York, in Com- 
nion Councill Convened 
^La\■ it please your Excellencey 

We his ^Majesties most Dutifull and Loyall Subjects, The Mayor 
Alderman and Commonalty of the City of New York do with great 
Sincerity Beg leave to Congratulate your Excellency upon your Ac- 
cession to this Government. Wee Do with the Greatest Gratitude and 
Thankfulhiess Acknowledge his most [1-I5] Gracious Majesties Pater- 
nal Care and Affection in Constituting and appointing over us a Gen- 
tleman every way Abundantly Qualifyed to discharge the high Station 
to which you arc advanced, and the important Trust Reposed in your 
Excellency by our most Gracious Sovereign. Your Abode with us for 
Some Considerable Tirne has furmshed your Excellency with many 
0})portunities of Incoming acquainted with the Civil and Religious 
Co!istitutions of the people you are to Govern, a favour not often Con- 
ferred upon us, and we have no Reason to Doubt that a Gentleman of 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



271 



Your Excellencies abilities, has acquired a Sufticient knowledge in Both. 
Perniit us Sir to Assure you, that your Gallant Conduct and intrepid 
l^ehaviour at llie Memorable IJattle, on the plains of Abraham at 
Qucbcck, will always be Gratefully reniembred not only by the present 
Generation but also by the Latest posterit}- ; /\nd we beg leave to assure 
your Excellency that we will, not only as a Body Politick and Cor- 
porate but also in om- Respective Stations, Exert ourselves to Render 
your Excellen[c |ics Administration Eas}- and Prosperous among us. 

Which being agreed to was okder'd to be Engrossed ; 

The Draft of a Ereedrmi to be preferred to his Excellencey was 
also Read, and agreed to by this Board and is in the words following 

City of ) ^-, John Cruger Esq'' Mayor and the Rc- 

New York( " corder, Aldermen «!^' Commonalty of the said 

City. 
To all to v/hom these presents shall Come scud Greeting. KriOw yee 
that w^e the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Commonalty of the City 
of New York aforesaid, assembk-d in Common Councill, being willing 
to Demonstrate the great Value and Esteem we have for the person 
of his Excellency the Honourable Robert Monckton Captain General! 
and Governoin in Chief of this his Majesty's province oi Xew York 
and Territories thereon depending in America and Vice Admirall of 
the same and major Generall of his Majesties Forces, and being Truly 
Sencible of the Great Honour it will be to this Corporation, to have so 
worthy a person a member thereof, order'd that he be presented with 
the freedom of this Corporation, with the seal thereto, Inclosed in a 
Gold Box with the City Arms Engraved on the Lid thereof; These are 
therefore to Certify and declare that his said Excellency the Honour- 
able Robert Monckton is hereby admitted received and allowed a free- 
man and Citizen of the same City; to have hold Enjoy and [)artake 
of all the benefits, Liberties priviledges franchises freedoms and Ini- 
munities W'hatosever Granted or Ijclonging to the same City. Is 
Testimoxy whereof the said Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Com- 
monalty have Caused the seal of the said City to be hereunto alTixed 
the Thirty first day of October in the Secimd year of the Reign of our 
Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britiain France 
and Ireland King defender of the faith cSrc? and in the year of our 
Loid one Thousand, Seven hundred and sixty one. 

order'd the same be handsomly Engrossed on parchment and the 
Seal of this Corporation affixed thereto to be Enclosed in a Gold Box. 



2 72 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

John r.rasliCr of the said Cily Carpcnlcr appHcd lo this Board to 
be one of the publick measurers of the said City, ORDER'n that he be ! 

apl>ointe(i, and he is hereby accordingly appointed one of the Publici: i 

Measurers of the said City on his taking the Usual C)ath for the Due 
Execution of said Office 

[146] Ordek'd the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N? 1565 urer of this City to pay to John Sayre or order the Sum of 

three pounds, in full for one Quarters Sallary due unto iunj 
as publick Whipper of this City & Ending the 1^^ day of Xovcmbcr next 



City of ) „^ At a Common Councill held at the Cily | 

New York C * Hall of the said City on Saturday the 31^^ 1 

day of OctC'ber 1761 | 

Present/. John Crugcr Esq^ Mayor t 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder \ 

Francis Filkin "" 

John Boq-art Jun^ „ . , , 

T ,"v • 1 ^Esq""? Alaermen 

Leonard Lespmard [ 



J 



Peter Mesier 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Peter Clopper 

John Lansing- ^Assistants 

Corn? Roosevelt 

Benj'} Blagg 

The Engrossed Address to his Excellency the Honourable Robert | 

Monckton Captain Generall and Governour in Chief in and over the | 

Colony of New York and Territories thereon Depending in America, | 

Vice admirall of the same, and IMajor Generall of his ^lajestys forces j 

was Read and agreed to, and Signed by the }*Iembers of this Corpora- | 

tion and then the whole Board Waited on his said Excellencey. with the | 

said Address, as also with the freedom of this Corporation, and the Seal \ 
thereto inclosed, in a Gold Box, which they presented to him and 
theienpon his said Excellencey made the following Answer Viz* 

Gcnflcmen ; 

I have the highest Sense of the favourable Opinion you are pleased 
to Express of me in your address, for which, and your kind Congratu- 
lations, I Return vou my unfeigned thanks. Plappy in your professions 



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273 



to render my administration Easy & ijiospcrjiis, I shall thinrc it 
is my indispcnsihlc duty, to Give a particular Attention to the Welfare 
and prospcrily of this City. [Rocfrt Monckton-.] 



[147] City of ^^^ 
New York( ' 



^Esq'"? Aldermen 



At a Common Conncill held at the City 
J hill of the said City on Monday the 
23'? day of Xov ember 1761. 
Present/' Jor.n Cruj^^er Esqf Mayor 

ab Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Eranccs I'^ilkiu ] 

John Bogart Jun^ 
Philip Living-ston | 

Leonard Le?;[)inard 
ab John V. : Scott 
Peter ^Io^^kt 
John Lawrence 
Nicholas Roosevelt "^ 

Peter Clopper 
John G : Lansing 

Corn? Roosevelt )- Assistants 

ab. Benj^ Bhat^g 
ab. Thomas W'randle 

George Brewington _^ 

Be it ORD.MXKn By the Mayor Aldermen and Assistants of the City 
of New York. Convened in Conmion Councill and its hereby ordain'd 
by the Authority of the same that All the Laws, orders and ordinances 
of this Corporation which on the Twenty fourth day of November Last 
were made ordained Renewed and Published and such Others as have 
been since made and published be Renewed and Continued and Re- 
main in full force and A'irtue for one Year from and after the date 
hereof \'izt 

A Law Eor the due observation of the Lords day Called Sunday 

A Law To prevent Strangers from Being a Charge to this Corpora- 
tion (Except that part Repealed in November i75-}-[)l- 

A Law To r.ppoint Sworn Surveyors of this City 

A Law for the B>etter preventing of Eire 

A Law for the Marking of Bread 

A Law prohibliing the Sale of Meal and Flower by measure, and 
for appointing proper places for the Sale of meal Elower Corn and 
Grain 

Vol. VI. -18 



274 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

A Law for the Regulating of Carts and Carmen 

A Law for Rcgubting Negroes Mulattoes and Other Slaves 

A Law Iit Regulating llio office of Gangers Packers and Cullers 
(Except that part which was Repealed the 4U' of November 1757[) ] 
[148] A Law Relating to making of Freemen Except that part for- 
merly Repealed 

A Law for Regulating the. lying of \'^essells in the Great Dock and 
Slips of this City, and ascertaining the R.'ites to be paid for the Same 
and for preserving the I'ridgc and Common Sewer of the same Great 
Dock 

A Law for preserving the Commons, an.d the fish in Fresh water 
pond 

A Law for Regulating and Establishing fees for the Inviters to 
fuueralls 

A Law for paving and Cleansing the Streets Lanes and Allys within 
the City of New York, and for preventing Nusances within the Same 
(Except such part as Relates to no Hoggs to be Kept on the South side 
of the Fresh water and the Streets and wharfs not to be Lumbered [)] 

A Law against fireing of Guns, or other fire works in the Streets 

A Law Prohibiting Hawkers and pedlers (Except that part for- 
merly Repealed [ ) ] 

A Law for preventing frauds in fire Wood 

A Law for marking of Butter 

A Lav\' for Regulating of Midwives within the City of New York 

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

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

A Law for appointing, Establishing and Regulating a good and 
Sufficient Night Watch in the City of New York (Except that part 
Repealed the I3'l'' of ^Lirch 1758) 

A Law Declaring to what uses the seal of this Corporation, the seal 
of the mayors Court, and the seal of Mayoralty of this City shall be 
put to 

A Law for Regulatitig the Publick IMarketts within the City of 
New York and for preventing the forestalling of provisions Coming to 
the said marketts Except the Second Clause which was Repealed the 
Twenty seventh of August Last 

A Law in Addition to a law Entitulod a law for Regulating the 
Publick Markets within the City of New York, and for preventing the 
forestalling of Provisions Coming to the said Markets 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



«75 



A Law to prcvcnl the selling or giving of unripe Fruit and Oysters 
witliin the City of New York except that part l-i-cpealed the fourth of 
Noveniber 1757 

A Law for l^cgulating the Slaughter houses with the following 
alteration that instead of the Publick Slaughter houses by the water 
side, All neat Cattle to be Killed [ I4')| at the Slaughter house of M^ 
Nicholas Bayard, Scitnate on his Land on the North side of Fresh 
Water 

A. Law in Addition to a Law Entituled a Law for the Better pre- 
venting of Fire 

A Law to Restrain and jjrohibit the Giving or Selling of Strong 
Liquors to any of the private Ccntinells of his Majesty's Garrison in 
tlie City of New York 

A Law to prohibit the selling or Bringing of Certain Fish in the 
City of New York during the Time therein mentioned 

A Law to prevent swine from Running at Large in any of the six 
wards of the City of New York lying to the southward or westward 
of the Fresh ^vatcr 

A Law to prevent Raffling in the City of New York 

A Law to ascertain the Size of Apple Barrills and the Weight of 
onions that shall be Brought to this City for Sale or Exportation 

ordfi^'d the ]\1a}-or Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer of 
N^ 1566 tliis City to pay to M^ Jacobus Stoutenburgh or order the 
Sum of Twenty five pounds Eighteen Shillings and Eleven 
pence in full of his account with this Corporation for Repairing and 
amending th.e Citys fire Engines &:c as ^'. his said account Sworn to 
and allowed of by this Board 

OUDEKD the Like to Henry Carnier or order the Sum of 

N?1567 Seventeen pounds five Shillings and Seven pence in full of 

his account for Repairing the Long Bridge By order of this 

Board, as ^. his said account Sworn to and allowed of By this Board;/ 

oudi:r'd the Like to abraham Van Duersen or order the 

N? 1568 sum of one pound six Shillings for Twenty six pounds of 

Candles for the use of this Corporation 

ordkr'd The Like to M'' Jacoluis Turck or order the Sum 
N? 1569 of Seven pounds Seventeen Shillings in full of all demands 
which lie- now has against tliis Cor{)oration 

John Coc one of the l-iremen of the Dock ward having Resigned 
the said office. It is okdf.r'd Josiah Baglcy be appointed and he is hereby 



fjS 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNX'IL 



accordingly appointed one of the firemen of the said ward in the Room 
of the said John Coe 

Walter Ileyer Cordwainer one of the firemen of the West warcj 
having also resigned his Said office its ORDiUiD that Isaac Stoutenburgh 
be, and he is hereby accordingly a])pointed one of the firemen for the 
Said ward in the Room of the said Walter lieyer 

Okdlu'd that the Sallary of Seventy jiounds be allowed to Alexan- 
der Forhush the present Keeper of th.e poor House of this City, Yearly 
and for every year during his Stay there and tliat the Said Sallary do 
Commence from the first of May 1760 

[150] Okhf-u'd by tiiis Board, that application be made to the City 
members to prefer a j'.ill to tlie General! assembly at their next Ses- 
sions tor Raising a Sum not exceeding one thousand pounds in order 
to Knable this Corporation to pay off the Arrears of the Cit)s Barracks 
and other County Charges and Likewise one other Bill for Raising a 
Sum not exceeding the Sum of one thousand Eight hundred pounds for 
affixing Lamps in proper places in this City and for the hireing and 
Better Regulating of A\"3tchmen in the Same City 

Oi-LL>ERj) tliat Abraham Marschalk be forthwith Removed from tlio 
Office of one of the Publick Inspectors of this City, and that the Clerk 
prepare a Supcrcedias accordingly [This entry appears canceled in 
the rough draft of the records.] 



City of I ^ At a Common Councill licld at the Cit\ 

New Yorkj ' ""' Hall of the Said City on Friday the 2j'\' 

day of November Anno Dom. 1761. 

I'rcsenf/ John Cruger Fsq^ r\la\or 

Simon Johnson Esq^" Recorder 
Francis Filkin 



P^hilip Livingston 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Mesier 
John Lawrence 
Peter Cloppcr 
Cornelius R'^'osevelt 
John Lair'^ing 
Benjamin Blagg 
Georqe Brewington 



^Esq""? Aldermen 



^> Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



277 



Ordf.r'd the Mayor Issue his \\'arrant to the Treasurer of 

N? 1570 this City to pay to Johaunis Mycr Messenger and door keeper 

to this Doard or order the Sum of three pounds Fifteen shil- 

hngs in fuH for a Quarters Sallary due unto him and landing the 

Second day of December next 

IMf Mayor Prodiiccd a I'ill for the more Effectual prevention of 
Fires in this Cit\' of Xew York, wliich was Read and ajjproved of and 
okj.>::kd that the City mcnibt-rs be desired to SolHcit the passing the 
Same during the Sitting of the {jresent Assembly 

UPON APPLiCATiox P.cing made to this Hoard by Duncan Duffie 
of this City Cordwaincr to be one of the pul)lick measurers of this City. 
Its optjer'd by this Board that the Said Duncan Duffie be, and he is 
liereby accordingly appointed one of the I^ublick measurers of the Said 
City, on his taking the usual oath for the due Execution of the Said 
Office 



[151] City of J 



SS. 



Xew York J 
Present'/ John Cruger Esq^ ]Mayoi 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the Said City on ^londay the 28^^ 
da}' of December Anno: DoiTT: 1761. 



Francis Filkin 
Peter Mesier 
Leonard Lespinard 
John Bogart Jun^ 
Peter Clo[)pcr 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
John Eansing 
Thomas ^^"randle 
George Brewerton 
Nicholas Roosevelt 



>-Escf! Aldermen 



> Assistants 



ORDEr'd that th.e assi;:e of Bread be till further order Flower at 

19/3 %^- O- 

A White loaf of the Finest Flower to Weigh. . . v^ 10^^ for 4 Coppers 
D? of D? to weigh. . . 12J S for 2 D? 

And it is kubtiif.r ordf-k'h that no oiher I'read be made for Sale 
within this City then According to the above assize (hard P.isquits only 
Excepted) and that all Ikikers within this City take Notice thereof 
and make their Bread accortlinijlv 



278 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

okdeu'd that M'' Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N*? 1 57 1 iirer of this City, to pay to John Van Sise or his order the 

Sum of one hundred pounds in part of his account for 

Rcpairiiiir the I-'crry lionse 

Ordkk'd that M'' Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Trcas- 
X9 1572 urer of this City to pay to Leonard Lespinard Esq*" or his 
onjcr the Sum of Fifty Two pounds five ShilHngs and Eleven 
I>ence in full of his account for Sundry Disbursements for this Corpo- 
ration as %7. his said account Audited by this Board and allowed of 

City of ) c:(^ At a Con^.mon Councill held at the City 

New ^'orkC ^ " Hall of the Said City on Tuesday [Wednes- 

day] the 13-'; of January 1762 

Present/ Jolm Crnger Esq'' Mayor 
Philip Livingston 
John Bogart Jun'' 

Leonard Lespinard VEsq''! Aldermen 

Peter Alesier 
John Lav/rence" 
[152] Nicholas Roosevelt 

Peter Clopper 
John Lansing 
Corn? Roosevelt 
BenjV Blagg 
Thomas Wrandle 

Order'd the Mayor Issue his \\'arrant to the Treasurer 

^'^^57v3 oi this City to pay to M^" Nicholas Roosevelt or order the 

Sum of Twenty four pounds four Shillings for a Gold Box 

which this Board annexed to the Freedom of this City lately given to 

his Excellcncey Robert Monckton 

Okder'd that Mess""? John Lansing and Peter Clopper be a Com- 
mittee to purchase for the use of this Corporation Such a Number of 
Lamps and lamj) posts as they may Conceive to be Necessary for the 
Illuminating of this City agreeable to an act of assembly of this prov- 
ince lately made and published for that purpose 

ORDKR'n that Notice be given in the Publick Gazzettes by Isaac 
Stoutcnburgh To Such persons as are Willing to Contract with this 
Board for lighting such lamps as will Speedily be Erected in Mrtue of a 



^Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



279 



late act of assembly of this province and for Watchinc^ the said City to 
Deliver in tbeir names fortlnvith to him in order that he !>.Iay Com- 
municate them to this l')Oar(l at their next Meetinc' 



New lorkj 



At a Common Conncill held at the City 
J-lall of the Said City on Thursday the 28*^ 
day of January 1762 
Present/ John Crug\:r Escj'' !\Ia\c)r 



^ 



Escj''? Aldermen 



V Assi 



ssistants 



Francis Filkin 

Philip Livingston 

John Bogart ]un^ 

Leonard Lespinard 

Peter IMesier 

John Lav.rence 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Peter Clo])]Jcr 

Johin Lansing- 
Cornelius Roosevelt 

Benjamin r>lagg 

Thomas \\''randle 

[153] order'd By this Board, that the Law Entituled a lav>- to prohibit! 
the Selling- or Bringing of Certain fish in the City of New York during 
the Time therein mentioned be Repealed, and the Same is Accordingly 
Repealed 

.Alderman Livingston produced to this Board a Lav/ F.ntitulcd a 
law to Regulate the office of Gangers of Liquors, packers of Beef and 
Pork and Cullers of Staves heading and hoops, and is in the words 
following Be it ORn.MNED By the mayor Aldermen and Commonalty of 
the City of New York Convened in Common Councill and it is hereby 
ordained by the Authority of the Same that there be Sucii and so many 
Gangers of Liquors, packers of Beef and jiork and Cullers of Staves 
heading and hoops within this City as the T^Iayor of the said City Shall 
think fitt to appoint And that an oath be administred to All such as he 
Shall appoint packers of Beef atid pork in the Wards and pursuant to 
the Directions of an act of the Lieutenant Governour Councill and Gen- 
erall asscml)ly passed in the Fourteenth Year of the Reign of his Late 
Majesty King George the Second F.ntitulcd an act to prevent abuses in 
the R( packing of B.eef and pork, and that Likewise the L'sual oath be 
Administred to the Gangers and Cullers well and Truly to perfonn their 
duty in their respective offices. Bf it further ordained by the Authority 



aSo MINUTES OF "JHE COMMON COUNCIL 

aforesaid tliat no Ik-ef or pork be Shipped from this port but what shall 
be Repacked by the Sworn packers of this City, or one or more of them 
and tliat thty pui tlie packers mark to no Casks of Beef and pork but 
what shall be good and wholesom meat well Cured with salt and fit 
for Transportation Ujider the penalty of Forty Shillings for each of- 
fence, And in order more fully to Answer the Evident Intention of the 
said Before mentioned act and to prevent frequent Disputes Arising 
from the Uncertainty of the IMelhod by the said act prescribed with 
Resi)ect of the Quantity of meat in each Cask no Determinate Quantity 
being therein Sijccined; Re it further ordained by the Authority 
aforesaid That from and after the publication hereof no Sworn packer 
or Rcpackcr of ilecf and pork shall Brand or put the Brand mark on 
any Barrel of Bt.of Lmless such Barrel shall Truly contain the weight 
or Quantity of Tv.o hundred and Twenty pounds of Beef neat v/eiglit 
at tlic least nor any half Barrel of Beef unless the half Barrel shall 
Truly Contain tlic Weight or Quantity of one hundred and five pounds 
of Beef neat weight at the Least, nor on any Barrel of Pork unless the 
Barrel shall truly Contain the weight or Quantity of Two hundred and 
Ten pounds of pork neat Weight at Least, nor on any half Barrel of 
pork unless such h.alf Barrel shall Truly Contain the weight or Quan- 
tity of one hundred pounds of pork at the least neat Weight, and he 
IT n-RTiiER ORDAiNEi:) by the authority aforesaid that if any packer or 
Reiiacker of Beef and pork shall Brand or put the Brand mark on any 
Barrel or Barrels or half Barrel or half Barrels of Beef or pork under a 
less then the Sevcrall Weights or Quantities above Directed, or pack 
or Rep-ack any Ijccf or pork whatsoever not well and Sufficiently Cured 
with Salt Before such packing or Repacking, every such packer or 
Rcpacker so oftending Contrary to the true intent and meaning of this 
L.-'.w shall for every oftence incur the forfeiture of Forty Shillings, 
Am> p.K IT FURTHER ORDAINED by the authority aforesaid that from and 
aft'-r the first day of July next no Butt staves pipe Staves Hogshead 
Staves, Barrel Staves or heading for Casks, or Hogshead hoops be 
Shij)ped oft Transported or sent out of this City in any Vessel what- 
ever but such as Shall be Culled by one or more of the Sworn Cullers 
CI this City for the Time Being under the penalty [154] of Forty 
Shillings for every LIundred of Staves or headings so Shipped off 
without Ijeing Culled as aforesaid to be paid by the person so Shipping 
the Same. And i;!-: -it furthfr oiiDAiNFD by th.e same Authorit\ that 
Ib.c said packers and Cullers shall have and Receive for packing and 
marking each Barrel or half B.arrel of P.cef or pork nine pence, for 
Culling of everv Thousand Butt Staves Two Shillings and six pence 



OF TflE CITY OF NEW YORK 281 

for Culling of every thousand of Pipe Staves and Hogshead Staves or 
Hogshead heading Tv/o Shillings, and for Culling every thousand 
Barrel Slaves one Shilling and six pence, and lor Culling ever)' thou- 
sand Hogshead hoo])s Two Shillings, one half to be paid by the Buyer 
and one hall By the Seller of such Staves heading or hoops, and that 
From and after the said first day of July next no bult Staves shall be 
allowed Merchantable or of due Size but such as are four feet eight 
Inches long and four inches and a half wide Clear of sap and one inch 
thick and that no pi})c staves shall be allowed Merchantable but such as 
are four feet and a half Long, three and a half inches Broad without 
Sap and a heart, three inches Broad and three Quarters of an Inch 
thick, and that no Hogshead Staves be allowed as Merchantable but 
such as are Three feet and a half long three and a half Inches Ijroad 
without Sap and half [an] inch thick, and that every piece of Hogs- 
head heading sh.::!! 1 e two feet and [a] half loiig seven inches Broad 
without sap an.d three quarters of an Inch thick and that All Barrel 
Staves knov^■n b}' the name of Irish Barrel Staves Allowed Alerchantable 
shall be thirty Three Inches long three Inches and [a] half Broad and 
halt [an] inch thick, and that All Hogshead hoops shall be Twelve feet 
long of a due thickness and net Dry Rotten and that if any of the 
Sworn Cullers shall Cull or allow any Staves Heading or hoops of less 
demention then aforesaid as merchantable such Culler or Cullers shall 
forfiet and pay the Sum of P'orty Shillings for each offence, the one 
half of All Such fines and forfeitures shall be to the Use of the In- 
former and the Other half to the Church Wardens of this City for the 
Use of the puor thereof, to be Recovered Before the Mayor Recorder or 
any one of the Aldermen of this City with Costs of Suit And bk it 
ORDATXFD B} the Same Authority that Two Laws of the mayor Alder- 
men and Commonalty passed the Twenty third day of November last 
passed the one Entituled a L'uv for Regulateing the office of Gangers 
packers and Cullers, and the other Entituled a Law In addition to a 
Law for Regulateing the office of Gangers, packers and Cullers, be Re- 
pealed and from the pul^lication hereof be Utterly Void and of no force 
which was Read and approved of by th.is Board and ordi'rfj) to be pub- 
lished and that the Fifth and sixth Clauses of said Law be put in the 
publick Gazzettes of this City 

Ordkro by this Board that the Clause added the fourth of Novem- 
ber one thousand Seven hundred and Fifty Seven to a Law Entituled 
a Law to prevent the Selling or (jiving unripe fruit and Oysters within 
th.e City of New York be Repealed and the same is hereby accordingly 
repealed and instead thereof the Following Clause be added to said 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Law (Towitt) t!iat if any person or persons Whatsoever at any time 
During:;- the months of iVIay June July and Au,q;-u?t shall presume to 
j^ivo sril, utter offer or exjjose to Sale any Oysters within this City 
every such offender or offenders, shall forfeit anri pay for every Such 
ofTence the Sum of Twenty Shillings any law usuage or Custom to the 
Contrary thereof in any wise Notwithstanding 

[155] ordf:r'i) that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? 157^ Treasurer of this City to pay to AU John Depcystcr Jun?" or 

order the sum of one hundred and Eight} Two pounds 
twelve Shillings and Eleven pence half penny in full of an account this 
day delivered in Common Councill for Materials found, and work done 
in Grateing three fire places, and douhle floaring three Rooms in the 
new Goals S:c^ S:c^. as %") his said account Audited hy this Board and 
Allov\-ed of 

Order'd the like to John Sayre or order the Sum of 
-^'? 1575 Three pounds in full for one Quarters Sallary due unto him 
as publick Whippcr of this City the First day of February 
Next 



>»Esq''5 Aldermen 



City of I At a Common Council held at the City 

New Yorkj ^ " Flail of the said City on Tuesday the 23"? 

day of February 1762. 
Present/ John Cruger EscF I^layor 
Francis Filkin 
John P.ogart Jun^ 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Mesier 
John Lawrence 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
John Lansing 
Thomas Wrandle 
George Brewington 
I'rox ArPLiCATiON Being made to this Board by Mathew Wool 
Hcalmakcr To be one of the publick measurers of this City. Its ORDF.R'n 
by this P.oard that the said ALithew Wool be, and he is hereby accord- 
nigly appoiutetl one of the publick measurers of the Said City on his 
Taking the usual oath for the Due Execution of Said Otnce 

<'Ki)i:u'n by this board that the last Clause in an act of the Lieuten- 
and r.onvern.our the Council and General assembly of this province 



>- Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 2S3 

lately made and published Entituled an Act for the more Effectual pre- 
vention of Fires, and for Recrtilating of l^>uildinf;^s in the City of New 
York he published in Two of the next weekly or publick Gazzettes of 
this City 

ordfk'd that IMcss''? Peter Clop{jer John Lansing- and George 
Brcwinc^ton be a Committee with as many more of this Board as shall 
please to Attend (in pursuance of an act Entituled an act to Impower, 
and Enable the Mayor, Recorder and Aldermen, of the City of New 
York for the Time Beinij, or the Major part of them, tr> order the Rais- 
ing; a Sum not exceeding' Eighteen hundred pounds b}' a Tax on Es- 
tates Real and personal in the said City for Fixing of Lamps and pro- 
vidin^j a Sufficient numlicr of Watchmen) Do [to] Erect Lamps in such 
parts of [156] This City as they shall Judge most proper and Conven- 
ient for the Inhabitants thereof 

And also ofdeu'd that Alderman Bj^art Alderman IMesier Mess''? 
Nicholas Roosevelt Thomas Wrandle and George Brewington or the 
Major part of them v. itli as ]\lany more of thi? Board as shall please to 
Attend be a Committee to Treat with Such persons as shall ofTer to 
^^'atch this City in pursuance of an act of Assembly of this province 
latcl}' made and published and make Report thereof to this Board with 
AH Convenient Speed 

TiiK Petition of Sundry of the Lihabitants of this City living 
near the Meal Market, was preferred to this Board, and read Setting 
forth among other things that the said meal ^larkett greatly Obstructs 
the agreeable i)rospect of the East River which those that live in Wall 
Street would. Otherwise enjoy, that it Occasions a Dirty Street Offen- 
sive to the Inhabitants on each side and Disagreeable to those that 
pass and Repass to ami from the Colice house a place of Great Resort 
&c. and praying that this Board would please to Take the Same into 
their Consideration and direct the said Building to be Removed or 
Taken Down, wherkupon' Its ORnrR'i) by this Board that the Con- 
sideration thereof be Deferred Untill the Alderman of the East ward 
be present in Common Councill 

Order'd that Mr Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N?"i576 urer of this City to pay to M'' Abraham LeiTerts or order the 
smn of Thirty pounds for Two years Interest of three hun- 
dred pounds at five ^x^- Cent which Became Due the Twelfth day of 
January Last 

^l"": Frances Holland Ex^ of lulw'? Holland Esq^ the Late Mayor of 
this Citv Exhibited to this Board an ace', oi what monevs the said Edw^ 



284 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Holland Rec'J diiritig- his mayoralty, for fees due to this Corporation on 
Lycciiccs Granted to Retailors of Strong Liquors, by which said ace! 
there ai)pears to \)C a Ballance due to this Corporation from the Estate 
of the said Edw'J Holland of £416 : 17 : 10 as settled and approved of 
hv this board, and now filed, whereupon' Its ordkrd by this Board, 
that the said I'rances Holland forthwith pay the said Ballance to the 
Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Corporation, whose Receipt to her 
for the Same vShall be A Good and Sufficient discharge 



City of 
New York 



SS. 



Att a Common Councill held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 
4'-l' day of March Anno Dom: 1762. 

Present'/ John Cruger Esq^ ?\Ia}'or 
Phillip Livingston 



j-Esq""? Aldermen 



J- Assistants 



Jolm Bogart Jun^ 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Mesicr 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
John Lansing 
Thomas Wrandle 
George Brewington 
'fJiouias H'rOiidlc 
Cornelius Rof.iso's'clt 

[157] ORi'Ku'n that M^ Mayor L^^sue his Warrant to the 
-'''■' ^^77 Treasurer of this City to pay to John Van Sise or his order 

the Sum of Twenty one pounds Sixteen Shillings and Two 
pence in full fnr the Ballance of his account with this Corporation for 
r.:oiiies by him advanced and matcrialls and things found for the Ferry 
I'.ouse and fire Engine houses in the City as %^ said Account Sworn to 
And Allowed of by this Board 

ouDFJi'D the Mayor Lssue his Warrant to the Treasurer of 
N."'i578 this City to pay to Johannes ^ilyer Messenger and Door- 
kee[)er to this Board or order the Sum of Six pounds for 
I:-xtraordinar}- Services by him Done and performed the Last year 

ordlr'd the Like to Johannes Myer IMessenger and Door- 
^'" 1579 keei)er to this Board or order the Sum of three pounds Fif- 
teen Shillings in full for a Quarters Sallary due unto him 
««f'd l-juliiio- the St-cond dav of this Instant ]March 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORfC 



28q 



City of 
New York 



SS. 



Ai a Common Couiicill held at the City 
Hall of the said Cily on Monday the 2i^f 
[22d] of March Anno: DoTiT: 1762. 



Present/ John Crug-cr Esq^ Mayor 
Francis l-"ilkin 
John Bo,q;art jun'' 
Leonard Le>pinard 
Peter IMcsicr 
John Lawrence 
Peter Clopper 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Benjamin iilag'ij^ 
John Lansing- 
Thomas Vv'randle 
Georae Bre\vin!7ton 



s^Esq^^ Aldermen 



^Assistants 



C)uder'd That tlie Clerk of this Board prepare an Advertizement to 
be put in the publick Weekly Gazzettes for lettinj^ to farm the Stalls 
and Standings of the Severall Marketts of this City, for one year, to 
Commence on the lirst day of ?\lay next by pul)lick OutCry, at the Com- 
mon Council! Cb.amber in the City Hall of the said City on Thursday 
the Fifteenth day of April next, at three oClock in the afternoon of the 
Same day to tlie hig-hest Bidder, and this Board, or the Major part of 
them be a Commitlee for letting the Same upon such Conditions, as 
they shall Judge proper 



City of ] c;c 
New YorkC 



Present 



[15S] 



Esq''? Aldermen 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Thursday the Fif- 
teenth day of Aprill Anno: DoTTT: 1762 

John Cruger Esq'' Mayor 
Francis Filkin 
John Bogart Jun^ 
Peter Mcsier 
John Lawrence 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
John Lansing 
Benjamin Blagg 
John L a; jjrn /_!,'■ 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
George Brewington 



>- Assistants 



286 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



OiiDF.k'i) that 'M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N9 1580 iirer of tliis City to pay to M'' John Myer or order the sum of 

1\vcnty four pounds Twelve Shillincys in full of his account 

w ith this Corporation for work done to the New Goals, as pf his said 

account Sworn to and allowed of By this Board 

okdkk'd the like to i\I- Garrit Rapalie or order the Sum 
N"? 15S1 of Eight pounds three Shillings and six pence in full of his 
Account with this Corporation for Iron found for the new 
Goals as P^ his said account Sworn to and allowed of By this Board 

ORDERti) the like to AP Isaac Stoutenburgh or order tlie 
N? 1582 sum of Twenty Six pounds Two Shillings in full for the 
Days and nights Watches of the Constables in this City from 
the fourlcentli day of October one thousand Seven hundred and sixty 
oi:c to the fourth of IMarch Last and for lighting the Cittys lamps half 
a Near 



City of 
New York 



SS. 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the Said City on Wednesday the 
12*1^ day of May 1762. 



Present/ John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 
Francis Filkin "^ 

Philip Livingston 
John Bogart Jun^ 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Mcsier 
John Lawrence 
Nich? Roosevelt 
Peter Ciopper 
John Lansing 
Corn! Roosevelt 
George Brewington 



^Esq''? Aldermen 



^Assistants 



ORDERED that i\P IMayor Issue his Warrant to the Trcas- 

'^■^ Lv'^3 "rer of this City, to pay to Augustus Van Cortlandt or order 

•the Sum of Three pounds for the Like Sutn by him advanced 

and paid to John Sayre for one Quarters Sallary as publick Whipper 

of this ('ity due to him and ending the First day of ^lay Instant 

[ 159] WiiKRE.\s It is Directed in and by an act of the Lieutenant Gov- 
ernour the Councill an.d Generall assembly of this province, lately made 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 287 

and published Entitulcd an act for the more EflccUial prevention of 
Fires and lor Rtguhiting of l>uildings in the City of X'ew York That 
from and after the first day of May then next Ensuing-, no pitch Tarr 
Turpentine or Sinngles, sliall or may be put in any j^lace to the South- 
ward of the Fresh Water other tiien in Such proper place or places to 
be appointed and approved of by the Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty 
in Common Councill Convened under the penalty of Ten pounds for 
every offence, or Refusal to Ivemove the same to be Recovered in such 
manner ami form as in and by the said act is directed And wiierlas 
this Board in pursuance of tiie said Law do approve of and hereby ap- 
point a Certain place near to the house of Elias DeGrusha near the ne- 
groes Burial place for the Reception of such pitch Tar Turpentine and 
Shingles in \'irtue of the said Law, 

I'lS OR'OERD By this Board that the Alderman and Common Councill 
man of (he West ward Cause the mc;d markett to be Removed and 
Carried and aflixed to the Oswego market, Civing leave to the Alder- 
man and Common Councill man of the East Ward to Reserve so much 
of tlie materials of Said ^Lirket, as will be Sufficient to make a plat- 
form over the Common Sewer or Drain from the pump to the end of 
the said Drain 

Ordkr'd by this Board, that i^K Mayor Issue his Warrant 
N? 1584 to the Treasurer of this City to pay to ^M'' John Lansing or 
order the Sum of Four hundred pounds Current money of 
this Colony out of the Monies paid into his hands by the Church War- 
dens of this City, and raised and Collected in Virtue of an act of the 
Lieutenant Governour the Councill and Generall assembly of this prov- 
ince Enti(ulcd an act to Empower the Mayor Recorder and Aldermen 
of the City of New York for the Time Being or the ^Lajor part of them 
to order the Raising a Sum not exceeding Eighteen hundred pounds by 
a Tax on Estates real and personal in the said City for Fixing of Lamps j 

and providing a Suflicient X'umber of Watchmen made and published 
the Eighth day of January last, it Being on account of what he hath 
lately laid out and expended by order of this Board, for the Erecting of j 

Lamp posts and Cost of I^amps, and providing Oyl for the Same ! 

Okder'd that 'Sl^ 2^Iayor Issue his \\'arrant to the Treas- 
N? 15S5 urer of this City to pay to James Mills or order the Sum of 1 

Two hundred pounds on account of \'ictualling felons «St"c? { 

ordcr'd that'M'' Francis Marschalk the Citty Surveyor do Lease j 

out the Several lotts by liim Lately laid out near Catiemets lying to the ' 

Eastward of the Kings high Road leading from Spring Garden to the 



288 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Kind's Bridge for the Term of Twenty one Years under a yearly rent 
of four pounds with tliis Restriction to the Lessee not to assign or make 
over the Same or aii\ j»art tlicrruf wiihcul the Leave and approbation 
of tile Corporation fn"st had and obtained 

[ito] ordiir'd tiiat the Sum of Eight pounds be allowed and paid 
to towards def rasing the Expence of Sinking a well 

in Street in the West Ward of this C'itv 



>-Esq''? Aldermen 



Assistants 



City of ] ^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New Yorki '' ' Hall of the Said City on Tuesday [Wednes- 

day] the 2(3^' day of ^May 1762 

Present/ John Cruger Esq'' Mayor 

Erancis Filkin 

Philip J_.ivingston 

John I'lOgart Jun'" 

Leonard Lespinard 

Jolm Morine Scott 

Peter iMesier 

John Lawrence 

Peter Clopper | 

Bcnjair.in Plagg [^ 

Thomas Wrandle 

Gef>rge Brewiugton 
M" Mayor in behalf of Oliver De Lancey Esq?" produced to this 
Board the Draft of the Survey cf a ])ublick Ivoad or high way by him 
puvjvj.'H-,! to be Laid out at Greenwich instead of the present one, to 
Begin from the Road Leading from Cap* Clarks and so to Run of the 
Same Breadth the Road now is through the Land of TvP-: Warren to 
the Southward of the house and ground of Yellis Mandavells, Its 
ordkr'd by this Board that the said Oliver De Lancey have liberty to 
alter the Road accordingly in such manner as by him above proposed, 
provided the same Road do bind to the Southward of the said Man- 
davells Land the whole length thereof so as to Give him access thereto, 
from every part of the Southerly side of his Lands and that the said 
Oliver De Lancey in Consideration of his Carrying the said Read 
through M'? Warrens Land, have Liberty in her Behalf to Fence in 
and Inclose the "old road Leading to the River as private property. 

Whereas Oliver De Lancev Ivsq'', for himself and the Devisees of 
the late S^ Peter Warren, John Chambers Esq'" ^- Richard Shuckburgh 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 289 

on the I4^l' of Marcli 1759 preferred a petition to this Board, praying 
that this Corporation would i^rant unto them 5"c\irally the Soil Be- 
tween hii^h and Low water mark of the brvadth of and fronting their 
several! parcells of Ground and extending from thence 200 feet into 
Hudsons River, upon which said petition a Conimitiec was appointed to 
Enquire into the Alligations thereof and make their Re[>ort to this 
Board with All Convenient Speed, and wiuiiREAS the said Commit- 
tee have hitherto made no Report thereof, and this Board upon 
the Rei)eated application of the said Oliver De I^ncey, Joim Chambers 
& Rich^ Shuckburgh for a Determination thereof iiave taken the same 
into their Consideration, and Do herel)}- Resolve and [161] order that 
the Same be Granted to the said Petitioners or their Assigns in such 
manner as by them prayed for under the yearly Rent of 9'.^ ^ foot the 
whole Breadth of their said Lotts fronting said Hudsons River, an.d 
tliat the Clerk prepare Grants to them accordingly for the Same, under 
the usuall Covenants, and that he prefcrr the Ih'afts oi the Same to this 
Board v/ith all Convenient Speed 

okder'd by this Board that ^I- Mayor Issue his warrant 
N9 15S6 to the Treasurer of this City to pay to INB Isaac Stoutenburgh 
or order the sum of £262 : 19 Current money of this Colony 
out of the monies paid into his hands by the Church wardens of this 
City, and raised and Collected in \'irttic of an act of the Lieutenant 
Governour the Councill and Generall assenibly of this j^rovince lately 
made and published, it Being for the like sum by him Advanced and 
paid an.d for which lie Hath Engaged to pay to Sundry Watchmen, for 
Nigh.t watches iii tliis City to the 5*^'.' of June next 

okDEu'D that I\B iNlayor Issue his Warrant to the Trcas- 
N? 1587 urer of this City to pay to Doctor John I'ard or order the 
sum of seven pounds in fidl of hi? account for Delivering a 
Woman in the poor tlouse and Attendance in her Recovery &c. 

It's orher'd by this Board, that the Clerk hereof Give Notice to 
John Ellison tlie owner and proprietor of a house and Lott of Ground 
fronting Eludsons River, unless he forthwith make application to this 
Board for a Grant of the Soil fronting his said house from In'gh to Low 
water mark this Board will Cause the same to be Exposed at publick 
Vendue without further notice 

William Walton Esq'" Delivered into this Board 11 Certificates of 
the Number of Days by him served in Generall asseinbly, as one of the 
Representatives of this City from the 5'!' of April! 1755 to the 3*^ of June 
1758 amonntin.g in the whole to tlie Number of 327 days which he En- 
voi. VI.— 19 



290 



MINUTES OF THE COMMOxV COUNXIL 



clorsed Gratis, and Declared the Same to he Null and Void, and all Cer- 
tificatoi. and dcn'ands of the Like Service 



City of I ^g 
Kew Vorklj 



^Esq''? Aldermen 



^Assistants 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of tiie said City on I\londay the Sev- 
enth day of June Anno: Dolfl: 1762 

Present/ John Crngcr Esq^ Mayor 
Fran.cis Filkin 
Philip Livingston 
John Bogart Jim'' 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Mc?icr 
John La>v!cnce 
(162] Nicholas Roosevelt 

John Lansing 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Thomas Wrandle 
Benjamin Blagg 
George Brewington 

Ordmr'd that Mi^ I^layor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N? 15S8 urer of this City To pay to John Lawrence Esq?" or order the 
sum of one hundred pounds to be by him Laid out and ex- 
pended towards Repairing the Long Bridge;/ 

CVvi>hR"D the Lilce to Jolnnnis l^dyer Messenger and Door 
K? 1589 Keeper to this P.oard or order the Sum of Three pounds Fif- 
teen Sliillings in full for a quarters Sallary due unto him 
and Ending the Second day of tins Liistant month of June 

Tins B(;akd having agreed to the Draft of an address to be pre- 
sciUed to his Excellcncey tlie Honourable Robert ]Monckton Captain 
Generall and Governour in Chief in and over the Colony of New \ ork 
and Territories thereon Depending in x-\merica Vice Admiral of th.e 
same, and Major Generall of his ]Majestys forces, upon his Return to 
this Government from Marlinico being in the words following, \ iz' 

The Humble Address of the ^Layor. Aldermen and Commonalty of 
his Majesty's Ancient Corporation of the City of New York in Com- 
mon Councill Convened/. 
May it please Your Excellency. 

Wi; HIS ■VLvji:sTiFS most Dutyfull and Loyall Subjects the Mayor 
Aldcruten and Commonalty of the City of New York. Beg leave to Sig- 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



291 



nify to your Excellency that we having: once more, an opportunity, to 
Welcome your Excellency to this City the Matropholis of Your Govern- 
ment, from whence your absence by the Comniand of Your most 
Gracious Sovereign, was Rendered necessary, to take upon you the Di- 
rection of the Important expedition against Martinico and the other 
Islands in that Neighbourhood possessed By ihe French, on the Happy 
reduction of All which, under Your prudent, v/ise and Brave Conduct, 
we take this opportunity to Congratulate your Excellency. The great 
share of Glory to which Your Excellency is so justly Entitulcd not only 
from the Importance, but the Rapidity of the Conquest makes us, who 
think ourselves Doubly Interested in this Happy Event, ample Recom- 
pence for Your Absence, from thi^ Youi- Government, where we hearti- 
ly wish Your Residence may be I-ong and Happy, to Which we Beg 
leave, to assure Your Excellency, that v.e ^\'ilI in our Respective Sta- 
tions, Contribute All in our prswcr. 
which is OR!)ERD by this Board to be fairly Engrossed 



[163] City of J^g 
New York( " 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 15''; 
day of June 1762. 



Present/ Jc)hn Cruger EsqT Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 



Francis Filkin 
Philip Eivingston 
Johii Bogart jun^ 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Mesier 
John Lawrence 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
John Lansing- 
Thomas Wrandle 
Geortre Brewington 



^Esq""? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



The Exgrossf.d Addrks^ to his ICxcellencey the Hon^'*= Rob- 
ert Monckton Captaiii Generall and Governour in Chief in and over the 
Colony of New York, and Territories thereon depending in America. 
Vice Admirall of the Same, and Major Generall of his Majesty's 
Forces, was Read and agreed to. and Signed by the Clerk of this Board, 
and then the whole Board Waited on his said Excellency, with the said 



292 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



address, which was Read unto him by ^I- Recorder, and thereupon his 
said Excclk'ncy made the following Answer \ izl 

Gentlemen : 

I Return you my thanks for your obliging address and Congratula- 
tion, on the Success that has Attended his Majesty's Arms, under my 
Command, and on my Return to my Government I shall ever make it 
my Study to forward the Wellfare of this province ; and this City may 
be Assured of my best Endeavours for its prosperity. 

The Petition of Aichibald Kennedy Esq^ and others was preferred 
to this Board, praying that this Corporation would Grant to them 
Severally, all the Soil fronting their Respective Lotts of Ground, to 
Extend from high to Low water mark, and from thence into Hudsons 
River acx) feet, tlic whole brcadtli thereof, upon Such Reasonable 
Rents, Reservations and Conditions as to this Board Shall Seem 
meet, eVc : whereupon its okderd by this board that the Ald'.^ and 
Common Councill man of the said West Ward be a Committee to En- 
quire inlo the Allegations of the said petition and Treat with the said 
petitioners for tlie Same in Such manner as they Shall Judge proper 
and make Report thereof to this Board with all Convenient Speed 



[164] City of )gg 
New Yorki ^ 



■Esq''? Aldermen 



At a Comm.on Councill held at the City 
Hall of the Said City on Thursday the 24^? 
day of June Anno DoTTI 1762 

Present John Cruger Esq^" Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 

Erancis Eilkin 

Philip Livingston 

Leonard Lespinard 

Peter Mcsier 

John Lawrence 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Peter Clopper 

Thoiuas \\'randle 

John Lansing 

Cornelius Roosevelt 

Benjamin Blagg 

George Brev.ington 

TiiK Petition of John Ellison of the City of New York Sailmaker 
was preferred to this Board prating that this Corporation would grant 



> Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



293 



unto liiin all the Soil fronting his Lolt of Ground to cxtcD'i from Low 
water Mark into Hudsons River two liundred feet the wliole Breath 
thereof, upon Such Reasonable rents Iveservations and Conditions as 
to this Board shall seem iMeet &c? Wiiekkupon Its order'd^ by this 
Board that the Alderman and Common Councill man of the West ward 
be a Comm.iltee to Enquire into the Allegations of the said Petition, 
and Treat with the said Petitioner for the Same at nine pence ^ foot 
the whole Breadth thereof fronting the said River, upon a survey of 
the Same to be made in the presence of the said Committee &c. 

order'd that AP Mayor Ts<ue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N? 1590 urer of this City to pay to Peter ]\Iesier Esq'' or order the 
Sum of £7 : 7 : 6 in full for the like Sum by him advanced 
& paid for Repairing the Pest House 



>-Esq" Aldermen 



^Assistants 



r , , ~. . ^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

' ' \, \, , SS. Hall of the said Citv on ihursday the is*? 

Mev/ iork\ , . t , ^ .\ — ^ 

-> day ot July Anno: Dom: 1702. 

Present'/ John Cruger Esq'' Mayor 
Francis Filkin 
John Bogart Jun^ 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Mesicr 
John Lawrence 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
Corn? RoC'Sevelt 
John Lansing 
Jacob Brewington 

The Petition' of Peter Remsen Jeronimus Remsen and John Ry- 
ker v.as preferred to this Board and read, setting forth, that they Sev- 
erally are Seized and jjossosscd by \'irtue of a Grant from this Corpo- 
ration of a Considerable parcell of Ground lying to the Eastward of 
Van Clyffs Slip, now Connnonly Called Burllngs Slip, and Being about 
to Build and make some Considerable Improvements thereon which 
they Can not well P>egin or elilect untill the exact Bountls of their 
Ground a:'.d its distrnice from the said slip be ascertained, and therefore 
pray'd tb.it ibis I'.oard would be })loascd to app' 'iiit a Committee to Vicv,' 
the said premisses and Cause the said Slip to be measured by the City 
Surveyor and to designate to them by Exact meets and bounds the said 
grounds so heretofore Granted by this Board to the said Henry Van 



,94 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Borsoni uiukr whom ihcy Claiin tliat thereby they may he Enabled to 
BuiUl on and lmi>rove the Same, WHF.Ri-.ii-oN thi? Board having taken 
the same into Consideration did thereupon order that Ahkrmen Boc^art, 
Liviiig-stun and Lespinard and Mess''-" Clop])er and Blagg or the Major 
part of them be a Committee to ascertain the Range on the East side of 
the said Shp, and to give such Further Directions on the subject mat- 
tor prayed for by the PY^titioners as they or the major part of them shall 
Judge proper, and Report their Proceedings to this Board with all Con- 
venient S}jeed 

OKDiiR'D that Al'' Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? 1591 Treasurer of this City to pay to AU John Lansing or order 

the f<um of Forty pounds to be by him laid out Towards 
Defraying the F.xpence;- of Lighting the Citys Lamps 

Okder'd the Like to M^ Peter Clopper or order the 
N? 1592 Sum of £100 to be by him laid out in Repairing the Bridge 

at Nassau Ferry, and the meal Market &c 

[166] ORDERED that M?" IMayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? 1593 Treasurer of this City to pay to Henry Carnier or order 

the sum of £66 : 19 : iy2 in full of his account for work 
done and for materialls found for the use of this Corpora.tion as \:> 
his said account Sworn to and allowed of by this Board 

Order'd the Like to M'' John Griffith or order the sum 
X" 1594 of £40 : II for the like sum by him advanced and paid for 
the use of this Corporation in Cleansing Severall of their 
pubiick Slips in this City 

City of ) (.Q At a Common Ccuncill he'd at the City 

Xew YorkC "^ " Hall of the said City, on Wednesday the 

28".' day of July Anno DoTn. 1762. 

Present'/ John Cruger Esq'' Mayor 
Philip Livingston 
John Bogart Jun'' 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Mesier 
John Lawrence 
Nicholas Roosevelt ^ 

i'''' ^^^"^^ ^Assistants 

benjamm J>!agg 

Corn? Roosevelt ^ 



>Esq''? Aldermen 



I 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



295 



ORDERED tl:at the assize of Bread Lc till further order Flower at 
24/ ^,: Cent 

A Wliite lor.f of the Finc?t Flower to \\'cic;h. i^^': ''."': for 4 Coppers 
D? of D? to Weigh . 1 1 for 2 D? 

And Its further gudku'd, that no other Bread be made for Sale 
within this City, then accordinr,' to the above assize (hard Bisquets only 
Excepted) and that All Bakers within this City Take Notice thereof 
and make their Bread accordingly 

ORDEKD that ]\I'" ]\Iayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? Treasurer of this City to pay to ^K Isaac Stoutenburgh 

1595 or order the sum of Forty jiounds to be by him laid 

Warrt Issued out and applied towards purchasing firewood and Can- 
dles for the Watch Flouse the Knsueing year 

ordi-.r'd that M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? 1506 Treasurer of this Ci!;.' to ))ay to John Lawrence Esq^ 
Warrt Issued or order the Sum of f200 to be by hitn Laid out & 
Expended in Repairing the Long Bridge 



[167] City of /gg 
New Yorkj " 



Present/ 



>F2sq''^ Aldermen 



At a Common Councill lickl at the City 
Flail of the said City on Friday the 6-l> day 
of August Anno: Dom: 1762. 

John Cruger Esq^ ^^layor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Philip Livingston 

John Bogert Jun^ 

Leonard Lispinard 

Peter Mesier 

John Lawrence 

Peter Clopper 

Benjamin Blagg 

Thomas Wrandle 

George Brewington 

OROER'n that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
Treasurer of this City to pay to M'^ Jacobus Stouten- 
burgh or order the Sum of F^ifty Six pounds Eleven 
shillings in full of his Account for Cleansing repair- 
ing Amending and Takeing Care of the Several fire 
Engines belonging to this Corporation for one year due and Ending 



i 



^Assistants 



1597 
Warr^ Issued 



2()0 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



the Twenty fourth of July Last as ^. his said Account Sworn to and 
Allowed of bv this Board 



City of I gg 
Xcw Vork^ 



] 'resent'/ 



At a Coniniou Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Friday the 3^ day 
of September Anno: Dom: 1762. 



John Crugcr Esq^" Mayor 
Francis l^'ilkin 
Philip Livingston 
Leonard Lispinard 
Peter IMesier 
Jc'hn Lawrence 
Peter Clopper 
Thomas Wrandle 
John G. Lansing 
Corn? Roosevelt 



>-Esq''5 Aldermen 



•Assistants 



ukder'd that the Assise of Bread be till further order flower at 
20, 6 %!• C\ 

A White Loaf of the Finest Flower to \\'eigh. . . i^ 9^^- for 4 Coppers 
IV' ofD? to Weigh... 12 for 2 D? 

Asu It-, fuiilior okhkk'd that no oth.i.r Bread be made for Sale 
V.'itliin liiis City then According to the above Assize (hard Bisqucts 
cnly Fxcepted) and that all Bakers [16S] Within this City Take notice 
and Bake their Bread Accordingly 

Order'i) the JMayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

X? urer of thh City to pay to ]\B Isaac Stoutcnburgh or 

(15C;H) order tlie sum of one Hundred and Eighty three 

\\'.Trrt Is.-ued pounds Fifteen Shillings Current Money of this 

Colony out of the Monies paid into his hands by the 

Church Wardens of this City and raised and Collected in Virtue of an 

Act of the Lieutenant Governour the Councill and Gencrall assembly 

(>f this province lately made and published it being for the Like Sum 

bv him Advanced an. 1 for which he hath Engaged to pay Sundry 

V.'atdimt'n for Xights Watches in tiiis Ciiy from the Sixth day of 

}"-uc last until the Sixth day of September next 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



297 



order'd tlie like to Johannes Mycr Messenger or 

N? (1599) Door keeper to this Board or order the sum of Three 

Warri Issued pounds Fifteen Shillings in full for a Quarters Sallary 

due and Ending the Second day of lliis Instant Month 

of September 



C 

Ne 



:ityof I 
w Yorkj 



SS. 



At a Conmion Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 7^^ 
day of September Anno: DoTTI: 1762. 

Present/ John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 
Francis Filkin 
Philip Livingston 
Peter Mesier 



liLsq^i Aldermen 



John Eawrencc 

Nicli? Roosevelt 

Peter Clopper 

Thomas Wrandlc 

John G : Lansing ^Assistants 

Corn? Roosevelt 

George Brewerton 

Benj'.^ Blagg 

UPON application made to this Board by severall unhappy Sufferers 
(\vho arc English subjccls that were forced away with their familys 
from St Johns in Xcvv found Land by tlic french afier the reduction 
of that place) for some Lmmediate sr.pi)ort. tliey being in a Distrest 
Necessitous Condition. It is the unanimous Resolution of this l^^ard 
that on Governour !\foncktons assurance of Reporting to tlie General 
assembly at iheir Next sessions the sum this Corpnration shall ad- 
vance and of his Reconuncnding a Bi'l to be passed t^r the Rejiayment 
of the same, That tlio ^layor Issue his warrant to th.e Treasurer of 
this City to pay to Alderman Lawrence or order the sum of £i02 to 
be by him distributed among them in proportion to their severall 
Necessitys (W'arr; Issued) 

[i6t)j OKi'iiRD the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

N? (i6oo)- Treasurer of this Ciiy to jKiy to John Lawrence Esq^ 

Warr'. issr,. ,[ i;r ofikr the sum of £102 to be by him Distributed 

among Several unhappy families that were forced away 



298 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 






from S! Johns in Newfoundland by the french after the reduction of | 

tliat place in prop)ortion to their sevcrall Necessitys : 



City of } <^o At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York! ^ Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 

iS'l" day of September Anno: DonI: 1762. 

Present/ Jolm Cru.'[;cr Escf Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 

Philip Livingston 

Leonard Lispinard 

Jolm M : Scott 

Peter IMesicr 

John Lawrence 

Nich? Roosevelt 

John Lansing- 

Benj^ BL-gg- 

Thomas Wrandle 

George Lrewington 



^Esq''! Aldermen 



Assistants 



M^ Recorder Produced to this Board the Draft of a Law of this | 

Corporation Entituled a Law Prohibiting the sale of Hay by measure, | 

which was read and is in the Words following, Where^^s the practice i 

of Selling of Hay whether fresh or Salt by the Cart or Waggon Load or | 

half Load is found by Expeirience to he \'ery Unequal and Uncertain; j 

Sonic Tim.cs owing to the Unskilfuiness of the Cartman or Waggoner, | 
and often to their Disingcnuit\- ; axd whereas many disputes and • | 

Controversies do often happen between the Boatmen and Cartmen, as ] 

Also between the Buyers and Cartmen ; and as nothing is more agree- | 

able to Common Justice and Equity, than there Should be one Eixed | 

and Certain Weight and Balance, by means W^hereof many Frauds and I 

deceits will be remedied, and prevented ; for the Remedying thereof I 

for the future, and Removeing the L'nconvcnicncies, Controversies, and | 

Deceits Aforesaid, | 

L Be it ordained b}- the mayor, Aldermen 
No Hay to be Sold and Commonalty of the City of New-york, 

but by weight Convened in Common Council, and it is hereby 

Enacted and ordained by the Authority of the 
same, that no person or persons Whatsoever from and after the Twen- 
tieth day of this month of September, shall sell or Vend any Hay, 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 299 

Whether Fn;?li or Salt, by the Cart, or Wacrt^on Load, or half Load, or 
by Any other measure: hut that All Hay hereafter to be brought into 
this City for Sale, Shall be Sold and Ijouc^Iu hy the Hu!idrcd Weight, 
Accounting and allowing to each Hundred, one Hundred and Twelve 
pounds, upon Forfeiture of all such [170] Hay as shall be Sold by 
measure ; and the Forfeiture to he paid by the Seller of such Hay, in 
the Value of the Hay so Sold by measure; one half to the Informer, 
and the other moiety to the ure of the Poor of this City, to be recovered 
Avith Costs of Prosecution, before the mayor. Recorder, or any one of 
the aldeniicn of this City, and if any Carlman or Cartmcn shall Pre- 
sume to Cart and Deliver to any Person or Persons Whatsoever, any 
Hay by !\Icasure, he and tliey so offending, Contrary to the True intent 
and meaning of this Act, shall forfeit and pay for Every ofifence the 
sum of Forty Shillings, to be Sued for. Recovered and applied in man- 
ner and forn; Aforesaid. 

H. AND Bi: IT FUinillZR OKDAIXED By the 

Three i\Iachines Authority Aforosaifl. that proper and Convenient 
for Weighing Hay Machines or Engines, and Scales and Weights for 
to be Erected Weighing Carts and Wag.;,^ons and Hay, sh.all be 

made, Erected, furnished and provided at the 
Three following places in this City, Towitt, one Machine or Engine, 
with Scales and weights shall be made, Erected set up, and Supplied at 
or near the South end of the Market, commonly Called the Broad way 
Market, in this City, one other machine or Engine, with Scales and 
weights, shall be made Erected and Set up, at or near the place com- 
monly called the white IL'ill Slip, in this City, and the other ^Machine or 
Engine wlih Scales and Weights, shall be made Erected and Set up, 
at or near tiie Dwelling house of the v,-idow Yan Kuren, in Mont- 
gomerie's \\''ard, of this City 

HI AND Be it furtlier Enacted by the Authority 
Person Nominated Aforesaid, that it shall and May be Lawful, to and 
to Erect for the Following persons to make Erect, Set up, 

and sujiply the Three above mentioned places, witli 
proper and Convenient machines or engines with Scales an<l weigius at 
their and each of their Severall proper Cost and Expence (that is to 
Sa) ) Isaac \'an Hook, is hereby Authorised, empowered and appointed 
for the Spot or place, at or near the Broad way Market, and no oilier 
person Whatsoever : that Richard Weston is hereby Authorized em- 
powered and appointed for the spot or place, at or Xcir the White Hall 
Slip aforesaid and no other person whatsoever: That John De Peyster 
Juni" is hereby Authorized, empowered and appointed for the spot or 



300 MINUTES OF TIIF. COMMON COUNCIL 

place, at or near the dwelling- house of the said Widow Van Kuren in 
montgonicrie's Ward Aforesaid, and no other person Whatsoever. 

I\' A.vi) lie it further Enacted by the Au- 
Price for Weighing- thority Aforesaid, that every Carman or Wag- 
1/6 each "Load to be goner, shall pay for every Cart Load or Waggon 
paid by the Seller Load of Hay, to be Weighed at any of tlie The 
and Buyer Three places above mentioned, and iiereby set 

apart for the Weigliing of Hay, unto the person 
or officer hereby, and herein before appointed for weighing of Hay at 
such place, the sum of one Sliilling and six pence and no more; which 
sum of one shilling and Six and no more shall be repaid or returned to 
such Cartman or Waggoner, one half thereof by the seller, and the 
other half by the Buyer of such Hay, 

V AND Be it Further Enacted by the Author- 
Carts & Waggons ity Aforesaid, that each and every Carluian and 
to be Weighed Waggoner, before he, or they shall presume to 
and jVTarked Cart any Hay, shall anrl is hereby required and 

directed to apply to Any one of the aforesaid Per- 
sons [171] or Ofllcers, herein before appointed for weighing of Hay, 
to \\''eigh his Cart or Waggon and the Weight o^ such Cart or Waggon, 
such officer as Aforesaid is hereby required to mark with a Marking 
Iron in plain and Legible Figures, upon the after part of the Shalt, or 
otl'.cr place Easily to be Seen ; which Service shall be done and per- 
formed by such officer Gratis and without fee. 

\'] AND Be it Furth.er Enacted by the Authority 
Carimaa's Raus Aforesaid, lliat the price and rate to be Taken by 
Liiid down 3/ Cartmen arid Waggoners for the Loading, Carriage, 

Hoii>ed 4/ Weighing, and Deli\criiig of each Load of Hay, if 

by them Pitched, or put into a Stable, shall be the 
Sum of Four shillings, but if Thrown down, put or L^nlc>aded in the 
Street the Sum of Three Shillings, and no more. Which said Law was 
approved of by this Board and ordplr'd to be published, and the same 
was published accordingly 

Order'd that M'' Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? (1601) Treasurer of this City to i'ay to the Minister Elders 

Warrl Issued to and Deacons of the Reformed Protestant Dutch 
Adrian Bancker . Church of the City of New York, or their order the 
sum of i'50 Current money of the Colony of Xew 
V.irk, inr the Interest of €1000 due to t'lem the 24".' of Ju.ly last at ar;d 
.■«ftcr the rate of Five ^). Cent %'>. Annum. 



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301 



>'Esq''7 Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



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

New Yorkf ' " Hall, on Monday the 20't' of Sept''^?^ 1762 

Present/ John Cruger Esq^ Mayoi 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Philip Livingston 

John Bogcrt Jun'' 

Leonard Lispinard 

Peter jMesier 

John Lawrence 

Cornelius Roosevelt 

John Lansing- 
Benjamin Blagg 

Thomas Wrandle 

George Brc\v!rj;:;ton 
ORDERD by this Board that IM'' Recorder be appointed ^V' he is hereby 
accordingly appointed to sollicit the prosecution intended to be carried 
on by this Corporation agt the Collector of Kin.gs Comity on Nassau 
Island, as soon as he shall have distrained from Jacob Brcwington the 
present lessee of the ferry the Gov'. Tax of the present year, Sc that the 
said Recorder have liberty to retain such gentlemen of the Law as he 
shall think fit & necessary Sc charge the expence thereof to this Cor- 
poration 

[172] ORDERED that Alderman P'ogert Cause a Street or Slip of Ground 
in ]\Iontgomerie Ward, near the ITouses of "M^ John Al?tyn Contiguous 
to the swamp to be forthwith paved at the Expence of this Corporation 



City of [^ 
New York j 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Thursday the 23^ 
of September 1762/ 
Present/. John Cruger Esq^ r\Liyor 



Francis Filkin 
John Bogert ]\m'^ 
Leonard Lispinard 
John Morin Scott 
Peter Mesier 
•John Lawrence 
Nich? Roosevelt 
Peter Cloppcr 
John Lansing 
Thomas Wrandle 



^Esq""^ Aldermen 



:> Assistants 



302 



MINUTKS OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



ORDF.r'd tliat the Assize of Ilrca'l be till fnrtlicr orrlcr Flower (cd 

A Whik- Loaf of the tlnest Flower to Wein^h. . .2^' 12"^- for 8 Coppers 

D? of ] )? to Weigh. . . j 6 for 4 D? 

AND ITS i-l'ktiii:k okdekd th.at no other liread be made for Sale 
within this City then according to the above Assize (hard Bisqiiets 
only Excepted) and that all Bakers Within this City take Notice thereof 
and make their Bread Accordingly 

ori;i:k"d that ?vK Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? (1602) Treasurer of this City to pay to M^ John Ticbout or 
Warrl Issued order the sum of I'^ifty pounds in full for a years Inter- 
est of a Thousand pounds due imto him and ending 
the Second day of August Last 



^Esq'"! xAldermcn 



City of ) <;.„ At a Common Councill held at the City 

New York ( Flail of the said City on Wednesday the 

29^^ day of September 1762. 

Present;/ John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Francis Filkin 
Philip Livingston 
John Bogert Jun^ 
Leonard Lespinard 
John M : Scott 
Petrr IMe.sier 
John Lawrence 
[172'^] Nich? Roosevelt 

I'eter Cloppcr 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
John Lansing 
Thomas Wrandle 
Benj? Blagg 
George Brewington 

CoxFORMAFLE To his majesty's Royall Charter Granted to the 
niayor aldermen and Commonalty of the City of New York for Elect- 
ing this day one Alderman one Assistant, two Assessors, one Collector 
and two Constables, in the six \\'ards on the South side of Fresh 
W ater, and one Alderman one Assistant four Assessors, two Collectors 



^Assistants 



*Note: Error in paging the original. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



303 



and four Constables, for tlie out Ward of the said City, to Serve in 
the Respective offices fur ti'.e blnsuing year 

'Jhe Respective Aldermen of each Respective Ward made Return 
this Day into the office of Town Clerk, und.jr their hands, for the 
Several! persons to Serve in the Severall offices aforesaid, \'iz^. 



Philip Livingston 
Peter Clopper 
James Beekman 
Elias Brcvoort Jun"" 
John Alstyne 
William Ponlinier 
John Ute 
Peter IMcsirr 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Curtenius 
Cornelius Low 
Joseph Baldwin 
William Slow 
Joseph Baldwin 
Leonard Lispinard 
Georg^e Brewington 
James Jar vis 
Joseph Raiding 
Joseph Forbes 
John Outenbogert 
Joseph fTorbes 
[173] Francis Filkin 
Thomas Wrandle 
Cornelius Clopper 
Jacob Sharp 
John Debow 
Peter Bookhoudt 
John Graham 
John Lawrence 
John G : Lansing 
Henry Clopper 
Henry Van V.hck 
James Creighton 
Henry Taylor 
Vincent Tilyou 



Alderman 
Assistant 



ssessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

stables 



CConsi 



Alderman 
Assistant 

. Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 
I 
Alderman 

Assistant 
Assessors 
Collector 
Constables 



Alderman 
Assistant 

[ Assessors 

Collector 

{■Constables 



^for the East Ward 



y for the West Ward 



> for the North Ward 



yfor the South Ward 



> for the Dock Ward 



304 



MINUTES C'lF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



John Bogcrt Jun^ 
Peter JUvanck 
Jacobus Rooievclt Jun'^ 
JoiiM Depeyster 
Amos Dodge 
Joim \'rcdeiiburgh 
John Cannon Junf 
John M: Scolt 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Philip i\Iinthorne 
James Varian 
bbadiah Wells 
Thomas Mullinar 
Wessell Van Orden 
Benjamin Ik-nson 
John Sickelis 
John Myer Junf 
Dirick Banta 
Tohn Mycr lun^ 



Aldermai 
Assistant 

> Assess 



ors 

Collector 

Constables 

Alderjnan 
Assistant 

( Assessors 

Collector 



>.for Montgomerie Ward 



Out Ward 
^ Bov/erv Division 



Constables 



(Assessors 
Collector 
Constables 



■^ 



>. Harlem Division 



J 



His Excellency the Honourable Robert iVIonckton Captain Gen- 
eral and Governour in Chief in and over the Province of Ne\v York 
and Territories depending thereon in America, Vice Admirall of tlie 
Same, and major Geneiall of his majesty's forces by and with the 
Advice and Consent of his majesty's Council, was pleased to appoint 
thf follow iuij; [ crsons olTicers for the Ci^y and Cour.ty of New York 
for the year Ensueing Vizt 

[174 I Jolin Cruger Esq'' to be mayor, Water Bailiff, and Clerk of tlie 
Marketts 

John Roberts Esq'' to be High Sheriff 

Thomas Shrieve Esq'' to be Coroner 

Resolved (Xemine Contra Dicente) that Isaac Depeyster Esq^ the 
Present Treasurer or Chamberlain of the said City be and he is hereby 
Elected and appointed Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Corporation, 
for the Year Ensuing, he giving such Security as the Law Directs 

. Resolvfi^ and.ORDEu'D by this Board that Amos Dodge be appointed, 
and he is hereby Accordingly appointed high Constable for the City 
and County of New York for the year Ensuing, or until Some other tit 
person be appointed and Sworn in his Room 



OF Till-: cnv OF ni:\v york 



305 



Oi<I)::k'd that M'' Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
X"^ {i(y:>^->) Treasurer of this City, to ijay to John I'lOj^^ert Jun'' Esqr 
Warrt Issued or order l!ie sum of Fifty I'ouuds in full for a years In- 
terest of one Thousand pounds, due unto him the 26''.' 
of Sepleniber Last 

Okukr'd the like to Miss Mary I'Jurk or order the 
X" (1604) Sum of Twenty five Pounds in full for a years Interest 
W'arr^ Issued of I'ive Hundred pijunds due r.nlo her and ending the 
IQ'I' of Sc})teniber Last 

X9 (1605) Warri Issued Order'd the Like to M^" Charles Crook 

for D? 



>-Esq''' Aldermen 



City of 7 (^„ At a Common Couneil held at the City 

X^ew york^ "' Hall of the said City on Thursday the 14'^ 

day of October Anno: Dom : 1762. 

Present/.' John Cruger Esq'- Mayor 

Simon Jolmson Esq'' Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Philip Livingston 

John I'ogert Jun'' 

Leonard Lispinard 

John M : Scott 

Peter iMcsier 

John Lawrence 

Xich? Roosevelt 

Peter CL^iiper 

Corn? Roosevelt 

John Lansing 

Thomas W'randle 

Benjamin Plagg 

George Brewerton 

Tins Day M^ IMayor Attended by ^VK Recorder, the aldermen and 
Assistants aforesaid, high Sheriff, Town Clerk high Constable, Petty 
Constables and other officers of [175] this Corporation between the 
hours of Ten & Eleven of the Clock in the forenoon, at the City Hall 
and went in their formalities from thence to F'ort George in this City, 
and tliere Waited on his Excellency the Honourable Robert Monckton 

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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Cai)tain General and Governoiir in Cliicf, in and over tlie Province of 
Xcw Yo'.k aiul tlic Territories Dependinc;^ Thereon in America, Y'lcc 
Admiral of the same, & Alajor Gent-rail of his majesties forces. The 
(Jaths apjHjJntcd In^ Act of Parliament to be taken instead of the Oaths 
of Allegiance and Supremac)', tlie Test and Abjuration oath in the pres- 
ence of and by order of his Said Excellency Were Administred unto 
b'hn Cruger Esq'' as ]\Iayor Water Bailiff and Clerk of the Markets of 
llie s;iid City as also one of his majesty's Justices of the peace for the 
Cit\- atid County of New York and also the Usual oaths of the officers 
of mayor Water Bailiff and Clerk of the ^'.larkcts of the Sanie City and 
justice of the peace, in the Presence of the Scverall members of this 
Court ; \\'}Kreupon the mayor attended as aforesaid Returned to the 
City Hall, Where after the riiig-ing- of three Bells and Proclamation 
niade for Silence, the Commission, for Mayor, \Yater Bailiff and Clerk 
of the Markets and the Connnissions of the high sheriff and Coroner 
were published and then this Court Returned to the Common Councill 
Chaniber, wh.ere the said John Cruger Esq^ was placed in the Chair, 
and the said John Cruger Esq"" as Mayor of this Corporation Adminis- 
tred the Oaths aforesaid appointed to be taken by act of Parliament. 
Instead of the oaths of allegiance and Supremacy, the Test and Abju- 
ration oath, and the usual oaths for the due Execution of their Respec- 
tive '■'fbces unto the Respective Majestrates & Officers following \'iz^. 

l-'rancis b'ilkin 
Philii-p Livingston 
jf'bn B<;gert juvJ 
Leonard Le>j)!nard 
John M : Scott 
Peter Mesier 
John Lawrence 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
Ctirn: Roosevelt 
John Lansing 
Thomas Wrandle 
George Brewerton 
Peter P.ivanck 
John Roberts Esq'' 



>► Esq""? Aldermen 



> Assistants 



Thomas Shrieve Esq^ 
Amos Dodce 



high Sheriit of the City and County of New 

York 
Coroner 
high Constable 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



307 



Petty Constables 

Josci)h Forbush 
John Outenbogcri 
Peter IJookhoLidt 
John Graham 
Henry Taylor 
Vincent Til}'ou 
William Pontinecr 
John Ute 
Joseph l^aklw in 
William Sloo 
John Vreclenbnrgh 
John Cannon Jun- 
Thomas IMnllinar 
Wcssell \'an Orden 
[17G] Dirick Banta 
John Myer Jun'' (ab) 



I for the 
[ North Ward 

'South \\'ard 
Dr.ck Ward 
East A\'ard 
West \\'ard 
Mont>' Ward 



I ]^)Ov>crv Divis 



ision 



Harlem D? 



Okdkr'd that i\I^ Bivanck be appointed to All Committees that 
Mf Blagg was ajipointed to, and also ordfk'd that All other Commit- 
tees appointed by this Board, be, and remain as such the Ensuing 
year 

Jacob Sharp Baker admitted and C«jrncliu5 Clopper Jun- Baker 
& Wessell A'an Orden Blacksmith Sworn freemen of this Corporation 
and OKnER'o to be "Registred 



City of I ^^ 
New York( " 



At a Comm^'U Councill held at the 
City Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 
19*'.' day of October Anno: Dom: 1762. 

Present/. John Cruger Esq'' ]Mayor 

Simon Johnson lisq- Recorder 
Francis Filkin 



Philip Livingsti~»n 
John Bogert Jun'' 
Peter Mesier 
John Lawrence 
'Corn': Ro.^seveh 
Thomas Wrandle 
George Brewington 
Peter Bivanck 



j^Esq''? Aldermen 



Assistants 



3o8 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COCTXCIL 



Oki)i:i^"i) tluit M' Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

X? Treasurer of this City to pay to M'' James Mills or 

(iTx/)) order tlie Euiii of Two Hundred and cipjhty four • 

Warri Issued pounds li%-c Shilling? in full c)f his Account with this 

Corporation to the Twent)- Fifth day of Aut^ust last 

as '~^.K his said Account Audited and allowed of by this Board 

Okdiir'd that M^ Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N9 Treasurer of tliis Cily to pay to TnI^ Jolm De Peyster 

(1607) Jun^ or order the su.ni of Forty three pounds Six 

^^^-lrri issued shillings and two pence half penny in full of his ac- 
count with this Corporation for the Expcnces of the 
Barracks as ^'^ his said accl Sworn to and allowed of by this Board 

Order D tliat the Mayor Issue his V/arrant to the 

N? Treasurer of tins Cit\ to pa_\' to John Lawrence Esq^ 

iTtoS or order the further sum of Two Hundred pounds to 

Wan-. Issued be by him laid (5ut and expended in repairing the Long 

Bridge fronting the Exchange 

Ordeu'd that Francis Basset be appointed and lie is hereby Ac- 
cordingly appointed one of the firemen for the East Ward of the said 
<."ity in the Room of Samuel Waldron, wlio hath declined Serving in 
l!".c said CUfiCc any Longer/ 



{177] City of ) 
Xow YorkJ 



At a ComiriO!! Councill held at the City 
Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the 9^1' 
day of November 1762/ 

Present/. John Cruger Esq'' Mayor 

Simon Johnson lisq'' Recorder 
John Bogert Jui\'" 



Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Alesicr 
John Lawrence 
Peter Clopper 
Corn? Roosevelt 
John Lansing- 
Thomas Wrandle 
George Brewerton 
Peter Bivanck 



>-Esq''-: Aldermen 



>► Assistants 



OF THK CITY OF NFW YORK 



309 



Ordf.k'd that Mr ^ Favor Issue his Warrant to the 
X"^ (i^><yj) Treasurer of this City to pay to M^ Jacob Hrcwcrton 
\\'arrl issued or order tlic Sum of Ow: hundred and Forty pounds 
Nine ShiUin.^^^s and Ten pence three farthinc^s, being 
for the like simi distrained from him by the Collect<jr of Kings County 
for the Government Tax As also the further Sum of Six pounds 
Eleven shillings & Seven pence distrained from him by d? for the 
County Tax for the Years 1761 and 1762 

Om^Kk'i) the like to .\K John Grirfith.s or order the 
N''.' (i6]o) sum of i('>i :iS :o being the like sum by him Ad- 
W^arrt Issued vanced and paid for the use of this Corporation in 
Cleaning Severall of the publick Slips in this City/ 

Ordmr'i) th.e like to M'" Isaac Stoutenburgli or 

N° order the sum of Eleven j>ounds four Shillings and 

161 1 Six ponce in full of his Account for v/ork done for 

Warri Issued this Corporation, as ai-So th.e Furtlier sum of Twenty 

eight pounds eight Shillings and Six pence in full 

of one other Account for monies by hin.i Advanced and paid for the 

use of this Corporation for the Watch house Court house and for one 

years setting tlie watch which Two Accounts were Sworn to and 

Allowed of by this Board 

Order 'd that Isl^ ^layor Issue his v^-arrant to the 
Nv (1612) Treasurer of this City to pay to .M'' John Eansing or his 
\\'arrt Issued order the sum of £100 to l.'C by him laid out towards 
defraying the expences of ligh.ting the Citys Lamps. 

Be it OKDAiXED by the Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty of the 
City of New A'ork Convened in Commo:'. Councill. and it is hereby 
oW)Aixr.]) by the Authoritv of the Same that the following- Laws Or- 
ders and Ordinances of this Cor{>oration be, remain and Continue in 
full force and \"irtue for Chie year from the day of the date liereof, 
Vizt 

A Law for the Due Observation of th-' Lord's day Called Sunday 

A Law To Prevent Strangers from being a Charge to this Cor- 
f. oration 
[178] A Law to appoint Sworn Surveyors of this City 

A Law for the better preventing of Fires 

A Law for ^^arking of P. read 

A Law prohibiting the sale of Mc;d and Flower by Measure and 
for appointing pro])er jilacos for the Sale of Meal Flov.er Corn and 
Grain 



310 MINUTES OF THE COMMON' COUNCIL 

A Law for Kcgulatinj^^ negroes Alulattoes and other Slaves 

A Law for Ivcgulating- of Carts and Cart nic-n 

A Law to Regulate the ofticc of Cuagers of Liquors, packers of 
Ecef and pork and Cullers of Staves, Heading and Hoops 

A Law Relating to ]\ faking of Freemen 

A L.\w for Regulating th.e 1} ing of Vessells in the Great Dock and 
slips of this City and ascertaining the rates to be paid for the Same 
anil for ])reserving the Bridge and Common Sewer of the Same Great 
Dock 

A Law for preserving the Commons and the Fish in Fresh water 
pond 

A Law for Regulating and P^stablishing fees for Invitors to 
I'uncrals 

A Law for i>a\'ing and Cleaning tlie Streets lanes and Alleys within 
the City of New York and for preventing Nuisances within the same 

A Law Prohihiting Hawkers and pedlars 

A Law for preventing frauds in firewood 

A Law for Marking Butter 

A Lav/ for Regulating fences 

A Law fiT Regulating of midwivcs within the City of New York 

A Law for Regulating the office of Chamberlain or Treasurer of 
th.c City of New York 

A Law for the better Securing of the City of New York froni the 
Danger of Gun Powder 

A Law declaring to wh.at uses the seal of this Corporation the 
seal of the n:avors Court and the seal of tliC }Javoraltv of this Citv 

Sluill bo put 

A Law k>r Regulating the publick markets within the City of 
New ^ ork and for preventing the forestalling of Provisions Coming 
lo the said :^Lirkets 

A Law to prevent the selling or giving Unripe fruit and Oysters 
v.i'.l!in the City of New York 

A Law to restrain and Prohibit the Giving or Selling of Strong 
Linuors to any of the private Centinals of his Majesties Garrison in 
t?K- City of \\-\v York 

A Law to prevent Raffling in the City of Xcw ^'ork 

A Law to Aseertain the Size ot Apjtle Barrels and the Weight of 
^>:i:.)ns that shall bi- ]-,rought to this City for Sale or Iixportation 

A Law prohibiting the sale of Ha>- by nu-a-^uro j 

A Law to prevent frauds and imcertainties in the Sale of Fire- 1 

"' -•'! Commonly Called Cord wood within tins Citv 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



[179] City of 
New York 



ss. 



At a Common Council lu-M :d tlw < 
Jlall of the said City on Friilay li;.- \ 
(Jay of November 1762. 



Present'/ John Crnj^er Esq^ Mayor 
Francis Filkin 
PhiHp Livingston 
John Bogert Jun'' 
Leonard Lispinard 
Peter ATesier 
John Lawrence 
Peter Clopper 
Corn? Roosevelt 
John Lansinpf 
Thomas Wrandle 
Geor<?"e Brewinsrlon 



>Esq''? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



ORDnKD That the Mayor Issue his Warrant to \]:r 

N? (1613) Treasurer of this City, To pay to Johannis Mycr -lu--- 

Warr^ Lsued senger and door keeper to this Board or C)rder t! '' 

sum of Six j)oimds in full for extraordir'.ary Servik'-* 

by him done the Last Year for this Corporation 

Order'd tliat Alderman Lawrence and Mess': Lansing antl Wraml'v 
he a Cornmitiee to make a Calculation of what tlie Expence of v.ai.-'-- 
ing and Lighting the Citty's Lamps the ensuing year will CfUK- '.•• 
and report the same to this Board at their next meeting 

Ordered the mayor Issue his A\*arrant to ih.e Tr< ..*•- 

N? (i6i.[) urer of this City to pay to John \'ansise or --rder i':c 

W'arr^ Issucil sum of Thirty five pounds iMiteen ShiHing> ai:i v.:- c 

Pence in full of his Account for work done t>^ t) c 

Ferry house as '^. his said Account Sworn to and allowed of l>y 1: .<. 

Board 

Order'd that the expence of Repairing the Bridge or j !at!- r:v.. 
near the Coftie House, be placed to the account of this CoriK-»rat:en 

Order'd that the ?ilayor Issue his Warrant to lie 
N?(i6i5) Treasurer of this City to pay t-. Peter CL-ppcr o-r 

(Warrt Issued) order on account the sum of one hundre.i j)'.tm is 
for Stmdry disbursements by ium laid out for Re- 
pairs to the Ferry House, Fly Market >.vc 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



OrderT) the like to John Dogert Jun'' Esq'' or 

N? (]6i6) order the Sum of Fifteen pounds Six Shilhng? and 

(Warr', l5:sued) Three pence for the hke suni by him advanced and 

paid to Ab'^:^ Pitt for work done for this Corporation, 

as ^:^ his said aeel Sworn to and allowed of by this Hoard 

[iSo] Ordi^r'o the like to Henry Carmer or order the 
N'.'(i6i7) Suin of Sixty pounds Two Shillings and a i>cTniy in 
W'arr'. Issued full of his ace', for work done for this Corporation ';-^ 
his said acct Sworn to and allowed of by this Board 

orditr'd that tlie Kate of Cartage of Powder to be Incerted in the 
Law past the last Common Councill Entituled a l^aw for Regulating 
of Carts and Carmen in such Manner, as is order'd and directed in 
a former Law of this Corporation 



City of '^ ^^^ 
\^ewYorkl 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the Said City on Wednesday the i-; 
of December in the Year of our Lord 176-3 



Present;{ John Cruger Esq!" ]\Iayor 
Philip Livingston 
John Bogert Jnn^ 
Leonard Lispinard 
John M: Scott 
Peter IMesier 
John Lawrence 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
John Lansing 
George Brev/erton 
Peter Bivanck 



>'Esq''? Alderm.cn 



•Assistants 



It being Conceived necessary by this Board, that a Law of this 
Cirporation for Cording of nrev.ood be prepared, Its th-^-refore ok- 
in-.K'i) that Alderman Bogert Alderman Scott and "NP Roosevelt be a 
CoMiniitlee to prepare a Law for thai purpose accordingly and that the 
Same be delivered to this Board v>ith all Convenient Speed 

ORDERD tl-at the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 

X'' (1618) Treasurer of this City to pay to John Lawrence Em;' 

^^arr*. Lsucd or h.is order the sum of Two Hundred and Eighty two 

pounds Seven Shillings and three pence in full for tlie 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



313 



Rallance of liis Account for Sundrv cxpcpces by him dirlnirscd and 
laid out towards rinishin!::^ tb.c Lon:( I^ridr^a- frontinc: the ENxhange 

Order'i; the like to Joh.annis .Mycr Messenger and 

X? (1619) Door keeper to tliis lioard or Order the Sum of Three 

Warr^ Issued pounds I'ifteen ShilHnj^s in full lor one Quarters 

Sallary due unto him and ending the Second day of 

this Instant December'/ 



[1S2''] City of I ^^ 



New York< 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 21-'. 
day of December 1762 

Present/ John Crugor Esq'' Mayor 
Francis Filkin 
John Bogert Jun^ 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Mesier 
John Lawrence 
Nicholas Roosevelt 



j^Esq'': Aldermen 



John Lansing 
George Brewcrton 
Thomas W^randle 
Peter Bivancl^e 
Corn? Roosevelt 



> Assistants 



Cornelius Van Sise of tlie City of New York House Carpenter 
Sworn a freeman of this Corporation and ouni'.R'n to be Registred 

ORDriiD that the ^Mayor Lsuc his Warrant to the 
N? (1620) Treasurer of this City to pay to Jolm Zurriclcer or 
\\"arrt Issued order the sum of Fifteen pounds in full of his Ac- 
count for the Cutting of Twelve Cornishes and five 
Arches for the old City Hall as "•-' said acct sworn to & allov/ed of by 
this Board;/ 

C>iu)1:k*d th.e like to Peter ]\lesicr Esq'' or order the 

N? (1621) sum of Twenty tlirce pounds Sixteen Shillings and 

Warr* Issued Two pence in full for the Balance of h.is accom.it for 

Sundry Disbiu'seni.ents and sums l>y liim paid and laid 

out towards repa'iring the Broadway Market 



''Note: Page iSi oinittcil in numbering t!ie orifjinal. 



314 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

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

Nv (1622) urcr to pay to John J.Jogert Jun'' Esq'' or order the sum 

Warr'. Issued of Six I'uunds r'iftoou ShiUings and Ten pence half 

penny fur so much Money by him advanced and paid 

to George WilHs in full of said WilHs's Account for Paving part of 

Frankford Street in Alontgomcric Ward of this City 

Ordiikf.d that I\l- ^fayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? (1623) Treasurer of this City to pay to M- Isaac Stoutenhurgh 
Warrt Issued or order the Sum of one Hundred and Eighty pounds 
Six Shilh'ngs (out of the Clonics paid into his hands by 
the Church Wardens of this City and raised and Collected in Virtue 
of an Act of Lieutenant Governour the Councill and Gcnerall Assem- 
blv of this province lately made and published ) it being for the like 
sum by him advanced and Vvhich he hath Engaged to pay to Sundry 
watchmen for Xights watches in this City from the seventh day of 
September last until the seventh day of December following 

Ouder'd that Alderman Livingston, Alderman ^Mesier, Mess''? 
Nicholas Roosevelt. Lansing and Wrandle or the major part of them 
be a Committee to Treat [183] with a person to act as ]\Iaster Builder 
for altering and repairing the old City Hall and report the same to 
this Board with all Con\-enient Speed 

Ordered the Persons hereafter named be appointed firemen for the 
severall Wards within this City and they are hereby accordingly 
appointed Vizi 

Jacobus Stout enl.-urgh Engineer 
Sanmel Bell & Jasper Ten Brook assistants 

For tlie West ward Fast ward 

John Kiersted Peter Bogert 

Gulian V. \'arick John Roomer 

John \'an Dolson John Targier 

Cornelius Ileyer Sam! A\'aldron 

Isaac Stoutenburgh Juri^" Wl^ Bokee 

Marselus Garrebrants David Hansen 

George Stanton Francis Bassett 

George Wells John \\ Alstyne 

Abraham B.ussing Victor Becker 

Robert Harding David Scott 

Barnardu.^ Swartv.out John Bergen 

Cornelius Cooper \\"iIlT Post 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



315 



North ward 
Peter ITcndricks 
Aaron Gilbert 
John Aid I tania 
Francis Uarry 
Corn? Turk Cordwaincr 
Peter Garrabrants 
Isaac Stoutcnburgh 
Will'? Elsworth Jun^ 
Isaac DeLaniatcr 
John DeLamatcr 
Andrew Cell 
Isaac Ijog-ert 

South ward 
George Wa] grove 
Isaac Marschalk 
Zachariah Sickles 
Aert Houseman 
Gerrard? Alyer 
Tho? Lawrence 
Jacob Roome 
Ab^» Laback 
Henry Sheafe 
Abncr Bro-wn 
Rich-} V. Varick 
Dan' Evits Jun'' 



Dock ward 
And'^' Gotier 
Jolin \'an Gclder 
David pra jn-ovoost 
Josiah Dagley 
J)ap! Ten Eyck 
Cliarles philipsc 
Andrew Breasted 
peter De Riemcr 
Henry De Foreest 
James \'arick 
Henry Sickles 

Mont go. ward 
Wl^ llardenbrook 
Anth? Shackerly 
Theop. Hardenbrook 
John ELsv.orth 
Janv^ Bogert Junf 
Step"? Crosfield 
Tunis Tiebout 
John Hardenbrook 
peter Roomer 
peter Ryker 
John Dyckman 
Corn! \'an Sise 



[18^] And further okder'd that the above firenuMi be and appear in 
leather Caps at any fire which may happen within this City 

Order 'd by tliis Board that M'' Isaac Stoutcnburgh overseer of 
the fire Engines in this City, get the wheels of such fire Engines shod, 
as Stand in Need thereof and place the account thereof to this Cor- 
poration 



3i6 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of ^ ^^ 
New York( 



At a Coinnion Council! held at the City 
Hall of the said City on 'J'hursday the 13';' 
of Jan''> 1 763 



rresent/. Jolui C"ru,Cicr Esq^ Mayor 
Francis Filkin 
Phihp Living"ston 
Lcunard Lcspinard 
Peter Alesier 
Nich? Roosevelt 
Th.onias Randle 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
George P>rcwerton 
Peter P>ivanck 



ivEsq': Aldermen 



>► Assistants 



OkDhR'D that tlu- Clerk of this Board prepare an advertizcinent 
to be j)ul in the publick Gazzcttees for letting to farm by publick Out 
Cry to the highest Bidder the ferry Between this City and Nassau 
Island the Stalls and Standings in the Severall Marketts and the 
publick ^vharf? and Slips of this City (for a term of years hereafter 
to be published) and that on Tuesday the ii*l^ day of ^March next at 
Two oCIock in the Afternoon of the same day at the Common Councill 
Chamber in the City Hall of this City, as also for letting to farm by 
Publick Out C ry, tlie Exchange House now in the possession of M'' 
Roper Dawson at the Lower End of Broad Street on friday the aS'l" 
of January Instant at two oClock in the afternoon of the same day 
at the said Ccrnmon Councill Chamber and that this Board or the 
Major part of them be a Committee for Letting the same upon such 
Conditions as they sliall Judge proper/. 

Okdi-.r'd that the }^Layor Issue his ^^'a^rant to the 

N? (1624) Treasurer of this Cily to pay to Peter Ricicer or order 

Warr* Issued the Sum of three pounds fourteen Shi'lings and Six 

])ence in full of his account for Smiths v/ork done to 

tlie New Goal as "p^. his Said Account Sworn to and allowed of by 

this Board 

Ow^er'd the like to ^P Cornelius Turck or order the 

N? (1625) Sum of Thirteen pounds fourteen Shillings and Six 

pence in full of his account for Sundry lire Bucketts 

furnislied for ibis Covjjoration O^'c as ■^-^. his said Accoun.t Audited and 

allowed of By this Board/. 



OF THE CITY OF NKW YORK 317 

fiS.s] Okder'd the like to M^ Jacob lircwerton or 

N*^ 1626 order the Sum of Sevent> ihi'ee pounds in full of his 

W'air^ Issued accouiU for dieiui.L;- Sunch-y LarptnLcrs and other 

Workman in the Service of this Corporation at the 
ferry and for }\Iouies b\ him laid out for Ijricks Timber &c as ^. his 
said account Sworn to and Allowed of By this Board 

Ouni-.R'n tliat the ^NTayor retain out of the moiiies by him received 
the last year for Granting: Lycences to retailors of Strong Liquors the 
Sum of one Kundrcil -dwA Tv.enty five pounds beinj:;- what this Board 
agreed to allow hirji for his fees as Clerk of the Markets the Last 
year at wliich time the said mayor Kxhiljited to this Board a List of 
the naivics of such persons who had taken out Lycences for retailing 
of Strong Liquors within this City from the 25".' of March 1762, to 
the 25*1' of March 1763. amounting to the Xumber of Two Hundred 
and forty one and v.h.o Together had paid for tlu- Same the Sum 
of tliree hundred and Fitt\' nine pounds Eighteen Sh.ilhngs 

Okdek'd that th.e saicl Mayor pay the same to th.e Treasurer or 
Cham))erlain first retaining thereout as aforesaid, And Likewise the 
further Sum of Four Sliillings and paying to th.e Clerk the Sum of 
Five Shillings for every L}cence so by him GratUed as Aforesaid 

Order'l) that Alderman Bogert Alderman Filkin Mess""? Randle 
and IHvnnciC or any three of them be a Convi-nitlce to Lett out upon 
lease for one year a Lott of Gr^.tund Contiguous to pocks Slip now in the 
possession of William Dobbs or his assigns and make Beport thereof 
to this I'oard with all Convenient vSpced 

M"? [Mayor produced to this Board one general account of what 
moneys had been received liy himself and father as mayors of tb.is 
City for fees due to this Corporation on Lycences Granted to Retailors 
of Strong Liquors by which said account there appears to be a Bal- 
lance due to the said Corporation of one Hundred and Seven pounds 
Seventeen Shillings and Six pence as Settled and agreed to by this 
Board and now filed whereupon tb.is I'oard doth order that the said 
John Cruger the present mayor pay tb.e said Ballance of one hundred 
and Seven pounds seventeen Shillings and Six pence to the Treas- 
urer or Chamberlain of this City wliose Receipt to him shall be a 
Good and Sufticient discharge for ll:e Same 



3i8 



MIXUTKS OF '1 in: COMMON COUNCIL 



Order'd tliat the Assize of Bread be till further order flower @ 
25/3 ^- Cent. 

A White Loaf of tlie finest flower to W'eiqh . . . 2"-' : 10'^== for 8 Coppers 
D? of D'^ to v/eigh. . . i : 5 . for 4. .D9 

And its Fukthi-.k ordi-.r'd that no other Ijread be made for Sale 
within this City then according to the above as.-ize (hard bisquits only 
excepted) and that all l!akers within this City take Notice thereof and 
make their 11 read Accordingly 

IM^ Mavou this day Exhibited to this ]joard an account Between 
him, the [186] Estate of his father John Cruger Esq^ Deceased for- 
merly Mayor of this City, and this Corporation by which it appears 
that there's due to the Corporation from him and the Estate of his 
said father the sum of one Hundred and seven pounds Seventeen 
Shillings and Six pence Current money of this province Whereupon 
Its order'd by this 13oard tliat he pay the said Sum to the Chamberlain 
or Treasurer of this Corporation whose Receipt Shall be to him a 
Good discharge for the Same 



City of } 
New York j ' 



ss. 



At a Common Council! held at the City 
1-Fa!l of the said City on l-Viday the 28^'.' 
ckiy of Tan'">' 1763. 

Present/. John Cruger I'^sq^" i^Iayor 
Francis Filkin 
F'hilip Livingston 



John Dogert 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Mesier 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
John Lansing 
George Brcwerton 
Peter Bivanck 



>- Esq^ Aldermen 



s^ Assistants 



Order'd the ma\or Issue his warrant to the Trcas- 
N? (1627) urcr of tliis City, to pav to "M^ John Lansing or order 
\\'arr^ Issued the Sum of S'.'venty pounds to be by him laid out to- 
wards defraying the Expences of Lighting the Citys 
Lamps 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



3' 9 



Okdfk'd that the Clerk of this I'oard prepare one other advcrtize- 
ment to be put hi the pubhck Gazzcttces, for lettiiij:^^ to farm by publick 
Oiit Cry to the hi.yhcst Bidflev the ferry between this City and Nassau 
Island to Two Persons the one Ivesidin^^ in this City and the other on 
Nassau side for the Term of three years to Commence on the first day 
of May next: Likewise the pul)lick Wharfs and Slips of this City for 
same term, and the Stalls and Standings in the Se\-erall ]\larketts of 
this City for the Term of one year, both to CVmnnenee on the said first 
day of ]\ray mxl at a yearl}' rent to I)e ])aid Oi'.arlerly on Tuesda}' the 
fu'st day of March next, at two oClock in th;- afternoon of the same 
day at the Coinmon Councill Chamiicr in the City Hall of the said 
City of New York, aiul that this I'.oard or the ^^ajor part of them be a 
Commitlee lor Letting the Same, upon su<:h Conditions as they shall 
Judge proper 



[187] City of (gg^ 
New York C 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Llall of the Said Cit\' on Tuesday th.e 15'V 
day of Feb'>" iyf)7, 



Present;/ John Cruger Esfi?" Mayor 
Francis Filkiu 
Philip Livmgston 
John Bogert Jun^ 
I.,eonard I.xspinard 
Peter ^Icsier 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
John Lansing 
Thomas Randle 
George Brewerton 
Peter Bivanck 



S'Escf? Ald.ermen 



J- Assistants 



Ordek'd that tlie Assize of Iheatl be till further order flower @ 
22/9 \^. O 

A White [Loaf] of the finest (lower to \Veigh. . . 2^^ : 14'^^ for 8 CVppers 
D? ofD9 to weigh... i : 7 for 4 D? 

AxD Its Further orper'd that no other Bread be made for Sale 
within this City then acconling to tiie above Assise (hard P.isijuits only 
Excepted) and that all P>akers within this City take Notice thereof and 
make their Bread accordingly 



320 MINUTKS OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

OiiDF.ii'u by this Board that a Law of this Corporation Hntilulcd a 
Law for prevfiUing- iraiids in firewood he repealed, and the same is 
hereby accordingly repealed and in:-tead tlicieof the following' Law be 
pui:lislied to witt, a Law Liiiitulcd a Law to prevent frauds and uncer- 
tainties in the Sale of tlrewood Commonly Called Cordwood within this 
City and the ?anic is hereby accord in.yly Publislied and to Continue and 
remain in full force and N'irtue for one year from and after the date 
hereof, being- in the words following, Witfreas frequent Abuses have 
been Committed, and are likely to Continue, in the sale of 
Preamble, firewood lor want of a more Certain method of Admeas- 
urement of such wood than is at present practised ; and the 
Mayor Alderuien and Coinmonalt>- of the Cit}- of New York, in Com- 
mon Councill Convened being willing and clc: irons to prevent the Like 
for the future, 

L DO ORDAi>: and it is herein- ordained by 
fire wood to be four the authority aforesaid, that all firewood, 
feet Long Connnonly Called Cord'.vood, which shall be 

Brought into this City, or the Liberties there- 
of, for sale shall be in length four feet, including half the Scarf; on the 
forfeiture of the Sum of Fort}' Shillings, Current money of this Colony, 
to be paid by the person or persons, who offer "the Same for sale. 

IL AND be it furtlier ordained by the 
No Cordwood to be Autliority Aforesaid, that Xo Cordv»'Ood [i88] 
Landed, 'till Sold shall be Landed on any of the Docks or 

Wharfs within this City until the Same be 
Sold, in order to be immediately Carried away ; and that as Soon as 
any Boat or other \^essel be unloaded, the same shall be liauled away 
Iitmiediately (if ailoat) in order tb.at other Boats may Come to tb.c 
W'harf or ti'ick to unload their wood, under tlie penalty of Twenty 
Shillings for cacli Offence to be paid by the offender or offenders. 

TIL AND be it further ordained by tlie 
No flrcv^-ood to be authority aforesaid that from and after the 
Sold otherwise tlian first day of ]\rarch, next following the publi- 
b}- the Cord Measure cation hereof, no firewood, Commonly Called 

Cordwood, shall be Sold within this City, 
otherwise than In- the Cord measure that is to Say, one Cord to measure 
Eight feet wide, and four feet high and so in [)roportion for a Greater 
or less Quantity ; and all such A\'ood shall be actually Landed on 
Shore by the Seller, before the delivery thereof. Axn that disputes 
may be prevented between the Buyers and Sellers of Such wood Re- 
specting the due Cording thereof V 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 321 

IV. IT is hereby also ordaincfl by the 
Inspectors appointed same Authority, that such Inspectors as the 
by the ?vIa}-or to be mayor of the raid City, for tiie time Bein.c:, 
Judges of tlie cordinc: shall appoint for that purpose, (who shall be 

duly Sworn to do Impartial Justice Between 
the parties) shall severally be the Judges of such Cording, and their 
Judgment be final between the parties respecting the due Cording of 
the Same, the said Inspectors shall haue for their Trouble for each 
Cord by them Inspected, four C'oppcrs, to be paid one half by the 
Buyer, a.nd the other half by the Seller of said wood ; and if any person 
or persons shall presume to Sell or Buy any firewood otherwise than 
by the Cord, to be measured, as aforesaid, Such person or persons shall 
Respectively forfeit the Sum of Forty Shillings Like money as afore- 
said for every offence: Unless the Buyer & Seller of Such firewood do 
agree on aii> other Method of admeasurement than is hereby Before 

V AND be it further ordained by the 
Penalties and forfeit- Authority Aforesaid, that one Half of all the 
ures how to be Dis- penalties and forfeitures, Sum and Sums of 
posed of. iMoney whicli Shall at any time hereafter he 

incurred and f'lrfeited by \'irtuc of this Act 
.shall be paid to such person or persons as shall Sue for and prosecute 
the Same to Effect; and the other half thereof to the Church wardens 
of the said City, for the use of the poor thereof, and sliall and may be 
Recovered before the IMayor, Recorder, and Aldermen of the said 
City, or any of them, with Costs of Suit 

The I'etitiox of William Walton Esq" Jacobus Roosevelt and 
Sundry others was preferred to this Board, praying tliat this Board 
would be pleased to Give tlicm Liberty to Construct and Erect a pub- 
lick Market House in or near Pecks Slip in Montgomerie Ward of 
this City at tlicir [iSf)] Own Cost and Expcnce of such demcnsions as 
this I'.oard shall think proper c^x. Wherkltox its ordf.r'd by this Board 
that the Consideration thereof be deferred to .Some future Common 
Councill 

M'' Daniel Dunscomb of this City Cooper produced to this B.oard 
a release from John Kingston of the said City Blacksmith and Rachel 
his wife, and James Reade of the same City Taylor and Jane his wife 
to the Mayor aldermen and Commonalty of the said City of all their 
Right and Interest of and in Severall Streets Laiil out atid mentioned 
in a nuip or plan of a Certain piece or parcell of Ground fornierly 
Vol. VI.— 21 



322 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



patented to John ^Minthornc Lying a little to the Xorthward of the fresh 
water in the Outward of tlie said City which said map or Draft was 
made by Lawrence Letelicr one of the Citys Survey^jrs and is now 
filed with the said Release both annexed whicii are okdkr'd by this 
Board to be Recorded by the Clerk hereof in the Book of City Grants 

Ori)i:f<'i) that the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 

N? 1628 urer of this City to pay to AL L?aac Van Hook or order the 

Sum of Seventy Nine pounds Xitieteen Shillings and Light 

pence in full for the ex|)ence of Lrecting a Ilay Alachine by order of 

this Board, which proved Abortive 



City of I 



New York 



SS 



At a Common Council! Held at the City 
Hall of the Said City, on Tuesday the 1^'. 
day of JNlarch 1763 



Present/' John Cruger Escf Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'" Recorder 



Francis Filkin 
Phili}"" Livingston 
Leonard Li>pinard 
John i\i : Scott 
Peter ]\Iesier 
Nich? Roosevelt 
Peter Clojiper 
John Lansing 
Thomas Randle 
George Drewmgton 
Peter Bivanck 



>.Esq''? Aldermen 



^Assistants 



Okdkk'h the mayor Issue his warrant to M- John De- 
N? 1629 peyster Jun^ ihe Sum of £200 : in part of his Account witli 
this Corporation for the Expencc of the Barracks i^cc 

Oudiir'd the Like to Johannis 2^Iyer Messenger and Door 
N? 1630 Keeper to this P.oard, or order the Sum of £3 : 15 : for one 
Quarters Sallary due and Ending this day [190] Upon Ap- 
plication of Rynier Xack of this City Cartman and John M}er of the 
same City Blacksmith to be appointed to the office of a Publick meas- 
urer of the said Citv, Lrs thi:uki-oue okdf.u'd bv this Board that tliey 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



323 



Severally be appointed and they arc hereby Severally appointed ac- 
cordinL::lv to the said office of a I'ubliek measurer of the said City on 
their takin^;: the usual oath for the due execution of said Office 



City of ^ 00 
New York j 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the Said City on Tuesday the S'^ 

day of March 1763 



Present/ John Cruger Escj'' Mayor 
Francis Filkin 
Philip Livingston 
John Bogcrt Jun'' 
Leonard Lespinard 
John M : Scolt 
Peter Mesier 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
Thomas Randle 
John Lansing 
Peter Livanck 



>-Esq'^: Aldermen 



I. 



Assistants 



Ordkr'd that the ATayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
N? 1631 urer of this City to pay to M^ Isaac Stoutenburgh or order 
the sum of one Plundrcd and Eighty four pounds thirteen 
Shillings (out of the monies paid into his hands by the Church wardens 
of this City and raised and Collected in virtue of an act of the Lieu- 
tenant Govornour the Councill and Generall assembly of this province 
lately made and published) it being for the like Sum by him advanced, 
and which he hath Engaged to pay to Sundry watchmen for Nights 
Watches in this City from the Eighth day of Decemb-cr Last to the 
Eighth day of this Listant March/. 

Tins Board having agreed this day with And? P.reasted to alter 
Sc repair tlie City Hall for the more Commodious Reception of the 
Several! I'ranclies of the Legislature, anrl for the Holding of Courts, 
and other pul/iick uses, and for that purpose have allowed him, as being 
the principal Carpenter or master workman, the Sum of Sixteen Shil- 
lings p^ Pay, for" every Day he Siiall be in actual Service, lie the said 
Andrew Breasted is to Receive no benefit from those who he Shall 
Imploy under him, and to keep the ace'? which Immediately Relate to 
his Business &c 



3^A 



MIx\UTES OF THE COMMDN COUNCIL 



The Petition' of William Walton Esq'' Jacobus Roosevelt and Sun- 
dry others for Liberty to ErccL a publick Market House in or near 
pecks Slip in [191] Moiitgoincric Ward of tin's City, was this day 
Taken into Consideration by this Ijoard and thereupon Unanimously 
resolved and orderd tliat the prayer thereof be Granted, and Alderman 
Bogert and 2\b Biv:tiick be a Committee to direct the Same to be made 
and Erected in such Convenient place thereabouts as they Shall Judge 
most requisite for the publick Good 



City of ) r-c 
New York { 



>.Esq''? Aldermen 



>- Assistant: 



At a Common Council] held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
15H' day of March 1763 

Present/. John Cruger Esq'' i\Iayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Philip Livingston 

John Bogert Jun'' 

Leonard Lespinard 

John M: Scott 

Peter ]Mesier 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Peter Clojjper 

Thomas Randle 

John Lansing 

Cornelius Roosevelt 

George Brewington 

Ouder'd ihcil Al'lcin;an Lawrence Alderman Filkin Mess''* John 
Lansing and Thomas Randle or the major part of them be a Committee 
to order and Direct, hov; far, and in what manner the addition to the 
Coenties market now i)rayed for Shall be Carried 

OkI'Mrd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 1632 of this City to pay to Peter ^.lesier Esq'' or order the Sum 
of Thirty Eight pounds five Shillings in full for the like suin 
by him advar;ced and paid to James B}ers for Twelve Brass Chambers 
for Sevcrall of the publick pumps in this City as 9}. the said account 
audited and allov^-ed of by this Board 

Ordf.k'd the Like to M^ Caleb [Thomas] Shrieve or or- 

N? 1633 der the Sum of Three pounds Four Shillings for the like 

Sum by him Expended (in the Execution of his office of 



OF THE CITY OK NEW YORK 



3«5 



Coroner of this City and County) towards the liurial of four Corps, 
which were found floalinL,'- near Xutten Island Shoar, as {/ his said 
accxaint audited hy tliis I'.oard and allowed of 

OrdI'.rd the Mayor Issue liis warrant to the Treasurer 
Nv 1634 of this City to pay to John Myer Blacksmith or order the 
Sum of Three pounds fourteen Shillings in full of his Ac- 
count for sundry Iron P>olts for the use of this Corporation as '<^,. [192] 
his said account Sworn to and allowed of hy this Board 

The Petitiox of Sundry of the Inhabitants of the West Ward Re- 
siding- near the slip at the Lower end of Cortlandts Street for leave to 
Erect a publick market House there at their own expence as also 
the Petition of sundry other of the Inhabitants of the said West ward 
Residing at the Lower End of Deys Street, for leave to Erect a Mar- 
ket House also there at their own Expence, .\xr> Likewise one other 
petition of the Inhabitants of the said West ward residing at or near 
the Oswego Market in the Broadway Street against Granting the 
prayer of the abovesaid two Petitions Untill they Could be heard upon 
the Subject IMatter were Severally Read Wiieueupon Its order'd by 
this Board, that the Consideration of the said Severall Petitions be De- 
ferred to an other meeting of this Board 



City of I c<;. 
New York j 



Ar a Common Council! held at the 
Citv Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
12''.^ day of Apr ill 1763 



Present/. John Crugcr Esq^ }\!ayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 

Erancis Eilkin 

Philip Livingston 

John Bogert Jun'' 

Leonard Lespinard 

Peter Mesier 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

'J'homas Randle 

John Lansing 

George Brewerton 

Peter Bivanck 



>■ Esq""? Aldermen 



>► AssistatUs 



326 MINUTES OI' THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Okder'i) that the Assize of Bread be till further order flower at 
20/6 'c9. C^ 

A ^VHl•I}■: LoA' of the finest flower to Weigh. . . . 3'^' : 12'''^ for 8 Coppers 
D"? of D? to weigh i : 9 for 4 D? 

And FuKTin:K ordi-.r'l) that no otlier Bread be made for Sale witliin 
this City then accordinj^ to the above Assize (liard Bisquits only ex- 
cepted) and that all Bakers within this City take Notice thereof and 
make their Bread accordingly 

TiiK CoMMiTTHE appoinli d to order the Repairing and ornamenting 
the City I Tail, preferred to this Board the draft or plan of Such Altera- 
tion or [193] Amendment which was approved of by this Board and 
okdilk'i) thai the Said Committee Cause the same to be repaired and 
ornamented in such Maimer accordingly 

Thu managers 01 the Lottery appointed in and by an Act entituled 
an act for Raising the Sum of three Thousand pounds by way of Lot- 
tery towards repairing the City Hall in the City of New York exhibited 
their accounts of the Lottery Monies by them severally received by 
which it appears that there's a Ballance due to this Corporation from 
M'' Abraham Lott Jun'' one of the said managers the sum of nine Hun- 
dred and Viity Eight pounds Fourteen Shillings and Eight ()ence, also 
from M^ Christopher Smith one other of the mana'gers, the Sum of 
I'our Inmdred and ninet_\- pounds fourteen Shillings and four pence 
ar.'l I.,ikewise from M^" Winter Fargie one other of the Managers the 
sum of one thousand two hundred and thirty nine pounds Seven Shil- 
lings Currerit money of this Colony all which said Scverall Ballances 
this }>oard doth order and direct to be paid into the hands of Philip 
Livingston Esq' Chairn.ian of the Committee appointed to Cause tlic 
said City Hall to be repaired and that his Receipt to them shall be a 
Good and Sufficient Warrant for the payment of the Same 

Tut: Petition of Robert Leake Esq^ was preferred to this Board, 
praying that this Corporation would Grant unto him all the Soil front- 
ing his Ground to Extend from Low water mark into Hudsons River 
Two hundred feet, the whole Breadth thereof, upon such reasonable 
Rents, Reservations and Conditions as to this Board shall seem meet, 
WiuiRKupoN Its ola)ERD by this Board that Mf Recorder. Alderman 
Mesier and 'M^ Nicholas Roosevelt or the major part of them be a 
Committee to Enquire into the allegations of the said Petition, and 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



327 



Treat witli the said Petilionor for the Same upon such Terms as they 
shall fudpo proper and make report thereof to this Board with all 

Conver.ient Speed 



City of I 
New York 1 ' 



At a Conimon Conncill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 
20'i^ of April Auiio DoTTT. ijCt^. 



Present/. Jolin Crug;er Esc]'' Ma\or 
Francis Filkin 
Philip Livingston 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Mescier 
[194] Nicholas Roosevelt 

John Lansing- 
Peter Clopper 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
George Brewerton 



Esq""? Aldermen 



>» Assistants 



Ordlk'd that the Committee appointed to order tW Repairing and 
ornamenting the City Hall, write to Bristol for so much Thatch of 
Cojiper as is Xeccessary to Cover the san'.e and place the Expence 
thereof to this Corporation. 

Resofai-d by this Board, that the value of the buildings on the Lott 
of this Corj^oiation in the possession of William Dobhs, be paid to the 
person or persons who is Entituled to receive the same, on ihe first of 
May Next, according to the A'aluation of Alderman Bogert. 

Okdf.r'd The Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treasurer 
X? 1635 of this City, to pay to John Lansing, or order, the sum of 
Forty pounds; to be by him laid out towards defraying th.e 
Expence of Lighting the City Lanips. 

Order'd the like to :\P Abraham Lefterts or order the 
X*? 1636 Sum of Fifteen pountls for <mic years Interest of three Hun- 
dred pounds @ 5 'c^. Cent which became due the I2'^ of 
January Last 



128 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of I 
N(\v York I 



At a Coniinon Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on I'riday the 29'^ 
of Aprill 1763 

Present/ John Criif:fcr Esq^ Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
Francis I'ilkin "^ 



I'hilip Livingston 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Mesier 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
Thomas Wrandlc 
I'eter Bivanck 



-Esq'^^ Aldermen 



•Assistants 



Ordkr'd that the Assize of Bread be till further order flower at 

A ^s■hitc Loaf of the finest flower to weigh 3"^ : S*^'- for 8 Coppers 

D? of D'.' to weiqh i : 12 for 4 D? 

[195J AxD Further order "d that no other Bread be made for sale with- 
in tliis City then ^'xcording to the above assize (hard Bisqucts only 
Excepted) and that all Bakers within this City take Notice thereof 
and niakc their Iircad accordingly. 

Ordkr'd that ]\B Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
N'.^ 1637 urer of this City to pay to ]\I^ John Dcpcyster Jim'" or order 
the sum of one Llundred pounds in part of his account with 
this Corporation for the Expence of the I'arracks i^'c 

Ordf.r'd tlie like to r\I- Lawrence Roome or order ilie 
N? 1638 sum of £15 -.8:9 in full of his ace* for mending the Win- 
dows in the Ferry house painting >.^-c as %^. his said account 
Sworn to and Allowed of b}' this Board. 

Ordkr'd the :\Iciyor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

N? 1639 of this City tn pay to Cornelius Turck or order the sum of 

£13 : 14 :6 in full of lu's acct for mending and repairing 

Sundry Buckits Belonging to this Corporation as p^ his said accl Sworn 

to and allowed of by this Board. 

Ori'Er'd the like to ^1' Peter Bivanck or order the Sum 
N'' 1640 of £21" : 12 :9 for the like sum by him advanced and paid 
for sundry Chimney Backs tic for this Cori)oration as ^^ s'? 
ace*, allowed of bv this Board 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



329 



Oiu3F.r'd the Like to M' Garrit van Hornc or order the 
X? 16.] I Sum of i"i5 : 15 : 5 in full for the hke .sum hy him advanced 
and paid for repairing Cocnties peer i<c as p'' his said acd 
Sworn to and allowed of by this Eoard 

Okdi:u'd the Like to Obadiah Wells or order the Sum of 

N? 1642 Fifty pounds Being what this Board agreed to allow him for 

some Improvements made Upon a Lott of Ground formerly 

Leased to William Dobbs, and Afterwards Assigned to him lying and 

Being in pecks Slip in Montgomerie Ward of this City. 

Okdkr'd the Like to ^I'^ John Lansing or order the Sum 
N? 1643 ^f one Hundred and Tv.enly five pounds Eighteen Shillings 
and a penny in full of his Account for moneys by him ad- 
vanced and paid for tlie use of the Cittys Lamps as ^'^ his said Account 
Audited l)y this Boaril and allov.'cd of 

OROiiu'D the like to James Mills or order the Sum of 
N'? 1644 £7,y : 10 :6 in full of his acc^ for Victualling Sundry Crim- 
inalls from the 28'!' of Augt 1762 to the 7''.' of Aprill 1763, 
as p- his said ace*. vSwi.un to and allovvcd of by this Board 

[196] The Clerk Produced to this Board the Engrossed Lease of the 
Ferry from this City to Nassau Island to William Pontine, as also the 
like from Nassau Island to this City, to Francis Koftler which were 
Read and approved of, and ordkko tb.at the .seal of this Corporation 
be affixed thereto and Delivered to the said Will'? Pontine and Francis 
Kofilcr on their executing Counterparts thereof and cntring into Bond 
with Sureties for performance of the Covenants Contained therein 



City of J 

STewYorkC '^ 



At a Common Councill held at th.e 
City Hall of the said City, on Friday the 
20* ^ day of May 1763 



Present/. John Crugcr Esq" INLayor 
Francis Filkin 
Philip Livingston 
Leonard Lespinard 
Peter Mesier 
Peter Clopper 
Corn? Poosvclt 
George Brewington 
Peter Eivanck 



• Esq''? Aldermen 



Assistants 



330 MINUTES OF- THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Oki;f.r'd tliat the Assize of i>read be till further order flower @ 
19/3 P. Cent. 

A White Loaf of the finest tlower to weigJT i*^' lO"'^ : for 4 Coi)])ers 

D? of D? to weigh I2>4 : for 2 D" 

And Further order'd that no other Bread be made for Sale within 
this City tlian according to the above Assize (hard Bisquits only Ex- 
cepted) and that all Bakers within this City take Notice thereof and 
Make their Bread accordingly 

Order'd that the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
N? ]645 urer of this Cit} to pay to Peter Mesier Esq^ or order the 
Sun) of Eight pounds to be by him applied towards the Ex- 
pence of Sinliing a well near the Spring Garden in the West Ward 
of this City j 

j\P Dirick r.rinckcrhoof being this day returned duly Elected an | 

Assistant of the dock ward in the Room place and Stead of John | 

Lansing the Late assistant cf the said ward who is removed from this j 

Citv to Albanv, and the said Dirick r)rinckcrhoof after having been j 

duly Qualified to tlie said Office took his Seat accordingly and there- | 

upon It was order'd that the said Dirick Brinckerhoft be appointed to | 

all Committees that the said John Lansing was appointed to | 

[197I Ordi'r'd the mayor Issue his warrant to the Trcas- I 

N? 1646 urer of this City to pay to James Mills or order the Sum of | 

Thirt}- pounds being in full for Interest which this Board j 

thought ])roper to allow him on the BallMiicc of an Account filed the | 

Eleventh of May One thousand Seven hundred and Sixty two for : 
\ ictualling felons i^'c 

Okdj'.r'd that Alderman Filkin Alderman Lawrence Mess'-^ \\'ran- 
dle and Brinckerhoft or the ^Nfajor part of them be a Committee to 
Cause the Pavements on Both sides of the Inroad Street to be taken 
up and that the Said Street be Levelled and paved in such manner 
as they or the Major part of them Shall Judge Necessary, and Make 
Report thereof to this Board with all Convenient Speed 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



33^ 



City oi l^^ 
New York] '^'' 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Thursday the i6»i' 
day of June Anno: Dom : 1763 

Present/. John Crufjcr Esqf Mayor 
Simon Johnson 



Philip Livingston 
John Bogert Jun^^ 
Leonard Lcspinard 
Peter I\lesier 
Peter Clopper 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Thomas \Vrandle 
Corn? Roosevelt 
Peter Bivanck 
Dirick BrinckerhofT 



>. Estp Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



Ordered that the Ma\or Issue his v/arrant to the Treas- 

N? 1647 "r<^'' '-■'^ tliis City to pay to Johannis Myer Messenger and 

door Keeper to this Board or order the Sum of Three pounds 

iMftcen Shillings in full for one Quarters Sallary due unto him and 

Ending the first day of this Instant June 

Resolved by this Board, and order'd that the Committee who were 
appointed by this Board to repair and alter the City Hall have power to 
Raise the same a Story higher at the Expcncc of this Corporation 

Ordered thnt the mayor Issue h.is Warrant to the Trcas- 
X? i6-}8 urer of this City to pay to John L'te and Amos Dodge or 
order tlie sum of Twenty pounds Eighteen Shillings and Six 
penee in full of their Account for sundry Expences by them laid out 
and Expended in pursueing Sun.dry felons to Philadelphia by order of 
the Justices 

[19S] Orderd tlic Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
N? 1649 "rer of this City to pay to AB Isaac Stoutenburgh or order 

the sum of one Hundred and Eighty one pounds Seven 
Shillings (out of the monies paid into his hands by the Church wardens 
of this City and raised and Collected in virtue of an act of the Lieu- 
tenant Governour the Councill and Generall assembly of this province 
lately made and published) it being for the like Sum by him advanced 
and which he hath Engaged to pay. to Sundry Watchmen for Nights 
Watches in this City from the Ninth day of March la-t to the Ninth 
Day of this Instant June 



332 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City 01 
New York 



ss 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the saifl City on Thursday [Friday] 

the 8".' of July 1763 



Present/. John Cruder Esq^ Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 

Francis Eilkin 

Philip Livingston 

Leonard Lispinard 

John Lawrence 

Nielli l\f)Osevelt 

Corn: Roosevelt 

Th^ Wrandlc 

George Rrewington 

Peter Bivanck 

Dirick Brinkerhofl 



^Esqn Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



Order'd That the assize of Bread be till further order flower at 

18/6 ^:^. O. 

A White Loaf oi the finest (lower to weigh i^' 1 1"^ . . for 4 Coppers 

d? ofd? to weigh 13 . . for 2 D? 

And FruTiiER OKur,u'n that no other Bread be made for Sale within 
this City then accordiiig to the above Assize (hard Bisquits only Ex- 
cepted) and that all j'.akers within this City take Notice thereof and 
make their Bread i\ccordiugl}' 

ORDiiR'o ihat M*' Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
N9 1650 urer of thi^ City to pay to 'Si^ Dirick BrinckerhofT or order 
the snm of Twenty Seven pounds four shillings and seven 
pence in full of h'n Account with this Corporation as \?,. his Said Ac- 
count Sworn to and allowed of By this Board 

ORDKK'n the like to William Serjeant or order the Sum 
N? 165 1 of Two pounds Sixteen shillings in full of his Account with 
this Corporation as %7. his Said Account Sworn to and al- 
lowed of by this Board 

[199] Orpfu'd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
N° 1652 urer of this City to pa\- to M^ Augustus X'allctte or order the 

Sum of Six Hundred and Fifty Seven pounds Ten shillings 
in full for the principal aTid Interest for a Bond Given by this Corpoi'a- 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YOKK 



333 



tion to his Late Mother Mary Vallcttt^ dec'.' the 'J'wciity Sixth day of 
Septenihcr one thoiisand Seven huiuhed and J-'ifty Ki^dit 

Okdi£k'i) by this J?.oai'rl thai the Ckrlv prcjjare an advertizeinent to be 
incerled in the pubhck Cazzettces for lotting to farm by PtibHck Out 
Cry (on the premisses) part of the Common Lands of this City (to 
witt) that part v.iiich is Commonly Known by In1<lanberf^h and Con- 
tains Thirty one Lotts of Five acres each the Terms may be Known 
at the Town Clerks office where a Draft of the Same will be shewn by 
him the sale to he on Tuesday tlie Twenty Sixth day of July Inst, at 
Ten oClock in the forenoon of the sanx' day 

Ordkr'd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 1653 of this City, to pay to M'' Eenjamin Blagg or order the Sum 
of Thirty ])Oundb in part of ^vhat this Corporation agreed 
to allow John Earle for some Improvements lie made upon a Lott of 
Ground formerly Leased to William Dohljs. and by him Assigned to the 
Said John Earle fronting Pecks Slip in Montgomerie Ward of this City 

OuoF.R'n the ma}or Issue his warrant to the Treasurer 
X? 1654 of this City, to pay to ni^ John Lansing or order the sum of 
Thirty pounds in part of what this Corporation agreed to 
allow John Earle for Improvements he made upon a Lott of Ground 
formerly Leased to W'iiliam Dobbs and by him assigned to the said 
John Earle fronting Pecks Sli]) in Montgomerie ward of this City j 

OkderV; the j\Iayor Issue his ^^'arrant to the Treasurer i 

^'^ J^>55 cif this City to pay to M^ Nicliolas Roosevelt or order the j 

sum of Ten pounds in part of what this Corporation agreed ' 

to allov/ John Earle for Improvements he made on a Lott of Ground j 

formerly Leased to William Dobbs and by him Assigned to the said I 
John Earle fronting Pecks Slip in jMontgomerie Ward of this City 

Ordkr'd the like to Joshua Bloomer or order the Sum ! 

N<? 1656 of Three pounds in part of what this Corporation agreed to ] 

allow John Earle for Some Improvements he made on a Lott 
of Ground formerly Leased to William Dobbs and by him Assigned to 
the said John Earle fronting Pecks Slip in Montgomerie Ward of this 
City 

Order'd that the Canopy in the front of the City Hall be brought 
forward so far into the Street, as to be upon a Range with the two 
wings thereof, notwithstanding [200] any former order to the Con- 
trary 



334 



MIXUTES OI" THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of I 
SVns- York\ 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
JIa!l of the Said City on Monday the I't day 
of August 1763 



Present/. Simon Jt.iliiison Esq'' Recorder 
Francis Filk'in 
Philip Livingston 
Leonard Lcspinard 
Peter ]\Iesicr 
Nicholas Ivooscvclt 
Peter Clopper 
George ]'>re\verton 
].)irick r.riiickerlioff 



;>Esq''r Aldermen 



>► Assistants 



OiUHiUD that M' Recorder Issue his Warrant to the 
Xv 1657 'j'rc.i>urcr of this City to pay to Isaac Stoutenburgh Jun^ or 
order the Sum of Twenty three pounds Two Shillings (out 
of the Monies paid into his hands by the Church Wardens of this City 
and raised and Collected in Virtue of an act of the Lieutenant Gov- 
ernr.ur the Councill and General! assembly of this province Lately made 
and pul)lishc(i[)] in full for ilie I'.allance, of his account with this Cor- 
poration for Carting and Storing Sundry Barrells and Tierces of Oylc 
for the use of the Citys Lamps as <f>. his said account Sworn to and 
allow ctl of ]>y this I'oard 

OKf)Ku"b the Like to M^ Isaac Stoutenburgh or order the 
X" 1658 Severali Sums following (to witt) the Sum of Seven jwunds 
Six Shilhngs and Six pence for his Care in Clcansin.g and 
a:nending tb.e Cittys fire arms tlic La^t year, also the sum of £6 : 19 : 6 
for the Kxpences Attending tlie rem.oveing of the Citys arms, Library 
tVc from the City Hall, and also the further Sum of Ten Shillings and 
Xinc pence for the Ballance of one other acct of the Charges of the 
watch House the Last year as %^. the said Severali accounts Sworn 
to and allowed of by this Board, and Likewise the further Sum of £40 
as advance money for purchasing of firewood for the watch House the 
cnsueing vear 

The Clerk of this Board i)roduced the Engrossed Deed to Robert 
Lake EsqT which was Read and approved of and okderd that the City 
Seal be Annexed thereto, and Delivered to the said John [Robert] 
I -ike on his executing a Counterpart thereof to the use of this Cor- 
;><>ration 



OF TflE Criy OF NKW YORK 



335 



OKi>iiR*D that Mf Recorder Jssuc his Warrant to the 
X" 1639 Treasurer of this [201] City to \r.iy to NK Jacobu.s Stotileii- 
burj^b or oider ib.e Sui:i of l-'o; ty three pounds Eighteen 
Shillings and five pence in full of Two Severall accounts of moneys by 
him advanced and jxu'd for repairinj:!^ the Cil> 's fire Engines, Including 
one years Sallary for attending" the said Engines 



City of 
New York 



SS 



At a Common Councill held at the Xew 
Goal on Monday the i5'l' day of Augi 1763 



Present/. Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 



Francis Filkin 
Philip Livinp;ston 
Eeonard Lespinard 
John y\ : Scott 
Peter ?^Iesicr 
Nicholas Roos'.velt 
Peter Cloppcr 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
George Brewerton 
Dirick r.rinckorhoft' 



"^ 



>-Esq'? Aldermen 



>" Assistants 



WIIEKE.^S Severall persons have lately ]nircha?ed at publick Ven- 
due for a Term of years Severall Lotts Eaid out in the Common Lands 
of this City, and have Since the said purchase. Signified to this Board 
that tlie Rents agreed to be paid on such purchase are so heavy as to 
render it impossible to make proper Iniprovements on their Respective 
Eots, witliout Certain loss; ^.ud have t^ierefore prayed to be Eased in 
their Rents, this Board havi:ig taken the same into Consideration do 
therefore ordkr that [)ubliok Notice be Given by Publishing this order 
in the Severall news papers of this City, that Instead of Compelling 
their said Tenants to pay Doul)lc Rent after the Expiration of Twen- 
ty one years the said Lotts shall be Leascfl to the said Respective 
purchasers for the Term of Forty Two years at the same Rent which 
the siiid purchasers agreed to pay at the time of the Sale for the first 
Term of Twenty one years unless a Greatt?r Rent be offered to tb.e 
Clerk of this P.oard for the said Severall Lotts within a fortnight 
from the publication of this order 

Ordf.k'd that Mnvecordorlssue his warrant to theTreas- 
X? 1660 urer of this City to pay to M^ John Holt or order the Sum 
of Ten pounds for Printing [202] Twenty Books Containing 
the Laws of this Corporation on fine Paper in Gilt Covers 



33^ 



MINUTES OF Tin: COMMOxV COUNCIL 



TiiK ri:riTiox of Sundry of Ihc Priticipall freemen and freeholders 
of this City, was preferred to this IJoard : Setting; forth that in all 
Populous CiL_>s tile Kcgulatioa of the publiek niarkelts respecting the 
price of provisions hath always been Esteemed a matter of Great Im- 
portance to the Inhabitants and Avorthy th.e attention of the publick, 
that the Petitioner:; liad for some time past observed many of the Com- 
mon necessaries of life sold in tlie Marketts in this City at Exhorbitant 
Prices Considerably hi,<;her than in any of the Neighbouring' Colonies 
and therefoie prayed that this Board would ta'ce the Same into their 
Consideration and Regulate and Assize as v/ell the Price of Beef as 
all other Butchers meat wliich Should be Exposed to Sale in the said 
publick Market Ls and of such other provisions as might be thought to 
require the Eike regulations ccc whereupon thi^ Board after having 
taken the same into their Consideration, Resolved and orderd that Mt 
Ivccorder Aldermrm Scott Alderman Mesier Mess''? Clopper and Brinck- 
erholT or any three of them be a CommUtee to enquire what Power this 
Board have and Whether they Can Legally regulate and Assize the 
price of Provisions and odier Xccessarys and report their opinion 
thereon to this lioard with all Convenient Speed 

Ow->e;{'d by this bloard that Alderman Scott Alderman Mesier and 
Mess*"? Nicholas and Cornelius Roosevelt or any three of them be a 
Committee to Cause the Severall publick Streets Lately released to this 
Corporation by John Kingston and others in the out ward of this City 
to be Regulated and paved in Such manner as they shall Judge proj.)er 
and make report thereof to this Board with all Convenient Speed/. 



City of I ^^ 
New-YorkJ 



Ar a Common Councill held at the 
Exchange house on Wednesday the 24^^- 
day of August Anno DoTn. 1763. 

Present;/ Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 
John Bogert Jun'' 



[203] 



■^ 



John Morin Scott 
Peter Mesier 
John Lawrence 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
l-"*eter Clopper 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
"Thomas Wrandell 
George Brewerton 
Peter Bivai\ck 
Dirick Brinckerhoft" 



>.Esq'^? Aldermen 



^Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NKW YORK 



;37 



drdkk'd thav tiic assize of Dread Ll lill further order fiower at 
iy,h ^f}. Cent. 

A W'liite I. oaf of i!ie linest tlower to wei^h i'*' 12"^ for 4 Coppers 

I,)'.' of IX' lo weigh ly/. for 2 D° 

And i-URTiiER ORDER 'd that no other ISrcad be made for Sale within 
this City then aceordin;^ to tlio above assize (hard Bisquets only Ex- 
cepted) and that all Bakers within this City take Notice thereof and 
Diake their Bread Aceordingly 

C)icd]:r'd that llie Recorder Js.siie his warrant t»") the 
X'.' U'/)i Treasurer of this City to pay to M^ Petrus Jiivanck or order 
the suni of £31 : 13 :(> in full of hi.-, acc^. for Casli by him 
advj'.nced and jiaid for the use of this Corporation for mending the 
Drane and Dock at Pecks Slip in Mont!L,^omeric ward and for Digging; 
cnl the highway in said Ward which said accl was audited and allowed 
oi by this Board;/ 

Ordi:k'd by this Board that Alderman Bogert Cause Prince Street 
in Montgomeric ward to be dug down and Levelled in such manner 
as he shall Judge Necessary and place the l\\]")ence thereof to this 
Corporation 

The Committee Appointed the day of to Cause 

}>art of Cleaft Street in iMontgonicrie ward to be Levelled, made their 
Report in the vrords following \'iz : \\'t:i-: the lommittee appointed &c^ 
[Report not entered.] which Report being taken in [to] Consideration 
by this Board is ordi-r'd to be filed, .\ni> irKTiir.R order'd that the 
Alderman and Assistant of the said v>ard Cau<e the said Report to be 
forthwith Coniplied with/ 

Mr Recorder Alderman Scott Aid'." Messier and Mess^? Clopper 
and I'.rinkerhofT who were the Committee a()pointed for taking into 
Consideration the petition of Sundry the Tnhal.iitants of this City to this 
Board praying tliem to Regulate the price of P-cef and oth.er I'utchcrs 
meat Exposed to Sale in the pnblick markets and of such oth.er pro- 
visions as might be thought to require the like Ivcgulation <\o now 
make report that they have Consiflered the same and are of opinion 
tliat this lioard are fully authorized to Regulate and Assize the prices 
of all kinds of Provisions set to Sale in this City for the Consu:iiption 
of its lidiabilants. and to E.xpedite so Good a work, laid before the 
Board an C)rdinance which th.ey had prepared for that purpose which 
is in the words following VvA — A L.\w for Regui.a'i ixg the Pit.i.ick 
Vol. VI.- 22 



338 MIXUTRS OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Markut.-, wniiiN Tin: Cnv of Xkw "S'uki: .\::i> fo;< Pkiivkn'ting Tin; 

FOKFSTALLING OF PkON'ISIONS COMINfi TO TIIH SAID MaKKETS/. 

[204] FoRASMLXiE as tlic Markets of this City arc Chcifly Supplied 
by the Country people with Victual's nud provisions By water Car- 
riage from the neighbouring Counties and Colonics at DitTerent Times 
and Seasons as tb.c Tides, wind and weather permit ISy Reason where- 
of no particular Times or days Can Conveniently be ap];oinlcd for 
Holding the said markets without manifest hurt and prejudice, as 
well to the Inliaoitants of this City as [to] the Country people wIvj 
Frequent and SuppI}' the said ^Markets/ 

I ]'>E IT TiiFREFOUE ordaixe'u Cy tlie 
Every da) in tlic week Mayor AldcruK-n and Commonalty of the 
(Sunday Fxcci-tcdj City ci New ^'ork, Convened in Common 
tn be a Market day Coii;-.ciIl and it's liereby Ordaine'd By the 

Authority of the same that every day in the 
w-cek (Sundays Jixcepted) be, and are hereby appointed publick Mar- 
ket days within the said City from Sun rising to Svm setting and that 
the Country people and oth.crs, resorting to the said market's may stand 
or sit in such, part or [parts tlureof as are not from Time To Time par- 
ticularly ap]iroprialcd and Allotted to otlier person or persons and 
th.eir vend their Flesh, fish, poultry, Herbs, Fruit Fggs, Butter Cheese. 
}>acon and other provisions and commodit}''s in tlie publick marketi 
herein after mcntionerl. That is to say, at tlie markett House or the 
Slip Commonly called Cocnties dock at the markett 
Market places House at the Old Slip Commonly Called Burger's path 
Appoiv.tcd at tlic njarkett House at or near Countess's Key Com- 

monly Called the Countess's Slip and at the markett 
Hrusc i'i the Broadway Commonly called tlie Broad v/ay Market all 
which arc liereby Appointed to be the publick and Common Market's 
within the said City for the Selling of all Kinds of provisions meal. 
Corn and Grain of all kinds only Excepted and wltich are only to be 
sold at tlie Broad way Market, and the Old Slip Market Aforesaid.) 

H And Be it Ordaine'd by the Auth.oritv 
Hucksters and aforesaid that (in regard the markctts are Tn- 
Retailcrs not to tended for the Benefitt of Flouse Keeper's who buy 
Enter the Market for their own use) the Hucksters and Retailer's 
untill the After- within this City who Buy to Sell Again, shall not 
noon • Enter into any of the Aforesaid Markets to make 

their provisions, and Buy to sell Again any Flesh 
Fish, Foul, Poukrv Edps Butter Cheese Bacon or anv other Sort of 



OF THE CITV OF N[:\V YORK 339 

inarkLl IVovision's or Goods of wlial Kin! so ever, of any of the mar- 
ket people untill the Afternoon of every day, to the end the House 
Keeper's may provide Themselves in the Forenoon of every day at the 
first hand, v/ith the aforesaid provisions or G<j<jds at moderate Rates 
upon pain that every such i luckstcr and Retailer shall for every ofTence 
forfeit tlic siim of Ten :rhillinc;s Current nKmey of this Colony v/ith Cost 
of suit 

IJI AND i;i: ii J'LRIJJKR okdaix'd By the 
not to Expose their Authority Afore?aid that no Huckster or 
goods or provision's Huckster's, Retailer or Retailers, shall oTter or 
to sale in the Mar- expose To sale any Provision's or other Kind 
kels or Streets of of Goods in any of the said puhiic market's of 
this City this City or in any of the streets thereof under 

tlie penalty of 'l'<u Shilliuf^s Current money of 
Xev/ york for every offence, any Raw usage or Custom to the contrary 
thereof Notv.ithslanding;/ 

IV AND i;e it FuRTiiF.R ordaixk'o I'v the Authority Aforesaid 
That to the Intent that forestalling" of Victuals and other Commodities 
may be the Better prevented r.o person or person's from and After the 
publication Hereof Shall Buy Sell, or Cause to be Bought or Sold any 
victuals or other provisions or things whatsoever within the said City 
of New York or the Ribcrties thereof [204*] Coming To any of the 
Common Market? of the said City, or make any 

Tnone to forestall Contract promise or Bargain, for the selling 
J provisions Coming having or Buying of the same or any part 

1^ to the markets Thereof So Coming To any of the Common 

IMarkcts Aforesaid Before the same shall be 
Brought into one of the said Markets, ready to be there sold (Fish of 
all kinds only Excepted) upon pain tliat as well every person Selling 
or Ccyitradiciing [contracting] as evi ry person so Busing or Contra- 
dicting [contracting] either By themselves or their white Servant or 
Servants shall Respectively Foriiet for every offence the sum of Six 
Shillings Current money of this Colony and if any Xegro or other 

Slave shall Be Guilty of R)Uying or Contracting for any Victuals or 
provisions so Coming To any of the Common Market's as Aforesaid 
such Negro or otlier Slave, shall receive Fifteen Rashes on the Bare 

Back at the Rublick wbipjiing post, or House of Correction unless the 

master or Mistress of such Slave do pay the suin of Six Shillings to 

Excuse the same 

*Note: Error in paging the original. 



340 MINUTES 01- TilL: COMMON COUNCIL 

V A.\u liC n I'uRTiiEK ordainc'd Bv the 

r no unwholcsoiiie"^ aforesaid that no uiiwh.olcsotne or Stale 

J Victuals to bo K- X'ictuals, no T'l-r-vn meat, or l^cprous Swine 

I Exposed to sale J he sold or Exposed to sale in any of the said 

Market's or within any part of this City under 

the penalty of Forty shiiling's to be paid by every Offender, for every 

such offense 

\'I AM) v.v. IT ALSO FcRTHF.R ordaine'l>. By tl:e same 

Butter not Authority that all 1 'utter Expose'd to Sale in any of the ■ 

niarke'd or market's Aforesaid either in Pounds Kolls pot's di=;hcs 

not weiglTci or other \"esscrs not Exceeding six pounds Shall have 

to be for- tlic Quantity of the uei.^ht the same Contain's niarke'd 

ficted thereon, and if any Ikitter be Exposed to Sale in any of 

the market's Aforesaid not so mnrke'd or that shall be 

found deficient in the weight so niarke'd Thereon or oti-.cr Frauds dis- 

covere'd in the weight Thereof tiie same shall be Forfieted to the ])0or i 

of this City and it s'nall and may be Lawfull for any person or persons 

■whatsoever to Seize the same and (the offender Being- First Convicted 

of tiie Fraud, Before oiic or more of tlie magistrate's of this City) To 

Convert it to the use Before mentioned/ 

VH AXD l;!-: IT FURTIIF.R OliDAIX'K'D By the 

Farmers of the Authority Aforesaid that All and every of the Butch.- 
Markets fee's ers and others resorting and Conieing to any of the 
f)i!blick marlccts Aforesaid Shall pay or Cause to be 
paid for their Stalls Standing's Places Boards Shelter, and other 
Things necessary for their Standing's, in any of the Market places 
withiji this City, and Cleansing and keeping Clean the same and Also 
For defraying the Incidental Charges of repairing and maintaining 
the same niarkcl's and rewarding the Care and Attendance of the 
Farmer of the said market's or such other person or persons as the 
Common Councill for the Time Being Shall for that purpose appoint 
the rates and Sinus of money following, to witt/ 

For all Cattle Kille'd and Brought into any of the publick market's 
for Four quarters one Shilling and so in proportion for a Greater c-r 
Lesser Number or Quantity/ For ever}- Hog Shoat or pig Brought 
into and Cut up for Sale in any of the saitl market Houses three pence' ! 
And for every Calf, Sheep or Lamb, Two pence/. 

and Tin: l'\\RMF.u of the said Markets or such other person or per- 
sons as the Common Council for the Time Being- shall Thereunto 
Appoint, is, and are hereby Authorized and Impowere'd to have Take 



OF Til)'. CITY OF NEW YORK 341 

(ioinanfl i.nd receive, from tlic I'utclicrs or 'Ilioso that Huy or sell 
rif^aiii rrsorting^ and Coming to any of tlu- said Markets the rates and 
Sums of money Aforesaid, in the Quantity and jjroporlion Aforesaid 
and if any Butcher or Butclicr's or others as Aforesaid shall neglect 
denv refuse or delay to jxiy [203] The Severall Sums of money 
Atoiej:"aid when Thereunto required as Aforesaid Such Butcher or 
Butcher's or otherwise neglecting, denying, refusing or delaying Shall 
forfict and pay double the sum so by him her or Them, due and owing 
to the said Farmer of the market's/' 

\TII A.\i> f.iv iT 1'"l ki ih:r okdain'o By 
Country people may the same Authority that it shall and may be 
cut up their meat on Lawfull To and For the Country people to Sell 
paving the fees or ex[)0sc to sale in all or any of the pul.ilick 

market's of this City Beef, Pork, Veal, mutton 
and Lamb by the Joint, or iu pieces or Cut up the same in Great or 
Small Quantities or parcells as they shall Seem Convenient, first pay- 
ing the fees or rate's Aforesaid to the Farmer of the market's or such 
otlicr person or persons as by the Common Councill, for The Time 
Being, shall be Thereunto Appointed (wdio Alone and no other Person 
or Person's whatsoever has any right to Receive the said fees) in the 
same manner Quantity and proportion that the Butchers and other's 
as Aforesaid are to do'/ 

IX pKO\'iL)i.n xF.V!:RTin:Li:ss and Be it 
Country people to sell Furthtr orda)m:d by the Authority Aforc- 
mrat raised on their said that all Cout.try People Resorting and 
farn:!S without paying Coming to an} of the )>ublick Market's of 
fees this City, Shall and may sell, or expose to 

sale, any Beef, Pork, \'cal. mutton or Lamb 
by the Quarter without paying any Thing for the same if such Beef, 
Pork, Veal, mutton or Lamb, Be Really and 'IVuly raisetl or producc'd 
on the Farm or Plantation of such C(nmtry i)eo])lo. and not Bought, 
To Sell Again as Aforesaid, any Thing herein Contained to the Con- 
trary in any wise notwithstanding 

X AND I'.r. IT FUKTIIf-:R ORDAIXE'n By 

line's how to be Recovere'd the same Autliority that all and F.very 

and disp';»scd of the penalty's and forfieture's. Sum and 

Sums of n-'.onoy which Shall nap[)en at 
any time hereafter to Be Incurred and ]'\MTKte'd r,y \'ertue of this Law 
and Touching which no particular direction is ilcrein Before Given, 
Shall be recovere'd B-cfore the mavor. Recorder or anv one of tlie 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Aldermen of this City, with Costs of Suit to be paid to such persons 

who siiall s'.ie and prosecute for the same;/ 

UPON" rcadiiip;- which it is approved of by this Board, and it is Re- 
solved niifl okdi:k'd by this I'.oard that the Same ordinance do Forth- 
witli jiass and the Same is accordingly passed into a Lav/ of this Cor- 
poration and that the Same be Forthwitli published, and be also printed 
in all the public Newspapers of this City imtil the Time Limitted in 
the said ordinance for the Same to take Effect. 



City of ( gg 
New Yorkj 



At a Common Councili held at the 
City's Exchange House in the said City on 
Monday the 12^1' day of September 1763 



[206] 



Present/. John Cruger Esq^ jNIayor 

Simon Johnson Esq Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

Philip Livingston 

John Bogert Jun'' 

Leonard Lispinard 

Peter Mesicr 

John Lawrence 

Peter Clopper 

Coinelius Roosevelt 

Thomas \\Vandle 

George Brewerton 

Peter Bivanck 

Dirick Brinkerhoof 



>Esq''? Aldermen 



^^ Assistants 



N?(i662) 
(Warrt Issued) 



Okdf.r'd that JNl!" ^^layor Issue his Warrant to 
the Treasurer of this City, to pay to M"' Francis 
Koftler or order the sum of Nintecn pounds nine 
Shillings and Ten pence, in full of his Account 
with this Corporation for Repairs done to the Ferry House Stables 
&c: as pi" his said account audited by this Board and allowed of/. 

Ordkr'd the Txlayor Issue his Warrant to tlie Treas- 

N? 1663 uVer of this City to pay to M^ John Ticbout or order 

Warr*. Issued the sum of Fifty Pounds in Full: for a years Interest: 

of one Thousand Pounds due unto him and Ending 

the second day of Augu.st Last past 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 343 

Okl)Ef:'i) that M^ Mayor Issm- liis Warrant to the 

N'v i(<(>4) 'J'reasurvr of lliis City to pav to Caleb Hyatt or order 

W'arrl Issued the sum of Ten jjounds Sixteen Shillinj^s in full of his 

Accoinit ffir the expciiccs of the Conimillees appointed 

for Letting Some of the Corporation Lands of this City as P' his said 

Account Audited by tliis Board and Allowed of 

Ordkk'd the Like to ?d^ I'cter Clopper or order 

M? the sum of C34 : 7 : ii in full of liis Account for Sun- 

1665 dry Sums by him Advanced and j)aid for the Ferry 

Warrt Issued House and for the fly and Meal markets &c: as P'' his 

said Account Audited Ly this Hoard and Allowed of: 

Ori'Kk'd the Like to Wiiliani Slow and John Ute 
X? 1666) or order the sum of C2 : 17 :o in full of their Account 
^\'arrl L'^sned for Transporting- Severall \'at^rants to Stalen Island, 
by order of the Justices 

OuDr.^i']) the Like 'io Th(.:r.as .Mnlliner or order 
Xs- 1667) tlic sum of i>ur Pounds Six Shillinc^s in Full of hi> 
W'arrl Issued Account for Transporting- Severall X'agran.ts to Statcn 
Island and East Chester by Order of tlie Justices 

OkdI'R'd the Like to Isaac Sioutenl'urgh or order 
Xv ]668) the sum of £292 : 11 : 19 out of the moneys paid into 
W'arrt Issued his hands By the Clmicli \Vardens of this City and 
raised and Collected in \'ertue of an Act of the Lieu- 
tenant Governor the Coiiiicil and Generall Assembly of this province 
Lately made and published in Full fur the I'alance of his Account 
witli this Corporation for Monies By him Advance.! and paid to the 
Lamp Lighters for one Quarters Lighting ihe CitNS Lamps from th.e 
21'^ of Ajnill to the 2i'-\ of July Last and to the Watchmen lor ewe 
Quarters Watching this City from the lo'l' of June to the lo'l' of 
September Instant, Likev/ise to six Watchmen for watching this City 
on Sundays from the 19"; of June to the ii^l' of September Ir.s*. and 
also in full for Sundry other Sums by him advanced and paid for the 
use of this Corporation as p" hi^ said acct audited and allowe<l ot by 
this Board/ 

OuoF.u'i' that-.\B Recorder Aid? b.awrence auvl M'- Clopi^er or any 
Two of theni be a Conmiittee to Enquire into an Incroachment made by 
John \'an Zandt upon a Water Lott belonging to th.is Corporation oppo- 
site the house and Ground of William I'eekman iii the out ward of this 
City, and make Report thereof to this Board witli all convenient Speed;! 



344 



MfN:UTKS OF THE COMMON COUNXIL 



[207] City of J 
New York- j 



At a Cojiinioii Council iicld at the 
D'.vcliiiig- House of Waller Brock near the 
City Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 
13*^ day of .September 1763/ 

Present/. John Cruder Ksri'' mayor 

Simon Johnson Ksq^ Recorder 
Pliilip Livinji^ston 



>-Esq''5 Aldermen 



John Bog-crt Jun^ 

Peter Mesier 

Jc>lui Lawrence 

Cornelius Roosevelt "^ 

Peter Clopper 

Thomas Wrandle >• Assistants 

Peter P>ivanck 

Diricic lirinkerhoff 

Okdi.k'd thai AP Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 

N? 1669 urer of this City to Pay to Johannes Alyer Messenger and 

I)r.'>rkeej)cr to this P>oard or order the sum 01 Three pounds 

Fifteen Shillings in Full for one Quarters Sallary due unto him and 

luvlinc; the first day of this Instant Scj'tember/'. 



Ciiv of 



U 



ss. 



At a Common Councill held at the i^x- 
NewVork^ " "~" change House Belonging to the Corpora- 

tion of the said City on Thursday the 29-1' 
da\- of Septeivilxr (being the feast of Si Mi- 
cluiel the Arch Angle) Anno DonT. 1763 

Present/ John Cruger P'sq^ Mayor 

ab Simon Jolmson Fsq'' Recorder 
Francis Filkin 



Philip Livingston 
John Bogert jun?" 
Leonard Lispcnanl 
John Morin Scott 
Peter ]\Iesier 
John Lawrence 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Peter Clopper 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Thomas Wrandle 
George Brewington 
Dirick Briidvcrhofl' 



>-Esq''? Aldermen 



>■ Assistants 



or THE CITY OF Nl^VV YORK 



5'^S 



CoNfuKMAi>Lt to his Majesty's Royall Charter j^ranted to the Mayor 
AMornicn nnd Comnionally of the City of >sc\v York for J-^lecting this 
flay one Alderman [208] One Assistant Two Assessors, one Collector 
ami two Coiistaiilcs in the six wards on the south side of Fresh water, 
and one Aldennan one Assi.-,iant, four ^Vssessors two Collectors and 
Four Constables for the Out Ward of the said City to Serve in the 
Respective C'lfriccs for tl'e Ensuing- year/' 



The ]\es[.'cctive Aldcnncii of each l\.c;i>' ctive Ward made return 
tin's day into the office of Town Clerk mi'ler their hands ior the Sev- 
crall persons in the Several! Offices aforesaid \'iz^ 



\Vhitehead Vlicks 
Garrit Rapalic 
Julias Brcvoort 
Isaac Roosevelt 
John Van Alstyne 
John Marschalk 
Gilbert Smith 
Xicli^ Roosevelt 
ChrislopViiT Stimets 
Jonatb.an Lawrence fc 
George Willis 
Joseph Baldwin 
William Slow 
Jcscpli l^aldwin 
George Brewerton 
John Rapalie 
Dirck Schuyler and 
Benj'} Huggett 
Joseph Forbes 
Abraham Van Orte 
William Scott 
Francis Filkin 
Thomas Randle 
Charles Nice!! 
Nicholas Anthony 
John DebogiU 
Henry Taylor & 
William Anderson 



Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

Constables 



Alderman 
Assistant 

V Assessors 
Collector 

V Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 

[- Assessors 

Collector 



Ic 



onstables 

Alderman 
Assistant 



i.A 



Assessors 
Collector 
Constables 



>for the East Avard 



> for the west ward 



>-for the north ward 



>- for the south ward 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



John Lawrence Alderman 

Dirick I'riiikcrlioff AsHStniit 

Henry \'an Vlack 

Gcrranhis fJcokman 

Janice Creighton 

(icorL;c Sill net t cc. 

Archibakl M^lroy 

John Bogert jun!" Esq' 

l^eter liivanck 

jacobus Roosevelt Jun^ / , 

^ -^ y Assessors 
John Depeyster Jun'' ) 

Amos Dodge 

Thomas Mulluiar v!v- ]^ 

James Palding- \ 

\ :'og] John U : Scott 

Cornelius Roosevelt 

ll'.njamin Stout and 

Thomas Bayeaux 

Obadiah Wells 

James Varian and 

Gerrardus Hardenbrook \ 

John Sickells and 

Bcnjairiip. W'aldron 

William Naugle 

Dirck Banta and [ 

William Xkde \ 



Assessors 

Collector 

- Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 



Collector 

Constables 
) 
Alderman 

Assistant 
- Assessors 
Collector 
Constables 

[ Assessors 
Collector 
Constablc> 



> for the Do<Jc Ward 



I for Mont. W»rd 



Out Ward 

Bov.erv Division 



>- Harlem D;visio*i 



The Honourable Cadwallader Coldcn Esqv Lieutenant Governor 
and Comir.ander in Chief in and over the Province of New York an.l 
the Territories depending thereon in America ; by and With the advice 
and Consent of his ALajesty's Councill, was pleased to appoint the 
following Persons Officers for the City and Ct unity of New York f^r 
the year Ensuing Viz* 

John Cruger Esq^" to be Mayor, Water Bailiff, and Clerk of tk.e 
^L'irkets 

John liobcrts Esq!" to be high Sk.erift ; and 

Thomas Sbrieve Esq'" to be Coroner of the City a-id County of 
New York. 

RtLSor.viu:) That Isaac Depeyster Esq^ be Treasurer or Chamber- 
lain of the said City, and he is hereby Accordingly Elected and ap- 
pointed Treasurer or Chamberlain of this Corporation for the year 
Ensuing; he Giving such Security as the Law Directs 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 347 

Ricsoi.viD and Oudi-ki) by this Board that Amos Doclge be ap- 
pointed, and he is hereby Accordingly appointed hig-h Constable for 
the City and County of New York, for the year EnsuitK.; or untill some 
other fitt person be appointed or Sworn in his Room 

Okdek'd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the 

N? 1670) Trcasnnr of this City to pay to M^ Dirck Drinck- 

( Warrant Issued) erhoof or order the sum of one hu-idred pounds 

towards (kfraying- the Expcncc of pavinjj the 

Broad Street 

Order'd that the Assize of Bread be till Further ord-rr flov/cr at: 

16/ p^ a 

A White Louf of the Finest Flower to Weigh. . .1''' 14"^ for 4 Coppers 
D'.' of D? to Weigh . . o 14K' for 2 D? 

.\Ni) Fi'u-JHEP. order'd tluit HO othcr Bread be made for sale within 
this City then According to the Above Assize (hard Biscuits only Ex- 
cepted) and that all Bakers within this City Take notice thereof and 
make their bread accordingly 

Rksoi.vhj akd orderd by this Board tb.al Amos Dodge be ap- 
pointed, and he is hereby accordingly apiiointed high Constable for 
tlie City and County of New York for the year luisuing, or untill | 

Some othcr fitt person Be appointed and Sworn in his room 1 

[210] Mr Nicholas Roosevelt the present Assistant for the west ward 

being Return'd an Alderman of the said ward and Christopher Sty- | 

I 
mcts an Assistant of said ward for the year Ensuirig-, V/iiEREUPOX 1 

at th.e Request of Peter ^^lessier Esq^ tl:e present Alderman of said j 

ward, and Also at the request of Abraham Lott a Candidate for an j 

Assistant of said Ward, to have a Scrutiny upon the F-!ection this 1 

day hail, J r is okdi:r"d by this r>oard, tluii they have one Accordingly I 

and that tlie Clerk deliver to each party a Copjjy of the pole they j 

paying for the same in order to enable thorn to jjoint out at the end j 

of their List, the persons Objected to, ar.<i after that doiw they Change 

their Lists 

M'" Georg:e Brcwington tlic present Assistant for the North Ward 

beings Return'd an Aldernran of the said Ward for th.c Year Ensuing- 

in the room of Leonard Lispinard Esq^ wliereupon at the Request of 

M'^ William Corkoraft a Candidate for an Alderman of said ward, to 

have a Scrutiny upon the Election this day had, It is oudiui'd By this 

Board that he have one Accordingly and that the Clerk Deliver to 

each party a Coppy of the pole they paying- for the .sr.;no. in order to 

enable them to point out at the end of tlu-ir Lists i!ie p:v-:-ns Objected 

lo, and after that done thev Change their Lists, .".nd Likewise order'd 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COU>:CTL 



that the said Scrutiny be made on the said Elections in the presence of 
AklT^ Liviiif(ston, Ald':^ Lispinard. aid*? Scott and Mess''^ Kandlc and 
Brinckerhoof or the major ])art of them, who are hereby appointed a 

Comniiltc' for said purpose 

Philip Livingston Esq^ apph'ed to this Board for a Grant of the 
Ground and Soil Between High and Low water mark fronting his 
Land of Nassau Island, the whole breadth Th.ereof Contiguous To 
and Fronting the East River or Harbour of this City, whereupon this 
Board, after having Taken the same into Consideration, did There- 
upon imanimously Agree, that a Grant be made to the said Philip 
Livingston Accordingly for the Ground and Soil by him Applied for 
Containing in Breadth upon the river at High water mark feet 

and in Lengt/i on each side feet and that the same do Commence 

on the 25':' day of March next under the rent of Thirty Shillings <^ 
Annum and cuoiCK'n tliat the Clerk prepare the Draft of the said Grant 
Accordingly to the said Philip Livingston and produce the same to 
the next Conimon Council! to be Considered of Bv this Board 



City of / ^ 
New Vorkl *" 



At a Common Councill heUl at th.e 
]'l\change (a House belonging to the Cor- 
poration of the said City) on I'^riday the 
14^'.' day of October Anno: DoTTi. 1763 



[211] 



Prcf^nt,/ John Cruger Esq^ : ]\Lnyor 

Simon Johnson Esq'': Recorder 

Francis I'ilkin 

philip Livingston 

John Eogert Jun'' 

Leonard Lespinard 

John ]\Iorin Scott 

peter Mesier 

John Lawrence 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Peter Clopper 

Corn? Roosevelt 

Thomas W'randle 

George Brewerton 

Peter Byvanck 

Dirck Brinkerhoff 



^Esq"^? Aldermen 



^ Assistants 



Tins day M^ Mayor attended by M^ Recorder the Aldermen and 
assistant* aforesaid. High Sheriff, ']^3wn Clerk. High Constable, petty 



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OF THE CJTV OF NEW YORK 



349 



Cc-nstal^lcs and other Officers of this Corporation bclv,c_:i the hours 
of Ton and Eleven oCIock at the went in their Formal- 

ities from thence to Fort George in the City r.f New York and there 
waited on the Honourable Cadwallader Coklen Esq'' his inajestvs 
Lieutenant Governour and Commander in Chief in and over the 
province of New York & 'territories depending thereon in America. 
The oaths appointed by Act of parlimeut to be taken instead of tiK* 
Oath.s of Allegiance and Supremacy, the Test and Abjuration oat:) 
in the presence of and by order of liis Honour the said Lieutenant 
Governour v/cre admin istrcd unto John Cruger Esq'' as Mayor, Water 
Dailiff and Clerk of the Markets of this City of New York as also one 
ctf his Alajeslys Justices of the peace for the City and County of Ncv.- 
■^'(^ik and also the usual Oaths of Office of Mayor Water Bailiff & Clerk 
of the markrts of the City of New York and Justice of the peace in 
the presence of the several members of this Court before mentioned, 
Whereupon tiie mayor attended as aforesaid went to the City Hail, 
where alter the Ringing of three Bells &• proclamation made for Silence, 
the Commission for ]\Iayor \\'ater Bailiff and Clerk of the marketts, 
and the Commission of the Fligh Sheriff and Coroner were published 
AND tiien this Court returned to the Common Council Chamber \v[h]erc 
the said Jolm Cruger Esq'' was placed in the Chair, and then the said 
John Cruger Esq'' as mayor of tliis Corporation administred the Oaths 
aforesaid appointed to be taken by Act of parliament instead of the 
Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy the Test i!v- Abjuration Oath, and 
the Usual Oaths for the due Execution of their Respective Offices imto 
the respective Magistrates and Officers following Vizt 



Francis Filkin 
John Bogcrt Jun'' 
John I\Iorin Scott 
John Lawrence 
Whitehead Hicks 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
George Brcwington 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Thomas \\'randlc 
peter Byvanck 
Dirck Brinkerhoft 
Garret Rapeljc 
Rem Rapeljc 
Abraham Lott 



;>Esq^^ Aldermen 



Assistants 



J30 MINUTES OF TflE COMMON COUNCIL 

John Roberts Esq^ High Shcriri of the Cily and County of 

New York 
Isa.'ic Dc I'eyster Ksq- Chamberlain or Treasurer of the City of 

New Yorl: 
(ji2) Arnos Dodge High Constable. 

Constables of the Several! Wards. Vizt 

„ ,,. , C|ohu Marschalk and 

Eastward | 

, \ William Sloo and 

West ward ^j i 11 ' i • 

/Joseph Baldwin 

, (Abrabam Van Ort 

North v.-ard Saa-h- c ,, 

l\\ illiain Scott 

nienry Taylor 

South ward iitr-ir" \' 1 

VW illiain Anderson 

,^ , , iGeorc^c Sinnett 

Dock Y, ard 

i Thomas IMullinar 
.\lont. ward \^ ,-, , ,. 

) Jam.es Pakhng 

Out ward \ 

Bowery division ) Gerard-: llardeubrook ■ 

^, , ^ (DirckBanta 

Harlcni D? -^-i-s'-nn-, x- 1 

n\ ill? Aaglc 

Okof.kd by this Board that the Alderman of the East ward. Cause 
a ne\v Election of a Constable for the said ward, for the year Ensuing, 
in the I'ocm place and Stead of Gilbert Smith who was Return'd a 
Constable for said ward, and is no resident tlierein and that the Elec- 
tion be on ir.onday next at Ten oCIock in the forenoon 

Okdet^d By this Board, that James \'arian who was Returned 
a Constable for the out ward for the year ensuing, be fined the 
sum of Fifteen Pounds for not Attending to be Qualified to the said 
Oilice, and that the Alderman of the said ward, Cause a new Election 
of a Constable for said ward in the room and Stead of the said James 
Varian on Monday the 31°! of October Inst. 

Orderd by this Board that Archibald M^Broy, who was Returned 
a Constable for the Dock ward and for the year ensueing, be fined the 
sum of fifteen pounds, for not Attending to be Qualified to the said 
Ofi'ce; and that the Alderman of the said dock ward Cause a ncv,- 
Election of a Constable for the said ward in the Room and Stead of 
the said Archibald M^Broy on Monday the 31^'. of October Instant/. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



35 » 



Alderman Scott one Oi the Comn-ittco appointed in and by order 
ci this Board the 29".' of September I.a^t upon the Scrutiny of the 
ICIection of an Alderman and Assistant of the west ward, Reported 
tliat upon an Exact Calculation of the Legall Voters, who were 
free men or freeholders Inhabiting within the said Ward did find that 
the Majority of Legall votes were in favor of Xicholas Roobcvelt Alder- 
man and Abraham Lott As^.istant for said ward and th.at upon tl;e Scru- 
tiny of the lilcction of an Alderman of the north ward did Likewise find 
that th.c majority of Leg'all Votes v/ere in favour of George Brewing- 
ton Alderman for said v^ard: It is therefore hereby Declared that by 
the plurality of the Voices and Votes of th.c freemen & freeholders 
inhabiting v. ithin the said ward that Xicholas Roosevelt is duly Elected 
into the office of Alderman, and Abraliam Lott into the Office of As- 
sistant, of tlie said west ward, and that George Brewinglon is duly 
Elected into the said Ofiicc of Alderman of the north ward, for the 
year Ensuing/ 

0?vCeu'd by this Board that such of the Aldermen and Common 
Council men wliich Succeeded th.ose of the Last year be and they are 
hereby Appointed to all such Conn-nittees as those were appointed to 



[213} City of 1^^ 
New York I ' 



At a Common Councill held at the 
Xew Goal of (lie said City on Fryday the 
28"; day of October 1763 



Present/. Jolm C"rugcr Esq^ }.Iayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 

Francis Fiiivin 

John Bogert Jun'' 

John M : Scott 

Jolm Lawrence 

Whitehead llicks 

Nich? Roosevelt 

George Brewington 

Corn? Roosevelt 

Peter Bivanck 

Dirick }>rinckerhoof 

Garrit Rapalie 

Rem R;ipalie 

Abraham Lott 



^^Esq""? Aldenr.cn 



>- Assistants 



352 MINUTES OF J HE COMMON COUNCIL 

Okdkk'd that M^ Mayor Issue his warrant to 

Nv (1671) the Treasurer of this City to pay to John Hogcrt 

(Warrant Issued) Esq^ or order the sum of Fifty Pounds in full for 

a years Iiilcrcst of One tliousaud Pounds, 6uc 

unto him and Ending the 26"; day of September Last 

OKur.k'D the like to M"^^ Mary liurk or order 
N? J 672 the sum of Twenty Five pounds in full for a years 

(Warrt Issued) Interest of Five Hundred Pounds due unto her and 
Ending the nineteenth of September Last/ 

Oiamu'D the Like to M""" Aiuiake Crook, Charles 
N? 1673 Crook, John Crook & Cornelia Crook the Ex""' of 

(Warrt Issued) Charles Crook dt '.' the sum of £2^ in full for a 
y''! Tnt of £500 dr. • and ending as the Last above 

Order'd the Like to the Minister Elder and 

N? 1674 Deacon of the Reformed protestant Dutch Church 

Warratit Issued) of the City of New York or their order the sum 

of fifty pounds for a years Interest of one Thov.- 

sand Potnuls due unto them the 24^!' of July Last 

Okderd the IJke to ]\U John Depeyster Jun^ or 
N" 1675 order the sum of Forty Pounds to be by him Laid 

(W'arrI Issued) out in purchasing fire wood for the use of the Ear- 
racks and Likewise the further Sum of £S to be 
by him laid out towards defraying the Expence of finishing the m.arket 
House in pecks Slip 

Order'd the mayor Issue his warrant to the 
N9 1675 Treasurer of this City to pay to M^ Peter Bivanck 

(Warr! Issued) or order the sum of £^2 ■.19:5 i" fidl of his ace! 
for Sundry Sums advanced and paid for the use of 
this Corporation, in Diging out and Levelling prince's Street, and the 
Road near AP Cornelius Roosevclts, as p'" his said acct Audited by 
this Doard and allowed of. 

.. , ' Order'd the Like to Alderman Roosevelt ot 

,xy- ' , / ,. order the sum of Six Pounds towards Repairing the 
(Warrl Issued) ^ ,, , tt / 

Oswego Market Mouse/. 



OF Tlin en Y OF KFW YORK 353 

[214] Oki»i:k'i) the Like to M'' Isaac Stoutcnbiirgh or 
N? 167.S order lite sum of XinLty r'ouu'i.s (out of the monies 

W'arri Issiud paid iiito his liands by the Church Wardens of this 
City and Raised and Collected in vcrtue of an Act of 
the Lieutenant Gfivernour the Councill and (K'nerall Assembly of this 
province Lati-Iy made and published) to be by him Laid out in pur- 
chaseing Oil for tlie Citys Lamps 

Ormzu'd the Like to ^U Lsaac Stoutenbur_rjh or or- 
X? 1679 der the sum of £47 19 : 3 out of tlie monies paid into 

WarrL Issued his hands by the Cl.urch WarcK-ns of the City of Xew 
York and raised and ColUcted in Vertuc of an Act of 
tlic Govcrnoui Councill aiul Gcnerall As^sembly of this province Lately 
made and jinnidod for one Ouarlors Allowance to the Citys Lamp 
Lighters from the 21^* of July Last to the 21"!; of Octo^!" Instant Includ- 
ing in said sum for the payment of one Barrell of Oil and for mending 
thic C!itys Lamps 

Ordf.u'd the Like to M- Isaac Stoutenburgh or 
X'V 1680 order th.c sum of Twcn'y six Pouiids Two Shillings 

Warrl Issued and Six pence for one years sallary for Setting the 
Vv'atch from the First of October one Thousand Seven 
hundred atid sixty Two to the I'irst of C)ctober Jpistant, and for 
Candles and Other Expcnces attending the watch II(;usc as p^ said 
acct .Audited and allowed of by th.is l5oard/. 

0;u)r:R'D that the Clerk of this I'oard prepare a Bond from this 
Corporation ir, Mr jolui Alsop of this Ci!y Mercht in the penalty of 
£1000 Conditiou(.d for the jiaymen.t of £500 on or before the 25''.* of 
September 1764, with Int. at 5 Vi Cent. ',-:' amunn from the 25*'.^ of 
Sep'' last and annex the seal of this C(M-[»iu-at:on thereto to be signed 
by the Mayor and Counter Signed by the Clerk of this Board/. 

Okdi:k'd That John Mytr one of tlie Marshalis of this City repair 
with all Coracnient Speed io the Ground Lately Cut of from ttiat part 
of the public high way which Lies P.ctween 'Lhe Farm of John Watts 
Esq'" and the farm of Jacobus Kip and Throw down the fence with 
v> hicli the aforesaid part of the road is Inclosed and also all such Fences 
as the said Jacobus Kip may liave set uj) cm the westerly side of the 
road near his said Farm, And that this Board will Indenmify the said 
Marshall for so Doing/ 
Vol. VI.— 23 



354 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of I 
New V<;:k\ 



At a Common Council! held at the 
dv/cllinf( House of Walter P.rock Scituate 
near the City Hall of the said City on 
\\'ednesday the 9".' day of November Anno: 
Doln. 1763. 



Present/. John Cruger Esq^ ]\Iayor 

ab Simon Johnson Esq Recorder 



;>Esq''? Aldermen 



•^ 



Francis Filkin "> 

John r.ogcrt Jun^ 
ab John Morin Scott 

John Lawrence 

Whitehead Hicks 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Geo : Rrcwcrlon 
[215] ab Cornelius Roosevelt 

Thomas Randle 
ab Peter Byvanck 

Dirck P.rinkerhoof >^As5istants 

Garret Rapelje 
ab Rem Rapelje 

Abraham Lott 

Br, IT ordain'd l>y the mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of the 
Cit;. of Xew York Convened in Commou Councill and it is hereby or- 
dained by the Authority of the same that all the Laws, Orders, and 
Ordinatices of this Corporation which on the ninth day of November 
last, wore made Ordained ]vcnev;ed and Published (and Such others 
as have been Since made & Published) be renewed and Continued and 
remain in fidl force and Virtue for one year from and after the date 
hereof, V\7.\'/. 

A Law For the due Observation of the Lords day Called Sunday 

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

A Law To Appoint Sworn Surveyors of this City, 

A Law for the Better preventing of Fires, 

A Law For for marking of Bread 

A Law prohibiting the sale of r»>Ieal and Flour by measure and for 
appointing proper places for the Sale of meal, Flour, Corn and Grain/. 

A Law For Regulating Negros, Mulattoes and other Slaves, 

A Law For Regulating Carts and Cartmen, 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 355 

A Law To Regulate tiie Oflice of Gunr^crs of Liquors packers of 
beef and pork, and Cullers of Slaves, heading and Hoops/. 

A Law Kelaling to making freemen 

A Law I'or Regulating the Lying of Vessels in the great Dock and 
Slips of this City, and Ascertaining th.c rates to be paid for the same 
and for preserving the Bridge and Common Sewer of the same great 
Dock/ 

A Lav/ for preserving the Commons and the fish in Fresh water 
pond 

A Law For the Regulating and FstaMishing fees for the L'lvittrs 
to funerals 

A Law I'or paveing and Cleansing the streets Lanes and Alleys 
within the City of New York, and for preventing Nusances within 
the same 

A Law prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars 

A Law for preventing Frauds in Firewood 

A Law for marking P.uller/ 

A Law for Regulating Fences/. 

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

A Law For regulatiiig the office of Chamberlain or Treasurer of 
the City of New York 

A Law for the Better Sccuiing the City of New York From the 
danger of Gunpowder 

A Law Declaring to what use the seal of this Corporation the seal 
of the mayors Court, and the seal of Mayoralty of the City shall be 
put 

A Law for regulating the Publiok markets within the City of Xew 
York and for preventing the forestalling of provisions Coming to the 
said Markets 

[216] A Law To prevent Selling or Giving of unrij)e Fruit and Oys- 
ters within the City of New York 

A L\w To Restrain and prohibit the Gi\ing or Selling of Strong 
Liquors to any of the private Centinals oi his majestys Garrison in 
the City of New York 

A Law To prevent Rafiling in the City of New York 

A Law To Ascertain the Size of Apple Barrels and the weight of 
Onions that Shall be Brought to this City f^r sale or Fxportation/ 

A I^Av; Piohibiting the sale of Hay by Measure 

A Law To Prevent Frauds and uncertainties in the sale of Fire- 
wood Commonly Called Cord wood within this City 

A Law For Repealing a Law for Assizeing all kinds of provisions 



356 MINUTES OF '1 HE COMMON COUNCIL 

to be set To sale in the public mari:c:ts of this City luid for Establishing 
a i\'cw Assise fur tliat purj'ose 

{Jki)I,:r'd Tlie mayor Issue his Warrant To the Treasurer 

X'.' i6Si of th.is City to pay To .Mf Dirck Hrinkerhnof or order the 

sum of One Hundred Pounds To be by him Laid out To- 

\Nards defrayiii[^ the Expence of sand for paveinj the Broad Street/. 

okdek'd The I, ike To Johannes Myer Messenger and 

i\? 1GS2 Dour keeper to this Board or order the sum of Six Pounds 

in full fur Extraordinary Services by him done the Last 

Year for this Corporation/ 

Order'd The ALiyor Issue his \\''arrant to the Treasurer 
N? 1 683 of this City, to pay to AP John Dcpcyster or order the sum 
of Thirty Seven Pounds Tv/o Shillings and ten pence half 
penny in full for the Ballance of the Account Avith this Corporation 
lor the expellees of the Barracks as p^ his said Account Sv.-orn to and 
Allov.'cd of By this Board/ 

ordku'd The Li!:e To ^P James Mills or order the sum cf 
N? 16S4 Eighty four Pounds Fifteen Sh.illings in full of his Ac- 
count for Victualling Sundry Criminals and for Sv/eeping 
26 Chimneys and Emptying 231 Tubs in the Xev/ Goal from the iS'!' 
Fcly>' 1763, To the 2.S'\' of October foil? inclusive, and also the Fur- 
ther Sum of Four Pounds Tlnce Shillings for Victualling a Negro 
fvilov.- a Crinunal belonging to Ivlathew Ernest as p"" his said Account 
Aiuli'.ed and Allowed of by this Board/ 

C^rdrr'd tliC Like to M'' Peu'us. Byvanck or order tlie 
X? 16S5 sum of Ten Pounds fifteen Sliiilings and tliree pence in full 
of his Account for monies by him laid out for the use of 
Tliis Corporation for Six Chimney Backs for tb.e new Goal and for 
Lime and Labourers v.-ork &c : as \1 his said Account Audited and 
Allowed of By this Board 

Okdf.p/d the Like to ]\[^ Alexander Forbes or order the 
X'? 1686 sum of Xinety Thtee pounds Seven Shillings and Eleven 
pence brdf penny in full of his Account for monies by him 
Advanced and Laid out for the use of this Corporation for Sinlcing a 
well in the Alms house yard &c: as P*" liis said Account Sworn to and 
Allowed of By this Board/ 

Ordf.r'd that the Clerk of this Board prepare a Bond from this Cor- 
poration To ^P Henry Cruger of this City Merchant in the penalty of 
One Thousand Pounds Conditioned to pay five Hundred on or Before 
the 5*!} day of X^ONcmber one Tb.ousand Seven hundretl and sixty four 
with Interest at 6 per Cent p^ Annum from the 5*^ of November In- 



OF THE CJTV OF NEW YORK 



357 



stant and now Last [217] Past ami Annex the seal of this Corporation 
tlierclo and U> be Countersigned hy the Clerk of this Uoard/. 

It ai'pearing to this j'.oard that tliere is a deficiency of Copper 
wanting for the covering the City Hall — M^ ^^ayo^ is Therefore de- 
sired to write to I'ristol on Account of this Corporation for so much 
more Thatch of Copi)cr as will be found X'eccssary for Finishing the 
same and to remit to M^" Henry Crugcr in Bristol the Ballancc of his 
Account Against this Corporation f(jr Copper Heretofore purchased 
of hiiu and Charge the said ]\emittauce to this Corporation 

Alderman Scott Returned to this I'oard that he hath Cau<^cd a new 
Election of a Constable for the Bowery divisi^>n in the out ward of 
this City in the Room of Jiimcs \'arian. who was fined tlie sum of 
fifteen pounds for Refusing to be qualified to the said Office, and 
Thomas Arden of the said City Cordwainer was duly Elected in his 
Room 

p. , -J Att a Common Coujicil held at the 

T,, ',,,>- SS dwelling house of Walter Brock scituate 

I\ewiork\ , ^-- i r 1, • 1 • , ^• 

J near the City Hall m the said City, on 

Monday the 21H day of Nov^ Anno: Dolii. 

Present;/ Jc>hn Cruger Escf ]>.Iayor 

Simon Johnson Esq?" Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

John Bogert Jun?" 

John Lawrence 

John M: Scott 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Geo: 15rewington 

Cornelius Roosevelt 

Thomas Wrandle 

Garrit Rapelje 

Rem Rapelje 

Abraham Lott 

Order'd By this Board that the Clerk thereof Call upon M^ Far- 
gie (one of the managers of the Lottery appointed in and by an Act En- 
tituled an Act for raising the sum of three thousand Pounds by way of 
Lottery towards repairing the City Hall in the City of New York, to 
Receive the Ballance due to this Corporation of the said Lottery money, 
which Remain !"s] in his hands, and upon receipt thereof to pay it into 
the hands of Alderman Hicks/' 

Orderd that Alderman Brewerton Tvless""? Lott and Rapelje be a 



>-Esq''? Aldermen 



< 



>- Assistants 



358 



MINUTES OF THE COxMMON COUNCIL 



Coinniittcc to Inspect into tlic Ferry Boats &c and to remove any 
Niisanccs in tiud About tlic Ferry liousc on Nassaw Island and report 
tlic Fame to this Board witli all Convenient Speed 

Rf.soi.ved and order'd by this Board that Andrew Marschalk and 
Gerrard P.ancker. Be appointed and they arc hereby Accordingly Ap- 
pointed public Surveyors of this City on their Taking the usual Oaths 
for the due Execution of their office/. 

f2i8] Ordkr'd That the Clerk of this Board prepare the draft of a 
Lease for the several Lotts Fatcly Sold on Inklenbergh belonging to 
this Corporation and produce the same at the next Common Council/. 



Citvof 



(ss 

New YorI:j ^^ 



>- Esq"": Aldermen 



At a Coninicm Councill held at the 
Dwelling House of Walter Brocks near the 
City Hall in the said City on Thursday the 
Vi oi Dec'- 17G3 

Present/ John Cruger Esq'' Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 

Francis I'ilkin 

John Bogert JurJ 

John M : Scolt 

John Lawrence 

Whitehead KUcks 

Nicli! Roosevelt 

George I > re wing ton 

Corn: Roosevelt 

Thomas Wrandlc 

Peter Bivr.nck 

Garrit Rapalic 

Ab? Lott 

OKDFJiD that the mayor Issue liis warrant to the 
K? 1687 Treasurer of this City, to pay to Johannis Mycr ^Tes- 

\\ arr* Issued senger and Door keeper to this Board or order the 
Sum of three pounds ilfteen Shillings in full for a 
Quarters Sallary due unto him and ending this day, also the further 
Smn of 7/6 for the Like by him advanced and paid for the use of this 
Corporation 

ORDF.RD by this Board that ^U Recorder, Alderman Hicks and M^ 
Ahraliam Lott or any two of them be a Committee to prepare the 
l>r.u]glit of Some Regulations for the Better ordering and Regulating 
the Litys Lamps, and preferr the Same to the next Common Councill 
for their approbation 



:> Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



359 



CiU of I 

New York( 



>Esq''? Aldermen 



>' Assistants 



At a Coiiimon Councill held at the 

Dwelling } louse of Walter Brocks near 

the City Hall of the said City on Monday 

the 5*^ day of December Anno: Dom : 1763/ 

Presenl/. John Cru.'^cr Esq'' mayor 

Simon Johnson J^sq!" Recorder 
Francis Fillrin 
J')hn iVigcrt Junf 
John M : Scott 
John Lawrence 
Whitehead Hicks 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Georg^e Brcwington 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Thomas Wrandle 
Garrit Rapalic 
Rem Rapalie 
Abraham Lott 

OkDERD the mayor Issue his v.arrant to the Treasurer 
N? 1688 of this City to pay to ^.l^ Isaac Stoutenbnr;.-;h or order the 
sum of one Hundred and Ninety one Pounds Fourteen 
Shillin.G:s (out of the monies paid into his hands by the Church War- 
dens of this City and Raised and Collected in Vertue of an Act of the 
Licutcn.ant Governour the Councill and Gcncrall Assembly of this 
province Lately made and published) for one Quarters u-atching this 
City from the Eleventh of September Last to the Eleventh of Decem- 
ber Instant Sv.ndays Inchidcd a^ p^ his said Account Audited by this 
Board and Allowed of 

Ordeu'd That Xi^ Mayor Issue his Warrant To the 
N? 1CS9 Treasurer of this City To pay to M'? ^largaret Ten Brook 
or order the sum of Sixty Pounds for six years Interest of 
two Hundred Poimds due the Twelfth of January next/. 

AK Mayor Produced to this Board a List of the names of Such Per- 
son's who had Taken out Lyconce for Retailing of Strong Liquors 
v.'ithin this City from the Twenty Fifth of March one Thousaml Seven 
Hundred and sixty Three to the Twenty Fifth of Marcli one Thou- 
sand Seven Hundred and sixty four Amounting To the Number of 
Two Ilundred- and Eighty one. and who had paid Together for the 
Same the sum of Four Hundred and Eighteen Pounds Nineteen Shil- 
lings : Order'd he pay the same to the Treasurer or Chamberlain first 
Retaining: thereout the sum of One Hundred and Twcntv five Pounds 



360 



^rI^•uTEs of the common council 



Ikiiic^ what litis I^jard A^accd to Allow lii.ni for his fees as Clerk 

of the Markctls the Last year as also the luirther Sum of Four 

Shilling's and luiying tlic-reont to the Cleric the sum of Five Shillings 
f>,tr (.very l..ycencc so by him Granted as aforesaid/. 

[2i(;l (")ki)f;u'd That tlie Committee appointed for Causing the City 
Hall to he Repaired, have Liberty To Borrov/ upon Interest for the 
use of this Corporation the sum of Five Hundred ]-'ounds/. 

Oi<r)iat'D 'J1iat M' Ivecorder, Alderman Scott, and Alderman Hicks, 
or any T'wo of 'J'hem, he a Committee to appear in J'.ehalf of this Corpo- 
ration, Before his .Majesties Councill of This province; and use Tiieir 
utinost Fndeavours in opi'osing the passing of a Bill, for Repealing a 
Law, of this Corporation Entituled a Law, for Repealing a Law, Enti- 
tulcd a Law, for Assizeing all kinds of \'ictuals, to be set to sale in the 
jnihlick Markets of this City, and for Establishing a new Assize for 
that purpo.se, made and passed the Thirteenth of September Last/. 



City of 

New "^'ork 



SS. 



At a Common Council] held at the 
dwelling house of Walter Brocks near the 
City Hall of the said City on Thursday the 
22^ day of December 1763/ 

Present/. John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 



John Bogart Junf 
John M : Scott 



^ 



5-Esq''? Aldermen 



^ Assistants 



John I^awrcnce 
\Vhitehcad Hicks 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
George Brewingtcn 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Thomas Wrandle 
Rem Rapalie 
Dirck Brinkerhoof 
Abraham Lott 

\Vjiere.\s It hath this day been Represented to this Board that 
Jc»hn Carpcnder of the said City Butcher hath openly and CoTitcmptu- 
onsly Declared that he would Sell his Beef for four pence half penny 
r^ I'Ound in Spite- of all that the wise heads that made the Law CouKi 
do. or words to that Ettect ; It is therefore orphrd that upon Service 
•~'f a Copy hereof on the said Jolm Carpender. he appear before this 
r.oard at the House of Walter Brock Inkeeper near the City Hall to 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



361 



iiiorrow morning at ii oClock to licar Ihc saiM Cliarj^^c proved ag'ainst 
him and Shew Cause wliy he s!io'd not be Disfranchised/. 

ORDCk'n r.y this IIict'! that 'Jlvunas Arden !)0 fncd the sum of 
Fifteen Pounds for Refusing to he Quahfied to the Office of Con- 
stable for tlie Bowery Division in the room of James \'arian who was 
Likewise Returned a Constable for tlie s'.' division and was Also Fined 
the sum of £15, axd iurtihvR ouDiCRO that the Alderman of the out 
ward Cause a nev/ Election of a Consta!>le in his room and that the 
Election be on 'J'luusday next at ton oClock in the morning 

TiiF. Common Coukcii.i- have this day been Infonncrl that Jacob 
Arden of the said City Ijutcher hath Lately in a very publick and Con- 
temptuous [220] Manner X'iolated a Law of this Cor[)oration for the 
Assizeing of all kinds of victuals 1 o be set to sale in the publick Mar- 
kets of this City, and that he still Continues so to do wherefore this 
Hoard tor the Contempt Afore-^aid do ]\(>quest of M*" Mayor To Remove 
aiid turn tlsc said Jacob Arckn forthwith out of the said Publick mar- 
kets or such of them as he now uses and Iixercises his Bussiness or Oc- 
cupation of a Butcher in or for so Long a time untill he shall have Ob- 
tained from this Corporation the freedom of the said City/. 



City of ] 
Kew York j ' 



:>Esq''^ Aldermen 



At a Common Councill held at the 
Dwelling Llouse of Walter Brock near the 
City Hall of the said City on ffriday the 
2^'} day of December Anno Dom 1763 

Present/ John Crugcr Escf Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'" Recorder 

Francis I-'ilkin 

John M : Scott 

John Lawrence 

Whitehead Hicks 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

George Brewington 

Cornelius Roosevelt 

Thomas Wrandle 

Peter Bivanck 

Dirck P.rinkerhoil 

•Rem Rapalie 

John Carpcnder of Kings Co\mty Butch.er who Claims the Free- 
dom of this City Attends this Board pursuant to the order of Com- 
mon Councill of yesterday, and William liayard Esq^ also attended at 



^Assistant 



362 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

tin- same time and provcfl on oath the Char^^e allcadged in the said 
order of vcstorday atrainst the said John Carpendcr; whereupon this 
Board for th.c said Contempt do ou\>lr that the said John Carpender 
ho (hsfranchised and the said John Carpender is disfranchised accord- 
inj:;iv: and do Furth.er order that tlie said disfranchisement he made 
out under the Seal of the said Corporation to be Sicrned by the mayor 
and Countersii::ned by tlie Clerk of this Board and Served on the said 
Jolin Carpender/. 

Ordek'd P.y tliis P.oard That the Following Ordinance for Altering 
aiici rei)ea!ing tlic Assi;:c of \'ictuals be published and the same is pub- 
lished Accordingly and is in the words Following: Be it okdaixed 
By the mayor Aldermen and Connnonalty of the City of New York in 
ConiiViOn Councill Convened, and its hereby ordained by the authority 
of the Same that a Certain Law or Ordinance of the said Mayor Alder- 
mc:u ?.vA Comtiionalty Entituled a Law for Repealing a Law, Entituled 
a Law for Assizeing all kinds of Victuals to be set to sale in the pub- 
lic markets of this City and for Establishing a new Assize for that pur- 
pose as far forth as the same Assizes fixes and Regulates the prices of 
I>rovi?ions or A'ictuah to be sold in this City or the markets thereof be, 
and the same so far forth as Aforesaid is hereby Re[)ealed and made 
Ab'solulcly null and void, any thing in the [221] Same, Contained to 
the Contrary thereof in any v;isc notwithstanding and be it Fur- 
TiiER ORDAiN'ED Bv the Authority Aforesaid That the prices of X'ictuals 
and Provisions to be sold in the said City and the Alarkets thereof 
be as follov.-s to witt. the price of Beef at and after the rate of 
four pence half penny by the pound weight, the price of pork at and 
After the rate of Five pence half penny By the pound weight the price 
of \'eal for the hind Quarter at and after the rate of Six pence by the 
]'ound Weigh.t and for the fore Quarter at and After the rate of four 
pence half penny by the pound weight, the price of mutton at and after 
the rate of Four pence half penny by the pound weight: the price of 
I'Utter at and after the rate of Fifteen pence by the pound weight, and 
the price of Milk at and after the rate of Six Coppers by the Quart: 
and be it further ordained by the Authority aforesaid, that every 
C)frender or Offenders against this Lav\-, Shall be Subject to the Like 
pain, Penalties and forfietures, as are ordained and Established in and 
by the Aforesaid Law or ordinance, which is hereby declared To Re- 
nudn in full force and vertue as to every Article, matter and thing, 
Contained ]*".xcept so far forth as the same did assize. Fix and Rate 
the prices of X'ictuals and provisions any thing herein contained to the 
Contrary th.creof in anv wise Notwithstanding 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



363 



City of I ^ 
New York] 



Present/ 



>-Esq: Aldenncn 



>■ Assistants 



J 



At a Common Councill held at the 
Dwelling House of Waller Brock near the 
City Hall in the said City on Thursday 
the 12*^ of January 1764 
John Crug^cr Esq^ ma}or 
Simon Johnson Esq^ J\ccordcr 
Erancis Eilkin 
John JJogert Junf 
John M : Scott 
John Eawrence 
Whithead Hicks 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Dirck Brinckerhoff 
Thomas Wrandic 
Rem Rapalie 
Garrit Rapalie 
Abraham Lott 

Order'd By This Board that the Clerk prepare a Bond to W John 
Alsop of this City n;erchant in the penalty of £1000 Conditioned for the 
payment of £500 on or before the 12*'.' of Jan''^ next with Int at 6 p^ 
C\ from the Tenth day of December and, that tlie Clerk Annex [222] 
The Seal of the said city tliereto to be signed by the mayor and Counter- 
signed by the said Clerk;/ 

Omji-un tliat the I\Iayor Issue his \\'arraiu to the Treas- 

N<? 1690 urer of this City to pay to James Obricn or order the sum 

of five pounds in full for one Quarters of a years vSallai-y 

due unto Iiim as public Whippcr of this City and Ending the Tenth day 

of this Instant January 

Order'd that the Assize of Bread be till Eurther order Elower at 
17/6 p'' Cent, 
a White Loaf of the Eincst Elower to weigh. . . .1''' 12^^ for 4 Cop-pers 

D9 of D? to Weigh o " iy/2 lor 2 D? 

AND Eurther ordI'Iked That no other Bread he made for sale, 
within this City then According to the Above Assize (hard Biscuits 
only Excepted) and that all Bakers within this City take Notice thereof 
and make their Bread Accordingly'/ 

C)rdek'd That The mayor Issue his warrant To the 
N? 1691 Treasurer of this City to pay to ^[^ Dirck Brinckerhoof or 
order the Severall Sums fc->llowing \'izl the sum of Seven- 
teen Pounds Twelve Shillings and Three pence for sundry sums by 



36.1 MIXUTES OF TilE COMMON COUNCIL 

him Advanced fur the use of this Corporation Toward Repairing the 
Coenlic's peer (5y:c as also the further sum of Twenty one Pounds tv/o 
Shihings und Eij;ht IVnce half [Jcnny which h.c hath Engaged To pay 
to Thomas Lawrcuee for Smith's work hy him done for said Peter and 
Likewise the h'urther Sum of Thirty Four Pounds Eiglitccn and Ten 
I cncc which lie hiatli ahso Engaged to pay Abner Urown for Carjien- 
tcr's work In- him Also done to tiie .'.aid Peer which said Severah Ac- 
counf.s In the whulc and Together do amount To Seventy Th.rtc 
Pounds Thirteen ShilHngs and nine Pence half Penny/ 

Oi^RR D The l^ike To M'' Samuel Edmonds or order tlie 

N? 1692 sum of Twenty Two Pounds Eighteen Shillings in full for 

tliC lialh'.ncc due on Account of Sand which this Corpora- 

t'on Agree to Allow for the pavement of Broad street, and Also the 

fiu'llicr sum of Tucnty four Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Eight pence 

in full of one otlicr Account for pavcing so much of said Broad street 

as fronts the dv.elling Houses of Sundry Poor Persons Dwelling there 

ORniyRD The Like To John Bingham or order the sum 

K? 1693 of Fifty one Pounds nine Shillings in full of his Account 

for mud Taken out of the Coenties Slip, and V\y Slip and 

for Scow Hire for the use of This Corporation as p- his said Account 

Audited By this Board and Allov/ed of 

Op.dkr'l) That the Alderman of the outward Cause a New Elec- 
tion of a Constable for the Bowry Division in the said out ward, in the 
Ko'-.!Ti place and Stead of Thomas Harding [Arden] who was Chosen 
and Prturncd a Constable for the said division and was fined for Re- 
fu.^:n:;■ to be Oualined to the said (3frice and that the Election be on 
Monday the 23'? of January Instant at ten oClock in the forenoon. 
[223] The Draft of Sutidry Leases to John Alsop and others for 
Lands on Inklenbergh were this day Read and approved of and Ok- 
r>i:K'i) by this Board that the Clerk Engross The same and Aimex the 
seal of the said City thereto. Ready to be Delivered to the Lessees on 
their Executing Counterparts thereof 

The Prtition of Charles Dobbs, Anthony Glecn, and sundry oth- 
ers Inhabitants and Freeholders of montgomerie ward was this day 
read, Setting Fortli That they have Been Informed that application 
hath been made for the Ground now^ or Heretofore Deemed To be or 
Called Beekmans Slip, and praying for the sundry Reasons Assigned 
in said Petition that this Board would he pleased to Decline Granting 
the same to any person or persons whatsoever wliereupon this Board 
f'KDr.uD tlie Consideration thereof be deferred to a future Common 
Councill 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



365 



This Board Conccivinq; it Ncco^sary that some of the Laws of tliis 
Corporation Lately Published, ouccht to be ]\cpealeil and others Amend- 
ed do tlierefure or.iJ>::i< and its lier<.by oudiiud that Alderman Bo- 
gert, Scott, I licks and Mess''? Randle iirinckcrhoof or the major part 
of tlieni be a Committee to l^cvisc the same and mabc licport Tlicrcof 
to this ]'.oard with al' Convenient Speed 



City of I 2^ 
Vcw York I 



>- Esq''? Aldermen 



>► Assistants 



At a Common Cuuncill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Friday the lo'l' of 
fTeb^' 1764 

Present/ Jclni Crug-cr Esq" AIa\'or 
John Boggart Jui;'' 
John Lawrence 
V/hitehead Hicks 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Geovg-c Brewingion 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Peter Bivanck 
11 10m as Wrandlc 
Dirck Brinckerhoof 
Rem Rapalic 
Garrit Rapalie 
Abraham Lolt 

Ordered That Tiic mayor Issue Iiis warrant To the 
N? i6q.\ Treasurer of this City to \>ay to Francis Kofiler or order 
the sum of Twenty Tlu'ee Pounds one shilling and nin-? 
Pence for the Like Sum by him Advanced and l''aid by order of this 
Board for sundry Necessary Repairs done To the Ferry ITousc Barn 
S:c as ^-^ Account Audited and Allowed of by this Board and Like- 
wise the Further vSun: of Seventy Five Pounds Eight shillings T5eing 
what was distrained from hini by the Collector of Kings County for the 
Government Tax of the Ferry ITou^e Ov."C : 

[224] Ordek'd That The Clerk prepare a Lease from this Corporation 
under their seal to Turner for the exchange for one year 

from tb.e First of may next under the yearly Rent of Eighty Pounds 
and deliver the same to him on his Executing a Counterpart Thereof 
and luUering into Bond with Surely for the payuK-nt of said Rent. 



366 



MINUTES OF TiJE COMMON COUNCIL 



Okdek'd tliat The Committee of the New Goal have Power To 
Cause to be Erected opposite the said New Goal a PubHck Whipping 
post, StC'cks Ca^o and J'lilary in such manner as they or the Major 
part of Them shall 'I'hink Proper and place the lixpence Thereof to 
this Board/. 

Okder'!) The mayor Issue his warrant to the Treasurer 
N? lO)^ of this City to pay to ^t'- Isaac Stoutcnburgh or order the 
sum of Seventy Nine I'ounds Seventeen Shillings and Seven 
pence out of the monies paid into his hands By The Church Wardens 
of thi.^ City and Raised and Collected in \'crtue of an Act of the Lieu- 
tenant Govcrnour the Councill and Generall Assembly of This Province 
Lately made and Published in Full for one Quarters Allowance to the 
Cilys Lr.mp Lighters to the Twenty Fourth of January one Thousand 
Seven hundred and sixty Four And in Full of one other Account for 
L-ain[) Oil and Smidry repairs done to the Citys Lamps &c as p' his 
said Account Audited by the Committee and Allov/ed of By This 
Board/. 

Okdi:r'd That the Mayor Issue his Warrant To the 
N? iC^-rjO Treasurer of this City to pay to Nicholas Roosevelt Esq'' 
or order the sum of Eight Pounds Fifteen Shillhigs and one 
penny in Full For the Like sum by him Advanced and paid to Ben- 
jamin Stimets for Repairing the Oswego jMarket by order of this 
Board as p^ said Steymetts ace* Sworn to & allowed of by this Board 



City of 1,^ 

New \orkl 

Present/ 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Monday the I3-V* 
day of ffeb'"y Anno Dom 1764 

John Cruger Esq^ ]\Iayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

John yi : Scott 

John Lawrence LEsq^? Aldermen 

Whitehead Hicks 

George Brewington 

Cornelius Roosevelt ^ 

Dirrick Brinkerhoof 

Rem Rapalie J^ Assistants 

Garret Rajialic 

Abraham Lott 



OF THE CITY OV .NEW YORK 



367 



(-?2sl W'liLP.KAS It ap[>ears to this Hoard that very Large Sums of 
money arc clue and in Arrcar To this Corporation from a Number of 
I'crsons for Rents Reserved on Grants Which have been from Time 
to time Issued to them. It is TiiEKiii-OKF, okderd that Puhhck No- 
lice be Given by pubhshing this order in tlie Severall Newspapers of 
this Citv that Unless such arrears of rent, be paid to the Chamberlain 
of this Corporation on or before the Twenty Fifth of March next 
Tins P>OAKD will Reenter into the premisses Granted to such Persons 
who shall appear to be in Arrear on that day: 

Ordl:r'd That the Assize of Bread be Till Further order Flower at 
16/9 p*" Cent: 

A White Loaf of the Fincft flower to W''eif;h. . . i*^' 13°^ for 4 Coppers 
D? ofD? .to Weigh. .. o 143^ for 2 Ditto 

a:<;'j") I URTiir.R ordei;'d That no other Bread be made for sale with- 
in this City then According To the above Assize (hard Biscuits only 
Excepted) and That all Bakers within the same, Take notice thereof 
and make Their Bread Accordingly/. 



City of ^ <^„ 
New York ( " 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 6'0 
day of March Anno Dom 1764 



Present/ John Cruger Esq^^ Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' PlecorJcr 



John Bogert Jun^ 
Whitehead Hicks 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
George Brewington 
Thomas Wrandle 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Peter Byvanck 
Garrit Rapalie 
Rem Rapalie 
Abraham Lott 



.Esq^ Aldernien 



> Assistants 



Orj)i;r'd That the mayor Issue his warrant To the Treas- 
Nv 1697 urer of this City to pay Johannis Myer Messenger and Door 
keeper to this Board or order the sum of Three pounds Fif- 
teen Shillings in Full for a Quarters Salary due unto him and ending 
th.e i=! of tliis Instant March 



368 MrNUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Orhfri) That llic Assize of Bread be Till Fnrllicr order flower at 
14/ r>. i 'r o. 

A Wliiic Lt,'ai of tl'.c Finest Flower To AVeitrh . . 2'^ o"-"'- for 4 Coppers 
D.- of 1;? To \Veic;-h. . o Js/z for 2 Ditto 

AXi< Fl'utiier orofuu That 110 oilier lirtad be made for sale with- 
in this City Then according- to the Above Asi,ize (hard Biscuits only 
Excepted) and that all JJakcrs [226] Within this City take notice 
Thereof anrl make their Broad According-ly'/ 

Ordhrd That Mf Recorder Alderman Hicks Alderman Brewing-- 
ton and r^Iess""^ Wrandle and Brinckerhoof, or the major part of Them 
be a Committee To Enquire into the Encroachment made by John 
Kapalie upon the Lands of this Corporation Lying- Cor.tiguous to his 
Lands at Nassau Ferry cn.d make Report Thereof to this Board vvitl! 
rll Convenief'.t Sioeed/. 

Ordf.kd That the Alderman of the out v.ard Cause a new Election 
of a Constable for the Bowery Division in the said V\'ard, in the room 
place and Stead cf Thomas Arding [Arden], who was Chosen and Re- 
turned a Constable for the said Division and was fined for Refusing to 
be Qualified to the said Oftlce and that the Election be on Tuesday the 
ThirtceiUli of tins Instant Afarch at Ten oClock in the morning/ 

Ordero That the mayor Issue liis \\'arrant To the Treas- 
X? i6<;8 uror of this City to pay to John Emmott or order the sum 
oi Fight Pounds Towards Defraying the cxpence of Sink- 
ing a \\W\ in Warren Street in the West V\'ard of this City 

Tiin P[:titiox of Leonard Lispenard, Cornelia Ruttgers, and Sev- 
erall otliers, was Read, Setting Forth That They Ilereioforc Preferred 
a IVtition to this Board, for Certain Water Lotts Lying on the East 
River, opposite to Their respective Lotts, Between the House au'i 
Grouu'd of James De[s] Brosses, and the land of Llendrick Rutgers, 
that This Board did Afterwards, on the Seventeenth of Aprill. One 
Thousand, Seven hiundred and Fifty Th-ree. Vote That the Lotts so 
prayed for, sh.o'd be Granted to the said Petitioners, at Private Sale 
ujKjn such Terms as sho"d thereafter be agreed on, ar.d further Setting 
Forth, as the said Vote of the Seventeenth of Apriil, hath not yet 
Been into F.xecution that the same nniglit now upon such Reasonable 
Terms, as to This Board Shall seem meet, Whereupon this Board 
Alter some Debate, had Thereon, Did order that the Consideration 
tlicreof be deferred to a future Common Councill 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



Z('9 



New iork 



>-E.sq? Aldermen 



Assistants 



V [Assistnnts] 



At a Cotmnon Councill held at tlie City 
Hall of the said City on Tuci^day the 13'^ 
day of March 1764/ 

Present John Crngcr Esq'' Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 
John Boi^crl Jun^ 
John Lawrence 
Whitehead IJicks 
George Brewington 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Thomas Wrandle 
Dirck BrinkerhofT 
Rem Rapalie 
[227] Garrit l\apalie 

Abraham Eott 
Pctrus Byvanck 

Ow^En'D by this Board that Alderman Lawrence Endeavour to 
{>rocnre the sum of One Thousand Pound on Bonds from this Cor- 
poration to the person or persons of whom the same shall be Taken 
i'ayable Avith Int. at 6 P"^ Q\ p"" Aimum in order to discharj^e Two 
Bonds from this Corporation to I\I' John Tiebout Each in the sum 
of Five Hundred Pounds/ 

Ordkr'd the ma}or Issue his Warrant, to the Trcas- 
N? 1699 urer of this City, to pay to M^ Isaac Stoutenburgh or onier, 
the sum of Two Hundred and Thirty one Pounds. Fifteen 
Shillinq-s, out of the monies paid into his hands, by the Church. War- 
dens of this City, and Raised and Collected, by Mrtue of an Act, of the 
Lieutenant Gnvernour, the Councill, and Generall Assembly, of this 
province, Lately made and Published, in full of his Acct with this 
Corporation, for monies by him Advanced, and paid to the City \\ alch, 
for one Quarters Watching- this City from the Twelfth day of De- 
cember, one Thousand Seven hundred and sixty Three, to The Twelfth 
of march Inst Likewise to Six Watchmen for Watching, tins City on 
Sundays from the Eighteenth day of December last, to the Eleventh 
of March Ins^ and Also for sundry other sums by him Advanced, 
and paid for this- Corporation, for sundry Extraordinary Watches 
during the Aforesaid Time, as Pr his said Account Allowed of by this 
Board. 

It is agreitj) and orderd by this Board that John Brown of the 

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370 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



said cit>' Labourer be appointed and he is iicrcby Accordingly Aj)- 
pointed Overst-er and Manager of Bedlous Jsland for and during tiie 
plcasnrt.- of This Corporation 

Jt is oRixikD by tin's Hoard that Doctor Cockran and the Xeigh- 
bourliood c>f Burling Slip have Liberty to be heard by themselves 
or Council (on tl\eir petitions presented to tiiis Board) this day Sen- 
night at tlirce oClock in the afternoon/ 



City of 
New Yorlv 



SS. 



j^Esq*"? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



Att a Common Council ludd at tiie City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 20*'r' 
day of March Anno Dom: 1764 

I'rcscnt;/ John Crugcr Esq^ mayor 

Siriion Johnson Esq^ Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

John Bogert Jun^ 

John M : Scott 

John Lawrence 

Whitehead Hicks 

Geo: Drewing'ton 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Cornelius Roosevelt 

Thomas W'randle 

Rem Rapalie 

Garrit Raj^alie 

petrus ]"'.yvanck 

Dirck Brinckerhofl 
[228] Ordi-::r'd That the Clerk of this Board prepare an Advertizement 
to be put in the public or ^Yeekly Gazettees for Letting To Farm the 
Stalls and Standings of the Severall markets of This City for one year 
To Commence on the fn'st day of iiiay next by public Outcry at the 
Commoii Councill Chamber in tb.e City Hall of the said City on Tues- 
day the Tenth day of April next at 3 oClock in the Afternoon of the 
same dav To the Highest Bidder axd That This Board or the major 
part of Them be a Committee for Letting the same upon such Condi- 
tions as they shall Judge proper/ 

Orderd That the Assize of Bread be till further order Flower at 
14/ P^ C^ 

a White T ,oaf of the Finest Flower to Weigh 2"^ i°- for 4 Coppers 

D° of D? to Weigh i . . o for 2 D? 

And Furthkr ordkr'd That no other Bread be made for Sale with- 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 371 

in this City than Acconh'n^ to the Above Assize (Hard Biscuits only 
Excepted) and that all liakers within This City take notice and Gov- 
ern Thems(.!ves Accordingly/ 

Ordewj Tliat tl;e Clerk of This Board l're])are a Bond from This 
Corporation to M' John \'an Der Spiegle of this City merchant in 
the penalty of one Thousand Pound Conditioned for the payment of 
Five Hundred Pounds on or r>efore the Twentieth day of march next 
with Int. at Six P^ Cent \^ ainiuni from the Eighteenth day of Feb- 
ruary Last and Annex the Seal of This Corporation thereto to be 
signed by the mayor and Countersigned by the Clerk of This Board 

Oi-ldek']) that the Clerk prepare one other Bond to the said i\B 
John Vandor Spiegle in the penalty of one Thousand Pounds Condi- 
tioned for the payment of ]''i\'e Hundred Pounds on or Before the 
Twentieth day 01 March liext with Int. at ^.ix '-p> Cent from the Four- 
teenth day of March Instant and annex the Seal as above 

order'd the Like to >B John Alsnj) of this City mercht, in the 
penalty of £1000 Conditioned to pay £500 on or before the 20^'.' day of 
IMarch next, with Int. at six ^ Cent from tlie 14. day of March Ins* 
and annex the City Seal thereto to be Signed by the mayor and Counter- 
signed by the Clerk of this board 

Okdf.r'd: The mayor Issue his Warrant To the Treas- 
N? 1700 urer of this City to pay to M*" John Tiebout or order the 
sum of Twenty nine I'ounds. Tliree SliiUings and four 
Pence in full for Seven n-onths Int. of two P.nnds from tliis Corpora- 
tion to him. eacii in tb.e snrii of Five Hundred Pounds at the rate of 
Five P'' Cent '^ Annum/ 

Pursuant To an order of the Last Common Councill Doctor John 
Cockran By }^P Thomas Smith his Councill and the Neighbourhood of 
Beekmans Slip by M'" Kissam their Councill v.ere lieard and 'j'hcreupon 
this Board are of Opinion that the said John [jJ')] Cockran tb.e Pe- 
titioner is Eitl-.er Entituled To a Grant oi the water Lott Petitioned 
for by Him or an Equivalent for the Same, which Equivalent this Board 
do fix at five hundred Pounds To be paid To b.im v/ith all Convenient 
Speed, By Those wlio Opposed the prayer b.is Petition, or that in De- 
fault Thereof the said Water Lott be Granted to him upon the Terms 
Whereon the Water Lotts in That Neighb.ourhood have been Granted, 
he first Paying the Back rents from the Twelfth day of September 
one Thousand Seven Hundred and Fiftv. at Winch Time this Board 



372 



MINUTl'.S OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



ORDiiKO tlic Draft of A Grant of the said Water Lett to be preparcfl 
for M';- C"(»rriclia Scliu\Icr tlic petitioners Mother in Law, on her I'e- 
titiun fi-rnicrly prefi-rrcd to 'J'his Board for That purpose, and it is 
FUKTiiKK ouDKKD That if the said Sum of Five Hundred Pounds be 
Tendered To the Petitioner or his said Council within a Reasonable 
time, and lie or his said Council shall Ivefuse to Accept the same, that 
Then he i'v. all Those Claiming under him, and all other Persons What- 
soever Shall be for ever debarred from any Claim or pretence Whatso 
ever To a Grant of this I'.oard for the said v.ater Lott, Excepting such 
part Tl.creof as this Board Shall hereafter Think proper to Grant for 
a Peer on the South West side of the Slij) adjoining the House and 
Lott of John Berrien 

The Alderman of the out Ward returned Tliat he had Caused a 
new Election of a Constable for the said Ward in the room of Thomas 
Ardiii;:; [.Xrden] who was Returned a Constable for the said \\'ard and 
fined for refusing to be Sworn into the said Office, and that David 

I^Lalasliaw was duely Elected in his Room. 

Alderman Lawrence who \s-as appointed to procure the sum of 
One Thousand Pounds on two Seperate Bonds in order to discharge 
The Principal and Int. of two Bonds from This Corporation To ^K 
John Tiebout Reportcl that he had procured tb.e same and discharged 
the said Two Bonds Exclusive of the Int. of m'' Tiebouts which lie 
PrcKluced To This Board Cancelled and Delivered up/ 



City of 
New York 



SS. 



Att a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday tlie 3'.' 
day of April Arjno: IDom: 1764/ 






Present/ John Cruger EsoJ mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq"" Recorder 
John Bogert Junr 
Whitehead Hicks 
John Lawrence 
George Brewington 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Thomas Randle 
Rem Rapalje 
Garrit Ivapalje 
Abraham Lott 



sq""! Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



OI' THE CITY OF NEW YORK 373 

[230] Ordrr"!) that the Assize of Bread be till Further order flower at 

13/3 P^Ct: 

A White Loaf of liie Finest Flower to Weigh .... 2^' 2°^ for 4 Coppers 

D? ofD? to Weigh i Yi ior 2 D? 

AND F\'RTHiLR ortDEEt'D That 110 Other Bread be made for sale with- 
in This City than accordin.!:^- To the Above Assize (hard Biscuits only 
excepted) and that all Bakers within this City take notice and Govern 
Themselves Accordingly/ 

ordi:r'd The mayor Issue his Warrant To the Treasurer 
N" 1701 of this City to pay to Addy Giles or order the sum of £5 : 
o : o in full for one Quarters Sallary due unto him as public 
Whipper of this City and EiKJing- tlie first day of this Inst April 

Ordiir'd The Like To ■M'' Jolm De Peyster or order, 
N? 1702 the sum of Sixty Pounds, for monies by him advanced, for 
This Corporation, for th.c use of the Barracks 

The CoMMiTTJCE Who were appointed to Audit the Publick Ac- 
counts of This Corporation, made 'i'heir Keport in the Words Fol- 
lowing Viz: City of New York ss. Wee tlie Committee appointed to 
Audit the Publick Accounts of this Cor{)oration, Do in Obedience, To 
said Appointment Report iliat \\'e have Carefully Examined "M^ 
Able Hardenbrook's Accounts, Relating [to] the Income of our Pow- 
der House or magazine, from the year one 'thousand Seven Hundred 
and Fifty Two, To the Thirteenth day of march One Thousand Seven 
Hundred and Sixty Four, and VwA Agreeable to The Chamberlains 
Ai.ccounts, that h.e the said Able llarilonbrook. has paid said Chamber- 
lain, In the Time Above mentioned, Sevcrall Sums of money Which 
in the \VhoIe amounts to .\'ine Hundred, and Sixty Five Pounds, 
I'^ight Shillings, and Flight Pence, and l^nd a Ballance Still in said 
Hardenbrook's Haiids. Amounting To Fourteen pounds, Ten Shillings, 
and Six pence. And Also, near Two Hundred Pounds, Out Standing 
Debts, in the Hands of Mr William Kelly and Others Which Debts 
We have desired Said Flardenbrook to C[o]llect with all Convenient 
Speed and When Received To pay the Same into The Hands of the 
Cliamberlain Wb.ich is Xevortliclcss. Humbly Su1)mitted by your most 
Hunble Scrv'? John Bogert Jun^ 

,-, .1 r -K r ■, ^ / Whitehead Hicks 

Done vf iV-' of March irCu/ ,, , ^ 

^^ ^ ^' Abraham Lott 

Garrit Ivapalje 
which Report being read was approvcfl of and ordf.r'd to be Filed. 



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MINUTKS OK THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Okdiikd by this P.oard tliat the Hill nearly opj)Osite the Widow 
Mf.ntaiijcs ill Montj^^oincric Ward of this City be Dug Down and Lev- 
elled in sueli manner as the Alderman and Assistaiit of the said 
Ward shall ihinl^ {)roper to order and direct/ 



[231] City of ^gg^ 
New York j 



Att a Common Council held at the City 
Kail of the said City on Tuesday the 10'!? 
day of April I/64/ 



Present/ Jo]in Crui;er Esq^ Mayor 

Siriion Jolmson Esq^ Recorder 

I'^rancis Eilkin 

JnV Morin Scoit 

John Lawrence 

Whitehead Ilicks 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

George Brewerton 

Cornelius Roosevelt 

Thomas Randle 

Garril Rapclje 

Abraham Lott 



^Esq*"? Aldermen 



> Assistants 



Ordi-.r'd That the Assize of Bread be till Further order Flower 
12/9 ^ C^ 

A White Loaf of the Finest Flower to weioh 2"^ 3"^ for 4 Coppers 

L>? of D? to \veic,di i i for 2 Ditto 

AND FuRTHFR ordiir'd, that no other Bread be made for Sale with- 
in this City than According to the Above Assize (hard Biscuits only 
c>:ce{>ted) and That all Bakers Within lliis City take notice and Gov- 
ern Themselves accordingly 

Order'd By This Board That for the Future the Assize of the 
markcLs of this City be as Follows \'iz* That all kinds of meat be sold 
by Weight and in no other manner whatsoever That the price of Bed 
be at and after the rate of Four ponce Half Pcmiy by the pound 
Weight the price of Fresh Butter at and aficr the rate of one Shilling 
and three pence by the pound Weight and price of milk at and after 
The rate of h'ive Coppers by the Quart and that whoever shall directly 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



375 



or Indirectly Sell offer or Sett to Sale any n:erit frcsli I'utter or Milk 
Whatsoever in any other nimnier Ih.nn is herchy directed or Shall Sell 
offer or Sett to Sale any Beef Milk or P<uttcr at any Greater or hi;,dier 
price or ])rices than is or arc iicrcb}' fixed he siic or they so Offendinc,'-, 
Concerning- and relating to The Article of Beef Shall Forfiet and Pay 
for every offence The sum of Forty Shillinci^s and for every Offence 
in and Relatinci^ to the Sale of Other meats fresh Butter or milk the 
sum of Ten Shillinc^s To he recovered and Levied in the manner di- 
rected by the Ro\ all Charter Granted To the mayor Aldermen and 
Commonalty of This City and that this ordinance of Assize Stand in 
th.e room and Stea-d of all and ev.-vy former ordinance or Ordinances 
for the assizing- the Markets, v^'hicli is and are hereby Repealed/ 

TiTE rrriTiON of Cornelius P. Pow of tl;e City of New York mer- 
cliant being preferred to this Board order'd that the Consideration 
thereof be deferred until the next Common Council/ 



[232] City of ^ ^.^ 
New York I '"''"" 



At a Common Council! Held at the City 
Plall of the Said City on Friday the ] i'^ 
of May Anno Dom 1764 



Present/ John Cruger Esci^ []\Iayor] 



Francis Filkin 
John Bogart Juni^ 
John M : Scott 
John Lav.rencc 
Whitehead IJicks 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Rem Rapalie 
Dirck Brinckerhoof 
Garrit Rapalie 
Abl^ Lott 



>»Escf? Aldermen 



^Assistants 



Ordrr'd tl-.at tb.e mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N<? 1703 urcr of this City to pay to Whitehead Ilicks Esqf or order 
the sum of Five hundred Potmds out of the monies paid 
into his hands l^v the Church Wardens of this City and raised and 
Collected by A'irtue of an Act of the Governour Councill and General! 
Assembly of this Province Lately made and Pubhslicd, Entituled an 



376 MINUTES OF THE COMxMON COUNCIL 

Act to Inipower &, I^tiablc tlic mayor Recorder and Aldermen of the 
City of New York to order the raising- a Sum not Exceeding fourteen 
huiichx'd pounds for the purposes v/iihin mentioned, to be by him 
applied towards ]\ebuilding the City Mall, which said Sum this Board 
Do agree to ]\.(tuvn to the said Treasurer or Chamberlain as Soon as 
the Same siiall be by him requhcd 

Okdi:r'd The Like To James IMilis or order the sum of 
N? 1704 Thirty Four l^ound? Twelve Shillings and Six Pence in 
Full cif liis Account for Victualling- Sundry Criminals to 
the Third of April Last as \f) his said Account Audited and Sworn 
To and Allowed of By This Board. As Also the Further Sum of Three 
Pounds to be by him Laid out in Purchasing Firewood for the use 
of the Justices at ll'ie new Goal 

Oi!Di:r'd The Like To M^ Isaac Stoutenburgh or order 
N*? 1705 the sum of Ninety Five Pounds Three Shillings and Two 
Pence (out of the monies to be paid into his hands by the 
Church Wardens of Tliis City and Kaised and Collected By Virtue of 
an Act of the Lieutenant Governour the Council and General Assembly 
of This Province Lately made and published) Li Full of an Account 
this day Exhibited to the Common Councill for one Quarters Allow- 
ance Paid the Lam]-) Lighters, For Cash Advatice To 2\I^ Gabriel Lud- 
low and Stephen Terhuric and For a years Cellar Rent and Taking 
Care of the Oil and Lamps as P^ his said Account Sworn To and Al- 
lowed of by this Board/. 

Orderd the Like to Isl^ Isaac Stoutenburgh or order 
N? 1706 the sum of Sixteen pounds two Shillings in full of his 
account for a years Storage of the Citys arms Publick Li- 
brary &c : and for Cleansing the said arms as p- his said acc^ Sworn 
to and allowed of by this Board 

[233] Order'd The Like To I\P Abraham Lefferts or order 
N? 1707 the sum of Fifteen Pounds For one Years Interest of Three 

Hundred Pounds at Five p"" Cent due and Ending the 
Twelfth day of January Last 

Alderman Roosevelt Acfjuaintcd this lloard that Isaac \'an Hook 
Jun^ Desired him to move this BoaTd for Leave To Erect a ^Maschine 
for the \\'eighing of Hay in that part of his ward directed by act 
of assembly It is thereupon order'd by this board that Leave be 
Given Accordinglv and tliat the said Alderman and his Assistant direct 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 377 

where the same Sliall be Erected by the said Isaac Van Hook for the 

purpose aforesaid 

Order'd By This Board That M'' Garrit Kapahe do Purchase for 
the use of This Corporation Fifty Lamps and Lamp I'osts and Cause 
the Same To l:;c lu-ccled in soriic of the most pubhck Streets in This 
Cit\", where its Conceived they will be niost beneficial 

Order'd Tliat the Assize of Bread Be Till Further order Flower 
at 13/3 p-- Ct 

a White Loaf of the finest Flower To \Veij:,di ... .2'^ 2V=^ For 4 Coppers 
D? ofD? To Weigh i ^/< ForaDitlo 

.'VXD FuRTiTF.R oiiDER^D That no other Bread be made for sale With- 
in this City Than According- To tiu-; Above Assize (Hard Biscuits only 
Excepted) and That all Bakers Within the same Take notice Thereof 
and make Their Bread Accordingly 

The Petition of Cornelius P: Low of This City Merchant was 
preferred to this Board, praying- the Grant of a Water Lott, front- 
ing b.is Lot of Ground on the Soullnvesterly Corner of Burnets Key, 
two hundred feet into the East River with the [)riviledge of 25 or 
30 feet fronting the Street on the Easterly Side of the Slip in Rotten 
Row and a part of the said Slip the Whole Length of the said tv;o 
hundred feet in order for the running out a peer fronting the same, and 
is in the ^Vor(is follov.'ing 

To THE WoRSiiirFi'LL the Mayor Recorder Aldcrnicn and Com- 
monalty of the City of New York in Common Councill Convened 

The Petitiox of Corn? P Low of the City of Xcw York Merchant 
HuMiJLY Sheweth 

That your J\titioncr is Seized in Fee of a Ceriain Lott of Ground 
Scituate lying and Being in the City of Xew York in the East Ward 
of the same City on the Southwesterly Corner of Burnets Key and is 
in Breadth in Front on said Key Th.irty Five feet Tliree Inches And 
in Breadth on the Soutluvest Side of the said Lott Fronting the Street 
on the Easterly Side of the Slip in Rotten Row Thirty Throe feet 
Four Inches. 

That Your Petitioner being Inclined To make Some Considerable 
Improvements [234] On the Premis'^es If he Can Olitain a Grant From 
This Corporation of the Water I.ntt Fronting his said Ground Above- 
mentioned To Extend Two Hundred feet into the Fast River With the 



378 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

riivilid.c:c of Twenty Five or Thirty feet Fronting the said Street and 
apart oi T he said Sh'[> and Fxtendinp; the sai<l Distance of Two Hun- 
dred loel into liic baid River in order for the Runnin^j out of a Pier 
F'roiiling tlie said Street and apart of the said Shp'/ 

That Your JVtitioner is the more Fnconrap;ed To Ask this Favour 
as he G^nceivc's A Peir run at Tliat Place and To That Distance into 
tlie said River \\'iil Tend greatly To The Advantage of the Pubhck as 
\'es^els Laying on tlic West Side of tl;e said Pier will Be Eritirely 
Secure from Receiving any Damage from the Ice in Winter Season/ 

That The Extending of A Pier To That Distance into the River 
Will Pe Attended With Very Great expence not only Occasioned P.y 
the Great Depth of \Vater But That the same ^Must be Built In the 
most Substantial maimer in order To Withstand The Great Quantities 
of Ice W'h.ich in \Vinter Seasons With The Tide of Ebb Takes its 
Course Along this Shore;/ 

Thai your Pltitioxer Conceiving That the Profits Ariseing 
From tlie said Pier will Not Amount to more then the Interest of the 
money Idiat Will lie Expended in Erecting said Peir and the Cha.rges 
of Keeping the same in Repair Hopes That in Case This Board Should 
Be Inclined to pass a Grant To the Petitioner the Whole proffits arise- 
ing from th.e V.'arfage of tlie Said Pier 

Your Petitioxt.r Therefore Humbly Prays That This Board Will j 
Be Pleased To Grant To Him all the Soil Fronting his said Ground j 
Extending Tv/o Hundred Feet into the said East River Together | 
With the Privilidge of Running out a Pier In manner Aforesaid \\"ith ; 
the Whulo Proftits Arising froin the Wharfage of the said Pier upon j 
such Reasonable Reservations an.d Conditions as To this Board shall | 
Seem meet and Your Petitioner Shall Ever Pray vS:c : \ 

Cornelius P : Low ; 

Okder'd that Aldermen Hicks, Bogart and Lawrence, and Mess*"? I 
Rajxilie Bivanck and Brinckerhoof or the major part of them be a | 
Cummittce, To Enquire into the x\lligations of said Petition and make 
Report Thereof To this Board with all Convenient speed 

Thk Petition of John Alsop and other Purchasors of Terms of 
years in the Land Called Inclanbergh belonging to this Corporation 
V, as preferred to this Board and is in the Words following Viz^ 

To THE WoRSitii'FUL the Mayor Aldermen and Commonalty of the 
City of New York in Common Couneill Convened. 

Titc Petition of Sundrv Persons Purchasors of Terms for Years 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 379 

in the Land Called Inclanlxrgli belonging,'- to tlic Corporation of the 
said City 

Humbly Siikwktu 

That Your Petitioners hc'ivitip^ Bought at Puldic Sale from this 
Corporation [235] Divers Lolts For The Term of Twenty one years, 
upon Certain Kents Reserved; with Design To make Considerable 
Im[)iovemciits tliercon ; This Floard I^eing Sensible that the Terms of 
TJicir T'lirchasc were Extremely Hard. Were j)leascd to Signify Their 
Intcntioit of Prolonging Their Leases to Forty Two years, which the 
Petitioners Cannot But Acknowledge To Be a Generous Favour 
Done Them. 

I'liAT Notwithstanding the Petitioners have Been so far favoured; 
yet such as them Who have Already made Some Improvements, find 
That the Expense of Clearitig and manuring the Lands so much exceed 
their Expectations; That Evcii such i^nhirgenient of Their Leases must 
Still Leave them so hard a Bargain, that They are greatly discouraged 
in Their undertakings and they v/ould humbly hoj-c, that this Board 
Being Convinced that such is really the Case will still Farther }£xtcnd 
their Fa\our to Their Petitioners so as to render the Effectuall Prose- 
cution of their Design more Ilncouraging as 'I'hcy Conceive it must 
Greatly Encrease the Intrinsic Value of that part of the Estate of 
This Corporation While it Cannot Fail Becomeing at tl;e same [time] 
an Additional Ornament to the City 

AXT) the Petitioners Would Beg Leave To Observe That The 
rents To be Paid By them Does Exceed the rate at Which Improved 
Lands, at t'le upper luid of the Bowry nearer the City do Lett So that 
all the Expcnce of Clearing and manuring tlie Lands Besides the 
Buildings must Be a Charge To the Petitioners P.eyond What is Actu- 
ally Paid for Lands Already improved: and some of The Purchasors 
arc so sensible of the Hardship of the Bargain. That They Think if 
They must Be Held To The Terms as Fixed at present It Would Be 
more for Their Interest To Pay The Annual Rents Without making 
any Improvements at all, than to make them on the footing upon which 
the Leases are now proposed to Stand 

The Petitioners Would Also beg Leave Further to Observe That 
all the Improvements on the premisses at the End of the Term IMust 
be sunk without any Allowanrc made for them; and with Respect to 
such Improvements in Building as may be made, this Circumstance 
must prevent th.eir Being X'aluablc, as Submitting to much Expence 
in that Article While the rents are so high and the Terms so hard 



380 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

would be Attended witli a very Considerable loss to tiiose by Whom 
they are made/ 

linx WHEN the Petitioners Reflect on the Favourable Conduct of 
the Corjioration, in Relaxing so far as they have Already done from the 
Rij,'orous Terms of the first Contract they have Great Reason that 
this Board Aim not at Insisting on any Advantages to the prejudice of 
thi' Petitioners however justifiable it might be in strictness to do so: 
Bnt on the Contrary that they are inclined to Let cm have the Lotts 
upon such Conditions as Shall appear to be reasonable 

Excoi:ragi:d By these Sentiments the Petitioners Would with 
Submission propose to this Board That They may have their Leases 
Granted Witii the priviHdge Either of Renewing them for Forty Two 
years more after the [236] Expiration of the present Term or of 
Beiiig paid for their Improvements in Case (upon an Impartial Ap- 
prai=:ement) they Shall be then Adjudged to exceed the value of five 
hundred pounds to be at the Choice and Election of this Corporation 
From Such an Assurance they Would be Induced to make their Im- 
provements more Lasting and valual;.le which as they Conceive must 
fmally turn t(^ the advantage of this Corporation by Increasing the real 
X'auie of its Estate 

Tiiii: Petitioners Therefore most humbly pray that this 
Board would be pleased to Consider their proposal, and to 
Grant it, if it appears to them to be reasonable or if not, 
that this Ixard will Alleviate the hardships the Petitioners 
are under, in the premisses by such other Adequate pro- 
vision as th.eir own Lenity ajid the Circumstances of the 
PetitioniTS Case may point out 

And the Petitioners shall Ever pray &.c? 

John Alsop Hugh Hughes 

IVter Keltletas philip Kissiclc 

Jacobus Van Zandt Theophilus Anthony 

Sam' Farmer Abraham Brasher (for Self 

John Lawrence and Jn? Hansen) 

Obadiali Wells (for self Rob! Murray (for Caleb Hyatt 

and Johannis Brooks) and Lav/rence Meade) 

Roll- Murray 

OunrR'n the Consideration thereof be deferred to Some Future 
Common Councill 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



381 



City of 1 22 
New York j 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the .said City on Tuesday the 19'!? 
day of June 1764 



[237] 



Present/ John Cruder I'^sq^ Mayor 
Francis l''ilk'in 
Jolni Bogart Jim'' 
John l.awrcnce 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Gcorj^e Brewi nekton 
Corn? Roosevelt 
Tltoinas Wrandle 
I'etcr Bivanck 
Dirick Brinkerhoof 
Abraham Lott 



>Esq^5 Aldermen 



[Assistants] 



-Assistants 



ORniRD the mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 

N'? 170S of this City to pay to Johannes IMycr Messenger and Door 

keeper to this Board or order the sum of Three pounds 

fiftc-c)] Shillings for oiic Quarters Sallary due and Ending the first 

Instant 

Order'd That Alderman Roosevelt, Alderman Bogart, Alderman 
Brevvington, and Mess""? Lott and Rem Rapalie, or the major part of 
Them, be a Committee to Regulate the Streets in the west ward as 
they Shall Judge Necessary 

OiJDEu'n the mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 1709 of this City to pay to Cornelius A. Turck or order i!ie sum 
of Nine pounds one Shilling and Eight {lence in full of his 
Account for Sundry fire Bucketts ilc : found for the use of this Cor- 
poration as p^ his said Account Swc>rn to and Allowed of by this 
Board. 

Ordi.r'd the Like to M^ Davis Hunt or order th.e sum 
N? 1710 of Sixty one pounds three Shillings and three pence farthing 
in full of his Account for work done and for monies by him 
advanced and paid for the use of this Corporation as p'' his said Acc^ 
Sworn to. and Audited by the Committee and Allowed of By this 
Board 

Ordf.rd the Like to M^ Isaac Stoutenburgh or order the 
N? 17TI sum of Two hundred and Thirty Six pounds Twelve Shil- 
lings and Seven pence (out of the monies paid into his 
hands by the Church Wardens of this City and raised and Collected 
by Virtue of an Act of the Lieutenant Governour the Councill and 



3^2 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Gcncrall A?scml)ly of tliis y)iovince Lately made and publislicd) in full 
of his Account this day Kxhihitcd: to the Common Conncill for one 
Qii.-uK.i-; Allowance J'.y liim paid to the Watchmen the 13*^ Instant 
and fur }^undIy other Sums by him Advanced for Lamp Oil &c : as %) : 
his said Account Audited by the Committee and Allowed of By this 
Board 

Ordlr'd the iMayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 1712 of this City to pay to Nicholas Roosevelt Escf or order the 

sum of 'i'wclvc Pounds Seven Shillings and Six ponce being 
what the Committee allowed Severall Constables for their time and 
j-'.xijcnces in pursuing Sundry PYdons to Amboy, Sandy Hook &*: as 
p' their account Audited by this Board, and allowed of 

ORDr.u'u that M- Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N? 1713 urer of this City to pay to Amos Dodge or order the sum 

of Two ]>ounds Six Shillings in full of his two Acc^' with 
this Corporation for Transporting of Vagrants & for Carting sundrv 
felons Round this City which were Audited by the Comm.ittee and al- 
lov/cd of by this Board. 



[238] City of I 
New York! 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
IJall of the said City on Wednesday the 
8".' of August 1764 

Present/. John Cruger Esq^ mayor 

Simon Johnson }\sl[: Recorder 

John Bogcrt Jun*' "^ 

Whitehead Plicks „ . *, , 

T,,. , , ,., - VEsq'^? Aldermen 

Nicholas Roosevelt ' 

George Brcwington 

Thomas Wrandle 

Cornelius Roosevelt 

Abraham Lott 

Dirck Brinckerhoof 

Ordf.rd That the Assize of Bread be till Further order flower at: 
14 '6 TfQ Q\ 

A White Loaf of the Finest Flower to Weigh ... 2'^ o<^^ for 4 Coppers 
D? ofD? to Weigh o 15'/ for 2 D? 

AxD FURTiiio? ordkr'd that no otb.er Bread be made for sale Within 
this City then According to the Above .\ssize (hard Biscuits only Ex- 
ciptcd) and that all Bakers within the same take notice thereof and 
make their Bread Accordingly 



>► Assistants 



OF THE CITY 01' NEW YORK 



383 



Ordkr'd that the mayor Issue liis warrant to the Treas- 

N? 1 714 iirer of this City to pay to Kichard Allen or order the Sum 

of Twenty I'ounds Fifteen Shillinj^'s and Six pence in ful! 

of his Accuiuit for Six }5rass Cliambcrs inade for the use of the public 

Pumps in this City 



City of ^32 
New \ ork I 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 15'^ 
day of August 1764 



^Esq''^ .Vldcrmen 



:>Assista!its 



Present John Crugt-r Esqi" mayor 
Francis Filkin 
John Bogcrt Jun'' 
Whitehead llicks 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
George lirewerton 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Tho? \\'rc'indle 
Dirck flrinckerhoof 
Abraham Lott 
Peter P.ivanck 
Rem Rapalie 
Garrit Rapalie 

[239] ]\P' jMayor Certified under his hands that he had on Tuesday 
the Fourteenth of this Instant August Caused a New Flection for an 
Alderman for the D;x-kward of this Cit\- in the Room place and Stead 
of John Lawrence Fsq^ deceased, the Late Aldermau of the said \\'ard 
and that Theodorus \'an Wyck a freeholder and Freeman Inhabiting 
within tlie said Ward wa^ by a plurality of \^oices or votes Elected 
an Aldennan for the said A\"ard in the Room of the said John Law- 
rence and the said Theodorus \'an W^yck r>eing present in Common 
Councill took the Oaths Appointed to be taken by Act of parliament 
instead of the Oaths of Allegiance and Supren.iacy the Test and Abju- 
ration oath, and the usual Oath for the due Execution of his Oftlce 
After Which he took his seat Accordingly 

Okdkk'd The mayor Issue h.is Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 1715 of this City to pay to Addy Giles or order the sum of five 
pounds in lull for a Quarters Srdlary due unto him as pub- 
lick \\'liip])er of this City and Ending th.e first of Jul\ Last 



384 MINUIES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Okdilr'd the mayor Issue his Warrr-nt to the Treasurer 
N? 1716 of this City to pay to aU Garrit Rai)aHe or ordt-r tlie sum 
of r'ifi)' pouiidi. on account of additional Lamps and posts 

The Clerk of this Board produced to the Common Councill the 
Enj^'rossed Deed from this City to PhiHp Livingston Hsq^ for a Water 
Lott fronting liis house and Ground on Nassau Island m Kings County 
Whicii was read and approved of And Ordered that the Clerk AlTix 
tlic seal of the said City thereto be Signed by the mayor and Delivered 
to the said Philip Livingston on his Executing a Counterpart thereof 
for the use of this Corporation 

Ordkr'd That M^ INLiyor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N? 1/1/ urcr of this City to pay to Whitehead Hicks Esq!" or order 
tlic Sum of Six pounds three Shillings and three pence for 
the Like Sum by him Advanced and paid to Joseph Palding for the 
ui^c of this Corporation as p'' said Paldings Ace'. Sv.orn to and allowed 
of by this Board 

ORDERED the Like To AB Lsaac Stoutenburgh or order the 
X? 1 718 sum of One hundred and Forty four pounds Seventeen Shil- 
lings and nine pciice out of the monies Paid into his hands 
by the Cluirch Wardens of this City and Raised and Collected by \'ir- 
tuo of an Act of the Lieutenant Governor the Councill and Gen- 
c-rall Assembly of this province Lately made and publish.ed, Seventy 
nine pounds Sixteen Shillings part thereof Iking for so much money 
by him f2;c/] Advanced and ]iaid to Lanni Lighters Also for Severall 
Barrels of Oj Ic for the use of the Public Lamps and for mendin.g the 
Citys Lamps and for Candle Wick, Sixty pounds other part thereof 
for advance moncv for firewood and Oil and Also Five pounds one 
Shilling and nine pence Being the Remaining part thereof for other 
Work done to the Citys I^amps as p'' his said acc^ Sworn to and Allowed 
of by tins Board/ 

Ordfrd the Like to j\B Cornelius Roosevelt or order the 
N? 1719 sum of three Pounds Eight Shillings and Seven pence half 
pcimv for the Like Sum by him Advanced and paid for the 
use of this Corporation 

ordf-r'd that the mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N? 1720 urer of this City to pay to ^B jacobus Stoutenburgh or order 

the sum of Thirty Pounds Eighteen Shillings in full of his 

Account for one years Sallary for taking Care of the fire engines, and 



OF 'JJIE CITY OF NEW YORK 385 

for money by liini Advanced and paid for inendiiifj said fire engines as 
p'' said ace'. Sworn to ar.d allowed of by tlii.-; Hoard/ 

Its ouDiiRD by this Hoard that John Jicrrian have Liberty to Lay 
a peer of 18 feet on the north East Side of his Dwelling house front- 
ing Beckmans Slip, and that tlic Remaining water Lott Lately Claimed 
by John Cockran be for ever hereafter Left oi>en for the use of the 
publick, which said Peer is to be and Remain a publick j)ccr and Street 
for the use of the publick for ever, the same tu be from time for ever 
hereafter upheld Maintained and Kept in Re[iair by the said John 
Bcrrian his heirs and Assigns, the Income and profTits of the said peer 
to be and Remain to and for the use of t'ne mayor Aldermen and Com- 
monalty of the City of New York, their Successors and assigns for 
ever, Exceptin.g thereout so much of the said peer as fronts the East 
River, the Jncome and b.cncflt of the Same to be taken and Received 
by the said Jolm Berrian liis heirs and assigns for ever 

Upox application of Alexander Forbes the present Keeper or over- 
seer of the \\'ork House,, Ahns House, and House of Correction, for 
an Inlargement of his Sallary Its order'd by tliis Board upon mature 
Deliberation that he be Allowed the Sum of Twenty pounds in Con- 
sideration of the many perquisites he has Lost Occasioned by the said 
House of Correction Being Without any W'hipper for a Considerable 
time and that the said Sum is to be understood not to he in addition 
to his Sallary, but only in Consideration of the Loss Occasioned as 
aforesaid 

The Pr.TiTiON of Sundry Freeholder? and Inbabiiants Resideing 
in and near Ferry Street in montgomcric Ward of this City was pre- 
ferred to this Board Setting forth that they are and have Frequently 
Been overflowed with Water Occasioned from the Drain or Canal in 
said vStrcet not Being Sufficient or Large Enough to discharge the 
Great Confluence of Waters that Descend to it from the Xeighbouring 
Elevated Streets and Lanes and therefore praying that this Board 
Would Grant to [241] Them such Relief m the premisses as Shall be 
thought Necessary 6lc: wherkiton' its ori)i:r"d by tin's I'oard that 
Alderman Bogart, Alderman Hicks and M^ Bivanck be a Committee 
to Enquire into the Allegations of the said Petition and make Report 
thereof to this Board with all Convenient Speed 

Ttie Petition of Archibald Kennedy Ksq^ and Sundry others was 
Preferred to this Board praying a Grant of the water Lott fronting 
Vol. VI. -25 



386 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



their Respective I.otts of Ground in Iludsoiis River the W'holc Rrcidth 
thereof ivom hig-h to Low Water mark and l*2xlcn<HTig from llicnce 
int') said Tludsons River two hiiiidrcrl fc( t on Such Reasonable Rents, 
Reservations and Conditions As Siiall be thon;:ht p^roper Whereupon 
tiiis rioard ORDr-ii'D that th.e Consideration thereof be deferred to Some 
future Common Councill 



City of 
New York 



SS. 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Wednesday the 29'^ 
of August 1764 



Present;/ John Crugcr Esq^ mayor 
John Bogarl Jun'' 
Whitehead Hicks 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Theodorus \'an Wyck 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Rem Rapalie 
Peter Bivanck 
Ab'? Lott 



?-Esq''! Aldermen 



^Assistants 



orj>i-:iu") the mayor Issue his v.arrant to the treasurer of 
N? iy?i tlii^ City to pay to Johannis ^lyer Messenger and Doorkeeper 
to this Board or order the sum of three pounds fifteen Shil- 
lings for one Quarters Sallary due imto iiim and ending tliis day 

ORDi RD the I^ikc to the Minister Elder and Deacon of the 
N? 1722 Reformed protestant Dutch Church of the City of Xev/ 

York or their order the sum of fifty pounds for a years In- 
terest of one tliousand poiuids due to them the twenty fourth of July 
L;ASt 

Oi'.DER'D that the mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N? 1723 urer of this City to pay to \\'hitehead Hicks Escj'' or ord-.r 

the sum of tliree hundred pounds (out of the monies paid 
into his hanc'.s by th.e Church Wardens of this City and Raised r.iul 
Collected by Virtr.e of an Act of the Lieutenant Govcrnour the [24-'] 
Councill and Generall Assembly of this province Lately made and pub- 
lished Entituled an Act to Impower and Enable the Mayor Recorder 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



387 



and Aldcrnien of the City of New York to order the Raising a Sum 
not Exceed incr fourteen hundred pounds for the purposes therein men- 
tioned) to be by liim AppHcd towards Rebuildin;^ tiie City Hall which 
said Sum this Board do Agree to Rclurn to the said Treasurer or 
Chamberlain as soon as the same Shall be by him Required 

Its guderd by this Boaid upon Application of Alderman Bogart, 
that the Kennall in Ferry Street or so much thereof as is hereafter 
mentioned be Levelled under the direction of the said Alderman and his 
Assistant the said Regulation to begin opposite the Stoop of Thomas 
Barnes and to Extend from thence to the middle of Rooscvelts Street 
Which street is five feet ascent above a Common Tide at high v/ater 
mork the Length from M^ Barnes to Roosevelt Street l)eing five hun- 
dred feet and the Decent on said Length is hereby okdkkd to be Eight 
feet Six Inches, which on every Ten feet is Two Inches and allowing 
8 Inches ascent on every 10 feet from tl-.e Kennall to the Houses 



City of ( 22 
New Yorkj 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Monday the lO-l^ 
day of September 1764 



Present/ John Crugcr Esq'' Mayoi 
John Bogert jun'' 
John IM: Scott 
Whitehead Hicks 
Nich? Roosevelt 
George Brev.-erton 
Theodorus V Wyck 
Corn? Roosevelt 
Thomas Wrandle 
l^irick Brinckerhoof 
Ab*^^ Lott 



^Esq*"? Aldermen 



>Assistants 



Okhek'd that Alderman Bogart, Alderman Win Wyck and their 
Assistants or the Major part of them be a Committee to Regulate Dock 
Street in the Dock ward of this City and if Necessary to take to their 



3SS MLNjUTES of 'JlIE COMMON COUNCIL 

Assistance the City Surveyor and make j^cport thereof to this Board 
^vitll all Convenient Speed 

Ui'ox Ai'J'i.iCATioN- of John IMilldwallcr of the City of New York 
Cordwainer to this Board for Leave to mortgage a Certain Lott of 
Ground Xuniber 109 Lately Leased by this Corporation to him Lying 
on the East Side of the Road [243] Or Highway that Leads from the 
Spring Garden towards the Kings bridge nearly opposite to Catiemets j 

as a Security for the sum of £75 in order to Carry on and finish a 5 

Dwelling House Ity him Lately Erected on said Lott N? 109 Lr's or- j 

df.k'd by this Board that Leave be Given accordingly provided the I 

Sum dues not Exceed Seventy five pounds Lawfull money of this i 

province j 

Order'd By this Board that John Morine Scott Esqf be Appointed } 

'Attorney for this Corporation in the Room of Joseph Murray Esq^ j 

Deceased to Prosecute and Carry on two Certain Actions on the Case i 

formerly Commenced By this Corporation Against : 

for moneys Received at Nassau ferry for the use of this Corporation, • 
and that the Clerk prepare a Warrant of Attorney to the said John M : 
Scott for the Purpose Aforesaid under the Seal of this Corporation 

Orderd that the Sum of one hundred Pounds Be Contributed by 
tliis Coq)oration towards Enlarging the Drain in ferry Street in mont- 
gomerie Ward of this City, provided the same be altered and made 
agrcable to a plan now Exhibited to this Board, and that under the 
Direction and Insj^ection of the Committee Lately aj)pointed upon the 
Petition Preferred to this Board by the free holders and Inhabilants 
Residcing in and near said ferry Street the said Sum not to be paid j 

ujitill the said Drain be Compleatly finished and approved of by the ! 

said Committee | 

Ordkr'd by this Board that Alderman Bogart Alderman Scott and j 

Alderman Hicks or any Two of them be a Committee to take into | 

Consideration Whether those People Resideing in that part of Jersey | 

Called powlus's Hook have any Right to ferriage to and from tliis | 

City, and to take if Necessary the opinion of Such Gentlemen of the j 

Law, as they Shall Judge proper/. j 



OF THE CITY OF KHW YORK 



389 



City of J^,, 
New York I 



Att a Common Coimcill held at the City 
liall of the said City on Saturday the 29^^ 
day of Scptemltor (being the feast of SS 
JMicIsacl llic Arch Angle) Anno: Dom. 1764. 



Present/. John Cru;.^' t Ksqr >.Iayor 

Simon John'^on J£sq'' Recorder 



[244] 



hVancis Fillvin 
John Ijogort jnn'" 
John Morin scott 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
George Rrewcrton 
Whitehead Hicks 
Theodorus Y-dn Wyck 
Thomas Randle 
Peter Bivanck 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Abraham Lett 
Rem Rapalie 
Garrit Rapalie 
Dirck Brinkerhoff 



^Esq""! Aldermen 



^Assistants 



^ 



[Assistants] 



Conform Aiu.E to his ^Majesty's Royal Charter Granted to the Mayor 
Aldermen and Conimonalty of the City of New York for Electing this 
day one Alderman one Assistant Two Assessors one Collector and 
Two Constnbles in tlie six wards on the South side of the Fresh water 
and one Alderman one Assistant four Assessors Two Collectors and 
four Constables for the out ward of the said City to Serve in the Re- 
spective offices for the Ensueing year 

The Rf-sitxtive Aldermen of Each respective Ward made return 
this day into the office of Town Clerk under their hands for the Sev- 
eral! Persons to Serve in the Several ofiict-s aforesaid \'izl 



Whitehead Hicks 
Garrit Rapalje 
Isaac Roosevelt Sr 
Ab'J^ Brasicr 
John Roome • 
George Marschalk Sc 
John Devan 



Alderman 
Assistant 

Assessors 

Collector 

■ Constables 



yEast Ward 



39° 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNXIL 



Nicholas Roosevelt Alderman 

Ai)r;iluun l.ott Assistant 

Cicoitrc Willis I'v: ) . 

'^ S Asses 

James lioc^crt 

Jo^ejih 13aUl\vin 

Joseph I'.alcKvin & 

"W;" Sloe 

Gtxrgc Brewerton 

Rem Rapalic 

Dirick Schuyler & 

Ik-niamin Huggett 1 

Joseph Forhush 

\\'n^ Scott &- 

Thom^ jMullinar 

Francis Filkin 

Thonias Randle 

Xich? Anthony & 

Ch: Xicoll 

John Dc Bough 

WT Anderson & ] ., ^ , , 

^ConstaDles 
AbT' Lock J 

Tiieodorus V \\'yck Alderman 

Dirick Brinckerhoof Assistant 

IJenrv Clonpcr & 7 . 

• ,. ' ' , I Assessors 

Oer': W : '.eekir.an \ 

Jawk? Creigh.ton Collector 

Jf.hn 1-arrill & 

John Bastar 

Jiihn Bogert Jun'^ 

Peter Bivanck 

Jfihn Depeyster & 

Jacobus Roosevelt ( 

Amos Dodge 

Samuel Crosby & 

James Paulding 

Cr.rn? Roosevelt 

Mathew Buvs 



sessors 

Collector 

Constables 

Aldernian 
Assistant 

'Assessors 

Collector 

. Constables 
I 
Alderman 

Assistant 
Assessors 
Collector 



les 



t Constab 

Alderman 
Assistant 

lAsse: 



?ssors 



Collector 

. Constables 

I 
Alderman 

Assistant 



^Wcst Ward 



> North Ward 



> South Ward 



r-Dock Ward 



■\ 



^Montgo: Ward 



Out W^ard 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



391 



[245] 

Tennis Somcrcndyke 

Garrit Cosine 
Elias Anderson 
lUias Anderson and 
John Duly 
John Myer &. 
Ijcnj. Waldron 
John N Mycr 
James Carroll and 
Lawrence Benson 



' Assessors 

Collector 

(Constables 



■ Assessors 
Collector 
• Constables 



■^ 



vPiOwry Division 



-Harlem Division 



The Honourable Cadvvallader Colden Esq^ Lieutenant Governour 
and Commander in Chief in and over the province' of Xew York and 
the Territories depending- thereon in America by and with tlie advice 
and Consent of his Majesty's Council! was pleased to appoint the fol- 
knving- persons oflicers for the City and County of Xew York for the 
Lnsueing year Vizt 

John Cruger hisq'" to be ALiyor Water Bailiff and Clerk of the Mar- 
ket ts 

John Roberts Esq^ to be High Sheriff — And 

Thomas Shrieve Esq'' to be Coroner of the City and County of 
New York 

Resolved that L-.aac De Peyster Esq^ be Treasurer or Chamber- 
lain of the said City and he is hereby Accordingly Elected and Ap- 
pointed Treasurer and Cliamberlain of this Cnrr. oration for the year 
Ensuing he Gi\ing such Security as the Lav/ Directs 

Resolved and. ordi:u'd b}- this Board that Amos Dodge be ap- 
pointed and he is hereby accordingly appointed High Constable for 
the City and County of New York for the Ensueing Year or Untill 
Some other fitt person be appointed and Sworn in his Room 

John Morine Scott the present alderman of the out ward of this 
City Returned Cornelius Roosevelt Elected an Alderman for the said 
Ward for the Year Ensueing, whereupon at the Request of Nich? 
W'l' Stuvvesandt a Candidate for an ablorman of tlic said ward, to 
have a Scrutiny upon the Election this day had. Lr is order'd by this 
Board that he have one accordingly and that said Scrutiny be made 
on the said hllectii^n, in the presence of Aid? Hicks Aid? Brewing- 
ton, Aid? Wan Wyck, and Mess'! Brinckerhoof and Lott, or the >Lajor 
part of them who are hereby appointed a Committee for said purpose 



392 



MIXU'lES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Okjjer'i) that the Assize of Jlread Be till Further order Flower (oJ 

1 6 %! a 

A white l.oaf of the Finest Flower to Weigh i'-^ 14'^^ : for 4 Coppers 

D.' of l)v to Weiyh i4>< for 2 D? 

AND I'\'RTjn.K OKDU^'i) that No other Bread Bo made for Sale 
within this City then According to the Above Assize (hard Biscuits 
only Excei)ted) and that all ]>akcrs within the same take Notice there- 
of and make tlicir Bread Accordingly. 

ORDCRi) that i\I- mayor Issue his warrant to the treasurer 
Nv i7-?4 of this City to pay to John Bogcrt Jun'" Esc^ or order the 
Sum of fifty pounds in full for a years Interest of one thou- 
sand pounds due unto him and Ending the 26^^ of September Instant 

uroN APPLiCATiox to this Board by Alderman Bogart for an En- 
larg-cment of the Interest due on the Above mentioned Sum of one 
Thousand Founds, It's orderd that he be Allowed [246] Six per Cent 
on said Sum of five p'' C\ from y? 26^1' of Sept^ Instant. 



Citv of 



New York 



SS 



^Esq""? Aldermen 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Monday the I5^^ 
of October 1764 (Sunday being the 14'^) 

Present/ John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

John Bogart Jun^ 

John M: Scott 

Whitehead Hicks 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

George Brewerton 

Theodorus ^'' : \\Tck 

Corn: Roosevelt 

Thomas W'randle 

Peter Bivanck 

Garrit Rapelie 

Rem Rapalic 

Dirck Brinckerhoof 

Ab'l^ Lett 

Tins DAY :M^ Mayor Attended by M^ Recorder the Aldermen and 
Assistants aforesaid High Sheriff Town Clerk High Constable petty 



^Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



395 



Constables and other Officers of this Corporation between the Hours of 
Ten and Eleven oldock at the City Hall went in their formalities from 
thence to Fort George in the said City and there waited on the Hon- 
ourable Cadwallader Colden \is([^ liis Majesty's Lieutenant Govcrn- 
our and Commander in Chief in and over the province of New York, 
and Territories depending- thereon in America. The ( )atiis appointed by 
Act of Farliament to be Taken instead of the oaths of Allegiance and 
Supremacy the Test and abjuration oath in the presence of and by 
order of his Honour the said Lieutenant Governour were administred 
unto John Crug-er Esq^ as Mayor [247] Water BailifT and Clerk of the 
Markets of this City of New York AS also one of his Majesties 
Justices of the peace for the City and County of New York, and also 
the usual oaths of office of Mayor Water Bailiff and Clerk of the mar- 
kets of the City of New York and Justice of the peace in the presence 
of the Several members of this Court before mentioned Whkreufon 
the Mayor Attended as aforesaid went to the City Hall where after the 
Ringing of three J^ells and proclamation made for Silence, the Com- 
mission for Mayor Water Bailili' audi Clerk of the Markets and the 
Commission of the high Sheriff and Coroner were published and then 
this Court Returned to the Common councill Chamber where the said 
John Cruger Esq'' was placed in the chair. And then the said John 
Cruger Esq'" as Mayor of this Corporation Administred the oaths afore- 
said Appointed to be taken by act of Parliament instead of the oaths 
of Allegiance and Supremacy the Test and Abjuration oath and the 
usual oaths for the due Execution of their Respective offices unto the 
Respective .\Lagistrates and officers following, \'izl 



Francis Filkin 
John Bogart [Jr. J 
Whitehead Hicks 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
George Brewerton 
Theodorus V : Wyck 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Thomas Wrandlc 
Peter Bivanck 
Rem Rapelie 
Garrit Rapelie 
Abraham Lott 
Dirick ]>rinckerhoof 
Mathew Buvs 



^Esq""? Aldermen 



^Assistants 



391 



MLNUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Joliii Roberts Esq'' 

Isaac De Peysler Esq' 

Tliomas Shricve Esq!" 
Amos Dodee 



high SlicrilT of the City and County of 

New York. 

Chamberlain or Treasurer of the City of 

New York. 

Corroner of the City & County of New York 

high Constable. 

Petty Constables 

George Marsehalk } ^^^^ ^^^^ ^.^^^ ^y^^^ 

John Devan \ 

Joseph Baldwin ). ,, ,,. ^\\r„^,i 

•' V V- lor the \v est W ard 

W']^ SIo ( 

"^^^"^^^^ ,. L-orthe North Ward 

Thomas Mullinar \ 

J°'^^^ ^"^'^''^ • ^ for the dock Ward 



[248] 



SamJ Crosby 
James palding 
Elias Anderson 

Lawrence Benson 

William Anderson 



^for ?sIontsfomeric Ward 



■■ for Bowery Division 



.for Harlem D? 



,for the South Ward 



Ordfrd by this Board that the Alderman of the Dock Ward Ca\;se 
a New Election of a CfMistablc for the said Ward for the year ensuing 
in tlie Ivoom place and Stead of John Ba.-tar who was returned a Con- 
stable for said Ward and is Neither a freeman nor freeholder and that 
the Election be on Wednesday next at Ten oCiock in the !^Iorning 

OkDKiiD by this Board tliat the Alderman of the South ward Cause 
a New Election of a Constable for the said ward for the Y'ear Ensueing 
in the Room place and Stead of Abraham Lock who was Retunied a 
Constable for said ward and hath Since Removed out of this City v.ith 
his family and that the Election be on Wednesday next at Ten oClock 
in the morning. 

Okder'd by this Board that James Carroll who was Returned a 
Constable for llarlcm division in the out ward be fnied the sum of five 
Shillings, he having Served in the said ofnce of Constable in this City 
within Seven Years and Its fuuthek okdliu'o that the Alderman 01 
the said out ward Cause a new Election of a Constable in his Ro'-'m 
and Stead and that the Election be on Wednesday next at Ten oClock 
in the Morning. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



395 



Oiider'd by this Board that the Alderman of the Out ward Cause 
a new Elccti(»n of a Constable for the JJowery division in the Kooni 
place and Stead of John Duly who was returned a Constable for the 
said division and is neither a freeman n<.">r freeholder and that the 
Election be on V/ednesday next at Ten oClock in the morning. 

The Committee who were Appointed on the Twenty Ninth of 
September Last upon the Scrutiny of the Election of an Alderman for 
the out ward Reported that upon an Exact Calculalion of the Legall 
Votes who v/ere freemen or freeholders Inhabiting; within the Sciid 
ward did find that the Majority of Lcgall \'oles were in favour of 
Cornelius Roosevelt. It ls therefore herein' declared that by tl:e 
Plurality of Ihe \'oices and Votes of the freemen and freeholders In- 
habiting within the said v.ard that Cornelius Roosevelt is duly Elected 
mto the Office of Alderman of the said Out v/ard for the year Ensueing 
who was Qualified thereon and took liis Seat accordingly 

Orderd That the Assize of Bread be till further order Flower at 
16/9 pr O. 

A White Loaf of the finest flower to Weigh i''m X'^f for 4 Coppers 

D? ofD? toV>'eigh i.; for 2 D? 

AND EruiHEU okdek'd that no other Bread be made for sale within 
tliis City then According to the Above Assize (hard Ihscuits only Ex- 
cepted) and that all Bakers within the same take notice thereof and 
make their Bread Accordingly 



[249] City CI ) „^ At a Common Ccuncill held at the Citv 

New YorkJ " Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 30'^ 

of October Anno Don! 1764 

Present/' John Cruger Esq'' ]\Ia}or 

Simon Johnson Esq'' Recorder 
Francis Filkin 
John Bogart Jun^ 
Whitehead Hicks 
George Brewerton 
Theodorus \'an Wyck 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
. Dirick Brinckerhoof 
Thomas Wrandle 
Peter Rivanck 
Mathew Buvs 



j-Esq*"? Aldermen 



Assistants 



396 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordeu'd that tile A?size of Bread ho till furtlicr Orders flower at 

A White Loaf of tlic finest flower to wci.idi i"' : 14''? : for 4 Coppers. 

D? of D? to weic,di 143/ for 2 I >'.' 

AND fl"rthi;r ordek'd that no other I'read he made for *^alo within 
this City then According- to the Ahovc Assize (hard fiiscuits only l".x- 
ccptod) and that all Lakers within the same take Notice thereof and 
make their hread accordingly 

Ordf.r'i) that the mayor Issue his Warrant to the Trcas- 

N? 1725 urer of this City to pay to Miss Mary Lnrck or order th.e 

Sum of Twenty five PoujkIs in full for a Years Interest of 

Five Hundred Pounds due unto her and Ending tlie Nineteenth 'lay 

of Sejjtcinber Last. 

OREiF.R'u the Like to M"": Annake Crook, Charles Cmok, 

Nv 1726 John Crook and Cornelia Crook, now the wife of Gabriel 

Ludlow, Ex"^? of Charles Crook Dec"? or order the Sum of 

£25 iu full for a years interest of £500 due unto them and ending th.e 

19''.' of September Last. 

UPON APPLICATION of thc Said Many- Burck, and the Ex^? of Charles 
Crook, for an Enlargement of thc Interest due on their above men- 
tioned Bonds of £500 each Its ordrkd that they be allowed Six p' O. 
on said Sum instead of five p^ C^ from thc 19^'.' of Se]nember La>t. 

Order'!) the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 1727 of this City to pay to W? Mitchel or order the Sum of five 
pounds in full for one Quarters Sallary due unto him as 
publick whipper of this City and ending the fifth this Instant October 

[250] The alderman of the Dock ward Returned that he Caused 
a new Election of a Constable for the said ward in the Room and 
Stead of John Bastar who was Returned a Constable for said ward 
and was Neither a freeman nor freeholder and that James Singer 
is duly Elected a Constable for said ward in his Stead Order'd he be 
Qualified Accordingly. The said James Singer Appearing and Refus- 
ing to be Qualified to the soid Oflice as being often Indisposed and 
unalile to attend the dutys of the same Its TiiEREEOkC orderd that he 
be fined the Sum of five pounds and that the Alderman of the said v.ard 
Cause a new Election of a Constable for the said ward in his Room and 
that the Election be on Thursdav next at Ten oClock in tJie morning. 



OF TlIK CITY OF NFAV YORK 397 

Oi'iDi-.R'i) the mayor Issue his warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 1728 (if this City to pay to Isaac St<>utrnljur{,^h or order tlie Sum 
of £273 :6 ;6 (or.t of the monies paid ir.to his hands hy llic 
Churcli Wardens of this City and Raised and Collected by V'crtuc of 
an Act of tlie Lieutenant Ciovernour the Councill and Generall Assem- 
bly of this I'rovhice Lately made and Publislied) in full of his Acccount 
for monies paid to Watchmen from the 14''.' of June to the 14^:' of 
September follnwiiif^ and for Divers Quantities of 0\1 furnished for 
the Cittys Lamps, also to the Lamp Lighters from the 2P'. of July to 
the 21^'. of October following- and for Candle \\'ick as p^" his said 
account Audited by this Board and allowed of. 

Order D the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 1729 of this City tu pay to Isaac Stoutenburgh or order the sum 
of £13 : 7 : 10 in full for the Ikdlance of his account with 
this Corporal ion for money by liim Laid out for firewood Candles &c. 
for the watch House and for a Years Saliary for Settling the Citys 
watch from the i-'^ of October 1763 to the i^I of October Listant as p^ 
his said ace*. Sworn to and alknvcd of by this L'.oard. 

The alderman of the Out v.-ard Retiu'ncd that he had Caused an 
Election of two Constables for the said ward in the Room and Stead of 
James Carroll and John Duly, the furm^'r having been fnied and the 
Latter not Qualified being Neither a froem;in nor freeholder and 
that Abraham Devoe is duly Elected for Ilark-m division in the Room 
of the said James Carroll and P.cnjamin Loaring for Bowery division 
in the Room of the said Ji'>b.n Duly, wb.o were Qualified accordingly 

j\I^ Mayor produced to this Board a List of the Names of such 
persons, who had taken out Lyccnces for l\a;iiling of Strong Liquors 
within this City, from the 25'^ of March 1764, to the 25't' of March 
1765, also the Name of one ])orson who was Lycenced on the 13^^ of 
December 1763 to Ivctail to y^ 25*'.' of March 1764, amounting to the 
Number of two Hundred and Seventy Six. and who had paid together 
for the Same the Su!n of four Ilmulred and twelve Founds [251] 
fourteen Shillings ordekd he pay the Same to the Treasurer or Ciiam- 
berlain, for Retailing thereout the sum of one hundred and twenty five 
poimds, being what this T.oard agreed to allow him for his fees as Clerk 
of the Markets froiu the I'l of May 1764 to the i*'. of may 1765 also the 
further Sum of one hundred and twenty jiounds Ten Shillings hereto- 
fore paid the Chamberlain by the hands of John Mycr, aeso the further 
Sum of four Shillings and paying thereout to tlie Clerk the Sum of five 
Shillings for every Lycence so by him C ranted as aforesaid, which said 



398 



MIXUTRS OF THIi COMMON COUNCIL 



Sevcrall Siuiis in llic whole and to;:;tthcT amount to three Hundred 
and Sixty nine pr)und5 fouruen Shillings, which when Sui'Stracted 
from tlie above Sum of £4 12 : fourteen ShilUnyjs Leaves a Brdlancc of 
forty three pounds only to be paid into the Treasury. 

Oudi-r'i) the "Mayor Issue his Warrant to tiie Treasurer 
N? 1730 of tliis City to pay to Alexander Forbush or order the Sum 
of Forty Nine pounds two sliillings and four pence for sun- 
dry Expellees Attcndini^ the Poor House as p^ his said account Audited 
by this Board and allowed of. 



City of I gg 
New York I 



Present; 



ab 



>^Esq''? Aldermen 



ao 



ab 



At a Common Councill held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Friday the 

9^'.' of November 17G4 

John Cruder ICsqi" jMayor 

Sirnr)u Jolinson Esq^ Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

John Bogert jiui" 

^Vllitc^Itad Hicks 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Geor<;e Brewcrton 

Cornelius Roosevelt 

Thomas W'randle 

Dirick jjrinckcihoof 

Rem Rapalie 

Carrit Rajialic 

Peter Bivauck 

Abraham Lott 

Matthew ]'>uvs 



>- Assistants 



Be it ordain i-.i) B.y the Mayor Aldermen and Assistants of the City 
of Newyork Convened in Common Councill and it is hereby Ordained 
by the Authority of tlie same that all the Laws orders & Ordinances of 
this Corporation VN-hich on the ninth day of November Last Past were 
made Ordained Renewed Established and Published be Renewed and 
Continued and Rcmnin in full force and Virtue for one Year from and 
After the date hereof. 
[252] A Law for the due Observation of the Lords day Called Sunday 

A Law to prevent Strangers from being a Charge to this Corpora- 
tion 

A Law to Api"toint Sv.orn Surveyors of this City 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 399 

A Law for the better preventing of Fires. 

A Law for marking of liread 

A Law Piohiljiting the Sal^: of mc'l and flov.er by measure and for 
Appointing prtjper Places for the sale of meal b'lour Corn and Cirain. 

A Law for Regulating Negroes Mullaltoes and other Slaves 

A Law for Regulating Carts and Carmen 

A Law to Regulate the Office of Guagers of Liquors packers of 
Beef and Pork and Cullers of Staves Heading and Hoops. 

A Law Relating to making freemen 

A Law for Regulating the Lying of Vessels in the Great Dock 
and Slips of this City & ascertaining the Rates to be paid for the same; 
and for preserving the Bridge and Common Sewer of the same Great 
Dock 

A Law for the Preserving the Conmions and the fish in fresh water 
pond 

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

A Law for Paveing and Cleansing the Streets Lanes and Allys 
within the City of New York and for Preventing Nusanccs, within the 
same. 

A Law Prohibiting Hawkers and Pedlars, 

A Law for I'reventing frauds in firewood 

A Law for Marking Butter, 

A Law for Regulating fences. 

A Law for Regulating of Midv/ives within the City of New York. 

A Lav/ for Regulating the C)iT!ce of Chamberlain or Treasurer of 
the City of New york. 

A Law for tlie better Securing the City of New York from the 
danger of Gun Powder. 

A Law declaring to what uses the seal of this Corporation the seal 
of the mayors Court and the seal of the mayoralty of this City shall 
be put unto. 

A Law for Regulating the Publick Markets within the City of New 
Y^ork, and for preventing the forestalling of Provisions, Coming to said 
Markets, 

A Law to prevent the Selling or Giving of Unri['e fruit and Oys- 
ters within the City of New York. 

A Law to Restrain and Prob.ibit the Giving or Selling of Strong 
Liquors to any of the I'rivale Ccutinels of his Majestys Garrison in the 
Citv of New York 



400 MIXUTKS OF THE COMMON' COUNCIL 

A Law to PrcvciU R.-ifllinq^ in the City of Xcwyork. 

A Law to ascertain the Size of Apple T>arrclls and the Weight of 
Onions that ih:u\ he l'roiip;ht to this City for sale or Exportation 

A Law for Prohibiting the sale of Hay by Measure 

A Law to Prevent frauds and uncertainties in the sale of firewood 
Commonly Called Cord wo(.id within this City. 

[2:;-?] Ordkri) tb.at the Assize of P.read be till further C)rdcr flower at 

15/3 '^- o. 

A White Loaf of the finest flower to weigh 1^' 15^? for 4 Coppers 

D? ofD? to weigh 15°^ for 2 D? 

AND FfRTHER ordf.r'd that 110 Other Bread be made for sale within 
this City then According tC) the Above Assize (hard Biscuits only Ex- 
cepted) And that all Bak-er? within the same take notice thereof and 
make their J^read Accordingly. 

OROKk'n that M' Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Trcas- 

N9 1731 uror of this City to pay to James !\lills or order the sum of 

£39 : 14 : 6 in full of his account for Victualling Criminalls 

<S:c? to the fitih of September Last as p^ his said acct Sworn to and 

allowed of by this Board. 

Orolr'd the Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 1732 of this City to pay to Johannis IMycr i^Iessengcr and door 
keo[)cr lo this P.oard or order the sum of Six pounds in full 
for Extraordinary Services by him done tlic Last year for this Cor- 
poration. 

Okdf.u'd that Alderman liicks Do Borrow on Inierest for the use 
of this Corporation the sum of five Hundred pounds towards the pay- 
ment of the Expences for Enlargeing the City Hall 

Order'd that Alderman Bogart Alderman Brewington and Alder- 
man Cornelius Koosevelt and Mess" Bivanck, Rem Rapalie and Buys 
or the Major part of them be a Committee to Regulate and pave Roose- 
velt Street, Queens Street S'. James's Street, and Rutgers's Street in the 
out ward of the said City in such manner as they or the Major part of 
them Shall Judge proper and make Report thereof to this Board with 
all Convenient Speed. 

M^ M.WOR Delivered into this Board f<mrtccn Certificates of the 
number of days by him Served in General AssL-mbly as one of tlie Rep- 
resentatives of this City from the lo^l* of June 1760 to the 20*^ of 



OF THE CITY OF NFW YORK 



401 



October 1761 Aniouiitin.cr in the wliole to two luui'lrcd and Ninety 
Seven days, which he Endorserl Gratis and Declared the Same to be 
Null and Void, and all Cci-tificate? and Den'ond? of tlie Lilre Service 

Order'd that the mayor Issue his \\'arfant to the Treas- 
N? 1/33 urer of this City to j)ay to M*' Julm Holt or order the sum 
of nine round:--, in full of his Account for Printing and Ad- 
vertizeing three Several L.av.s of this Corporation for Assizcinr Pro- 
visions i^:c ?.s i)^ liis said ace', audited by this J^.oard and allowed of. 



[254] Citv of I 



Nov.- York 



SS. 



At a Connnon Councill held at the City 
Hell of the said City on ffriday the 4*1' day 
of January 1705. 



Present/ John Cru.crer Esq^ ]\Ia_\or 
John F>ogart Jun?" 
Whitehead Hicks 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
George Brewington 
Theodorns \'aa W'yck 
Thomas Wrandle 
Dirick Erinkcrk.oof 
Rem Rapalie 
Garrit Rapalie 
Abraham T."tt 



>-f!sq^': Aldermen 



^ Assistants 



ORn::R'D the }.Iayor Issue his w.;rrant to th.e Treasurer 
N? 1734 urer of this City t*) pay to Johaimis !Myer Messenger and 
door keeper to this iioard or order tl-e sum of three pounds 
fifteen Shillings in full for a Quarters Sallary due unto him and End- 
ing the first dny of December Last Past. 

Oudfr'd the Like to William Mitchel or order tl:c sum 

N? 1735 of the Pounds in full for a Quarters Sallary due unto him 

as Publick Whipner of tin'; City and Ending the 5*1"- Instant 

ouDHRD the Like to Tennis Jacobs or order the sum of 
N? 1736 Three poimds for making a Gallos by order of the high 
Sheritt 
Vol. \T.-26 



402 MIXUTF.S or THE': COMMON COUNCIL 

ORDKr<!) the Like To Thoclorus \'an W'vck Esq^ or order 
N? 1/37 the sum f)f 147 : 15 : 5 iti full of an account Exhibitt-d to this 
board for Sundry Sums by liim advanced (S: paid for Repair- 
ing- one of the Great Docks belongini( to this Corporation, as pf his 
said Account Au.ditcd l.\v this board and allowed of 

OunrR'u th.e Mayor Issue his warrant to the Trca^c.r'.r 
N? 1738 of this City fo pay to Jol^n Bingh.arn or order the sum of 
Forty Eic;ht Pounds Six Shillings in full for the Like sum 
By him advanced and Paid for Carryiiig Ninety Tv.o Scow Loads of 
mud out of the fly Market Slip and for Scow Hire as p!" his said ace*. 
audited by this Board and allowed of. 

Oiu.lk'i) the L.:!:e to Isaac Stoutenburf;h, or order the 
N':' 1739 sum of Pour Jh-.i-flred and Sixty three Povnids Eigliteen 
Shi!linp;s and three ]\.nce (out of the monies Paid into his 
hands By tl:e Church A\ardens of this City and Rai^ed and Collected 
by Virtue of an Act of the Lieut. Governour y'^ Council and General 
Assembly of this Provirice Lately made and Published) in full of his 
Accomit for rnonics Paid to tlic Watchmen for one Quarters Watchini; 
from the fifteenth of September Last to the fifteenlh of December fol- 
lowing 12^^] And for divers Quantities of Oyle furnished for the Citys 
Lamps <^cc. as p'' liis said Account /\uditcd by this Board and allowed of. 

C)Rr)KR'D that the Assize of Bread be till further order flower at Six- 
teen Shillings and Nine pence per Cent 

A White Loaf of the fmost fiov.er to Weigh . . . . 1"' 13'"- : for 4 Coppers. 
D? of])? to weigh 14 for 2 D? 

And fuktiikr oi<jji:un that no other Bread be made for sale within 
this City then According to the Above Assize (hard Biscuits only Ex- 
cepted) and that all luilvers within the same take Notice thereof and 
make their Bread Accordingly. 

Ordkr'd that the Clerk of tliis Board Prepare a Bond from th.is 
Corporation to ^P John \'an der Spiegle of tliis City Merchant in 
the penalty of Three Hundred and Forty Pounds Conditioned for 
the Pa^iiicr.t of one Hundred (Jv Seventy Pounds on or E'efore th.e 
4".' of January next with Interest at Six p'' O. from the 14''.' of Novem- 
ber Last and Annex the seal of this Corporation th.ereto to be Signed 
by the mayor and Comiter Signed by the Clerk of this Board. 

Order'd the Like to William Smith Tun'' Esq^ in the Penalty of S:x 



OF THE CITY Oi- NEW YORK 403 

Hundred and Sixty Pounds Conditioned for Tlic Payment of Three 
Hundred and Tlnrly Pounds on or Peforc the fourth day of January 
ne::t with Interest Pt Six P'cr CcvA. iron the Twelfth day of November 
Last and Annex the Seal of tliis Corporation thereto to be Signed By 
the niayor v^v Countersigned By the Clerk of this Board 

Ordfr'd By this I'onrd that Xicholas IDoreimer be apiwinted a 
fireman for the East ward in the Room of David Hansen deceased; 
and Nathan Fish in the Room of David Scolt wlio is Lately Removed 
from said ward to Albany 

OicDIir'd By this Board that .M=' Garrit Rapalio Do Purchase for 
the use of this Corporation thirty Lamps and Lamp Posts and Cause 
th,e same to liC Erected in Some oi the most Publiek Streets in this 
City where its Conceived they will be most Bencficiall and Place the 
Expencc th.ereof to tliis Beard 

Ordered tliat Alderman Bogart Cause a New Election of a Con- 
stable for T^.Iontgomerie ward In the Room and Stead of James 
Pakling deceased the Late Constable of said ward and that the Elec- 
tion be on Wednesday next at Ten oClock in the morning. 

[256] It Bking Rf.prf.sented to this Board that the ^Monies Raised 
the Last Year for the Minister and Poor have been Long Since Ex- 
pended or so much thereof as Came to th.e hands of the Church \Var- 
dens of this City ; and the distresses of the Poor being at Present so 
Extremely Great that unless some Ex[)edient Can Be fallen on for 
their Relief many of v.hich must unavoidably perish; Tins Board 
therefore Coiiceive tlic only method tliey Can take at present to Supply 
thiC NecessitAs of such who stand in nec;l thereof; to Borrow from tlie 
Chamberlain of this Corporation th.e Sum of £200 out of the monies 
Raised in \'ertue of an act Entiiulcd an act to Empower and enable 
the ALiyor Recorder and Aldermen of the City of New York to order 
the Raising a Sum not Exceeding fourteen hundred pounds for the 
purposes therein mentioned made and passed the I3'l' of December 
1763 or out of Such other monies as are in the hands of the said Cham- 
berlain belonging to this Corporation ; The Sanie to be again replaced 
out of the monies which Sh.all be Raised and Collected for the minister 
an-l poor this present year: It is Tjrr.KiiroRi: iiERFiiv OROER'n, that the 
Mavor Issue his "v/arrant to tlie 'i'reasu.rer of this City to Pay to 
Mess''? Abraham Duryee and Andrew Myer Church Wardens of the 
said City or their order the said Suni of Two Hundred Pounds out of 



404 



MINUTES or TFII-: COMMON COUNCIL 



tlic ?'.Ionic^. Paid iiilo I:is han<I-, by WtIuo >^.i llic Ai./i'C-^aic! Act or if 
said monies should be Expended tlien of sucli other irioiiies as shall be 
in the Treasury in older that the Good Ends and pur[)oscs above;noi!- 
tioned Sho'd be Effected 

Till-: Act luililidcd an Act for the better Rcj;mlatinj( ti;e publid: 
Roads in the City and County or New Yorl: and to EevV mor.cy to 
defray the Expcncc thereof, passed y' 2o'l' of October Last was 
Read wherein and whereby the Mayor Aldermen and Cominon- 
alty of the City of Xew York- and tlieir Successors for ever are 
Ai)pointed Commissioners to Regulate and keep in Repair the Present 
High ways and to Lay out Regulate and keep in Repair such other 
Publick Roads or High ways in the said City and Comity as shall there- 
after be laid out by Act or A'^ts to be Passed for that Purpose, \\ho 
are thereby full) Authorized and Impowered to put in Execution the 
Several Sen-fees intend [ed] by said act and to Levy such Sum and 
Sums of money as may be Neccessary for tlic defraying the Expence 
thereof; Tins Board therefore taking the same into Consideration, Re- 
solved and ORDEHD that the sun.i of three hundred pounds be Raised 
for the Expence of this Present Year and tliat tlie sairx be Levied 
Collected and Applied in such manner and form and to and for such 
uses intents and purposes as in and by the said act is Directed and 
J'lcfiuircd 



vJ City of 1^^ 
New Vorkj '^^' 



At a Comn'on Ci.>unciH held at tb.e City 
Llall of the said City on ffriday the 25-'.' 
day of Jan^Y Anno DonT 1765 



Present'/ John Crugcr Escf IMayor iitc : 



Francis I*"ilkin 
John Eiogart Jun^ 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Whitehead Hicks 
Theodorus \'an W'yck 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Thomas \Vrantllc 
Dirick P>rinckerlioof 
Qarrit Rapalic 
Rem Rapalic 
Abraham Lott 



:^Escf; Aldermen 



>► Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NKW YORK 405 

TiiR RErriRT of the Major part of the Committee Appointed upon 
tlic Fctition I'rcferrcd to this Doard ]',y Conulinf: P: Low praying a 
Grant of the soil under the water Two hundred feet into the East 
River Fronting his Ground in the cast ward of this City Together 
witli the Peer and the proflitts Arising there from was produced and 
Read and is in the words following (Viz*) The Report of us the 
Subscribers the Comittee Appointed upon the petition preferred By 
M*" Cornelius P Low praying the Grant of the soil under the water 
Fronting his Ground in the j-last ward of this City, and Extending 
Two hundred feel into llic T.a.n River Together with a peer and the 
profKtts Arising from the said peer to the mayor Aldermen and Com- 
monalty of the City of New York. 

Wee the said Subscribers of the Aforesaid Committee having 
Taken the matters of the said petition under our Consideration do 
Report it as our opinion tlu-ixoii that we Conceive that the Building 
cut a peer from the Ground of the said Cornelius P Low. at the East 
River Will I'e Greatly Advantageous to the Trading part of this City 
By Furnishing a Safe harboin- for shipj)ing and Therefore Advise a 
Grant to him of the said Ground Fronting his said Lott on the East 
River upon the yearl} Quit Rent of Two Shillings Per Annum Per 
foot to Commcijce at the [258] Building cf a Peer or a Street here- 
after n-entioned or at the Expiration of Five years from the date hereof 
which shall first hapi)en. 

That he should also have the Privilidge of making a peer on the 
Southwesterlv side of the Abovementioncd Lot of Tv» enty hve wide and 
Two hundred fo'jt in Length into the Iviver to be Built within five 
years from tlic date liereof P.ut as the P^uilding of the said Peer if Built 
Close to the dock might Be a means of filling up the Docks on each 
side to avoid v.hich we Advise that the said Cornelius P Low shall 
Leave a \'acancev. of Fc^rty h^iot P.etwecn the present Dock and the 
said Peer so to be Built for tb.e Tides way which vacancy to he Cov- 
ered with a Strong Bridge for Carriages cVc : and that the said C'"'r- 
nelius P Low Leave h'orty foot at the end of the said Peer ani:! Lott 
Above mentioned for a Street wh.ich. street on his Lott to be I'uilt 
and Opened when thereunto Required By the Corjjoration That as 
the said Cornelius P Low will P>e at a Considerable Expence in making 
the said peer, that Besides his having the Tutire Advantage of the 
dockage on the easterly side of the said peer we Conceive h.e ought 
to Reap the Benefit of the dockage Arising from the westerly side of 
the said Peer, for Thirty Years and at tlie Expiration thereof the 
Dockage on the south westerly side to Belong to tlie Corporation 



4o6 MIN'UTES OF THE COMMON COUNXIL 

Exct'ptiiiq; tli.c ]il'/nt privili<l^c and Advantage to tlic said Coriu-IJu> 
V Low Ills iicirs and Assign's of the Dockat^-e of one \'csscl on the 
said South west side of the said Peer for and durin:^ and so I.t.nt; 
?<s the Land under the water on that side shall Remain ungrar.ted Hy 
tlic Corporation ; Uut the Corporation Xeverthcless to Be at full 
Lihcrty to Grant the Land under the Water on the Southwesterly >uU- 
of tlie said Peer when ever they shall thin.k proper at which lime the 
priviiiMgc, of iViii s:iid Cornelius I' how his heirs and Assigns of th.e 
Dockage of one \'essel is to Expire and Cease 

Whitehead Hicks 
lo'l' December 1764. Theod""? Van Wyck 

Dirck Brinkerlioof 
Garrit Rapaljc 
Upon which it was Resolved By this Board that they will Grant 
to the said Cornelius P Lo\v the Soil under the water Two Hu!idr«.d 
feet Into the Riv;-r fronting- his said Lott of Ground in the East War<l 
of this City upon the Yearly Quit Rent of Two Shillings per Eoot to 
Commence at the Expiration of Tv.enty Years from the Tv/enty Fiftli 
<]r,y of jNLirch iicxt and also the Privilidge of Building a Peer 0:1 
tlie Southwesterl}- side of tlie said Ground [259] Twenty five Feet 
wide and Tv.-o hundred fcct in Length Provided that the said Ptcr 
Be r.uill within five years from the Tenth day of December Last ': 
that in Building the same a Vacanccy of Forty feet Betv.'een the said 
Peer, and the Dock he Left for the Tides way whicli \'acancy is to 1 ? 
C<:)V'-r' d wiih a Stron.g Ilridge for Carriag'es >.\c: andi that the ?iM 
Cornelius P Low Leave Forty one feet at the End of the said Ptrr 
and Lott Abovementioned For a Street to be Opened when therc-.u;:'j 
Required By tiiis Corporation. Axd its FrRTiinu Acrf.ld By U':^ 
Board That the said Cornelius P Lov/ his heirs and Assigns shall Iravf 
and R.cceive to his and their own use the Dockage that Shall Arl.-c 
on the vSouthwesterly side of the said Peer for Twenty Years 1:".'^ 
the Twenty Fifth day of !\larch next and no Longer rROViDED tl".^ 
Soil under the water on the said Southwesterly side of the said IV- r j 

shall Remain so Long ungranled By this Corporation But this C ■ j 

poration XFA-KRTnr.LF.ss To be at Liberty to Grant the said > '• | 

under the water on the said Southwesterly side of the said Peer w!.- "■ I 

ever they shall think proper, at vxdiich Time the privilidge of the D v s- | 

ago of th.e said Cornelius P Low on that side to Cease and lhc:^ t ••• j 

Dockage on that side from that time To Belong to the Cor[v-T.i;. -i j 

AND IT IS Fi-RTiiFR ORDFRFO That the Clerk of this Board prepare i:'^ | 

n^ake cait a Grant Accordincflv. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



407 



*■ City of } c-g 
New Yoik( 



Present, 



At a Ccir.inon Councill held at the City 
IT;:!'! of tl)c said City on Wednesday the 
3o'l' day of January Anno Doni 1765 

Joim Cru_C'-cr Iisq'' Mayor 

Francis Filkin 

John Bo^^art Jun*" 

Nichohis Roosevelt ^Esq''? Aldermen 

Whitehead Hicks 

Cornelius Roosevelt 

Thomas Wrandle 

Petrus Bivanck 

Garrit RajvUic 

Rem Rapallc 

Order'd Tkra the Assize of Bread Be till h-uither order. Flour 
at 17/6 Per Cent. 
A White Loaf of l!:e Finest Flower to Weigh . r^ . . 12^'^ for 4 Coppers 

D? D? to Weigh. i^yjor 2 D? 

[2C0] .VXD lUKTHEK Ordek'i> Tliat Xo other Bread Be made v.ithin 
this City then According to tlie Above Assize (hard Biscuits only Ex- 
cepted) and tlial all Ikikers within tl:e same take Notice thereof and 
make tlieir Bread Accordingly 



Assistant; 




Present. 



>-Esq''? Aldermen 



At a Coir.moii Councill held at the City 
Hall of tr.e said City on Tuesday the 19^^ 
day of February 1765 

John Crugcr ll^q^ mayor 
Sinii'in Johnson Esq*' l^ccorder 
Francis Filkin 
John Bogert Jun^ 
Wiiiteh.cad Hicks 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
George Brewerton 
Thcodorus \'an Wyck 
Cornelius l^oc'scvelt 
Thomas Wrandle 
Dirck Brinckerhoof 
Rem Ivapalie 
Garrit Rapalie 
Peter lUvanck 
Abraham Lott 
Mathev.' B.uvce 



>- Assistants 



J 



4o8 MINUTES OF THE CO.MMON' COUNCIL 

Okuf.r'd That i^K ]\ra}or Issue his Warrant to the Trcns- 
N? 1740 iircr of this City to i)ay to Mess"? Charles Wilhanis and 
Thomas Jont'S Executors of Joseph ]\Iurray Kxi'' deceased 
the Sinn of Sixty nine pounds Sixteen Sliillin;:^s anrl Six pence in full 
of all demands they have Against this Cor])oration as well f.^r IVos^- 
cutin,';;' as Defending' sundry suits for this Board ]\y the said JosotjH 
Mui ray as also in full of all Dther Services By him done for this Cor- 
poratioti 

The Petition of Leonard Lisjiinard, Abraham Durycc and Sundry 
oilier persons owners and Proprietors of Totts of Ground in Mont- 
gonierie ward ciud the Out ward of tins City, fronting the East River, 
was preferred to this Board in Consequence of a Resolve made on a 
petition which they formerly offered to this Board, praying a Gr;int 
of tlie Water Lotts fronting their Severall Lotts of Ground in ^aid 
ward ; which being Read and a Debate ariseing thereon wdiethcr th.e 
said Severall \"\'ater Lotts so prayed for, Sho'd be Exposed at publiclc 
[261 ] \'endue. or offered to the said petitioners at private sale, an.d 
the same being put to the A^ote, it was Carried in favour of the Peti- 
tioners in manner following, Viz^ Dirck Brinckerb.oof. Thomas W'ran- 
dlc, Ald'}^ Cornelius Roosevelt, Aid'? \^an Wyck, AldT- Brev/crtun, 
Aid? Xicholas Roosevelt, Aid'" Kicks it Aid'? Lilkin. and those for 
Selling the said water Lotts at publick vendue v.orc Rem RajKdjo, 
Matljew Buycc, Garrit Rapaljc, Abraham Lott, Piier Bivanck, Aid-? 
•Bogert «.t Mf Recorder, at which time ^B r^Layor observed tb.al duritig 
such time as he presided, the Recorder Could not as he Conceived Ik* 
Legally Entiluled to a Vote in this Common Councill ; and a dispute 
thercup.ju arising ii was ORnr.RD by this Board that his vote !e taken 
in the present debate, but that the same Should not be Carried intn 
president, so as to prevail in any other n-.atters that shall or may b.ere- 
after be offered to this Board, until this iioard are advised and be c-f 
opinion that by Law he has a vote, and this Board did tb-ereup'tu 
further order, that Aid'." Bogert, Aid"? Hicks. Aid'" Wan Wyck. M^ 
Byvanck, AB Randell. A[r Garrit Rapalie .*c AB Buycc. or the Maj-^r 
part of them, be a Coiinnittce to Cause a j)lan or Draft to be made of 
tlie Several Lotts so prayed for, observing at the same time that a 
Good and Sufficient Slip be Left for tlie use of the publick. :ind tb.it 
they take to their assistance one of the City's Surveyors, and m tKc 
Report thereof to tliis Board with all Convenient Speed. 

Lr's Order'd By this Board that Alderman Ilieks Do Retain Wil- 
liam Smith Jun^ and John Morine Scott Esq""-: and lake tlieir Opinion 



OF THE CITY or xnw youk 409 

whether the Recorder has a Rip:ht by the Clnrtcr to this Corporation 
to \'ote in Conimon Couiici! ])iiriii,2^ pr.ch ti:r.c n*". th-j Mayor presides 
and Report their Opinion to the next Common Council 

Its ORDr^R'n By this L<^ard that tlie Exchange House be Let to 
Tiiomns Jackson for one year from the first day of may next at the 
Rent of Sixty Pounds payable Quarterly to the Chamberlain of this 
Corporation 

Ordi:r'd That the n;a\c)r Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
N? 1 741 urcr of this City t(; jjay t'.) M' Isaac Stoutenburgh or order 
the sum of Fifty three Pounds Two Shillings and Seven 
pence out of tlie Monies paid into his haivls V.y the Church wardens of 
this City and Raised and Collected in \'crtue of nn Act of the Legis- 
lature of tliis ])rovince [26:?] I.ately made and Published in full of his 
Account for monies Ly him Advanced and paid to tlie Lamp Lighters 
for one Quarters Lighting the City Lamps as per his said Account 
Au.dited Py this Board and Allowed of 

C)kder'd The LilvC to pny to Isaac Stoutenburgh or order, 

N? 1742 the sum of Two Pounds, Seven Shillings, and Eight pence, 

in full of liis Account for monies I>y him Advanced, and paid 

for Repairs done to thie tl\- market, as p'" his said ace* Sworn to and 

allowed of by this Board. 

Its Order'd By this Board That the Treasurer or Chamberlain of 
this Corporation Do Receive from tb.e Trea-nrer of this Colony, the 
sum of One hundred and Two p'Mi!:<ls Being so much ordrr'd to be 
paid to the i-;\a}or Alderman and Conmionalty of the City of New York 
(for money by tlicm paid towards tlie Support of a Number of English 
Subjects vho were sent here P»y the l-'rench from Newfoundland in the 
Year one Thousand Seven hundre<l and Sixty two at the Time they 
Reduced that Island) in \'ertue of an Act of the Governour Council 
and Genorall assembly of this j^rovir.ce nuule and passed the 20^1' 
of October 1764 and pass his Receipt for tlie Same (Copied for tl:e 
Chamberlain) 

Ordf.r'd The mayor Issue his warrant to the Treasurer 
N'? 1743 of this City to pay to M^ John Alsop or order the sum of 
Twenty tive Pounds for a years Interest of a P.ond i]uc to 
him from this Corporation of five lumdi-ed Pounds, on the Twenty 
fifth day of September Last also the further sum of Tb.irty Pounds for 
a vcars Interest of one other Bond of Five hundred Pounds due to hitn 



4IC. 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



on the Tenth day of Deccinbcv Last and Likewise the further sum of 
Thiily Pounds for a years Interest, of one otlicr IJond of Fivr hundred 
Pound?, due to him on th.e Twcntietii day of March next Ensuing^ 



CilN of 
Xew York 



SS. 



At a Common Councill lield at tlie City 
Hall of tl.e said City on Tliur>day the j'-l' 
of ]\larch 1765 



l2'^'3] 



Present/ John Crugcr Escf mayor 
Francis Filkin 
John Br;^art Jun'^ 
Whitehead Hicks 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
George Prewerton 
Theodorus Van \\'\ck 
Thomas V\'randle 
Dirick P.rinckerhoof 
Rem Rapalye 
Garrit Rapalie 
Mathew Buvs 



^EsfT! Aldermen 



Assistants 



Ti!i: l^!;.Mo:c>;TrvA>;ci. aiul Petition of sundry Freeholders frecmirn 
Mercliants and Tra lors of tlds City was preferred to th.is ]W-)nrd an-i 
Read llierein prayinj,^ Leave to Extend Cocnties peer Two hundred 
feet farther into the East River in Consideration of which they wou.ld 
Advance to this Corporation for Carrying on and Compkatirg the same 
the sum of one Thousand Pounds To be Repaid to such of the Peti- 
tioners as should so Advance the same in Five Years from the date 
hereof without Interest &c: 5:c: Likewise one other petition of Henry 
H.-'lland. Jacob Remscn. and sundry others Owners and proprietors 
of Houses and Lotts of Ground Lying- Ik-tv/een the said Coentecs peer 
and the Street fronting the Dwelling h.ousc of ]\P JMoore for Leave 
to Fill up tlie Basons or Docks fronting tlieir said h.ouses and to 
Erect otlicrs Similar to and of the same Breadth from the Extent 
of the present ones or VAs-c for Leave to Dock and Wharf out into the 
said River Two hundred I'eet from from the Extent of the snid pres- 
ent Basons under a Reasonable Quit Rent »S:c? Likewise one other 
Petition of Oliver De Lanccy Esq'- and Sundry others for a Grant of 
the water Lotts frontiiig their Respective Ground from the Rear 



OF TlfK CITY OF NEW YORK 411 

thereof Two hundred f«'ct into th.c Xr.rth Kivcr, Beyond Low water 
mark i'.c: and Likewise one other pclilioii of Jolin Ziirickcr & Eliza- 
beth Lane for a Grant of th.c water Lott Frontinj^ their Several Lotts 
of Ground from Low water Mark into tlie said Xorili River Two 
hundred feet under sucli Reasonable Ivcnts Reservations and Con- 
ditions as should Be th.oujfht proper P.y tins Board upon which said 
Several i)ctitions it was o,'?ni:i<i:n By this P.oard That the Consideration 
thereof Be Deferred until! this Boarrl Could Obtain th.e Opinion of 
William Snu'th Jun'' and John Mnrine Scott Esq""? wheth.er the Re- 
corder V>y Law has a Ri^dit to vote in Common Council When tlie 
mayor presides or not. 

It's Okder'd P.y tliis Board That Alderman Cornelius Roosevelt 
Mathew Buys and Rem Rapalie Be Appointed a Committee to Inspect 
into the Road Leading: ]\y John Morine Scott's Esqi^ Commonly Called 
the Tour Road as also the Blooman^lall Road and Report to this [264] 
Board what Repairs tlicy Conceive Xoocfsary as v»-ell Towards widen- 
ing- As Amending them 

Order'd That the Assize of Bread Be till Further order Flov;er at 
15/3 p: Cent 

A White Lt>af of tlie finest flower to wcij;di. . . i'^ : 15"- for 4 Coppers 
D'^' of D^ to Weigh . . 1 5 for 2 D? 

AXD Further c-RDr.Ro Tliat no oiher Bread Be made, for Sale 
within this City, than According to tlic Above Assize (hard Biscuits 
only I^xceptcd) and that all Bakers v.iihin th,e same Take Notice 
thereof and make their Bread Arcordinf;ly. 

Ordi:r"d By this Board tb.at Isaac Sloutenburc^h the Lessee of the 
markets Do Employ Peter Hendricks to Repair th.e west End of tlie 
Fly market in such manner as he shall Conceive Necessary and place 
the Expcnce thereof to tins Corporation 

It's order'd by this Board that tlie mayor Issue his war- 
N? 17-14 I'lnt to the Treasurer of th.is City to pay to Johannis Myer 
tlie sum of Tlii pounds for sundry Extraordinary Services 
Lately done foi" this Corporation as also tlv Fu.rtlur sum of Three 
pounds P'iftcen Shillings for a Q;:artors Salary du.e unto him as Mes- 
senger and Door keeper to this Board and Ending th.e first of this 
Instant March 



412 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Order'i) In- lliis Board IIkiI one Hill a Weaver have the 

use of one of the Rooms in the New B:ar,icl:s for himself & family 
untill further order, he having Lately Come from Europe, and being 
unable at present to provide for himself & family elsev/here 

Ordi:r'd the mayor Issue liis warrant to the Treasurer 

N? 1/45 '^^ this City to pay to James Mills or order the sum of 

^"39 "• 3 ■ 9 i" ^'^'^1 '^^ ^'^'^^ account for Victualling Crimminalls 

&c to the /'l^ of ffebruary Last, as p^ his said account Sworn to, and 

allowed of ]>y this iJoard. 

The Draft of a Grant was produced to this Board of a water 
Lolt in the North River to Nicholas Roosevelt Esq'' which was Read 
and Approved and ouDKu'n that the same Be Fairly Engrossed By the 
Clerk of this Board that he Annex the Seal of this Corporation thereto 
and Deliver the same to iho said Nicholas Roosevelt on his Executing 
a Counterpait thereof. 

WiiE!u:.\s in and By an Act of the Lieutenant Governour the Coun- 
cill and General! Assembly of this Colony made and passed the Tv.cn- 
lieth of October Last past the mayor Aldermen and Commonalty of 
the City of [-?65] New York and their Successors for ever are therein 
and Thcrel.}- Appointed Commissioners to Regulate and keep in Re- 
})air the pr^.-vnt highways in the said City and Comity of New York 
and such oilier high ways as sliould thereafter [be] Laid out By Act or 
Acts to Be passed for that purpose who have power to Appoint one 
or more Surveyors or Overseers of the said Roads and Employ La- 
bourers and Workmen on tlie best Terms they Can to make and keep 
in Repair the said Publick Roads or highways and whereas the said 
I^Iayor Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of New York in Com- 
mon Council Convened have thought proper to Appoint and Do 
hereby in vertuc of the Abo\e Recited Act Appoint Adam \'an Den 
Bergh of th.e said City To be a Surveyor or overseer of th.at I'art of 
the pul'lick Road or high way Leading from this City as farr as the 
Extent of the Bowery Division which Terminates at a Run of water 
contiguous to the possession of Isaac De Lamater Blacksmith and 
Do Likev.ise Appoint Garrit Win den liergh of the Aforesaid City To 
be a Surveyor or Overseer of the Road Comonly Called Grinagc 
Road, also th.c Tour Road passing by John ]\lorin Scotts I-sq'' and ti'io 
Bloomandall Road Each of wliich said Surveyors arc to have for 
their Troul^le as p"" Agreement with this Board the sum of Six Shil- 
lings p'' Day. The Like sum of Six Shillings ^ Day for the use of a 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



413 



Horse and Trux to be furnished by each of them and no more which 
said Surveyors are to provide so many Labourers and v.orkmcn as 
thry shall be Directed from tisne to Time \)y this lioard or sonic of 
them and Do Likewise Aj-point Adolph r.enson of Harlem to be a 
Surveyor or overseer of the Road or high way Commencing' from the 
Run of water where the Extent of the IJowery Division Ends, and so 
Running from thence as farr as the Kings bridge, ui>on the same 
and Like Terms as above.^aid 

The Dkaft of a Grant To J(>hn Thurman of a Water Lott in the 
north River was Read and Approved of and Okdlred b\- this Board 
that the same be Engrossed and the seal of this Corporation Annexed 
thereto and Delivered to tl:c said John TliuriVian on his Executing a 

Counterpart 



City of 1^ ^^ 
S^ewYorkl 



At a Comn.ion Council! held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 26*1' 

of March 1765 



Present;/ John Cni;;cr Esq'' ma^'or 
Francis Fi'.kin 
Whitehead Hicks 
N ichola s Roose \ el t 
George J'rewerlon 
[266] Theodorus \"an Wyck 

Cornelius Roosevelt 
Thomas Wrandle 
Garrit Rapalic 
Dirick P.rinckerhoof 
Abraham Lott 



>-Esq'7 Aldermen 



(f 



Esq''? Aldermen 



> Assistants 



ORDERr.n That the Assize of Lreafl I'c till I-"urth.cr onljr, Flour at 
^3/3 P <^^ent 

A White Loaf of the Finest Flour to weigh. ..2'^ 2°- for 4 Coppers 
]>.' of Ds' to weigh... I o'S: for 2 D'? 

.•\xn Fi'RTiiCK OKnr.R'n That rio other I'read Re matle for sale 
within this City -then According to the Above Assize (hard l^iscuits 
only Excepted) and that all Rakers within the same take notice and 
make their Bread Accordinglv. 



414 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of / ,,3 
New^oikj 



At a Common Council hold at the City 
Ilnll of the said City on Monday the 22^ 
of April 1765 



Present/ John Cruc;er Esq'' }*Iayor 
Francis l"'ilkin 
John ]')Oi:;ciL Jun'' 
Theo(Uiru.s \'an \\'}'ck 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
George IJrev.ington 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Thonias Wrandlc 
Rem Rajialie 
Abraham Lott 
Peter Bivanck 



>'Esq''? Aldermen 



■>v 



>- Assistants 



Ordkk'd 'i'hat the Assize of Bread Be till further order flour at 
15/3 pPr Cent 

A White Loaf of the Finest flour to weigh. . . .i^*^ 15°^ for 4 Coppers 
D9 01 D? to Weigh 15 for 2 D? 

AXD FurtlK-r Ordeuf.d tliat no other Bread be made for sale within 
this City, tlian Acceding to the Above assize (hard Biscuits only Ex- 
cepted) and that all Bakers within the same take Notice thereof and 
make their Bread According!}-. 

ORr>r:RD 1 hat the mayor Issue his warrant to the Trcas- 
N? 1746 urer of this Cily to pay to William rvlitchell or order ih.e 
sum of }''ive rc>unds in full for a Quarters Sallary due unto 
him as ]:»uMick Whipper of this City and Ending the fifth Instant. 

ORm:K'D That Alderman Brewerton AKlerman Van Wyck Alder- 
man Cornelius ^•^oosevelt and Mess''r Lott and Buyce Be a Committee 
to Superintend order and Direct the Surveyors of the present high 
ways in Repairing aiul Amending the publick Roads and high ways in 
such manner as they shall Judge proper/ 

[267] r)uDF.K"n The mayor Issue his Warrant to the Troas- 
N9 1747 urer of this City to pay to Adam Van Den Bergh or order 

on Account the sum of Fifty Pounds (out of the monies 
Raised By veriue of an Act Entitulcd an Act for the Better Regulating 
the publick Roads in th.e City and County of New York and to Levy 
moncv to Defray the Exi^mkc thereof and paid in his hands By the 
Ch.urch wardens of this Citv/ 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 415 

Ordek'u llie Like to Adolpli Hciison or order on Account 
N? 17.58 the sum of I'orty Pounds ((jui of the moneys as Above- 
jaid) 

Ordicr'd That William iLlsworth Jun^ and Robert Warner Be Ap- 
pointed and they are h.ereljy Accordingly Appointed publick measurers 

of tlic said City Durincr tlic j-k-asurc of tliis Hoard 

Ordkr'i) the niayur Issue liis warrant to the Treasurer 
N? I/41J of tliis City lo pay to }A^ Laac Sloutenburgh or order the 
sum of £273:14:0 out of the monies paid into his hands by 
the Churcli wardens of this City, and Raised and Collected in Vertue 
of an act of the Lieutenant Governor y^" Council! and General! assembly 
of this province Lately made and published in full of his account for 
monies by liim ])aid to Sundry watchmen from tlie 24}^ of December 
1764 to the iT/l' of ^L-irch following as also for Sundry Extra watches 
&c as [)' liis said acct Sworn to i-.nd allov/ed of liy this I'oard 

Ordhr'd Tlie Like i > the Treasurer of this City to pay to 
N? 1750 Yi^ ]saac Stoutcr.burr.h or order the su;n of Sixty two 
pounds Four Sliillings and 1ji;1iI jicnce lialf penny in full of 
his Account v»ith this Corporation for the Like sun.i ];'}• him Advanced 
and paid in Rcpairinij: tlie market as p^ liis Account sworn to and 
Allowed of By this Board and Likewise the Further sum of Four 
pounds for his Extraordinary Services in Superintending the same/ 

Ordi-r'd That Alderman 1 licks Signify to M'' Smith Jun^ and ]\P 
Scott tiiat Sliould tliey disagree in th.ir (..'oinion with Regard to the 
Recorders having a \'ote in Common Couiici! During such Time as tlie 
mayor presides that tlK-n tbcy kave 1-iberty to Call in ojie other Gen- 
tleman of tkiC law for his Oj>iuion so .'is to make a Majority which 
majority's Cjpinion its hereby Agreed slKdl Deternnne the same and 
be Carried into president for the future 

Orderd By this Board that for the Future the Assize of the markets 
of this City be as follows \'ii'.' that all kinds of meat be sold by 
^^'eight and in no Other manner wliatsoever that tlic price of Beef 
[268 1 Shall be at and After the Rate of I'our pence lialf peimy By tlie 
pound weight Tb.e price of Fresli Butter Be at and After tlie Rate 
of one Shilling and three ])ence liy ihe {t.jund weiglit, The price of 
milk at and After the Jvate of Five Coi«pers By the Quart, and that 
wliosoever shall Directly or Lulirectly Sell Ofler or Set to Sale any 
meat Fresh Butter or milk, whatsoever i-.i anv otlier ir,anner than is 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



hereby directed or sliall Sell oiler or Set to sale any I'-ccf milk or But- 
ter at any Greater or higher price than is or are hereby fixed, he she 
or they so Offcudinp; Concerning' and Rehiting to the Article of liecf 
shall j'orfeit and i>ay fur every Offence the sum of Forty Shilling's and 
for 1-lvcry OfTensc in and Relating- to the sale of other meats fresh 
Butter and milk the sum of Ten Shillings to be Recovered and Levied 
in the manner Directed By the Royal Charter Granted to the mayor 
Aldermen and Commonalty of this City and that this ordinance of 
Assize Stand in the Room and Stead of all and Every former Ordi- 
nance or (Ordinances for Assiziug the Alarkets -which is and are 
horob\- Rcpcrdod 



City of I <^^ 
Nev,- York( 



I'rescnt, 



j'Esq''? Aldermen 



^ 



At a Common Counclll held at the City 
Hall of the said City on ffriday the 3^ of 
May 1765. 

John Cruger Esq^ mayor 

Francis Filkin ~^ 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Whitehead Hicks 

Tlieodorus Van Wyck 

Cornlius Roosevelt 

Thomas Wrandle 

Rem Rapalic I 

Garrit Rapalic >- Assistants 

Abraham Lott 

I^IathcAv Buyce 

Ori>fr'd The mr^yor Issue hi? Vv'arrant to the Treasurer 

X? 1751 oi tliis City to pay to ^M'' Abraham Lefferts or order the sur.! 

of ]'"iiteen Pounds for one years Interest of Three hundred 

pounds at Five per Cent, due and Ending the Twelfth day of January 

Last. 

Order 'd That the Assize of Bread Be till Further order flour (a) 
16/ pJ" Cent 

a Wiiite I.oat of the finest flour to weigh i^-' I4<=^ for 4 Coppers 

D'?. .of . . I.^: to weigh I4^i for[4 ?] D? 

.\Ni) Fuiniir.ii (4<ni-.R"D That Xo other Bread be made for sale within 
this City than According to the Above Assize (hard Biscuits only Ex- 
cepted ;) a!id that all Bakers within the same take Xotice thereof and 
make their I'rcad Accordinrrlv. 



OF Tin: CITY OF NEW YORK 417 

[269] Okdkk'd Tilt' mayor Isstic his warrant lo llie Treas- 
X? 1752 urer of this City to pay to Stephen Tcrhunc or order the 

sum of Four Pounds Nineteen ShilHng^s ami three pence 
Farthing in full of his Account for Glazini:^ and painting the Alms 
house as p- his said account Sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 

C)Ki)KK'i) the Mayor Issue hi.-, warrant to the Treasurer 
^'° 1753 ^-'f f''i^ ^ity t*"' pay to Stephen Tcrhunc or order the sum of 
£j2 :i :o out of the monies paid into his hands By the 
Church wardens of this City and Raised and Collected in Vertue of 
an Act of the Legislature of this province Irately made and published 
in full of his Account for Glazing and Amending the Citys Lamps as 
p'' his said rtccount Sworn lo and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordf.r'd the mayor Isbue his warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 1754 of this City to pa}- to Stci)lu'n Terhunc or order the sum of 
Four I^'ounds for paving so much of the Broad way Street 
as the Hay r\Jachine Covered near the Oswego Market. 

Ordi-k'd 'J'he ma\or Issnv his warrant to the Treasurer 

^^° 1755 ^^ ^'■'i^ ^ity ^^> P'V"^' ^^ Nicholas Roosevelt Esq^ or order the 

sum of £5 : 13 : •'^1 for the Like sum by him advanced and 

paid to John De Lamater for work done to the Oswego ^Market as p"" 

his said acc; Sworn to and allowed of By this Board. 

The Petition of Archibald Kennedy and William M?Adams pray- 
ing an exclusive Grant of tlu- Right of ferriage from this City, across 
Hudsons Ivivcr to the Jci>oy Shore which was likewise Read, and 
ORDEKD to be deferred for further Consideration 

Orderd that the mayor Issue his Warrant To the Treas- 
N? 1756 urer of this City to pay to Whitehead Hicks Esq'' or order 
the sum of Five hundred j^ounds (out of the monies paid 
into his hamls Dy the Church wardens of this City and Raised and Col- 
lected By \irtuc of an Act of the Lieutenant Governour the Councill 
and General Assembly of this province Lately made and Published 
Entituled an Act to Impower and Enable the mayor Recorder and 
Aldermen of the City of New York to Order the Raising a Sum not 
Exceeding fiiurteen hundretl Pounds for the Purposes therein men- 
tioned) to be by him applied towards RebuiUHng the City Hall which 
said Sinn this Board Do Agree to Return to the said Treasurer or 
Chamberlain as soon as the Same Shall be By him Required. 
Vol. VI.— 27 



4i8 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

[270] Tin: J'f.utiox of sundry ot tlu.' liili;ibitants and proprietors of 
the houses in lirttad and P.eaver Streets in the said City was preferred to 
this Board and Read Setting' forth that the main or Cotnmon drain 
Running; through the said Streets Being in many i)arts decayed or 
filled up so as to Render the same useless and therefore prayed that 
this Board would Take the matter into their Consideration and direct 
proper drains to be Erected and the Expence thereof to be Assessed 
and Ecvicd in such manner as [to] this Board shall seem meet wiieri;- 
ui'ON Br IS ORDKRED By this Board that the Alderman and Common 
Council men of the South and Dockwards Together with M^ Rem 
Rapalic or the Major part of them Be a Committee to Enquire into the 
Alktgations of the said petition Receive the proposals of the said peti- 
tioners and Treat with them in such manner as they shall Judge proper 
in Regard to the Expence thereof and make their Report to this 
Board with all Convenient Speed 

It is okdf.r'd by this Board that Andrev/ Breastead for the present 
do fmish the Library Rc>om in the City Hall in the most plain and 
Chea[) manner that Can be. and Repair the Stairs as well Leading from 
below to tb.e Assembly Chamber, as that Leading to the Common 
Councill Room in the Like mariner. 



City of I ^^ At a Common Councill held at the City 

NewYorkj Hall of the said City on Thursday tlie 27''} 

day of June Anno Dom 1765. 

Present/ John Cruger Esq^ mayor 
Francis Filkin "^ 

John Bogert Jun'" 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
George Brewerton 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Okdrr'i) the mayor Issue his warrant to the Treasurer 
X? 1757 of this City to pav to George Brewerton Esq'' or order the 
sum of Ten Pounds in full of his Account with this Corpo- 
ration as per his said Account Audited and Allowed of By this Board/ 

Okder'd the Like to James ^fills or order the sum of 

N? 1758 Twenty four pounds Five Shillings and three pence in full of 

his Account for Victualling Simdry Criminals Emptying 

Necessary Tubs and S^\•eeping Chimneys to the Fifth of this Instant 

as per his said Account Sworn to and Allowed of By this Board 



>-Esq''? Aldermen. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 419 

Oiujiiu'i) Tlic Like to Andrew Breestcad or order the sum 
^'° ^7h'J ^^ 'Ihiily iiii:c pounds for Twenty four Maho;2fony Chairs 
made for tlr* use and I'y order of tliis LSoard/ 

[271] Okdi-kd Tlie Like To Samuel Frances or order 
N? 1760 Twenty Siiillinj^s for sundry Kxpences had by Several 
Committees of this Board/ 

Okdkkd the Like to Johannis Myer Messenger and 
N? 1761 Doorkee]>er lo lliis Board or order the sum of Three pounds 
Fifteen ShilHni(s in full for one Quarters Sallary due unto 
him and Ending the First Instant 

Ordkr'd The Like to r\K Garrit Raf)ah'e or order the 

N9 1762 sum of Thirteen Pounds Two Shillings and Two pence for 

the Like sum By him Advanced and paid to I^I'' IMontania 

for v.-ork done to the new Goal as ^ his Account Audited By this 

Board and Allowed of 

Order'i) The mayor Issue his warrant To the Treasurer 
N? 1763 of this City to pay to M*" Garrit Rapalie or order the sum of 
One hundred and Thirty fom- pounds Seven Shillings and 
Six pence out of the monies paid into his hands By the Church wardens 
of this City and Raised and Collected in vertue of an Act of the Legis- 
lature of this province Lately made and published in full of his Account 
for sundry sums }^)y him Advanced and paid for Lairip Posts Smiths 
work and Glazing and painting said Lamps as p^ his said account 
Audited By this Board and Allowed of 

Ordi:r'd The mayor Issue iiis warrant To the Treasurer 
X"? 1764 of this City to [^ay to Isaac Stoutenburgh or order the sum 
of Two hundred »S; Fighteen I'ovmds Two Shillings and 
Eleven pence out of the monies paid into his hands By the Church 
w-ardens of this City and Raised and Cullected in vertue of an Act of 
the Legislature of this ]>rovince Lately made and pul<iished in full of 
his Account for monies By him Advanced and paid to the Lamp Light- 
ers for one Quarters Lighting the Citys Lamias and for sundry Barrells 
of Oil and Carting &c : as !)■ his said account Sv/orn to and allowed 
of by this Board. 

Ordf.k'd The mayor Issue his warrant To the Treasurer 
Nv 1765 of this City to pay to the said Isaac Stouteni)urgh or order 
the Sum of Fifteen pounds Ten Shillings lor a years Store- 
ing of the Citys Arms «!v." for his Sallary during the Same time 



(^o MINUTHS OF HIE COMMON COL'N'CIL 

Okdf.ko the Like lo Isaac Sioulenbuigh or order the 
N? 1766 sum of 'J'wo huiuhrt! a'l'l Nine poiuuls Fourteen shillings 

out of llic monies paid in;.o his han Is 15y the Cluirch war- 
dens of this City and Raised and Collected in X'erluc of an Act of 
the Legislature of this ]>rovince Lately made and published in full of 
liis Account For monies P.y him Advanced and paid to sundry watch- 
men from the Seventeenth day of march Last to the Seventeenth day 
of June Instant as p"" his 5aid account Sworn to and allowed of by 
this ]iOard and Likewise the Further sum of Thirty Pounds for Ad- 
vance money to purchase firewood for the Watch Mouse, City Hall &c. 

[272] Ordkr'd By this Board that the mayor Issue his war- 
N9 1767 rani to the Treasurer of this City to pay to 'SU Jacob Roome 

or order the sum of I'ifty pounds Being what this Board 
have Agreed to Contribute Towards the General Charge of Taking up 
and Lading a new Common Drain through tlic Broad Street. 

Its ordf.red By this Board upon the petition preferred on the Third 
day of May Last by the Inhabitants and proprietors of the houses in 
Broad street tSc that no person Be admitted to Lead any private Drain 
into the Common main drain which Leads through said Broad street 
But the present Contributers unless such person shall and Do first 
pay into the hands of this Board his proportion of the Gcnerall 
E.\])cnce now Contributed and paid the one fourth part oi which tin's 
Board are to Retain into their hands Towards Repaying the sum i'.y 
them now Contributed of Fifty pounds (as Above) and the Re^i•lt:'r 
tli.jreof to be paid to the other preseu.t Contributers in j>roi)virtMn ij 
what they sliall Kxpend and l^ay out in I'aking up Replacing ar..l 
Compleatly finishing the said main or Connnon Drain And its further 
ORDF.RD that tlie Neighbourhood of the Adjacent Streets have th.<r 
Benefit of the said Common Drain on their paying a Iveasonable part 
of the Gcnerall Charge to be adjusted and Setled by this Board. 

The Common Coi'NCil have Agreed to Accept of a Surrender of 
the Lease to pbilip Cook, and at the Same time orderd that Alderman 
Bogert Together with the Clerk of this Board, and the City Surveyor 
Do Inspect into such other Lotts, as are unimproved an.d Wheth.er the 
Rentees are Able to pay. and if upon such an Enquiry it shall Appear 
they are unable either to Improve the sanu' or Discharge the Rent, that 
then they do in the name of this Corporation Reenter and take the 
possession thereof & that the Clerk .\gain Lease such Lotts as tlu-y shall 
.=:o Reenter Uipon to such persons as shall appcir to be able to Improve 
them and not otherwise. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



421 



Oudlr'd the mayor Issue his warrant to the Treasurer 
N? T768 r)f this Ciiy to pay to Adolph Benson on Account or order 
the sum 01 Sixty pounds (out of the ni<">nies Raised ily vir- 
tue of an Act Entitulcd an Act for the Better Kc,c,'ulating^ the puhlick 
Roads in the City and OnnUy of Xcw York, and to Levy money to 
Dcfr?)y the Hxpencc thereof) and i)aid iiUo his hands By the chiurch 
v\ardcns of this Cilv 



N*? 1769 



'Jhe I.-ike to Adam \'an Den Bergh or order the sum of 
One h.undred iV Twenty Pomid.s 

The Clerk in-0(hiced to this Board the Grains of two water Lotts 
to Johiu Zurick'er and EHzahcth Lane, wliich were 'ivead and approved 
of, and ORDF.RD that tlic Seal of this City be Ainiexed to each of them 
to be Sif;ncd by tlie Clerk and Delivered to th.e said John Zurickcr and 
Eli'/cibeth Lane, ou their Sii;nini( Couiiier])ans thereof to the use of 
this Corjioralion 



[273] City of ^..^ 
New York\ 



Present. 



At a Common Councill held at th.e City 
Hall of the said City on Tuesday the 30':* 
day of July in the year of our Lord 1765 

JoIhi Cnii^'er h-sq!" mayor 
Francis Filkin 
John Boj^'crt Jun'' 
Whitehead Hicks 
Tlicodorus \'an \\'\ck 



>-I-'-sq''? Aldermen 



Nicholas Roosevelt 
George Brewerton 
Cornelius Roo-^evelt 
Thomas W'randle 
Rem Rapalie 
Peter Bivanck 
Dirick I'.rinckerhoof 
Mathew Buvce 



^Assistants. 



The Petition' of George Janeway of the said City Carpenter was 
preferr'd to thi^ i^.oaid Setting forth tiiat by virtue of simdry Mesne 
Conveyances he is Entituled to a Lott of Ground Lying on tlie south- 
west side of the Fresh Water and tlie h'ast Soutli East side of the 
Kalk Hook which Adjoins to Land of this Corporation and Being 
unwilling to take the same into his possession without first Giving 
notice to this Board ; Did Therefore humbly pray this Poard to direct 



42 2 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COL'.NXIL 

one of the Citys Surveyors to Survey and Run out tlie said Lott at 
Uk' K.ptiiee i>i ilic suit! IVtifiouer, \vjii:ki:ujux lis okdf.kld that 
Alilenuriu r.o^crt, Alderman IJicks, Alderman lin-wcrton, and McssH 
Brinckerhoof and Rem Rapalie or the major part of Ihcm De a Com- 
niiUee to enquire into ilie allcgalious of the said ^jQtition^ Examine into 
the Ric;:ht? of the petitioner and Call to th.cir Asistancc if Necessary 
sucli Gentlemen of the Law as they shall judg-e proper and make 
Report thereof to this Board with all Convenient Speed 

Ordicrd The mayor Issue his warrant To the Treasurer 
N? 1770 of this City to pay to William Sergeant or order the sum of 
Two pounds live shillings and nine pence in full of his Ac- 
count for Carting of Sixty one Loads of Dirt from near the fort as per 
his said Account sworn to and Allowed of By this Board. 

Orof.t^ The Like to Cornelius Turck or order the sum of 
N9 1 77 1 £9:13: 9 in full of his acc^ for Repairing sundry fire Buck- 
ets helnnging to this Corporation as p^ his said account 
Sworn to and allowed of by this Board. 

Ordkrd The Like to Jacohus Stoutcnburgh or order the 
K? 1772 sum of Thirty pounds Tb.reo Shillings for one years At- 
tending the fire Engines and for Repairs done [274] To the 
v.hcels of the said Engines as per his said Account Sworn to ai-id 
allowed of By this Board and Further orderf.d That the said Jacobus 
Stoutcnburgh Do previous to this v.arrant Being paid Render to 
Ald':^ Xichok^s Roosevelt on oath an account of all the monies he has 
Received for the use of the said Fire Engines 

Alderman Bogert moved this Board for Some Assistance Towards 
the making of a Drain from the window of I\B John Duryecs at pecks 
Slip in montgomorie ward Towards the Adarket, But as it did not 
Sufficiently Appear to this Board, v>hai y^ size of said Drain Was to be 
and what might Be the Expence in Building the same. ORnEu'i) liiat 
the Conunittee formerly Appointed for tb.is drain (to witt) Alderman 
Bogert Alderman Hicks and Petrus l^^ivanck, do Enquire into this mat- 
ter, and make a Report to this Board, wdiat Kitid of A Drain is Neces- 
sary to be made, and an Estimate of the Expence thereof, and that 
they make their Report thereon to this Board with all Convenient Speed. 
Order'd That the mayor Issue his v\arrant To tlio Treas- 
N" 1773 urer o\ this City to pay to Theodorus Van Wyck 1-S'r or 
onler tlu- sum of Eight Bounds to be By him Applyod To- 
wards the Expence of Sinking a well in Little Dock street in the west 
ward of this Citv 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 423 

Order'!) Tlic Lil:e to John Bopfcrt Junf Esqr or order, 
X'^' 1//4 the sum of I^ii'lit poinuls tn be l)v him applied towards the 
Expevice of sinking a well nc;.r the Comer of the said John 
Bogerts New BuildiiiL( in Montgomcric Ward of this City 

Ordlkd the Like to George Ercwerton Esq'' or 
^''■^ ^77S Older the Sum of Eight pounds to be by him applied 

Warrant Issued towards the Expence of Sinking a well in the Street 
fronting the Colledgc in the west ward of this City 

Ordeu'u the Like to ^Villiam Mitchell or order the sum 
X? 1776 of five jjounds in full for a Quarters Sallary due unto him 
as publick Whipper of this City and Ending the Fifth day 
of tins Tnctant July. 

Alderman Tliclcs who was Aulhririzcd By two Certain orders of tliis 
Board, the one made and Entered on the 19''.' of .l-'cbruary Last, and 
the other on the 22'j of April following to take the Opinions of William 
Siiiith Jun^", John Morine Scott and William Livingston Esq""?, whether 
the Recorder when tb.e Mayor Calls a Common Councill and is present 
at it has a Right to set and \ ote in Common Councill as a member 
tl'icreof; Reported to thi> Boar-l tliat he made a State of the Case 
(Collected as well from the C>id as the Xew Charters Granted to this 
Corporation) which being in the words following 

By th.e Charier Granted to the mayor. Aldermen and Commonalty of 
the City of New York by Tho:nas Dungan Esq-' in 16S6. It is declared 
tbnt the mayor Recorder and Ai;sist.'.ntN of llic said City of New York 
for llie time Being and they which thereafter sh.uuld Be the JMayor Re- 
corder and Aldermen and Assistants <>i the saiil Cit\' of New York 
Should Be one Body Corporate and politick in Deed Fact and name By 
the name [275] Of the mayor Aldermen and Commonalty of the City 
of Xew ^'ork and \>e Capable to ha\e aiid to Ix.'ld Lands v^-c : and to dis- 
pose of the same i!v'c. Anrl also that the mayor Recorder Aldermen 
and Assistants of the saifl City for the Time Being or the niavor 
Recorder or any three or more of [he Aldermen and anv three or more 
of the Assistants for the Time Being should be Called the Comiv.on 
Council of the said City and that they or the Greater part of them should 
have full jiower and Authority By virtue therei^f to Call and hold a 
Common Council as Occasion sliou.ld B.e and to make Laws Orders 
Ordinances and Constitutions. {>vo\\i S.c'i 

Afterwards in th.e year 1730 upon a petition preferred by the said 
Corporation to Governor Montgoinery he Gran.ts to the said Corpora- 
tion Another Charter By which Among other things he Confirr.is them 



^24 ML\UTES OF TflE COMMON COUNCIL 

as a Corporation liy the name of the mayor Aldermen and Commonalty 
of the Cil\ of Xcw York and furiher Grants that there sliould for ever 
tlicreaiior he one m.iyor and Recorder, Seven Aldermen and Seven 
Assistants and that the mayor or Recorder with four or more Alder- 
men and four or more Assistants of the said City for the Time Being 
should he for ever thereafter Called the Common Council of the City 
of Newyoik and that the said Common Council or the major i>art of 
them should ordain make and Establish Laws Ordinances &c^ Axd 
therein further Grants that the Connnon Council of the said City Should 
13c Summoned Called and held from time to time and so Often and at 
such limes and places as the mayor or in Case of his Sickness or 
Absence the Recorder of the said City for the Time Being Should 
think fit to Appoint and dirccct &'Ci} 

Upok These (Charters the following Question is put 
WiiF.TiTEU the Recorder when the mayor Calls a Common Council 
and is present at it has a Right to set and Vote in Common Council as 
a member thereof 

Which said Case he Delivered to them tlie said William Smith 
Junr, John iMorine Scott and William Livingston, and desired their 
Severall opinions thereon who did Severally Committ their Opinion to 
writing and are in these words following (to witt) 

The Opinion of William Smith Juu^ — As the Corporation have 
acee{)tcd and acted under the new Ch.arter from ^U Montgomerie I 
Conceive the Question proposed is not Affected l^y any Considerations 
Drawn from the old Charter, and since by the Latter the mayor with 
the Aldermen and Assisiants Constiiute the Common Council when 
the mayor is present, I think tlie Recorder has no voice; but in the 
Absence of the mayor, I th.ink he has. 

W^^:^ Smith JunT 
N York 11'^ of March 1765. 

[176] Also the Opinion of John florin Scott l-lsq^ — 1 think it beyond 
dispute that the old Charter makes the Recorder a member of the Cor- 
poration with the fullest Right to Enjoy Every privilidge Belonging 
to the Body Politic, But as the new Charter Omits him in the Clause of 
Creation and in describing the Common Council says in the disjunctive 
the mayor or Recorder with four or more or wore Aldermen and lour 
or more Assistants of the said City for the Time Being should be for 
ever thereafter, Called the Commoti Council of the said City, I take the 
prand Enquiry to be whether these words Can be Satisfied without an 
Exclusion of the Recorder, for if they Can and there are Good Reasons 
for his Being Admitted to Vote all Difficulty will be Removed 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 435 

Then it Appears to me That the Genuine sense and meaning 
If' of the v.-ortls in the new Charter is that a Common Council shall 
not Consist of Less ihan lour Aiclcnnen and four Assistants [over] 
which Either the mayor [or] Recorder shall preside and if this Be the 
sense of those wards they contain nothing- which neccessarily Excludes 
th'^ Recorder from Rein.c: present and A'ctin;:: when the mayor Attends 
By the old Charter the Recorder is Expressly made a member 
2^\^ of this Corporation and By the new Charter the whole Corpora- 
tion is Confirmed with only a Chan.^'e of the Stik- of the Corpo- 
ration from whence T Infer, that th.e Recorder is Still is a member of 
the Corporation 

If he is a meml)er of tlie Corporation his Right of Voting 
3*'i>' Cannot lie denied him for his membership Can Consist in nothing 
so principally as in his Iviglit to vote 

Agrce:i!ile to tliis has Been the i)raclice of the Corporation from 
4'y the Time of the Grant of the new Charier down to this Day which 
will in my Opinion Be Expressive (in Judgment of Law) of their 
sense of the Crowns Grant. 

Upon the whole Therefore 1 am Rather of Opinion that the Re- 
corder has in the presence of the mayor a Riglit to set and Vote in 
Common Council as a member thereof But as the Question may Even- 
tually Be of Great Consequence to tlie Cor[)oration, I would Advise this 
Method By which th.e Ivecorders RiglU may be Tried in a Course of 
Lav/ Vizi Let an Entrv be made in tiie Common Council Books of the 
Recorders Demand of a \'ote an'! of the P.'^anls Refusal and Let the 
Refusal Be Couched in such 'J'ernis as to save the Recorders honour 
and I5e Evincive that tiie Resolution proceeds from no disrespect to 
him, But from a Tenderness to the Righ.ts of the Body politick ; Upon 
this }slr Recorder may B.ring a mandamus and have his Right Tried in 

the Ordinarv Course of Law. i o >i- • c, *♦- 

Jn? Morm bcott 

X York July 6: 1765. 

[277] And likewise the Opinion of William Livingston Esq^ — As by 
the New Charter the Old Corporation is Confirmed with only a Change 
of their Stile and ihe Recorder P.eing Evidentls made a member of the 
Corporation V>\ tlie old Charter and as such having a Right to vote I 
think that in order to Construe Ijoth so as to avoid any Repugnance 
Between it is necessary to Sn|>pose that the Second Charter only 
Intends to Impowcr the Recorder in the Sickiuss or Absence of the 
niavor, to Call and jireside at the- Comnion Council and not to deprive 



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MINUTES OF THE COALMON COUNCIL 



him when the mayor presides of his voice as a member of the Corpo- 
ration, and I am more Inclined to be of this opinion as I am informed 
that such has Eeen the practice of the Corporation ever since the Date 
of the Last Charter ^y,, Livingston 

New York 26^'.' July 1765 

From which, said Several Opinions It Appears to this Board that 
th.e Recorder has a Right to set and Vote in Common Council, as a 
member thereof, notwithstanding the mayor Being present; and there- 
upon it's okderT) By this Board that the state of the Cnsc so made By 
Alderm.an Hicks Together with the Opinions of the said William 
Smith JunT John Morin Scott and William Livingston Given thereon 
Be Entered on- the Records of the Common Council in order that the 
same be a Rule and Guide to this Board for the future to Govern themi- 
selves by. 



City of I gg 
New York ( 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Friday the 23'? 
day of August Anno Dom 1765. 



Present;/ John Cruger Esq^ j\Iayor 
Francis Filkin 
John Bogert Jun' 
Whitehead Hicks 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
George Brewerton 
Theodorus Van Wyck 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Thomas Wrandle 
Dirck Brinkerhoof 
Rem RapaHe 
Peter Bivanck 
Abraham Lott 



>-Esq^? Aldermen 



>■ Assistants 



The Petition of Frances jMoore and sundry others xMso the peti-' 
tion of William Brownjohn and others Likewise the Petition of [27S] 
John Zuricker and Elizabeth Lane; Likev/isc the petition of Catharine 
Kennedy and others ; also the petition of Archibald Kennedy and 
William TxI^Adams. also th.e petition of Jacob Brev;erton and Likewise 
the petition and Remonstrance of William Bayard and sundry others 
for Grants of water Lotts were this day again Read, and thereupon 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 427 

Its ORDERD that the same he taken into Consideration at the next 
Common Councill, Giving the preferrcnce to th.e Senior petition 

Ordf.r'd Tiie mayor issue his warrant to tlie Treasurer 
N? 1777 of tills City to pay to Mf" John \'v.n Der Speigel or order the 
sum of Tiiirty five pounrls for one years interest of Five 
hundred pounds due to him and Ending- the Kiglitecnth day of Febru- 
ary Last, as Also th.e further sum of Thirty five pounds for one years 
Interest of other five lumdr-d Pounds due to him and Ending the 
fourteenth day of march La-t. 

Ordered by this Board (upon apjjlicatiun of Alderinan Hicks) that 
Thomas Jackson be appointed, and he is hercl)y accordingly appointed 
to take Charge of the Corporation Liiirary, and that he attend at the 
Library Room in the City Hall on ^^dondays and Thursdays, from half 
after Eleven oClook in the vi corning until or.e, to let out the Looks 
and that he keep an exact account oi tiie Income thereof ; That he also 
make a Catalogue of the same, and cause it to be printed forthwith ; 
That the Books be let out at the following Rate, \[z\ a folio two shil- 
lings, a Quarto one shilling, and [an] Octavio or Lesser Volume six 
pence per month; and if any Book lie detained iii the hands of a Bor- 
rower Longer than the time Limited, that In- pay six pence for a folio, 
four pence for a Quarto, and two pence lor an Octavio per day 'till 
returned : and further order'd ar.d agreed to by this Board that the 
said ]\If Jackson be allowed foiu- pounds per annum for his Trouble. 

The Co>.r.MiTTEE Appointed By ordc-r of this Board for Causing 
Robinsons Street in the west ward of this City to be Levelled make their 
Report in the v.ords following. City of Xcv 'S'ork, ss: We the Sub- 
scribers or the inajor part of us Being Appointed a Committee of the 
Common Council of the said City to Cause Robinsons Street in the west 
ward to be Levelletl ; Do Report that we have Accordingly Caused part 
of the said City to be Levelled, By the as.sistance of Francis IVIarschalk 
one of the Citys Surveyors, and that the same is to take its Beginning 
from the Lamp post in the middle of the Broad way one foot above the 
Ground running from thence tiirough the middle of Robinsons Street 
to the middle of Church Street Being in Length four hundred and Sixty 
feet [279] Feet Allowing 0:1 said Length one inch in Depth on Every 
nine feet so as to make a Descent of Five feet Below the platform of 
George Hartford? Stoop, frcm thence Along the middle of Church 
Street to the middle of Barclays Street Being also in Length Two hun- 
dred and forty feet Allowing on said Length, one Inch descent on 
Every nine feet which also makes a Descent of three feet Six inches 



42S MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

and an half in the mitkllc of said Barclays Street below the platform 

of the j^iunp from thence thronp.li the middle of Barclays. Street to the 

platform of the stoop of Jacob Cock Where it is Two feet Above the 

Platform of said Cooks Stoop the Length Along Barclays Street from 

the said l^ump to the stoop of John Cook is Five hundred and Eighty 

fett and the Depth on said Length is Sixteen feet Two Inches and an 

half which makes a Descent of Ten feet Above high Water mark on the 

Length of Fifty feet All Which is Nevertheless humbly Submitted By 

vour humble Servants at- i <; t) u 

i\ich? Roosevelt 

To the niayor Aldermen and"] John Bogert Jun^ 

Commonalty of the City of v Geo: Brewington 

New York July lo'l' 1765 J Abraham P. Lott 

Pem Rapelji 

Which- Report being Read and Approved Jt is thereupon orderd 
that the aid'? and assistant of the said West ward, do take Care, and 
Cause tlie said Report to be forthwith Complied with 

Ordf.r'd Tl-;at the Clerk prepare a Bond from this Corporation to 
IvP John Van Dor Spiegle of this City Merchant in tlie penalty of One 
Thousand Pounds Conditioned for the Payment of Five lumdred 
Pounds on or Before the Twenty third Day of August next v/ith in- 
terest for the same at Six per Cent and that the Clerk Annex the seal 
of this Corporation thereto to be Signed By the mayor and Counter- 
signed By the said Clerk 



City of j> At a Common Councill held at the Ciiy 

New York] Hall of the said City on Friday the 20'V of 

Sept^f 1765 

Present : John Crugcr Esq^ Zvlayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 

Francis Filkin ^ 

John Bogert Jun^ 1 „ ,.- m , 

•L T-. VEsq'^^ Aldermen 

George Brcv.erton 

Corn? Roosevelt J 

. Dirck Brinckerhoof ~^ 

AbT Lott . I ^ • . . 

_, _^. , ^ Assistants 

Peter Bivanck 

Mathew Buvce 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 429 

[280] Ordj-.k'd the mayor Issue his warrant to the Treas- 
N? 1778 urcr of this City to j.iay to Johaniiis Myer messenger and 

DoorlcL-ciiiT to this Boartl or order the sum of Three pounds 
Fifteen Shiihng-s in full for a Quarters Sallary due unto him and 
Ending the first Instant 

Order'd That th.c Clerk prepare a Bond from this Corporation to M^ 
Henry Cuyler of the City of Albany 2\lcrchant in th'j penalty of Two 
thousand pounds Coutlitioned for the payment of One Thousand 
pounds on or before the twentieth of September next with Interest 
for the same at the Rate of five per Cent per Annum and that he Annex 
the seal of this Corporation thereto to he signed By the mayor and 
Countersigned By the said Clerk which said sum of One Thousand 
Pounds is Borrowed in order to discharge the Like sum which this 
Board owes to tlie Minister Elders and Deacons of the Reformed 
Protestant Dutch Churcli in the said City, by bond. 

Ordi-:r'd The mayor is-ue his Warrant To the Treasurer 
N? 1779 of this City to pay to the Minister Eiders and Deacons of 
the Reformed protestant Dutch Church of the City of Ne\v 
York or order the Sum of £57 : 18 : 6 in full for i Year i month & 27 
days Interest due on a bond from this Corporation to them of a 
Thousand pounds at the Rate of five p'' Cent, p^ annum. 

ORDRTi'D The Like to Miss Mary Burck or order the Sum 
N? 1780 of Thirty Pounds in full for a years Interest of Five hun- 
dred Pounds due untu h.cr and I'.n.ding the Nineteenth Day 
of September instant. 

ORniiR'D The Like to M" Anna Crook and others Execu- 

N? 17S1 tors of Charles Crook Deceased or order the sum of Thirty 

Pounds in full for a years Interest of I'^ive hundred Pounds 

due unto Them and Ending the Xinleenih day of September Instant. 

Orderd The Like to Isaac Stoutenburgh or order the 
N? 1782 sum of Two hundred and Fifty Two Pounds five Shillings 
and Ten pence out of the monies paid into his hands By the 
Church v/ardens of this City v^' Raised and Collected in vertue of an Act 
of the Legislature of this province Lately made and published in full 
of his Account for monies By him Advanced and Paid to sinulry Lamp 
Lighters from tb.e Twenty first Day of .\pril Last To the Twenty first 
day of July following Also for Candlewick «S:c: and also for monies 
paid for one Quarters watching of the said City from the Eighteenth 



430 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Day of June Last to the Eighteenth Day of September Instant as p^ 
his cpJd Account Sworn to and AUov.cd of By This Board 

[2S1] The CcMMiTTtiE Appointed By this Board, ou the Thirtieth day 
of July Labt, to Examine into the Expence of Enlarging the Drain near 
pecks Slip in m.ontgomerie ward of this City ; Reported that they h.ad 
Caused Two Estimates of the Expence thereof to be made, which Being 
Laid Before this Board for their Approbation, they did Carefully Ex- 
amine into the same, and After having Approved of one of the said 
Estimates Did thereupon order that this Board Contribute Towards 
Compleating the same the sum of One hundred and Twenty Pounds to 
be paid as soon as the Drain shall Appear to this Board to be Compleatly 
made and finished. 



J^'X^ I ss 

iSiew Yorkj 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Elall of tlic said City, on Monday the 30-^ 
of September (Sunday being the Feast of 
Saint iNlichael the Arch Angle) Anno 
Dom 1765. 



"A 



>>Esq^^ Aldermen 



i 



Present/. John Cruger Esq'' Alayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

John Bogert Jun^ 

\\'h.itehead Hicks 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

George Brewerton 

Theodorus Van Wyck 

Cornelius Roosevelt 

Thomas Wrandle 

Dirck Brinckerhoof 

Rem Rapalie 

Garrit Rapalie 

Abraham LotI 

Peter Bivanck 

Mathew Buyce 

CONFOR^TABLE to his l^Iajcstics Charter Granted to the Mayor Al- 
dermen and Commonalty of the City of New York for Electing this^day 
one Alderman, one Assistant, Two Assessors one Collector and Two 
Constables in the Six wards on the South side of the Fresh water and 



> Assistants 



.:fjp 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



431 



one AlJcrinan one Assistant four Assessors Two Collectors and four 

Constables for the Outward of the said City to Serve in the Respective 

Orhccs for the year Ensuing 

The Respective Alderman of Eacli Respective Ward, made Return 

this Day into the Office of Town Clerk under their hands the Severall 

persons to Serve in the Severall Offices aforesaid Vizi 

[282] \Miitehead Hicks 

Garrit Rapalje 

Abraham Brasier 

r , ., V Assesors ^, ,,, , 

John Alsop \ y Last Ward 

Samuel Waldron 

George JMarschalk 

John Devan 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

Abraham P: Lott 

James Bogcrt 

Gilbert Forbes \ )> West Ward 

Peter Kerby 

William Sloo 

Rinaer Skaats 

George Brev/erton 

Anthony Rutgers 

Benjamin Huggit 

John Forbes ^- ^^ - >- North Ward 

Josejih Forbush 

William Scott 

Samuel Crosby 

Francis Filkin 

Michael Thody 

Charles Nicolls 

Nicholas Anthony C ^ ?■ South Ward 

ffrederick Lasher 

Frederick Lasher 

William Tuckey 

Dirick Brinckerhoof 

Andrew Goticr 

Andrew Myer 

Henry Clopper \ " )=- Dock Ward 

James Creighton 

IManus Burger 

Francis V/cbster 



Alderman 
Assistant 

► Assesors 
Collector 

> Constables 
I 

Alderman 

Assistant 
-Assesors 

Collector 

f Constables 

Alderman 
Assistant 



Co 
( Con; 



issesors 
Collector 
istables 



Alderman 
Assistant 

Assesors 

Collector 

Constables 

Aldemian 
Assistant 

( Assesors 

Collector 

( Constables 



"N 



432 



MINUTES OF TH?: COMMON COUNCIL 



John Boj^ert Jiin'' Alclcniian 

Pctrus Bivaiick i\ssistant 

Ar.drew Marschalk } 

Lawrence Kortright 1 

Amos Dodge 

Isaac Bradt 1 

John Evcrtis 1 

[2S3] Cornelius Roosevelt Alderman 

]Mathe\v Buys Assistant 

Obadiah Wells 

Garrit Hardenbrook C 

Elias Anderson 



Assesors 
Collector 
Constables 



j-Montg-uinery ward 



(■Assess 



sors 



> 



Elias Anderson 
Benjamin Loring 
John Myer 
Vvilliam Naele 



Collector 
Constables 



Out Ward 

Bowery Division 



\' 



ssesors 



>-for Harlem D? 



Jolni ]!^.Iyer (Jacobs Son) Collector 

Marinus Low ) ,, , , , 

,, , T-, . j^ConstaiMcs 

Abraham Bussmg- \ ^ 

The Hoxouralle Cadwallader Colden Esq'' Lieutenant Governour 
and Commander in Chief, in and over the province of New York, iv: tlve 
Territories depending- thereon in America, by and with the advice of 
his Majesties Councill was pleased to appoint the follov.ing persons 
Ofiicers for the City and County of New York for tlio year Ensuin(^ 
\'h\ 

John Crugcr Esquire to be ]Mayor Water Bailift and Clerk of tlie 
Markets. 

John Roberts Esq'" to be Sheriff, and Thomas Shrieve Gentleman 
to be Coroner of the City and County of New York 

Resolved That Isaac De Peyster Esq'" Be Treasurer or Chamber- 
lain of the said City and he is hereby Elected and Appointed Treas- 
urer Or Chamberlain of this Corporation for the year Ensuing he 
giving such Security as the Law directs. 

Resoevi-:!) and Ordered By this Board that Amos Dodge Be Ap- 
pointed and he is hereby Accordingly Appointed high Constable iov 
the City and County of New York for the year Ensuing or until some 
other fit Person Be Appointed and Sworn in his Room 

Tni.s Board After having taken in Consideration the Legality of 
the Return made By the Alderman of the South ^\'ard in Regard to 
Frederick Lashers being Returned a Constable & Collector for said 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



433 



Ward Resolved and Ordf.red tliat Agreeal^le to the directions of his 
Majesty's Royal Chartor Granted to this Corporation two distinct 
Persons Ought To be Returned for said OiTices instead of one and 
that the said Return so farr as Relates to the Collector and Constable 
is Illegal. 

[284] OuDEKE!) the mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 
N? 1783 urer of this City to pay to William Mitchell or order the 

sum of Five Pounds in full for a Quarters Sallary due unto 
him as Publick \\'hipper of this City and Ending the Fifth Day of 
October next 



City of 



New York 



SS 



>Esq''? Aldermen 



At a Common Council held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Monday the I-f^- 
day of October Anno Dom 1765. 

Present. John Cruger Esquiie ma}-or 

Simon Johnson Esquire Recorder 

Francis Filkin 

John Dogert Junr 

Whitehead Hicks 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

George Erewerton 

Cornelius Roosevtlt 

Dirick Brinckerhofl 

Garrit Rapclie 

Abraham Lott 

Peter Pivanck 

Math.cw Buycc 

Andrew Gotier 

Anthony Rutgers ]\m^ 

Micliael Thody 

This Day ]\P Mayor .Itten-ied I'y M'' Recorder tbic Aldermen and 
Assistance Aforesaid In'sTh Sheriff Tov/n C'crl^: and hi;::!! Constables 
Petty Constables and other Officers of th.is Corporation Between the 
hours of Ten and Eleven f/Clock at t!ie City Hall went in their f(ir- 
malitics from thence to Fort (icorge in the said Citv and tliere waited 
on th.e Honourable Cadwallader Coldcn Esq^ his Majesty's Lieutenant 
Governour and Commander in Cliief in and Over the prdvince of 
New York and 'I'eriiEiTi'.s dc [lending tluTcon in America; the oaths 
Appointed by Act of Parliament to be taken instead of the Oaths of 
VoL VI.— 2S 



^-•\ssistants 



434 



MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



Allegiance and Supremacy the Test and Abjuration Oath in the 
presence of and By order of his Honour the said Lieutenant Governour 
were Adunnistred unto Job.n Cruger Esq^ as mayor Water Baihfif and 
Clerk of I'ne ^vlarkets of this City of New York as also one of his 
Majesty's Justices of the peace for the City and County of New York 
and also the usual Oaths of Office of Mayor [2S5] Water Bailiff and 
Clerk of the Markets of the City of New York and Justice of the 
peace in the presence of the several members of this Court Before 
Mentioned, Wheeeupox the mayor Attended as Aforesaid went to 
the City hall where after the Ringing of three Bells and proclamation 
made for silence the Commission for mayor Water Bailiff and Qerk 
of the Markets and the Commissions of the high Sheriff and Coroner 
were published and tlien this Court Return'd to the Common Council 
Chamber where the said John Cruger Esq- was placed in the Chair 
and then the said John Cruger as mayor of this Corporation Admin- 
istrcd tlic Oaths Aforesaid Appointed to Be Taken By Act of parlia- 
ment Instead of the oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy the Test and 
Abjuration Oath and the usual Oaths for the due Execution of their 
Respective Offices unto the Respective jMagistrates & Officers fol- 
lowing (Viz!) 

Francis Eilkin "] 

John Bogcrt Jun^ 

Whitehead Hicks 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

George Brcwerton 

Cornelius Roosevelt 

Deride Brhickerhoof 

Garrit Rapalie 

Abraham Lott 

Reter Bivanck 

Mathev*' Buyce 

Andrew Gotier 

Anthony Rutgers Jun^ 

Michael Thody 

John Roberts Esq? high Sheriff of the City and County of New 

York. 

Isaac De Pevster Esquire Treasurer or Chamberlain of the City of 

New York 

Thomas Shricve Coroner of the City and County of New 

York 

Amos Dodge High Constable. 



Esq''? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 435 



Petty Constables 

George ^larschalk K^^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^^ I 

John Devan \ 

William ^Sloo I for the West Ward 

Rynier Skaats \ 

William Scott | ^^^ ^j^^ ^^,.^j^ ^^^^^ . i 

Samuel Crosby \ 

( for the South ward 

iMamis Burger JDockAVard 

Francis Webster \ 

T°""^^^^^^^ hlont:Ward 

Isaac Bratt ) 

!Bo\vry Division 

^\T':'rinus Low |Harlcni Divis : 

' i 

[2S6] Ordi^kf-d By this Tioard that the Alderman of Harlem division 

Cause a New Election of a Constable for the said Division for the year 

ensuing in the Room Phice and Ste.i<l 01 Abraham Bussing v\dio was 

Returned a Constable for the said Division and is neither a freeman nor 

Freeholder and that the s'? Ek^ction be on Tuesday the 22A of this 

Instant October at Ten o'Clock in th.o Morning. 

Ordered Bv this Board that such of the Aldermen and Common 
Council men v/hich Succeeded those of East Year be and they are 
herebv Api)ointed to all such Coirimittces as those were Appointed To 

Ordered bv this YkKW.l rr.at John Silvester be Appointed and he 
is hereby Accordingly Appointed one of the Firemen of this City in the 
Room place and Stead of Andrew Gi'tier the Present Assistant for the 
Dockward 

Ordered That the mayor Issue his warrant to the 
N? 1784 Treasurer of this City to pay tf> John Bogcrl Jun^ Esq^ or 
his order the sum of Sixty pounds in full for a Years In- 
terest of One Thousand Pounds due the Twenty' sixth of September 

Last 

Ordered The Like to M^ Davis Hunt or order the sum 

N? 1785 of Ninety Pounds Eight Shillings atid Seven Pence Being 

for work Done and Monies By him Advanced for the use 

of this Corporation a? per his Account Audite«i B tlii • Board and 

Allowed of. 



436 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

Ordered the Like to M^ James Mills or his order the 
N? 1/85 tlie sum of Twenty three T'oiincls and Six pence in full of 
his Accoun'L for Victualling sundry felons from the 8'1' of 
June 1765 to the 7^'.' of September 1765; and for having- Emptycd 107 
necessary Tubs and Sweeping 21 Chimnies During the Time Aforesaid 
as per his said Account Audited By this Board and Allowed of. 

Ordered The Like to AI'' John Bingham or his order the 
N? 1787 Sum of £47 : o : 6 in full of his Account for 49 J/2 days Scow- 
hire and for monies by him Advanced and Paid for the use 
of this Corporation to Thomas Teer for Taking 99 Scow Load of 'Shxd 
out of the Fly Market Slip, as p^ Receipt and Account &c thereof 
filed in the Town Clerks Office of the said City. 

The Petition of Cornelius Van \^oorst of the County of Bergen 
in the province of New Jersey was preferred to this Board Setting fortii 
that he had Been at a very Considerable E-xpence in Erecting a Ferry 
at a place Called Povvlus Hook lying in the County of Bergen [2S7] 
aforesaid opposite to this City and that he is oblig'd in order to 
Render the same Convenient for that Purpose to maintain a Causeway 
of half a Mile in Length and a Lane of near a ^lile Long he Tlierc- 
fore prayed that this Board would x^gree to Establish and Regukitc tlic 
said Ferry upon such Reasonable Terms as may Effectually tend to 
the publick Good and in Consideration of the Expence he hath Been att 
that this Board would Agree to iiis Receiving for some time the Bone- 
fitt.^ of Both sides of the said I'erry Sec and it is ordered By tliis i-^ori'd, 
that the Crnsideration of the pray'r thereof Be Deferred to some fviturc 
Common. Council. 

John Harris Cruger, Anthony Rutgers, Nicholas Crugcr, Mer- 
chants, Cornelius Ivooscvelt, John F>.rnest, Peter Lov.-, Henry Will, 
Henry Whiteman and Johannes Zurreckar admitted and Sworn free- 
men of tins Corporation and ordered to be Registred. 

Ordered that the Assize of Bread be till further order ilour at i7,/'6 
per Cent. 

A V.'hite Loaf of the Finest flour to v>-e:gh i^'-' 12°'^ for 4 Coppers 

D? of D? to weigh i3>-< for 2 d? 

AND FL'RTEiER ORDEr'd that no O'.bcr Brcarl Be made for Sale v.-itiiin 
this City than According to tliC Above Assize (hard Bisquits only Ex- 
cepted) and that all Bakers v/ithin the same take notice Tiicreof and 
Govern themselves Accordingly. 



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437 



New York j 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of the sai'l City on Monday the 28'^ 
of Octoher Anno Doin 1765 

Present John Crupper Esq'' Mayor 

Simon Joh.nson Esq'' Recorder 
Francis Filkin 



John Bogert Jun'' 
Nicholas Roosvelt 
George Brewerton 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Dirick Brinckerlioof 
Peter Bivanck 
Mathew Buys. 
Anthony Rutgers 
An&y Gotier 
iMich.ael Thodv 



i^Esq""? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



Ordeued The Mayor Issue his warrant to the Treasurer 

N"? 1788 of this City to pay t'^ M' Peter l''.ivanck or order the sum of 

One hundred and Twenty hVunds Being what this Board 

agreed to Contribute towards Enlarging the drain near pecks Slip 

in T\Iontgomerie [28SJ Ward of this City. 

Ordered Bv this Board that Alderr.ian Bogert Alderman Roosevelt 
and Mess''? Lott, Rutgers and Gotier or the Major Part of them Be a 
Committee to Treat with Joiin Zuricker and Elizabeth Lane upon their 
Petition Formerly Preferred to this IViard for the Grant of a Water 
Lott in Hudsons River fronting their Several Lotts of Ground in the 
West Ward of this City and make their Report Thereof to this Board 
with all Convenient Speed. 

The Clerk of this P.onrd Preferred the Engrossed Grants to Oliver 
De Lancev Richard Sluickburgli, the h.eirs of S'' Peter Warren and 
Augustus Van Corilantlt of Water Lotts Lying in ITudsons River 
which were Read «.^- Corrected and orderd that the seal of this Cor- 
poration he Annexed tliereto and Delivered to them Severally on their 
Executing Counterparts tliereof 

The Clerk produced to this Board the Draft of a grant of a A\'ater 
Lott to Cornelius P: Low Lying and btnng in the East River con- 
tiguous to his house and Ground fronting the presen.t Coffee house 
which \^■as Read and Approved of and orderei^ that the same Be En- 



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MINUTES OF THE COMj.ION COUNCIL 



grossed and the scnl of tliis Corporation Afiixcd Thereto and delivered 
to the said Cornclins P: Low on his Exccnting a Counterpart Thereof 

Jacobus JJrown Carpenter, Henry Sickels Carpenter, George Wilt 
Butcher, and ]3avid Ross Carpenter Admitted, also William Beeknian 
and John Alyer Citizens were Sworn freemen of this Corporation and 
oi^er'd to be Registred 



City of ^ 
New York 1 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Flail of the said City on Tuesday the 5''.' 
of November Anno Dom 1765. 



[2S9] 



Present John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esqr Recorder 

Francis Filkiji 

Nicholas Pvoosevelt 

George Brewerton 

Cornelius Roosevelt 

Dirick Brinckerhoof 

Abraham Lott 

Peter Bivanck 

l\Iichael Thody 

Anthony Rutgers 

Andrew Gotier 



:>Esq'? Aldermen 



;> Assistants 



This Board taking into Serious Consideration the Intimation lh?.i 
his Konor the Lieutenant Governor was willing to Deliver the Stamp'd 
paper now in Fort George to Captain Kennedy or any otlicr of tr.c 
Commanders of the Kings Ships in the Harbour, and that Captain. 
Kennedy, in answer to the Earnest Request Signified to him Last 
night, Informs that he Cannot & will not Receive the Stamp'd paper ; 
It is Therefore Resolved that it appears to this Board absolutely 
Requisite to Rem.ove the present Dissatisfaction and Save the City 
from the most Distressing Confusion, that a Committee immediately 
v.-ait upon his Honor, and in the most Respectfull manner acquaint 
him of the present dangerous State of things, and Request tliat f'^r 
the peace of the City and the preventing of an Effusion of blood he 
would be pleased to direct that the Stamp'd paper be Delivered into 
the Care of the Corporation, to be Deposited in the City E^ail. and 
Guarded by the City Watch, and this Board do further Resolve and 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 439 

Eng-a^e to make Good all Such Sums of money as might be Raised by 
the distribution cf such of the said Stamps, as Shall be Lost, Destroyed, 
or Carried out of tlic province, and tlie said Committee having waited 
on his said Honour with the abovcsaid Resolve, Reported to this 
Board that his Honour accepted of the Same, and Returned for an- 
swer in the words following. 

Fort Gforcr Xovemlier the 5'^ 1765 
M^ Mayor and Gentlemen of th.e Corporation 

In Consequence of your Earnest Ixcquest and Engageing to make 
Good all Such Sums of money as might be Raised by the distribution 
of Such of the Stamps, Sent over fc-r tlie use of tliis province as shall 
be Lost destroyed or Carry 'd out of the province, and in Consequence 
cf the unanimous advice of his Majesty's Councill, and the Concur- 
rL-noe of the Commander in Chief r-i the Kings forces, and to prevent 
the Effusion of blood and the Calamities of a Civil Warr, wdiich 
m.ight ensue by my withholding them from you, 1 now deliver to you 
th.e packages of Stamp'd [xaper and f -'90] parchment, that were de- 
posited in my hands, in this his Majesty's Fort, and I doubt not you 
will take the Charge and Care of them Conformable to your En- 
gagement to me. 

I am V, ith Great l\e.i'ard 

Gentlemen your nvst Obedient humble Servant, 

Caiv.v.vllader COLDEy. 

At wiu'cl) time h.is lionor.r Riqv.estcd that tlie mayor would give 
him a Receipt in the words fr.jlowing (which the mayor Executed 
accordingly in bolialf of this C^rj-. .ration ) \'[z[ Recfjved of the 
Honourable Cadwalladcr Coldi n Esq' h.is Majesty's Lieutenant Gov- 
ernour and Connr.ander in Chief of the province of Xew York Seven 
Packages Containing Stamp'd paper and parchment all marked X? i 
J M E Xew York, which I promise in behalf of the Corporation of 
th.e City of Xevv- York to take Charge and Care of, and to be account- 
able in Case they sliali be destro\'(l or Carryed out of the province, 
as particularly Set forth in tr.c Miiu;tes of the Common Councill of 
the said Corporation of tins da_\ Witness my hand in the Citv of 
i\cw York this f.rst [fifth] d:>y of X'ovcmber 1765 

Witness Joiix Crvger Mayor 

L: F: Gary Major t(^ the ()o':' 
James Fartjuhar 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



City of 

New'York 



SS 



At a Common Conncill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Alcjnday the ii'^ 
day of November Anno: Dom. 1765 



I'resent/ John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^ Recorder 



Francis Filkin 
George Brewerton 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Dirck Brinckerhoof 
Peter Bivanck 
Abraham P. Lott 
Michael Thody 
Andrew Gotier 
Anthonv Rutoers 



^ 



Esq""? Aldermen 



^Assistants 



[291] M? Recorder produced to this Board an Address to his Ex- 
cellency Thomas Gage Esquire ]\Iajor-General and Commander in 
Chief of all his ^Majesty's forces in North America &c. &c. Congratu- 
lating him upon the Restoration of this City's Tranquility and freedom 
from the Impending Evils of a Civil War: which being Read and 
Cc 'sidcr'd v/as E'nanimously agreed to, and order'd it be presented 
hnmedialcly to his said Excellency; which said address is in those 
words following \"\zi 

To his Excellency the Hc^nourable Thomas 
Gage IMajor General and Commnnder in Cheif 
of all his Majesty's Forces in North America 
&c. &c. 
The Humble Address of the i\Iayor Aldermen and 
Commonalty of the City of New York in Conimon Council 
Convened. 
It is with the Greatest Joy we Beg leave to Congratulate your Ex- 
crllcncy upon the Restoration of the Tranquility of this City ; And as 
its preservation (under God) was Eminently Owing to your prudence. 
Wo think ourselves Bound to tender your Excellency our most Graie- 
full Acknowledgements. 

As the Destruction of the City and the Effusion of Blood might at 
t^.is UTihappy Conjuncture have tad the Spirit of discontent so prevalent 
in all the Colonies, and involved the Whole Conlinent in Contusion 
r'.".d distress, that wisdoni which Prevented Consequences Not to Be 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



441 



Thought of without horror deserves our Applause and will Never Be 
Forgotten By his Majesty's Loyal and Faith full Subjects in this City. 
We are with the Greatest Esteem and Regard 
i\Iay it Please Your Excellency 
Your Excellency's 

Most Obedient and 

Most humble Servants 

John Cruger &c. 
Signed by order of the Common Council.) 
Augustus V. Cortlandt Clk. ^ 

New York 11^^ of November 1765. 

And thereupon his Excellency was pleased to make the following 
Answer. 
Gexti.kmfjx, 

It n;iakes me extremely happy that any endeavors of [292] mine 
shou'd have contributed towards the preservation of this City, or pre- 
veu-ted the efi'usion of the Blood of our fellow Subjects. 

The Spirit That has so lately appeared here, was raised to the 
most dangerous pitch even to threaten Acts of open Rebelhon, and 
your own Minds will have painted to you the dreadfull Consequences 
which must have ensued: As the peace of the City is for the present 
happily restored, It becomes tlie Duty of every luyal Subject and of 
every good Citizen to exert himself to preserve it. And I assure my 
self that every Step will he taken by )'ou. that can be conducive to 
this End, b\- calming the heated iniagiuatir-ns of the peojuc, and by 
bringing them back to a .-enso of their duty, and tlieir wonted obedi- 
ence to Government. [Thomas Gage.] 
To the \Vorshipfull, the ^^layor and ) 
Corporation of the City of New York( 

Be it ORDAixEn by the Mayor Aldern:en and Commonalty of the 
City of New York Convened in Common Councill and it is hereby 
ordained By the Authority of the same that all the Laws orders and 
Ordinances of this Corporation which on the Ninth Day of November 
Last Past were made Ordained Renewed ICstablished and Pubiii.hed Be 
Renewed and Continued and Remain in full force and \'irtue for one 
year from and After tlie date hereof \'\z\ 

A Law for the due ( Miservation oi ib.e Lords Day Called Sunday. 

A Law to Prevent Strangers from Being a Charge to this Cor- 
poration. 



44 2 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

A Law to Appoint Sworn Surveyors of this City. 

A Law i'or the Better Preventing- of Fires 

A Law for the nuuking- of Bread. 

A Law prohibiting the sale of Meal and Flour By jMeasure and 
for Appointing proi)er places for the sale of Meal Flour Corn and 
Grain. 

A Law for Regulating Negroes Mulattoes and other Slaves 

A Law for Regulating Carts and Carmen. 

A Law to Regulate the Ottice of Gangers of Liquors packers of 
Beef and Pork and Cullers of Staves heading and hoops. 

A Law Relating to making of Freemen 
[293] A Law for Regulating the Lying of \"essels in the Great Dock 
and Slips of this City and Ascertaining the Rates to Be paid for the 
same and for preserving the liridge and Common Sewer of the same 
Great Duck. 

A Law for preserving the Conmions and the Fish in Fresh water 
pond 

A Law for Regulating and Establishing fees for tlie Inviters to 
funerals 

A Law for paving and cleansing the Streets Lanes and alleys 
within the City of Newyork and for Preventing Nusances within the 
same. 

A Law Prohibiting Hawkers and I'edlars 

A Law for preventing frauds in firewood. 

A Law for marking of Butter 

A Lri\N iijT Regulating ]'"ences 

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

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

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

A Law declaring to what uses the seal of this Corporation, the Seal 
of the ]*vIayors Court, and the seal of the Mayoralty of this City shall 
be put unto. 

A Law for Regulating the Publick Markets within the City of 
New York and for Preventing the forestalling of provisions Coming to 
the same. 

A Law to Prevent the Selling or giving of unripe Fruit and Oysters 
within the City of New York. 

A Law to Restrain and Prohibit the Giving or selling of Strong 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



443 



Liquors to any of the private Scntinals of his Majesty's Garison of 
the City of Xew York 

A Law to prevent Ratiliny: within the City of Xew York 

A Law to Ascertain tlic Size of Apple-Barrels and the weight of 
Unions that shall be brought to this City for sale or Exportation. 

A Law Prohibiting the vSale of Hay by Measure 

A Law to Prevent frauds and uncertainties in the sale of firewood 
Commonly Called Cordwood within tlris City. 

Ordkr'd that M'' Mayor Issue hi^ AVarrant to the Treas- 

N? 1789 urer of this City to pay to ]vK Abraham P. Lott or his order 

the sum of Seventy six Pounds Sixteen Shillings and Two 

pence fartliing for mou.ics Py him Advanced and Laid out for ]Ma- 

terials and work done to the Bridge on Long Island. 

[294] Ordrrt'D The Like to AP Peter Bivanck or order the 
N? 1790 sum of Sc^■enteen pvmnds fourteen .^diillings being for so 

much mone}- By him Advanced and Laid out Towards the 
Repairing a house Belonging to this Corporation Scituate and Being 
Near Peck's Slip in montgomery ward 

Orderf.d The Like to ]\P Andrew Gotier or order the 
N? 1791 sum of Five pounds to be by him Laid out towards defray- 
ing the Expcnce of Sinking a well in Carman's Street in 
the Dockward of this City nearly Opposite to the said Andrew Gotier's 
Dwelling house. 



City of ) 3^ 

Newyork J 



At a Conmiion Councill h.eld at tl-e City 
Hail of th.e said City on Thursday th.e 14'^'.' 
da}' uf November Anno: Dom. 1765 

Present John Cruger ESq^" Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^" Recorder 
Francis hilkin 
Nicholas I\oosevelt 



George Brcwerton 

Cornelius Rocsevelt 
Di rick B r i ncke rlioo f 
Peter Bivanck 
Abraham Lott 
Michac! Thody 
Anthony i^utgcrs 
Andrew Gotier 



^Esq''! Aldermen 



^Assistants 



4-14 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

M^ Recorder produced to this PJoard the Draft of an Address to 
his Excellency Sir Henrv Moore Ijaronet, Captain Generall and Gov- 
ernor in Chief, in and over the Colony of New York and Territories 
thereon IJepcnding in America & Vice Admiral and Chancellor of the 
Same,, which was Read, and is in the words following-. 

To HIS EXCELLEN'CY SiR HeNRY MoOUE, 

Baronet, Captain General & Governour in Chief 
in & over the Colony of New York and the Ter- 
ritories thereon depending in America, \''ice 
Admiral & Chancellor of the Same 
The humble Address of the Mayor, Aldermen ^ul 
Conniionalty of his ^lajesties Ancient Corporation of tr.e 
City of New York in Common Council Conven'd 
[295] May it please yorir Excellency 

Whh Hearts Elate and full of Joy, we beg Eeavc to congratulate 
3'our Excellency on your Appointment to the chief Command of this 
Colony, and the safe Arrival of your self and Family amongst us. 

While we look back upon the Administration of your immediate 
Predecessor, General Monckton, who governed the Colony with a 
Spirit of Dignity, Justice and Tenderness, never to be forgotten by tlie 
People of this Country, we esteem it a fresh Proof of his ]\Iajesti;". 
paternal Care over us. that he was pleased instantly upon his Removal 
to Derwick, to make Provision for our Eoss, by delivering the Cl'.arge 
of the Colony, to a Gentleman whose Fame promises us so hap-py a 
Successi.-.ti. 

It is indeed unfortunate to your Excellency, That the Colonics ir. 
general, are now groaning under the Burthen of great Grievances, an-.! 
filled with fearfull Apprehensions of the Eoss of Some of their nv^>i 
inestimable Privilidges : But it is no small Alleviation of our Grief, 
that v/e can assure your Excellency we feel no Abatement of that 
gracious Protection, which has so gloriously distinguished the Princes 
of his Majesties illustrious Elouse. And as we do with undissembled 
Sincerity, profess the utmost Devotion and Loyalty to our Royal Sov- 
ereign, So it affords us no small Pleasure that by your Accession To 
the Government. We again have the Prospect, that the true State and 
Fidelity of his Sul)jects in this Colony, will be faithfully represented 
to the Throne. 

Impressed with the most favoural>le Sentiments of your Exccllencv 
(whose Arrival at this critical Juncture was most ardently wished tor) 
we rejoice in the confident Expectation, of the Preservation «.l- Es- 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 445 

tablishment of the publick Peace and Felicity ; and Shall always be 
ready on our Parts, not only to contribute to the Maintainance of good 
order in this City, but to the Comforl and Ease of your self and Famih'. 
Signed, by order of the Common Cotmcil 

Augustus \^an Cortlandt Clkl 

City of New York 

2i*t Novr 1 765 

[296] and the Same, being approved of by this Board, was order'd 
to be Engrossed, and at tlic same time the Draft of a freedom to be 
preferred to his said Excellency was also Read and agreed to by this 
Board, and is in the words following, Viz5 

City of New York SS. 

John Cruger Esq^ Mayor and the Aldermen and Commonalty of 
the City of New York; To all to whom these Present? shall Come, 
send Gkeetixg: Know Yee that we, the x\ia}or, Aldermen and Com.- 
monalty of the City of New York aforesaid, assembled in Conimon 
Council, being willing to Demonstrate the Great \'aluc and Esteem we 
have for the Person of his Excellency Sir Plenry Moore Baronet Cap- 
tain General and Governour in Chief in and over tlie Province of New 
York and the Territories thereon dcjicnding in America \'ice Admaral 
and Chancellor of the same, and being truly Sensible of the great 
Honour it will be to this Corporation to have so worthy a Person a 
Jklember thereof, orderd that he be presented with the Freedom of this 
Corporation witli the Seal thereto enclosed in. a Gold Box, with the City 
Arnis engraved on Llie Lid th.ereof: Tiir.si-: are therefore to Certify 
and Declare that liis said Excellency Sir Henry !\roore Baronet is 
hereby Admitted Received and AU'nwd a freeman and Citizen of tb.e 
said City. To have hold Enjoy and Partake of all tlie Bcnefitts Lib- 
erties Privilidges franchises frcedon'.s and Lnmunities whatsoever 
Granted or Belonging to tb.e same City; i.\" TEsriMOXi' whereof the 
said ]\Iayor, Aldermen and Communalty have Caused the Seal of the 
said City to be hereunto affixed tb.e fourteenth day of November in 
the Sixth Year of tb.e Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third, 
by tlie Grace of God of Great Britain. France and Ireland King De- 
fender of the Faith l^'cI and in the )\ar of our Lord One Thousand 
seven hundred and Sixty five. 

By order of the Common Councill, ) 

Augustus \"an Cortlandt Clk.( 

ORDERD bv this Board that the same be handsomlv Engrossed on Parch- 



446 MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 

ment and the Seal of this Corporation affixed thereto, to be Enclosed 
in a Gold Box, with the City Arms engraved thereon. 

The Draft of a freedom to be preferred to his Excellency the hon- 
ourable [297] Thomas Gage, Major Gcnerall and Commander in Ch.ief 
of all his ]^,lajesty's forces in North America Sec. was Likewise Read 
and agreed to b}- this Board, and is in the words following Viz; 

City of New York SS. 

JoHX Cruger Esq^ I\Iayor and the Aldermen and Commonalty of 
the City of New York To all To Who.m these Presents shall Come 
Send Greeting Kxow Yee that wee the Mayor Aldermen and Com- 
monalty of the City of New York aforesaid assembled in Common 
C'ouncil, being willing to demonstrate the Great Value and Esteem we 
have for the person of his Excellency the honourable Thomas Gage 
Ivlajor General and Commander in Chief of all his Majesty's forces in 
North America l^c : and being truly sensible of the great honour it will 
be to tliis Corporation to have so Worthy a Person a Member Thereof 
OiiDERED That he be Presented with the freedom of this Corporation, 
with the seal thereto, Enclosed in a Gold Box with the City Arms En- 
graved on the Lid thereof; These are Therefore to Certify and De- 
clare that his said Excellency The Honourable Thomas Gage is h.ereby 
Admitted Pv.eceived and Allowed a freeman and Citizen of the said City ; 
To HAVE HOLD Eujoy and Partake of all the Bencfitts Liberties Privi- 
lidges franchises freedoms and Lnmunities Whatsoever Granted or 
l!olonging to the same City Ix testimuxv whereof tb.o said Mayor 
Aldermen and Commonalty liave Caused the seal 01 tlio said Ciiy to 
Be I'.ercunto Affixed the Fourteenih Day of November in tlie Sixth 
VL'ar of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Tlhrd By the 
Grace of God of Great Jlriiain France k Ireland King Defender of 
tlie faith and so forth and in the Year of our Lord one Thousand Seven 
hundred and Sixty five 

By order of the Common Council 

Augustus \'an Cortlaudt Clk. 

It is order'd by this board that the same be handsomly engrossed 
on Parchment and the Seal of this Corporation affixed thereto to be 
enclosed in a Gold Box. with the Citv Arms encrraved thereon. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



447 



[298] City of 
New York 



SS. 



At a Common Coniicill held at the City 
Hall of the said City on Monday the iS^^ 
day of November Anno: Dom. 1765. 



Present John Cruder Esq?" Mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq*" Recorder 
John Bog:ert Jun'' 
Whitehead Hicks 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
George Brewerton 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Dirck Brinckerhoof 
Abraham Eott 
Peter Bivanck 
Michael Thody 
Antliony Rn.iL^ers 
Andrew Golier 



Esq''? Aldermen 



>- Assistants 



It is ordered By this Board that the Connnittee Appointed on the 
Nineteenth day of February Last upon the l/'etition of Leonard Lis- 
penard and sundry otliers owners and proprietors of Lotts of Ground 
in Montg-omerie \\'ard and the Out ward of this City fronting- the 
East River liave Power to Treat with the said Petitioners and make 
Report thereof To this Board with all Convenient Speed. 



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Ordei^d the IVLiyor issue his varrant to the Treasurer 
of tln"s City to pay to Johannis Myer Alessenq-er and Door- 



kci'i'er to this Board or order the sum of £6 in full for Ex- 
traordinary Services by him done the Last year for this Corporation 

Ordkrd the ]\Iayor issue his warrant to the Treasurer 
N? 1793 of this City to pay to Adam \'an Den Berg-h or order the 
sum of £19 :o : I in full for the Balance of his Account 
Out of the monies Raised by \'crtue of an act Entituled an act for the 
better Regulating the publick Roads in the Cit_\- and County of New 
York to levy money to Defray the Expence thereof and paid into 
his hands by the Church wardens of this City 



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MINUTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



[299] City of I gg 
New Yoikj 



[>Esq 



•■? Aldermen 



> Assistants 



At a Common Councill iield at the 
City Hall of the sai'l City, on Thursday the 
2V'\ of November Anno: Duin. 1765 

Present John Cruger Esq'' mayor 

Simon Johnson Esq^^ Recorder 

Francis Filkin ~] 

John Bo^ert Jun'' j 

Whitehead I licks 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

George Brewerton 

Corn? Roosevelt 

Peter Bivanck 

Garrit Rapalie 

Mathew Buyce 

Michael Thody 

Anthony Rutgers 

Andrew Gotier 

The Exgrossed Address to his Excellency Sir Henry Moore Bar- 
onet, Captain General and Goverrior in Chief in and over the Prov- 
ince of New York and the Territories Depending thereon in America, 
Vice Admiral and Cliancellor of the Same, was Read and agreed t.^. 
and order'd that tlie same be Signed by the Clerk of this Board, 
and then the v.holc board waited on his said Excellency with t!ie said 
address, as also v. ith the freedom of this Cor])oration, and tlio Seal 
thereto Annexed in a Gold Box, which they prercnted to Irirn, s.i)(\ 
tl'.cicriptin his said Excellency made tlic lollo-A'ing answer \"\z\ 
Gfntlemen. 

I return you my hearty tlianks for this Address, and for your 
Expressions of Regard for myself and Family. It will be no small 
Satisfaction to me, if my arrival here can in any Shape contribute to 
the Public Peace Sc Tranquillity. Nothing on my part shall be warning 
to establish them on a lasting foundation, and from your assurances 
of l^uty & Eoyalty to His Majesty, as well as readiness to maintain 
good Order in this City, I can have no doubt of obtaining so desirable 
a" End. [Henry ^[ooim:.] 

[300] Ordered the mayor issue his warrant to the Treas- 
N? 1794 urer of th.is City to pay to Walter Brock or order the sum 

of Five Pounds Two Shillings in full of his Account with 
this Corporation as ^3. said ace; Audited by this board and allowed of. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



449 



Ordered by this Board that Alderman I'.ogert and Mess''? Thody 
and Gauticr be a Committee to prepare the draft or plan of a Bride- 
well as also an estimate of the cxpence thereof and referr the same 
to this Board with all Convenient Speed for their a[)probation. 

Ordered the Mayor issue his warrant to the Treasurer 
^'^ 1/95 o^ this City to pay to Henry Cru^^er Esq^ or order the sum 
of Sixty Pounds for Two Years Interest of Five hundred 
Pounds due and Ending tlie Fifth Instant. 

Order'd The Mayor Issue his \\''arrant To the Treas- 
N? 1796 urer of this City to pay to -\P? Alargaret Ten Brook or or- 
der the sum of Twenty Pounds for Two years Interest of 
Two Inmdred Pounds due the twenty third day of December next 

Upon A^.tplication of tb.e said Margaret Ten Brook for an Enlarg-- 
ment of the Interest due on the above Sum, It is Ordered that She 
be allowed Six p^ Cent, on said sum, to Commence from the twenty 
third day of December next. 



City of ^ „^ 
New York I 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
I J all of the said City on Friday the 22? of 
November Amio : Dom. 1765. 



Present John Cruger I\sq'' Ma}or 

Simon Johnson Emj'' Kecortler 

Francis Filicln 

Whitchea'l Hicks 

Nicholas Roosevelt 

George Brewerton 

Abraham I .ott 

Garrit Kajialie 

Michael Tiiody 

Antliony Rutgers 

Andrew Gotier 



Esq-? Aldermen 



>• Assistants 



[301] orderd the assize of bread be till further order Hour at 16/ p"" Ct 

A White Loaf of the Finest llower to Weigh !"■' 13°^ : for 4 Coppers 

D'? of D? to Weigh 14"^ : for 2 D? 

AND i-Uin"Hi".R ORDERi.D that uo Other Ijiead be made for sale 
within this Citv tlian According to the .Above Assi;:e (hard Bisqnits 
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only Excepted) and that all Bakers v.-itliin the same, take Xotice Tlierc- 
of and make their Bread Accord ini;] v. 



City of I cc 
New Yorkj 



At a Common Councill held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Friday tlic 
6*1^ day of December, Anno Dom. 1765. 



Present/. Jolm Crugcr Esq^ Mayor 
Francis Filkin 
John Bogert jun^ 
Whitehead Flicks 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
George Brewerton 
Corn! Roosevelt 
Dirck Brinckerhoof 
Abraham Lott 
Garrit Rapalje 
r^Iicliael Thody 
Andrew Gotier 
Mathew Buvce 



>EscF? Alderiiien 



>- Assistants 



Mr Mayor produced to this Board the Copy of a Petition to the 
General Assembly of this province the 5^!' day of December Inst, pray- 
ing Liberty to bring in a Bill to prolong the Roofmg of Dwelling 
Mouses in this City with Slate or Tylo which being Read &; taken into 
Consideration by this Board order'd that •M'' Alayor Acquaint the said 
General Assembly that this Board have no objection to the prayer of 
the said petitions being granted 

[302] Ordi:r'd that the Mayor Issue his Warrant to the 
N? 1797 Treasurer of this City, to pay to Johannis Myor, Messenger 

and Door Keeper to this Board, or order, the Sum of £3 : 
15 : o in full for a Quarters Sallary, due unto liim and ending the first 
Instant. 

Order'd the Like to Isaac Stoutenburgh, or order, th.c 

N? 1798 Sum of }l4 :g : 9 in full of an ace! for sundry Suuis by Imn 

expended in Repairing tlic floors of the publick Markets m 

this City, and for half a years Sallary in Storing the City's Li!)rary vVc. 

as p'' s^ account Sworn to, and allowed of by this Board. 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



451 



oRDiiiO) the like to Isaac Stoutenburgh or order the sum 
N? 1799 of £311 : 15 : 8 out of the monies paid into his hands by the 
Church wardens of this City v'v: raised tl' collected in virtue 
of an act of Legislature of this i)rovince lately made tS: publislied in 
full of his acct for d.ivers quantity's of lamp oyl fire wood t.^'c. by him 
paid for th.e use of this Corporation as also for a quarters lighting of 
the Citys lamps, as p- said acct sworn to »!t allowed by this Board. 

ORDFj<D the like to 2\1- John DepCA'ster Jun^ or order the 
X? 1800 sum of ii'jG : 12 17 in full for the ballance of his severall 
acc^f this day exhibited to the Common Councill for sun- 
dries found for the liarracks tvc. as p^ his said acc'f audited by the 
Committee, sv/orn to Oc allowed of by this Board. 



City of I 

A e w \ 01 K' I 



At a Common Councill held at the City 
Hall of llio Slid City on TImrsday the 19*'? 
day of Uccember, Anno: Dom. 1765. 

Present John Cruger Esq^ Mayor 
Francis Filkin 



[303] 



Whitehead Hicks 
John Bogert Jun^ 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
George Brewerton 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Abraham Lott 
Garrit Rapaljc 
Micliael Tliody 
Anthony Rutgers 
And'y Gotier 



^Esq""? Aldermen 



■\ 



> Assistants 



ORDFiRD the assize of bread be till further order Hour at 18/6 p- C^ 

A White Loaf of the finest flour to weigh i'^ 11°^ for 4 Coppers 

D? of D? to weigh 13 for 2 E>? 

AND FrRTiinR ouDrR'i) that no other Bread be made for Sale within 
this City than Accordir.g to the above Assize Chard Bisquits only Ex- 
cepted) and that all liakcrs within the Same take Notice thereof and 
make ti'.eir Bread accordingly 

Oi^nr.R'n tl:at M' Mayor Issue his Warrant to the Treas- 

N? iSoi urcr of this City to pay to James Mills or order the sum of 

£24 17:6 in full of hi.-, acci for victualling sundry felons 

from the 25'^ of October last to this day as p^ his said ace'. s\ 



5worn to 



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MIx\UTES OF THE COMMON COUNCIL 



& allowed of by this Board cl' likewise tlie further sum of £io to he 
by hiiu laid out for the use of this Corporation, 



City of ^ c:c 
New YorkC 



At a Common Councill held at tlic 
City Hall of the said City on ffriday the 
20*^ of December 1765 



Present John Cruger Esq?" Ma}or 

Simon Jolmson Esq^ Recorder 
Francis Filkin 
John Bogert 
Nicholas Roosevelt 
Whitehead Hicks 
George ]3rewerton 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Dirck Brinckerhofif 
Abraham Lott 
Peter Bivanck 
Anthony Rutgers 
Andrew Gotier 



>-Esq''? Aldermen 



< 



^Assistants 



Mr Recorder produced to this Board the draft of a petition to be 
[304] preferred to his Majesties Councill of the province of New 
York which was Read and is in the words following, \'i7.^. 

To tiic Honourable the Councill of the province of New ^ ork : 

The Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen 
(S: Commonalty of the City of New York. 

Humbly Shcv/eth, That your Petitioners are informed that a Bill ha:, 
lately passed the House of General Assembly for this province now- 
Setting Entituled an Act for Regulating the Sale of Firewood brought 
to the City of New York tv is already or will be sent to your Ihn- 
(Hirs for your concurrence; that your petitioners by their charter ot 
incorporation are invested with power to make by laws for the pub- 
lick good, trade iSc government of this City; your petitioners thcre!'-re 
humbly pray that they may be favoured with a copy of the said bdi 
before it passes your honourable j'oard v.^' be Indulged with an op!"'i- 
tunity of niaking their objections thereto if they should conceive ti-..a 
the said bill infringes upon or abridges any of the rights or prlviiidge^ 
granted to them by their charter t^c your petitioners shall ever ])ray ».vc : 



OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK 



453 



The said Petition being- taken into Consideration by this Board was 
approved of i^ okdekd that the clerk cnraoss ^v: sign the same in behalf 
of the Common Conncill «.^' deliver it Lo tlie Recorder to be by him 
delivered to his said Majesties Councill for this province 



City of I „„ 
New York j 



At a Connnon Councill held at the 
City Hall of the said City on Saturday the 
aS'l" day of December Anno Dom 1765. 

Present John Cruger Esq!" Mayor 
Francis Filkin 
Whitehead Hicks 



>. Esc/? Aldermen 



^Assistants 



Nicholas Roosevelt 
George Brewcrton 
Cornelius Roosevelt 
Dirck BrinckerhofF 
Abraliam Lott 
Peter Bivanck 
Michael Thody 
Anthony Rutgers 

ORDERD the Mayor issue his warr*. to the Treasurer of 
N? 1802 this [305] City to pay to MJ Adolph Benson or order the 
sum of £5 : iS : 6 out of the monies raised by virtue of an 
act entituled an Act for th.c better regulating tlie publick roads in the 
City and County of W.-Vv- York and to levy money to defray the ex- 
pence thereof in full for the ballance of his acct with this Corporation 
as \/ his said ace* audited by the Committee «5: allowed of by this Board 

OKDERD the Mayor issue his warrt to the treasurer of this 
N? 1803 City to pay to Nich? Roosevelt Esq'" the sun; of £8 to be by 
him applied towards sinking a well in street 

near tlie Colledge. 

ORDERD the iViayor issue his warrt to the treasurer of 
N? 1804 this City to j)ay to W'"]^ Mitchel or order the sum of £5 in 
full for a quarters salary due to him as publick whippcr of 
this City & ending the 5''.' of Jan'^>' next. 



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