Collection Summary

Title: Docket Book from Steuben County, New York, 1828 - 1830
Accession: MSS 90-1
Description: 1 book + miscellaneous legal documents
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Collection Description & Arrangement

This docket book kept from 1828 to 1830 records cases heard in an unknown, but possibly Steuben County, court. Entries include names of plaintiffs and defendants; dates of actions; final dispositions; and fees, damages and court costs. Most of the cases were decided for the plaintiffs. There were a few trials held at Harpending’s Inn, and a few were appealed. The towns named in the cases were located in Steuben County during the early nineteenth century; they are now in Schuyler County. The book belonged to the Cook family who kept farm accounts in the back during the 1830’s.

Acquisition Information

Date Received 1990
Donor Information This book was purchased for $300 at Kane Antiquarian Auction.

Content List

  • 1793 March 9, ALS, Sam’l W. Stockton (Trenton) to Messers Andrew Kennedy and Co. (Philadelphia)
  • 180? May 23, Handwritten Answer in Chancery, Thomas James and wife v. Alexander Henderson and others
  • 1810 November 29, ADS, Certificate of naturalization for Benjamin Palmer signed by John Sidell, clerk of the Justices Court of the city and county of New York, and (on 1813 March 15) verified by the signatures of two justices of that court, John Ferguson and Thomas Herttell
  • 1841 May 15, Handwritten Indenture signed by William and Ann Douglas of the City of Washington and witnessed by Vincent King and Gilbert L. Giberson
  • 1841 May 15, Affidavit signed by Vincent King and Gilbert L. Giberson, Justices of the Peace, Washington County, District of Columbia
  • 1853 October 24, Handwritten copy of Philadelphia County prison record of William Scott
  • 1854 July 27, ALS, D[avid] Meriwether [Govenor of the Territory of New Mexico] to Mr. Lemuel Blake (Boston)
  • 1857 October 30, ALS, W. R. Drinkard (Acting Secretary of War, Washington) to M. D. Phillips (Henrietta, New York)
  • 1863 September 30, Document granting power of attorney, signed by E. P. Schuneman
  • 1922 March 28, ALS, Charles Belden (Librarian of the Public Library of the City of Boston) to Howes Norris, Jr. answering a reference question

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Preferred Citation

Docket book from Steuben County, New York, Special Collections, University of Virginia Law Library

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