Consists of commissions by the governor for justices of the peace who were locally elected. These records were maintained by the secretary of state. Additional commissions can be found in RG 195 and in "Roster of Tennessee County Magistrates, 1966-1972.".
Consists of business correspondence reflecting the various activities of the Office of the Secretary of State throughout the years 1866-1976. A small portion of the correspondence is personal in nature, particularly the letters of Frank Avent, assistant to Secretary of State Ike Stevens. The bulk of the collection deals with the Division of Corporations. Although actual charters are held in Record Groups 42 and 227, the correspondence provides important details concerning the incorporation and dissolution of both domestic and foreign businesses. This correspondence provides the names of incorporators, information on the nature of the business and the date when the business ceased operation. A small percentage of the correspondence concerns the reports of the Department of State agents sent to investigate nefarious businesses operating in violation of state laws. The researcher interested in this should consult the correspondence of the Pan Motor Company as well as the various oil ... Read More
Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens
Papers include: Eight leaves with manuscript accounts of complaints made before E.R. Mores, a justice of the peace in Middlesex--a dispute over a barge on the river dated 1818, a case by Thomas Tweed against the locksman John Skinner in 1819, a dispute over the lock gates on the river dated 12 Oct. 1814, complaint by Jessee Miller about a clough left open on the river dated 8 July 1807, a complaint against a barge and its supplies dated 1 Apr. 1816, a dispute between a mill and the lock dated 11 Oct. 1814, a dispute over the closing of the lock gates and the wasting of water dated 2 Nov. 1818, and a complaint against the British Copper Company's barge dated 30 Aug. 1813. Four printed summons filled out in manuscript by Mores--one dated 13 Oct. 1814 made out against William Webb for his actions as a steersman of a barge on the River Lea, two copies of a complaint dated 31 Aug. 1813 made out against William Stiles over his company's barge, and a mostly blank undated form with only ... Read More
Records kept by Pearsall of cases heard while serving as justice of the peace (1844-1866, bulk 1844-1857). Entries include name of litigants, date of summons, complaint, names of jurors and witnesses, judgment, and some costs. Many cases involve members of the Hewlett, Abrams, Pearsall, Mott, Rhodes, Langdon, and Bedell families. Some cases heard in a court of special sessions. Final pages contain a short list of marriages, presumably performed by him, and accounts
Register of suits heard in the Court of Common Pleas before Rufus Whitmarsh, justice of the peace, Bristol, Ontario County, New York, April 1811-May 1815. Entries include the names of jurors, decisions, the amount of settlement, costs, etc. The volume consists of silked and mounted material
Deeds, indentures, surveys, leases, patents, charters, tax lists, receipts, promissory notes, warrants, accounts, petitions of early subscribers and city residents, memoranda, bills, charters, military orders, receipts, and commissions; acts; election records; summons; official correspondence; minutes of meetings of residents and local officials; and various other public and private documents, 1688-1899 (bulk 1710-1810), pertaining to the city and residents of Schenectady, New York -- Several early documents concern local government and government officials, elections, etc.; as well as the provisioning of the colonial army and military defense of Schenectady during the French and Indian War; land transfers, ownership, and land use, including the division and sale of common lands; and the organization, funding, and administration of churches, schools, and local militia. Individual documents include a tax list of residents, 1737-1738; drafts of charters for the Borough Town of ... Read More
Docket books, 1867 Mar. 27-1873 Dec. 27, kept by Arthur B. Hauptman as justice of the peace, Morrisania (now the Bronx), New York; along with some earlier entries, 1856 Dec 16-1862 Dec. 30, by Hauptman's predecessor, Silas D. Gifford. Records of the proceedings for individual cases vary in detail from accounts detailing the history and circumstances of a case to brief case records noting the charges involved, actions taken, and conclusions of the case