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American history/Early national

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Baring, Alexander, Letter to William Stephens Smith, 1796 April 2

 Item — Box 3: [Barcode: 32101070780026]
Scope and Contents

Signed letter dated April 2, 1796 from British investment banker and diplomat Alexander Baring, Philadelphia, to New York Representative William Stephens Smith (1755-1816), New York, requesting clarification about a land deal in upstate New York that involved Smith, Baring's friend, financier John Julius Angerstein (1735-1823), New York London-based merchant Samuel Ward, and Aaron Burr (1756-1836), then U.S. Senator from New York.

Dates: 1796 April 2

Grand Jury Presentment, Frederick County Maryland of Sally Roberts, Defendant, 1826 October

 Item — Box 8: [Barcode: 32101070780075]
Scope and Contents

An indictment handed down during the August term against Sally Roberts, a free Black woman, "for selling spiritous liquor without a licence, and for keeping a disorderly house some time in the month of October 1826..."

Dates: 1826 October

Hogeboom, Stephen, 1744-1814, Account Book of Tax and Labor Records in Claverack, Columbia County, New York, 1786-1827

 Item — Box P-000148: [Barcode: 32101080851601]
Scope and Contents Consists of an account book of tax and labor records kept by Stephen Hogeboom (1744-1814) from 1786 through his death in 1814 and continued by his descendants until 1827. The account book contains Columbia County, New York, tax records for the years 1786 to 1790, and detailed personal accounts for Hogeboom and the people he hired or conducted business with in the area surrounding Claverack, New York, from 1811 to 1818. These personal accounts include documentation of African American men and...
Dates: 1786-1827

Mary Chrystie Papers

Identifier: COTSEN1

A collection of letters and other writings written principally by Mary Chrystie, but also other members of Chrystie/Few family, mostly from the 1830s through 1840s. Mary Chrystie is a pious, intelligent, chatty, and wealthy young lady from Fishkill Landing, New York. Unfortunately Mary dies at the early age of 17 from tuberculosis in Nice, France.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1833-1841; 1830s-1840s
Found in: TAC_Metadata

New York City Court Documents Relating to the Trial of Dolly Burrows, 1799

 Item — Box 35: [Barcode: 32101070780349]
Scope and Contents Consists of court documents from New York City related to the 1799 trial of Dolly Burrows, an African American woman who was accused and convicted of "stealing" money from her enslaver, Abraham Stansbury. Documents include a jury true bill stating the details of the case and recording a guilty verdict, a guilty plea from Burrows attesting that she took money from her enslaver and signed with her "X," and a statement from Stansbury stating that the money was taken from a store he owned with...
Dates: 1799

Parker, William, Jr., Court Proceedings for the Trial of Asa Light, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, 1808 October 1-3

 File — Box 37: [Barcode: 32101070780364]
Scope and Contents Consists of court proceedings for a theft case brought by Samuel Tenney (1748-1816), a white man who was a Federalist member of the United States House of Representatives, against Asa Light, an African American man from Exeter, New Hampshire, under the jurisdiction of justice of the peace William Parker Jr. (1731-1813). Materials include a complaint and warrant for the arrest of Asa Light, who is described in the document as "a boy of colour, labourer...[who] on the twentieth day of...
Dates: 1808 October 1-3

State of Ohio Court Documents Regarding an Abortion Trial of Ann Porter, 1829 September

 File — Box 36: [Barcode: 32101070780356]
Scope and Contents Consists of six court documents related to the apprehension, arraignment, and imprisonment of Ann Porter, an Ohio woman accused and convicted of "murdering her infant child in her womb." At the time, abortion of pregnancy was legal under common law up until the point of "quickening" at which a pregnant person could feel the movements of the fetus. The documents include a manuscript warrant issued by Richard D. George, Justice of the Peace, commanding any constable of Urbana to apprehend...
Dates: 1829 September

Wheeler, Sarah, Journal of a Tour from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Long Branch, New Jersey, 1798 July-August

 Item — Box 53: [Barcode: 32101070780521]
Scope and Contents Consists of a sixteen-page manuscript travel journal written by Sarah Wheeler recording her trip from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Long Branch, New Jersey, and back again during the summer of 1798. Wheeler and her three traveling companions set out from Philadelphia on July 25th, 1798. Along the way, she records details regarding travel conditions, lodging, her opinions of the countryside and towns, and time spent near the Atlantic Ocean. She also mentions meeting New Jersey's Federalist...
Dates: 1798 July-August