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Manuscript Group 254, Benjamin Smith (fl. 1788-1792), Justice of the Peace

Docket, 1788-1792, 0.01 linear feet / 1 volume

Call Number: MG 254


Summary:

Docket kept as a Hunterdon County justice of the peace and as town clerk of Trenton.  Contains marriage records, 1790-1791.

 

Biographical Note:

Benjamin Smith was a justice of the peace (ca. 1788-1792) in Hunterdon County, New Jersey and the town clerk of Trenton, New Jersey.

 

Provenance Note:

The source of this collection is unknown.

 

Scope and Content Note:

This docket contains Benjamin Smith’s entries from the hearings held in his court in Hunterdon County from 1788-1792.  The entries include the plaintiff, defendant and constable’s name and the date.  Occasionally the charge is indicated, however the majority of entries note solely the verdict.  Smith also records when he has received the defendant or plaintiff’s payment.  Also included are entries for marriages Smith performed from 1790-1791.

 

Related Collections:

For more dockets kept by New Jersey justices of the peace see:

Manuscript Group 184, Cornelius Vanderbeek (fl. 1833-1839) Docket

Manuscript Group 276, John McCain (fl. 1838-1847) Docket

 

Processed by James Lewis, July 2001 as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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