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Manuscript Group 276, John McCain (fl. 1838-1847), Justice of the peace

Docket, 1838-1847, 0.01 linear feet / 1 volume

Call Number: MG 276


Summary:

Record of cases appearing before John McCain as justice of the peace at Knowlton and Columbia, Warren County, New Jersey.  Includes a names index compiled by McCain, as well as some miscellaneous letters and documents.

Exchange, 1956.

 

Biographical Note:

John McCain (fl. 1838-1847) was a justice of the peace in Warren County, New Jersey.

 

Provenance Note:

This collection was acquired by exchange in 1956.

 

Scope and Content Note:

The docket kept by John McCain, a justice of the peace, at the courthouses in Knowlton and Columbia, Warren County, New Jersey, dates from 1838-1847 and measures 0.01 linear feet.  The court met once every one to two weeks to hear mostly small claims cases.  In December of 1842 it moved from Knowlton to Columbia, Warren County, New Jersey.  The volume contains entries for the plaintiff, defendant, and the date the debtor paid the overdue amount.  It also includes a name index and notes ordering constables to collect overdue fines.

 

Related Collections:

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

Manuscript Group 184, Cornelius Vanderbeek (fl. 1833-1847) Docket

Manuscript Group 254, Benjamin Smith (fl. 1788-1792) 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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