Documents, Manuscripts, Maps, & Photographs
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
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.
John McCain (fl. 1838-1847) was a justice of the peace in Warren County, New Jersey.
This collection was acquired by exchange in 1956.
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.
For other dockets kept by New Jersey justices of the peace see:
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.
The New Jersey Historical Society