Guide to the Amzi Dodd (1793-1838), Lawyer Papers 1785-1840MG 252

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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Restrictions

Access Points

Related Material

Administrative Information

Bibliography

Container List

Legal documents

Guide to the Amzi Dodd (1793-1838), Lawyer Papers 1785-1840MG 252Inventory prepared by Bob Golon, December 2003, as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Guide to the Amzi Dodd (1793-1838), Lawyer Papers
1785-1840

MG 252



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Inventory prepared by Bob Golon, December 2003, as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. March 2006. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Dodd, Amzi, 1793-1838.
Title: Amzi Dodd (1793-1838), Lawyer Papers
Dates: 1785-1840
Abstract: This collection consists of correspondence, legal papers, account books, and case notes, 1785-1840, belonging to Newark, NJ based lawyer Amzi Dodd.
Quantity: 3.0 linear feet (7 boxes)
Collection Number: MG 252

Biographical Note

Amzi Dodd was born in Bloomfield, New Jersey in 1793. He was the son of United States Army General John Dodd. After spending his childhood in Bloomfield, he attended the College of New Jersey in Princeton, graduating with honors in 1813. He then read law in the office of Joseph C. Hornblower, and advanced to the bar in 1817.

Dodd moved to Newark and set up a legal practice there, and he experienced immediate success. As his reputation grew, he was appointed Prosecutor of the Pleas for Essex County and served as the representative from Essex County to the state General Assembly, 1826-1827, and the state Senate in 1823. He was also very active in the Essex Brigade of Militia, from 1810-1823, and served as its Judge Advocate.

His promising legal and political career was cut short by a severe illness, and Amzi Dodd died at the age of forty-five March 19, 1838. His nephew and namesake Amzi, born in 1823, had a long and distinguished career as Vice Chancellor of the State of New Jersey, and also as president of the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company of Newark.

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Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of correspondence from 1819-1838, legal papers from 1816-1838, account books from 1822-1838, and case notes from 1826-1841. It also consists of records for the Essex Brigade of Militia from 1810-1823 and records of Mystic Lodge No. 17 (Freemasons) from 1885-1888.

Included in these materials are letters and casework involving John Warner, David Flagg, Thomas Gibbons, Aaron Ogden, William Budd, Jabez Pierson, Job and James Crowell and Nathan Squier. Materials pertaining to significant organizations in this collection include the New Jersey Railroad and Transportation Co., the Morris Canal and Banking Co., and the Essex County Court of Oyer and Terminer.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.

Use Restrictions

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

The New Jersey Historical Society complies with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Budd, William, fl. 1831.
Crowell, James, fl. 1830.
Crowell, Job, fl. 1830.
Dodd, Amzi, 1793-1838.
Dodd, Amzi, 1823-1913.
Dodd, John, fl. 1793.
Flagg, David, fl. 1826-1834.
Gibbons, Thomas, 1757-1826.
Hornblower, Joseph C. (Joseph Coerten), 1777-1864.
Ogden, Aaron, 1756-1839
Pierson, Jabez, fl. 1830
Squirer, Nathan, fl. 1830
Warner, John, d. 1873
Subject Organizations:
College of New Jersey (Princeton, N.J.)
Morris Canal and Banking Company.
New Jersey. Court of Common Pleas (Essex County)
New Jersey. Legislature. General Assembly
New Jersey. Legislature. Senate.
United New Jersey Railroad and Canal Company.
Subject Topics:
Court cases--New Jersey.
Lawyers--New Jersey.
Subject Places:
Bloomfield (N.J.)
Essex County (N.J.)
New Jersey--History--1775-1865
Newark (N.J.)
Document Types:
Correspondence.
Judicial records.
Logs (records)

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Related Material

Manuscript Group 10, Hornblower Family Papers

Manuscript Group 246, Essex Brigade of Militia Records, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Manuscript Group 386, Ogden Family Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Manuscript Group 525, Essex County Militia, Second Regiment Record Book, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Manuscript Group 865, Zebina Dodd and J. C. Crowell Account Book, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Manuscript Group 985, Morris Canal and Banking Company Record Book, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Manuscript Group 1302, Gibbons Family Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Separated material: Broadside 252, Newark Railway

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 252, Amzi Dodd (1793-1838), Lawyer Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

The source of this collection is unknown.

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Bibliography

Proceedings of the New Jersey Historical Society. New Series, Volume III. Newark, N.J.: New Jersey Historical Society, 1918.

Shaw, William H. History of Essex and Hudson Counties, New Jersey. Philadelphia: Everts and Peck, 1884.

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Container List

 

Legal documents

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Correspondence 1819-1820
1 2 Correspondence 1820-1821
1 3 Correspondence 1820-1824
1 4 Correspondence 1820-1830
1 5 Correspondence 1830-1831
1 6 Correspondence 1831
1 7 Correspondence 1831-1834
1 8 Correspondence 1825-1838
1 9 Correspondence n.d.
Box Folder Title Date
2 1 Essex Brigade of Militia records 1810-1823
2 2 Essex Brigade of Militia records 1810-1823
2 3 Essex Brigade of Militia records 1810-1823
2 4 Essex Brigade of Militia records 1817-1822
2 5 Essex Brigade of Militia records 1821-1824
2 6 Legal papers 1810-1822
2 7 Essex Brigade of Militia records 1810-1823
2 8 Addresses and political bills n.d.
2 9 Law notes n.d.
2 10 Law notes n.d.
2 11 Docket ca.1833
2 12 Newark, NJ Town Meeting minutes n.d.
Box Folder Title Date
3 1 Account books 1834
3 2 Account books 1822-1823; 1836-1838
3 3 Legal papers 1816-1819
3 4 Legal papers 1785-1800
3 5 Legal papers 1816-1819
3 6 Legal papers 1801-1815
3 7 Legal papers ca. 1818
3 8 Legal papers ca. 1819
3 9 Legal papers ca. 1819
3 10 Legal papers 1820
Box Folder Title Date
4 1 Legal papers ca.1820
4 2 Legal papers ca. 1820
4 3 Legal papers 1821-1822
4 4 Legal papers ca. 1822
4 5 Legal papers ca. 1822
4 6 Legal papers ca. 1825
4 7 Legal papers ca. 1825
4 8 Legal papers 1826-1829
4 9 Legal papers ca. 1828-1829
4 10 Legal papers 1830
4 11 Legal papers ca. 1830
Box Folder Title Date
5 1 Legal papers 1831-1832
5 2 Legal papers 1832-1833
5 3 Legal papers ca. 1832
5 4 Legal papers 1834-1835
5 5 Legal papers ca. 1834
5 6 Legal papers ca. 1835
5 7 Legal papers 1826-1834
5 8 Legal papers 1826-1834
5 9 Legal papers - New Jersey Railroad and Transportation Co. 1833
5 10 Legal papers - Morris Canal and Banking Co. 1826
5 11 Thomas Gibbons vs. Aaron Ogden, notes on trial 1823 Sep. 18
5 12 Legal papers - William Budd 1831-1841
Box Folder Title Date
6 1 Jabez Pierson, Joseph Pierson, Job Crowel & James Crowell vs. Nathan Squier 1823 July 7
6 2 Legal papers n.d.
6 3 Legal papers n.d.
6 4 Legal papers n.d.
6 5 Legal papers n.d.
6 6 Legal papers n.d.
6 7 Legal papers n.d.
6 8 Legal papers n.d.
Box Folder Title Date
7 1 Legal papers n.d.
7 2 Legal papers n.d.
7 3 Maps n.d.
7 4 Mystic Lodge No.17 of GS Records 1885-1888
7 5 Essex County Court of Oyer and Terminer, Minutes of Grand Jury 1829 Sept.
7 6 Printed material n.d.
7 7 Printed material n.d.
7 8 Legal Papers n.d.
7 9 Legal Papers n.d.

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