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|Creator:||Dodd, Amzi, 1793-1838.|
|Title:||Amzi Dodd (1793-1838), Lawyer Papers|
|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|
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.
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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|The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.|
|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|
|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.|
|Court cases--New Jersey.|
|Essex County (N.J.)|
Separated material: Broadside 252, Newark Railway
This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 252, Amzi Dodd (1793-1838), Lawyer Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.
The source of this collection is unknown.
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.
|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||7||Essex Brigade of Militia records||1810-1823|
|2||8||Addresses and political bills||n.d.|
|2||12||Newark, NJ Town Meeting minutes||n.d.|
|3||2||Account books||1822-1823; 1836-1838|
|3||7||Legal papers||ca. 1818|
|3||8||Legal papers||ca. 1819|
|3||9||Legal papers||ca. 1819|
|4||2||Legal papers||ca. 1820|
|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||9||Legal papers||ca. 1828-1829|
|4||11||Legal papers||ca. 1830|
|5||3||Legal papers||ca. 1832|
|5||5||Legal papers||ca. 1834|
|5||6||Legal papers||ca. 1835|
|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|
|6||1||Jabez Pierson, Joseph Pierson, Job Crowel & James Crowell vs. Nathan Squier||1823 July 7|
|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.|
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