Attorney General Papers (N-Ar)
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I have recd yours requesting payment of the Judgment of the State against me. The present scarcity of money, every Bank in the country refusing to discount, combined with the circumstances of my being at present engaged in the publication of a work for which I have already made considerable disbursements and are obliged as I go on to make more, as well for the requisite matereals as for my... Continue Reading
Capt. Bartholomew, Master of the Steam Boat Richmond, has just reported that the following persons have refused to pay the Steam Boat Fee, viz: July 26. Cadet Gilbert, a Boy for want of Money —$.50 “ “ Mr. Patterson, Phila. (Poverty) .50 Aug: 2. Corns. P. Hermance, New York. —1.— Fredk. Forsyth, Lansingburgh —1.— Gersham Turner, Adams,... Continue Reading
You will pardon, I am sure, the liberty of a citizen to one of his able and conspicuous representatives, if I request your consideration of the specifications contained in a recent publication here entitled a Disquisition on Imprisonment for Debt. I believe it has already been sent up to the Booksellers in Albany. Imprisonment for Debt cannot, and will not be much longer practiced. It is, in fact... Continue Reading
Sender: David Bacon
On my arrival at court I found that causes of the People vs Pitts and others were not on the calendar, I put them on, but by agreement with the Opposing Consul was not ^to^ hand up the N. pr. Records, until I could see Mr. <Clorry> the Agent mentioned in your letter. Mr. <Avery> did not appear nor any Witness on the part of the People. I made every inquiry concerning the cases, but... Continue Reading
I some days since Recd. from you several Executions against Many of the Citizens of our county and after making due inquiry into these circumstances I find them almost all verry poor and impossible to make the money of the property they possess and I wish you to inform me immediately what method to persue as the land they bought of the State has generally been disposed of
I address you on a subject very interesting on my part Conserning alot of Land that Mr Obidiah Cooledge of bid of at vendue April the 20. 1815 it being lot No 8 Malloreys tract the L Coolidge was imployed and payed by the propietors to go forward and bid the lot for us he being one of the proprieters and to git Sepperate deeds if possable he was not atheised to bid the lot and take deed in his... Continue Reading
Since I wrote to you Mancious has taken per persessions of my Land I Expected that you wood remonstrated A Gainst him. Wood not be proper to Settle with Mancious on the la Best tirmes that Can be obtaned he has offred to take $1,5.00 in Lands of the States. I will Give $10.00 twardes the paying the Lot that is five fore hundred Dollars more than Mancious Gave for the Said Lot two the State. I... Continue Reading
The Western District is much indebted to you.
The money having been Payed over By the Sheriff to me on all the Execution Excepte that of Holten which execution Still remains in my hands nothing at Present can be collected of him I here with enclose one hundred and Eighty Seven dollars to you on a account of Cost
Sender: Perley Keyes
Your favor of the 4 Oct, inst. respecting the money I collected on the execution in favor of the people vs. Calvin Hyde I shall forward the first safe conveyance. If no oppertunity offers before I shall be in Newyorke the last of Nov, and will then forward you the money or deposit it in some one of the banks the money not received by you on the Execution I recieved again the last of July and then... Continue Reading
I have received a letter from the Surveyor Genl. requesting me to transmit to the attorney genl. some information respecting my lot of Land in dryden before he would be able to complete the Bill ^to be^ filed for the recovery of it. The information requested is first the names of the present sworn 2d. the present possessors 3d the statement of the suits Brought by Mancius &c. as to the... Continue Reading
There is a Sute Commenced a gainst me for the people—which I think must be for intrest due of Lot No 40 in the Northwest part of the Oneida Reservation and, if so, I conseve by the act passed—Last Winter for the relief of the actual settlers on said tract that I shall have the intrest remitted—for I have been an actual settler for seven years and have made improvements of the said Lot Sir I shall... Continue Reading
Supreme Court William S. McRea <Adm> The People of the State of New York Please to take notice that I am retained by the Defendant in the above cause to defend the Issue. There shall be good bail put in & when in I will inform you of the same. Dated Greenfild Saratoga County May 25th 1815.
I rec'd your Letter of the 9th. of May Respecting the prosecution against me in behalf of the People for a demand for Land lying in the Town of Sullivan. The sum due and now demanded as you informed me is $229.00 Exclusive of Cost, which Money must be paid but I Request to be indulgd untill the first of July where I will meet the demand and Cost. I will pay the Sheriffs fees. I have enterd.... Continue Reading
I have just seen a letter from Mrs. <Vudenburgh> stating that she had been served with a process issued by you in behalf of the People. I suppose it is on some Bonds given by Mr. V. to the state for the purchase of lands. Will you be so good as to inform me what amt. is due the State, & how much must at all events be paid, & when. The Administrators will not be in funds untill money... Continue Reading
An assessment was made in the year 1812 under and pursuant to the act entitled, "An act further to improve the road from Hopkinton in the County of St. Lawrence to North West Bay on Lake Champlain," passed June 19. 1812, and returned to this office, charging among other lands, that part of the North West quarter of Township No. 15 in great tract number one of Macomb's purchase, lying within two... Continue Reading
I rec'd a visit from a Gentleman who demanded of me money in behalf of this State which is their due and my duty to pay, by reason of wrong information I have neglected paying the Intrest supposing that the Law did not req^u^ire payments on Interes[t] untill 1817 but my misunderstanding does not pay my debt. I became a settler on <s'd> Lots Viz No—11—13—117 on the 30 of last May. Has not... Continue Reading
The only mode I have to ascertain the names of the Administrators was by examining an Act passed for their relief in 1814 when I was in the Senate by that act it appears to <this> Mary Vredenburgh & Charles J. Burnet I have filled up the writ accordingly & handed it to the Sheriff
Will you have the goodness to Inform ^me^ where it will be Convenient for you to hear & determine the Interest of the State in Lands in Jesops Patent forfited on the attainder of Edwd. & Ebn. Jesop & others, of which I have made complaint and information, whether any Proff other than what will be necessary to make out the case submitted to you in February last. And if any, thing what... Continue Reading
Mr. House of the county of [Otse]go is ejected for 200 [. . .] which he holds under lease from me, I hold my title from the State, these lands were conveyed to me by Jeremiah Van Rensselaer & Henry Dothout commissioners of forfiture. 100 acres thereof was forfeited by the attainder & conviction of Frederick ^Adam^ Young the other by Frederick Young of the these county I think of Tryon. Mr... Continue Reading
I see advertised for sale lot No Eight north of the two mile strip Mortgaged by Michael Day to the people of the State of New York a man by the name of <Peres> Rice an old acquaintance of mine bought said Lot a number of years since and he left the care of said land with me by his request I did considerable work on the same and paid the taxes for several years he liveing in Vermont state... Continue Reading
I recd your's calling on me for the amt of the judgt in favor of the People. If it be consistant I desire you to delay execution until the first of Octr next, as I cannot conveniently nor with out loss pay it before. In the mean time please accept my acknowledgment of your politeness.
I know not what fees you allude to. When I was in Albany last, I paid Mr Bloodgood & took a receipt in full. I have never issued a writ or filed a plea since. The same year I paid Mr Farilie for the Year <before> any <cent>. I only wish to know how & why I am charged fees when I have done no business, and have my receipt in full. Pray inform me on whose statement I have had... Continue Reading
I have arived at Utica & I called on Mr. Kirklen & he informed me you had not sent him notice for trial I hope that it will not go by this Court as it has been many years since it has been in agitation & some of the witnesses is already dead and some have mooved at great distences and People are apt to for get per haps it would be best when you send your Notice to Mr. Kirklen to Write... Continue Reading
I have Bought out the James Ville Iron & Woollin factory Company in James Ville in the town of Manlius in the Countey of Onondaga & am Informed that there is a mortgage on the premises in favor of the peopal of the State of New york for the Sum of four-thousand five hundred dollars and that the said Company are sued for the Intrest that ought to have been paid last June & Sir– if you... Continue Reading
Your unexpected departure prevented my making you acquainted with the merits of my defence agt. Clarks suit. That no unnecessary delay may take place I authorize you to agree to submit it to any person you think proper, & to appoint a time for the hearing. Let it be however sufficiently far ahead to enable me to prepare my defence. I shall depend upon your attending to it upon the hearing.