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Keeper's time book for convict labor

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of a time book for prisoner labor in Company No. 6 in the iron ore separator at Clinton State Prison. Listed are the names and numbers of prisoners; their absence or presence each day; and the total number of days worked by each man and by all men for each month. At the end of each month's figures is usually a statement by the keeper that the figures are correct.
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Quantity:
0.3 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1849-1856
Series Number:
B0106

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of a time book for prisoner labor (Company no. 6) in the iron ore separator at Clinton State Prison. Each folio lists the names and numbers of prisoners; their absence or presence each day; and the total number of days worked by each man and by all men for each month. At the end of each month's figures is (usually) a statement by the keeper that the figures are correct. Laws of 1847, Chap. 460, Section 58, required keepers to maintain a daily account of labor of the convicts, as required by the prison agent.

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