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New York State Court of Chancery Common Order Book

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of copies of common orders (orders to which a party was entitled without having to show special cause) issued by the Chancellor. Court rules required that all orders issued by the Chancellor be entered by the Register in separate books. This series is continued by Series J0046, New York State Court of Chancery Register's Minutes of Common Orders, 1830-1847.
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2 cubic feet (6 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1806-1830
Series Number:
J0045

Arrangement

Chronological by date the orders were issued.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of copies of common orders (orders to which a party was entitled without having to show special cause) issued by the Chancellor. Court rules required that all orders issued by the Chancellor be entered by the Register in separate books.

Included in this series are orders to appear; for subpoena; to answer; to produce witnesses; for confirmation of report; for injunction; to amend bill; and other orders of a routine nature. The heading of each order in this series contains the names of the parties involved and the date the order was issued. The information contained in the main body of each order varies according to the type of order. Some give the reason for issuing the order or list court actions leading up to issuing the order and particulars of the case. Others are limited to the substance of the order. This series is continued by Register's Minutes of Common Orders, 1830-1847.

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Access Restrictions

There are no restrictions regarding access to or use of this material.

Related Information

Related Materials

Series J0046 New York State Court of Chancery Register's Minutes of Common Orders, 1830-1847, continues this series

Series J0089 New York State Court of Chancery Chancellor's Draft Decrees and Orders, contains related records

Other finding aids

Alphabetical index by last name of complainant in each volume.

Custodial History

The Court of Appeals placed these records on deposit at the Historical Documents Collection, Queens College, from 1973-1982.

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