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New York State Court of Chancery (2nd through 8th Circuits) Clerks' Minutes of Common Orders

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 Vice Chancellors of the 2nd through 8th circuits. A court rule required the clerks of the circuits to enter common orders in separate bound volumes. Included in this series are orders to appear; for subpoena; for answer; to produce witnesses; for confirmation of report; for injunction; to amend bill; and other orders of a routine nature.
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Quantity:
15 cubic feet (43 volumes)
Inclusive Dates:
1830-1847
Series Number:
J0047

Arrangement

Numeric by circuit, then chronological by date of the order.

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 Vice Chancellors of the 2nd through 8th circuits. A court rule required the clerks of the circuits to enter common orders in separate bound volumes.

Included in this series are orders to appear; for subpoena; for answer; to produce witnesses; for confirmation of report; for injunction; to amend bill; and other orders of a routine nature. The headings for each order in this series contain the names of the parties involved, the date the order was issued, and, in some volumes, the name of the complainant's solicitor. The information contained in the main body of each order varies according to its subject. Some note court actions leading up to issuing the order and the particulars of the case. Others are limited to the substance of the order. Common orders issued by the Judges of the Court of Equity circuits before 1830 were entered in Minutes of Courts of Equity, 1823-1829.

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Access Restrictions

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

Related Information

Related Materials

Series J0081 New York State Court of Chancery (2nd - 8th Circuits) Minutes of Courts of Equity, contains orders issued before 1830

Series J1089 New York State Court of Chancery (3rd Circuit) Vice Chancellor's Draft Decrees and Orders and

Series J2061 New York State Court of Chancery (5th Circuit) Draft Orders, Correspondence, Reports and Miscellaneous Papers, contain 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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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box Volume

Accretion: J0047-82
1830 January 12-1834 November 4 2nd Circuit No. 1 1 1
1834 November 5-1837 September 23 2nd Circuit No. 2 2 2
1837 September 22-1839 October 2 2nd Circuit No. 3 3 3
1839 October 3-1842 November 18 2nd Circuit No. 4 4 4
1842 November 19-1846 February 13 2nd Circuit No. 5 5 5
1846 February 14-1847 July 3 2nd Circuit No. 6 6 6
1830 January 14-1835 July 17 3rd Circuit No. 1 7 7
1835 July 17-1841 May 15 3rd Circuit No. 2 8 8
1841 May 17-1845 April 26 3rd Circuit No. 3 9 9
1845 April 28-1847 July 3 3rd Circuit No. 4 (final entry out of sequence) 10 10
1830 January 12-1837 May 26 4th Circuit No.1 (seperate index, Nov. 1, 1830 to 1836) 11 11
1837 May 26-1847 July 2 4th Circuit No. 2 12 12
1830 January 7-1833 February 14 5th Circuit No. 1 13 13
1833 February 15-1835 December 19 5th Circuit No. 2 14 14
1835 December 21-1838 September 10 5th Circuit No. 3 15 15

Accretion: J0073-82
1838 September 12-1841 July 31 5th Circuit No. 4 16 16
1841 August 2-1843 December 20 5th Circuit No. 5 17 17

Accretion: J0047-82
1843 December 21-1847 July 5 5th Circuit No. 6 18 18
1830 January 20-1835 August 8 6th Circuit No. 1 (seperate index) 19 19
1835 August 10-1840 June 11 6th Circuit No. 2 (seperate index, August 10, 1835 to June 10, 1840) 20 20
1840 June 15-1847 July 3 6th Circuit No. 3 (seperate index) 21 21
1830 January 13-1833 May 1 7th Circuit No. 1 22 22
1833 May 1-1835 September 7 7th Cirecuit No. 2 23 23
1835 September 7-1838 January 23 7th Circuit No. 3 24 24
1838 January 23-1839 September 3 7th Circuit No. 4 25 25
1839 September 3-1841 October 4 7th Circuit No. 5 26 26
1841 October 5-1843 December 30 7th Circuit No. 6 (final entry out of sequence) 27 27
1844 January 1-1846 September 24 7th Circuit No. 7 (final entry out of sequence) 28 28
1846 October 3-1847 July 5 7th Circuit No. 8 29 29
1830 January 6-1832 February 21 8th Circuit No. 1 (seperate index) (contains added entry, August 26, 1836) 30 30
1832 February 27-1833 November 20 8th Circuit No. 2 31 31
1833 November 20-1835 October 27 8th Circuit No. 3 32 32
1835 October 27-1837 February 6 8th CIrcuit No. 4 33 33
1837 February 6-September 13 8th Circuit No. 5 (seperate index) 34 34
1837 September 13-1838 March 8 8th Circuit No. 6 (seperate index) 35 35
1838 March 8-October 11 8th Circuit No. 7 (seperate index) 36 36
1838 October 11-1839 May 16 8th Circuit No. 8 (seperate index) 37 37
1839 May 16-1840 February 19 8th Circuit No. 9 (seperate index) 38 38
1840 February 19-1841 April 24 8th Circuit No. 10 (seperate index) (final entry out of sequence) 39 39
1841 April 7-1842 August 22 8th Circuit No. 11 (seperate index) 40 40
1842 August 22-1844 February 7 8th Circuit No. 12 41 41
1844 January 31-1845 November 17 8th Circuit No. 13 42 42
1845 November 17-1847 February 12 8th Circuit No. 14 (seperate index) 43 43