Research

Writs of habeas corpus

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 writs of habeas corpus and returns thereto filed apparently in Supreme Court Clerk's office in Albany. Almost all the writs concern defendants imprisoned under civil process. A few writs concern defendants in criminal cases.
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0.4 cu. ft.
Inclusive Dates:
1804-1825
Series Number:
J1029

Arrangement

J1029-06:Chronological by year.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of writs of habeas corpus and returns thereto filed apparently in Supreme Court Clerk's office in Albany. Almost all the writs concern defendants imprisoned under civil process. However, a few writs from 1804-1806 and one from 1825 concern defendants in criminal cases.

Use of Records

Access Restrictions

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

Custodial History

The Court of Appeals transferred these records to the State Archives in 1982. They became estranged for some unknown reason until they were identified and accessioned as part of the 11th floor renovation and relocation project.

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