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New York State Court of Chancery (3rd and 4th through 8th Circuits) Chancery Fund Clerk's Semi-annual Report of Accounts

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 semi-annual reports on monies paid to the Clerk that were still in the custody of the court at the end of the reporting period. Each entry in the report was required to contain the title of the cause in or an account for which money was paid, the date the money was paid, for what purpose the money was paid, and bank in which the money was deposited.
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Inclusive Dates:
1833-1847
Series Number:
J1076

Arrangement

Chronological by reporting period.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of semi-annual reports on monies paid to the Clerk that were still in the custody of the court at the end of the reporting period. Revised Statutes of 1829 required the Clerks to file these reports with the Register on the first Tuesdays in January and in July.

Each entry in the report was required to contain the title of the cause in or an account for which money was paid, the date the money was paid, for what purpose the money was paid, and bank in which the money was deposited. Most reports contain this information for money still in the court's custody at the time the report was filed. Several reports, however, reproduce the Clerk's entire account of monies received and paid out by the court during the reporting period as well as the information required. Pursuant to the Revised Statues, all reports also contain a statement by the cashier of the bank in which deposits were made that the total amount stated to be deposited was actually in the bank, that it is placed to the credit of the Clerk, and that it is not mingled with other accounts. This series is incomplete, with the reports of many of the circuits missing for any given reporting period.

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

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The Court of Appeals placed these records on deposit at the Historical Documents Collection, Queens College, from 1973-1982.

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