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New York State Supreme Court of Judicature (Albany) Satisfaction Pieces

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of satisfaction pieces, which are an acknowledgment by a winning party that a judgment in his favor has been satisfied. The acknowledgment is signed by the winning party in a cause (or his attorney) and acknowledged before a judge or commissioner of deeds. The series includes a few powers of attorney and certificates of satisfaction by the clerk of the Supreme Court. The Albany satisfaction pieces after 1839 are missing.
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1.3 cubic feet (3 boxes)
Inclusive Dates:
1832-1839
Series Number:
J0139

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Chronological by year(s).

Scope and Content Note

The satisfaction piece is an acknowledgment by a winning party that a judgment in his favor has been satisfied.

The acknowledgment is signed by the winning party in a cause (or his attorney) and acknowledged before a judge or commissioner of deeds. The series includes a few powers of attorney and certificates of satisfaction by the clerk of the Supreme Court. Satisfaction pieces are often found on printed forms as part of the Judgment Rolls. Laws of 1811, 1813, and 1829 specify the procedure for acknowledging a satisfaction of judgment. The Albany satisfaction pieces after 1839 are missing.

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Related Materials

Series J0141 New York State Supreme Court of Judicature (Albany) Docket of Judgments, contains entries for satisfactions.

Custodial History

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

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