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New York State Supreme Court of Judicature (Albany) Bonds of Plaintiffs and Appellants

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 obligations binding a plaintiff (in cases heard by the Supreme Court of Judicature) or an appellant (in appealed cases heard by the Supreme Court or the Court of Errors) and his surety for payment of costs and damages if the decision of the court goes against him. An appellant in Supreme Court or the Court of Errors was required by legislation of 1829 to give bond. There are few bonds dating before 1823.
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1.7 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1808-1848
Series Number:
J0152

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Chronological by court term.

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of obligations binding a plaintiff (in cases heard by the Supreme Court of Judicature) or an appellant (in appealed cases heard by the Supreme Court or the Court of Errors) and his surety for payment of costs and damages if the decision of the court goes against him.

The instruments are signed by the plaintiff or appellant and by his surety. Bonds could also be required of non-resident or insolvent plaintiffs or trustees for minor plaintiffs, by a rule of the court on motion of the defendant. An appellant by writ of error in Supreme Court or the Court of Errors was required by legislation of 1829 to give bond. Executed bonds bear the affidavits of the sureties that they are worth at least double the amount of the penalty specified in the bond. There are few bonds dating before 1823.

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Access Restrictions

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 Historic Documents Collection, Queens College, from 1973-1982.

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