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New York State Supreme Court of Judicature (New York) Reports of Commissioners Appointed to Appraise Lands Taken for Street Openings in New York City and Brooklyn

Held by the New York State Archives


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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This fragmentary series consists of petitions for appointment of commissioners to appraise lands taken for street openings in the incorporated cities of New York and Brooklyn. There are also reports of the Commissioners, returned to the Supreme Court of Judicature.
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0.4 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1817-1845
Bulk Dates:
bulk 1817, 1830, 1837, 1845
Series Number:
J1014

Scope and Content Note

This fragmentary series consists of petitions for appointment of commissioners to appraise lands taken for street openings in the incorporated cities of New York and Brooklyn. There are also reports of the Commissioners, returned to the Supreme Court of Judicature.

The petition of the mayor, aldermen, and commonalty of an incorporated city to the justices of the court describes the parcels of land to be taken for opening, extending, or widening a street and asks the court to appoint three commissioners to appraise the lands described. The petition bears the seal of the city and the signatures of the mayor and the clerk. The Commissioner's report again describes each parcel by metes and bounds, gives the owner's name, and states the assessed value as determined and awarded by the Commissioners.

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Series J0128 New York State Supreme Court of Judicature (Utica) General Term Minute Books, and

Series J0130 New York State Supreme Court of Judicature (Albany) General and Special Term Minute Books, contain orders appointing commissioners to assess property taken for streets in cities.

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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