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Sixth Ward of the City of New York at N Mott Street, assessed
as belonging to H. Vanousterlep [Vannoutersturp] and sold to William
and Gerardus Post for the term of one year from [396] the 18 th April
1822. for the sum of $26 2 % o being the Amount of the Tax and
charges.

Also all that certain other House and Lot of la,nd situated in the
Sixth Ward of the City of New York at N 70 Cross Street, assessed
as belonging to John G. Bogert and sold to William J. W r aldron for
the term of three years from the 18 th April 1822. for the sum of
$29 4 %oo being the amount of the Tax and charges.

Also all that certain other Lot of land situated in the Seventh Ward
of the said City at N Lombardy Street, assessed as belonging to
owners unknown and sold to Robert Morrel for the term of fourteen
years from the 18 th April 1822. for the sum of $45 3 % o being the
amount of the Tax and charges.

Also all that certain other Lot of land situated in the Seventh
W r ard of said City at N Scammel Street assessed as belonging

to the Estate of John Ferris and sold to \Villiam J. Waldron for the
term of twenty years from the 18 th April 1822. for the sum of
$23 5 %oo being the amount of the Tax and charges.

[397] Also all that certain other Lot of land situated in the Seventh
V\ ard of said City at N Montgomery Street, assessed as belonging
to Holly Green and sold to W 7 illiam J. Wraldron for the term of nine-
teen years from the 18 th April 1822. for the sum of $22 8 % o being
the amount of the Tax and charges.

Also all that certain other Lot of land situated in the first W^ard
of the said City at N Crosby Street, assessed as belonging to

Glorian Franklin and sold to John Wallis for the term of nine years
from the 18 th April 1822. for the sum of $20 4 % o being the Amount
of the Tax and Charges.

Also all that certain other House and Six lots of ground situated
in the eighth Ward of the said City at N Bowery assessed as be-
longing to Samuel Richardson and sold to Robert Morrell for the term



116 CITY OF NEW YORK 8 May 1820

of Six years from the 18 th April 1822. for the sum of $28 71 / 10 o being
the Amount of the Tax and charges.

Also all that certain other Lot of land situated in the eighth Ward
of said City at N [398] Crosby Street, assessed as belonging

to William and sold to Charles Mowatt for the term of

thirteen years from the 18 th April 1822. for the sum of $20 4 % o
being the Amount of the Tax and charges.

Also all that certain other house and lot of land situated in the
eighth Ward of said City at N Spring Street, assessed as belong-

ing to Thomas S. Campbell and sold to James Meghan for the term of
six years from the 18 th April 1822. for the sum of $25 4 %oo being the
Amount of Tax and charges.

Also all that certain other House and Lot of land situated in the
eighth Ward of said City at N Charlton Street, assessed as

belonging to John Millar and sold to Jonas Wood for the term of
six years from the 18 th April 1822. for the sum of $29 51 A o being thel
Amount of the Tax and charges.

Also all those two certain other Lots of land situated in the eighth
Ward of said City at N Arden Street, assessed as belonging

to Joseph Kingsland and sold to Abijah Pell for the term [399] of
nineteen years from the 18 th April 1822. for the sum of $24 % o
being the Amount of the Tax and charges.

Also all that certain other Lot of land situated in the Eighth Ward
of said City at N Downing Street, assessed as belonging to

David S. Daniels and sold to Charles Smith for the term of forty
years from the 18 th April 1822. for the sum of $18 8 % o being the
Amount of the Tax and charges.

Also all that certain other Lot of land situated in the eighth
ward of the said City at N Carmine Street, assessed as belonging)
to David S. Daniels and sold to Charles Smith for the term of thirty
years from the 18 th April 1822. for the sum of $19 3 % 00 being the
Amount of the Tax and charges.

Also all that certain Mill situated in the ninth Ward of the said
City at Kingsbridge, assessed as belonging to Robert M c Comb and
sold to Charles Mowatt for the term of ten years from the 18 th April
1822. for the sum of $38 1 % o being the Amount of the Tax and
charges.

Also all those two certain Lots of ground [400] situated in the
tenth Ward of said City at N Eldridge Street, assessed as be-

longing to John M c Kisson and sold to John M c Kisson for the term of



8 May 1820 COMMON COUNCIL MlNUTES 117

six years from the 18 th April 1822. for the sum of $128 05 / 100 being
the Amount of the Tax and charges.

Also all that certain other Lot of land situated in the tenth Ward
of said City at N Chrystie Street, assessed as belonging to the

Heirs of Cox and sold to William L. Simers for the term of fifteen
years from the 18 th April 1822. for the sum of $20 4 % 00 being the
Amount of the Tax and charges.

Also all that certain other Lot of land situated in the tenth Ward
of the said City at N Ridge Street, assessed as belonging to Schuyler
Livingston and sold to William J. Waldron for the term of twenty
years from the date aforesaid for the sum of $28% 00 being the
Amount of the Tax and charges.

Also all that certain other Lot of land situated in the tenth Ward
of the said City at N Pitt Street, assessed as belonging to

Daniel [401] Livingston and sold to Alexander Wiley for the term of
nineteen years from the date aforesaid, for the sum of $27 8 %oo being
the Amount of the Tax and charges.

Also all those four certain Lots of ground situated in the tenth
Ward of the said City at N Cannon Street, assessed as belonging to
unknown owners, and sold to Robert Morrell for the term of twenty
seven years from the date aforesaid, for the sum of $34 % o being
the Amount of the Tax and charges.

Also all that certain other Lot of land situated in the tenth Ward of
said City at N Ridge Street, assessed as belonging to unknown
owners and sold to Robert Morrell for the term of eleven years from
the date aforesaid, for the sum of $19 9 %oo> being the Amount of the
Tax and charges.

Also all those four certain Lots of land situated in the said tenth
Ward of said City at N Cannon Street, assessed as belonging to
unknown owners, and sold to James Sivalds for the term of thirty five
years from the date [402] aforesaid, for the sum of $34% o> being
the Amount of the Tax and charges.

Also all that certain other Lot of land situated in the said Tenth
Ward of the said City at N Willet Street, assessed as belonging

to Ralph Jacobs and sold to Ralph Jacobs for the term of fourteen
years from the date aforesaid for the sum of $19 5 %oo being the
Amount of the Tax and charges.

Also all those two certain Lots of land situated in the said tenth
Ward of the said City at N Lewis Street, assessed as belonging

to William Edgar and sold to George Lovett for the term of nineteen



118 CITY OF NEW YORK 8 May 1820

years from the date aforesaid for the sum of $31 3 %oo> being the
Amount of the Tax and charges.

Also all that certain House and Lot of land situated in the Sixth
\Yard of said City at N 57 Mott Street, assessed as belonging to
Aaron Cregier and sold to William J. Waldron for the term of two
years from the date aforesaid, for the sum of $27 % o being the
amount of the Tax and charges.

[403] Also all that other Lot of land situated in the eighth Ward
of said City at N Broadway, assessed as belonging to the Heirs

of A. L. Bleecker, and sold to Charles Mowatt for the term of twenty
one years from the date aforesaid, for the sum of $22 7 %oo being the
Amount of the Tax and charges.

Also all that certain other Land situated in the eighth Ward of said
City at N Broadway, assessed as belonging to the Heirs of

A. L. Bleecker, and sold to William J. Waldron for the term of sixteen
years from the date aforesaid for the sum of $23 6 %oo> being the
Amount of the Tax and charges.

Also all that certain other Lot of land situated in the eighth Ward
of said City at N Broadway, assessed as belonging to Peter

W. Livingston and sold to James Meghan for the term of seventeen
years from the date, aforesaid, for the sum of $25 9 %oo> being the
Amount of the Tax and charges.

Also all those two certain other Lots of land situated in the tenth
Ward of said City at [404] N Norfolk Street, assessed as

belonging to Anthony Lamb and sold to Stephen D. Beekman for
the term of eight years from the date aforesaid, for the sum of
$66 9 %oo being the Amount of Tax and charges.

Alsfo] all that certain House and Lot of land situated in the eighth
Ward of said City at N Canal Street, assessed as belonging to

Philip Baxter and sold to John W. Totten for the term of nineteen
years from the date aforesaid, for the Sum of $25 09 /ioo being the
Amount of Tax and charges.

Respectfully submitted

(Signed) Ogden Edwards.

The City Inspector presented Ordinances for the correction of
Sundry Nuisances, which were passed. Viz 1

N 1 B. Winthrop, Owner, Stanton & Essex St s , a Lot

2 R. M. Livingston, Ditto, 116 Chapel S*, Ditto

3 M. Connelly, Lessee & Occupant, 108 Anthony S l , Ditto

4 G. B. Abeel, Owner, 186 Water S 1 , Ditto



8 May 1820 COMMON COUNCIL MlNUTES 119

5 M.Douglass, Owner,)

T r> iir i r\ >177 Pearl S*, a Lot

T. B. Wakeman, Occupant, C

6 [405] p O'Brien,

Lessee and Occupant, 252 W m S 1 , D

7 P. Fitz Patrick, D, D, 254 D, D

8 R d Yeo, Owner Skinner S*, D

9 Samuel A. Lawrence & n Carlisle, West, Albany

*



Peter Schermerhorn and Washington S* D

10 R d Barton, Owner, )

R. Jackson, Occupant,} 92 Maiden Lane ' a Pnv - v

11 J'H.Kip, Owner, )

John W. Levitt, Occupant, f 15i rearl ^ ' U

12 E. Haynes, Lessee & Occupant, 82 Chapel S*, D

13 S'Disbrow, Owner, ]

El 1 * .^>. /- t^Ljl \ V dLCl vj , J - '

. English, Occupant, C

(Signed) George Cuming

City Inspector.

He also presented a communication, stating that an Ordinance had
been passed directing the Lot at the corner of Bowling-Green Street
and State Street owned by Mrs. Dale to be fenced in, which had not
been complied with, and recommending that the Superintendant of
Repairs enclose the same in fence ; Whereupon, the same was referred
to the Street Committee.

[406] The Attorney presented Complaints which had been made
to him against the following persons which were referred to the Com-
mittee on Public Offices. Viz 1

Against the Street Contractors for not Sweeping several Streets,
and suffering the filth to remain in the Streets.

Against John Brown for heaping Manure South of the line pre-
scribed by Law.

Against William Crawbuck for taking and carrying away Sods
from the public Streets.

The Comptroller presented the following Report with the Account
of the Treasurer or Chamberlain therein mentioned.

" The Comptroller respectfully Reports,

That he has received from the Chamberlain, an Account of Cash
received into the Treasury, and paid out by warrants from the 1 st
November 1819. to the 29 th April 1820. inclusive. He has compared
said Account with the Books in his office and finds it correct. The



120 CITY OF NEW YORK 8 May 1820

Accounts of the former Chamberlain not having been finally liquidated
[407] the remarks made in a Report to the Board on the 8 th Novem-
ber 1819. apply to the present Account Current, as it respects the
Balance in the Treasury on the 20 th April 1819.

The Account of the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund, from No-
vember 1 st 1819. to April 29 th 1820. inclusive, is also correct. A
Balance of $12.74 remaining on the 20 th April 1819. for the reason
above mentioned.

Respectfully Submitted

Signed G. N. Bleecker

Comptroller.

Whereupon the Account was directed to be filed in the Office of
the Clerk of the Common Council.

He also presented the following Report of the Annual Account of
the Receipts and Expenditures of the Corporation: Viz 1

The Comptroller respectfully presents to the Common Council an
Account of Cash received and paid, from May 10 th 1819. to May 8 th
1820.

The Balance in the Treasury at the date of [408] the last annual

return, was $13,355 .02

Received during the year 790,787.01



$304.142.03
Paid out by Warrants 803,833.55



Balance in the Treasury, May 8^ 1820 Dolls. 308.48



The Sinking Fund account current with the Commissioners, for
the year ending May 8 th 1820. is also presented.

There has been purchased since the last annual report, the Sum of
$18,500 City Stock.

Total amount redeemed $151,500.

Remaining in favor of the Commissioners, $17.000.

United States six per Cents, and in the Treasury $14,829.17; the
whole of which is to be invested in the purchase of City Stock at a
favorable time.

There is also presented, a list of Bonds payable by the Corporation,
the Several Sums, rate of Interest on each, and the object for which
they were contracted. Total $264,483.17.



8 May 1820 COMMON COUNCIL MlNUTES



121



A statement of the Public Debt, comprising the Bonds and City
Stock, was laid before the Common Council on the 17 th Ultimo.

[409] Respectfully Submitted.

(Signed) G. N. Bleecker
New York May 8 th 1820. Comptroller.

Bonds Payable May 8 th 1820.



To whom.


Amount.


Rate
of
Interest
per cent.


Charged to.


Richard Varick


Dolls. cts.
1,540.




Water Lots.


Ditto


1,540.




Ditto.


Ditto


22,000.




Ditto.


Elisha \V. King


1,835.


7


Common Lands.


Kgbert Benson


2,000.


7


Ditto.


Peter Bonnett


3,251.33


7


Ditto.


Joseph Dederer


4,223.84


7


Ditto.


Silas Lord


8,437.61


7


Canal Street.


Peter Schermerhorn


15,000.


7


Docks & Slips.


Simon Remsen


2,641.88


7


Ditto


Rem Remsen


2,641.87


7


Ditto


Ocean Insurance Company


8,590.65


6


Ditto


David Stebbens


3,441.78


6


Ditto


Thomas S. Townsend


1,882.10


6


Ditto


Samuel Thorns


626.45


6


Ditto


[410] John Hunter


899.17


6


Ditto


Henry Overing


899.17


6


Ditto.


Gerard us A Kuypers


3,000.


7


Defence.


State of New York


30,000 .


6


Government House.


Mechanics Bank


9,000 .


7


Loan.


Ditto,


1402.50


6


Docks & Slips.


Ditto,


19,450.


7


Canal-street Sewer


Ditto,


6,000 .


7


Ditto.


Ditto,


22,647.37


7


Ditto.


Ditto


51,000.


7


Loan.


Ditto,


9,000.


7


Ditto.


Ditto,


9,500.




Ditto.


Ditto,


22,032.45


7


Canal-street Sewer.










Dollars


264.483.17








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122



CITY OF NEW YORK



8 May 1820



City and County of New York.
Account of Cash received and paid from May 10th 1319. to May 8 th 1820.



Paid for Alms House, Bridewell & Penitentiary

DO Watch

D Lamps

D Fire Department

D Repairs and Improvements in the City

DO Battery, Foundation for the Wall

D Streets opening and improving

[412] DO Canal Street, Interest on Bonds

DO Third Avenue, working

DO Sixth Avenue, awards

D Eighth Avenue, paid Assessors

DO Ninth Avenue, d d

D First Street, for regulating

DO Fourth Street, do

D Roads, for working

DO Salaries

D Charitable Institutions

D Register of Dogs, executing the Law. .

D Police Office, including Salaries

DO Intestate Estates

DO Interest on Bonds

DO Docks & Slips

D *County Contingencies

DO Wells & Pumps

D Excise, for Free School Society

D City Stock, Interest

D Commissioners on Streets and

D Roads for Maps

DO Board of Health

DO Commissioners of Common Schools..
[414] D Common Lands paid for Inclinburgh
lots returned

D four Bonds to Mechanics Bank

New Aims-House, for ground ad-
joining

D Penalties remitted, and Charges of
Court of Sessions

D State of New- York, for Insolvents
on State Tax of 1818

D Canal Street Sewer

DO Greenwich Sewer

Balance in the Treasury May 8 th 1820



$84,420.
61,064.37
26,538.13
4,778.48
13,708.
16,536.80
183,279.44
690.63
6..500.00
413.00
36.00
24.00
166.80
3.073.
1,975.
30,591.31
1,800.

592.35
6,252.49
333.61
8,500.63
42,588.47
24,748.72
2,475.64
1,500.
64,500.

2,013.50
4,506.87
5,532.06

1,596.17
140,762.15

17,395.00
3,099.25

2,167.17

39,520.51

154.00

308.48



Dolls. 804,142.03



* County Contingencies [See page 124].



8 May 1820 COMMON COUNCIL MlNUTES 123





[Receipts]




Balance i


n the Treasury, May 10'h, 1819


$13,355.02


Received


for Vendue Sales


12,500.


Do


Excise


14,425.


DO


Fire Department, Sale of Engine.


61.


Do


Lamps, Sale of Oil Casks &c....


513.58


DO


Justices' Courts


1,107.19


DO


Streets, collected on Assessments


157,902.75


[413] DO


Canal Street Assessments


7,134.30


DO


Third Avenue, overpaid Contractor


24.80


DO


Sixth Avenue assessment


4,700.00


DO


Eighth Avenue, assessment


900.00


DO


Avenue D. assessment


230.00


DO


First Street, regulating


203.35


DO


Fourth Street assessments


3,060.00


DO


Ferries


9,487.32


DO


Street Manure


1,250.00


DO


Commutation of Alien Passengers


9,631.00


DO


Loan of Mechanics Bank


128,950.00


DO


Police Office, unclaimed goods sold


721.28


DO


Intestate Estates


360.29


DO


Interest on Bonds


449.41


DO


Docks & Slips


41,685.35


DO


Tavern Licenses


7,092.20


DO


Wells & Pumps, for assessments.


3,608.44


DO


Mayoralty Fees


1,160.75


DO


City Stock, sold $100,000


100,750.00


Do


Arrears of Taxes, collected


10,731.34


DO


Board of Health


405.19


DO


Common Lands, Rent


1,632.50


DO


DO DO Sales in 1819.






and Interest. . .


26,903.02


[415] DO


Ground Rent


15,031.33


DO


Water Lot Rent


6,983.18


DO


Penalties received from Attorney


533.49


DO


House Rent


3,881.85


DO


Canal Street Sewer


21,000.00


Do


Tax of 1818. balance


36,574.10


DO


Tax of 1819. on Account


159,203.00



Dolls. 804.142.03



New York May 8 th 1820.

G. N. Bleecker Comptroller.



124 CITY OF NEW YORK 8 Maj 1820

County Contingencies.
Stationary, Printing, Posting Bills, Maps of the City, Newspapers,

Extra Advertizing 2,993.50

Assessors of Tax 2,934.00

Completing Tax, and taking Census 2,210.00

Celebration 4th o f July and 25th November 1,874.00

Mud Machine, work and repairs 1,816.47

Coroner's Fees 1643.61

Alderman attending Sessions, 17 Months 1,576.00

Counsel trying Causes, Drafting Laws, Chancery Fees, Certificates of

Sales of Lots, Chancery Case, Canal Street Sewer 1,562.63

Recording Deeds, Index for Minutes, Examining Accounts of late
Treasurer, Register of Alien Passengers, Examining Minutes and
Engrossing Resolutions, Book of Jurors and Jury Tickets, Engross-
ing Health Law 1.147.37

Rent of Lot in Spring Street, Building a Wall to Cellar of Greenwich
Market, [416] Removing Nuisances, Extra expense at Potter's
Field, Errors in Tax remitted, expenses adjusting Weights and

Measures, Water for Jail two years 871 .47

Expenses of Corporation at City Hall, Fuel, cleaning Building 1,562.79

Peace Officers attending at issuing Tavern Licenses, Marshals on
Coroner's Inquests, refreshments for Court of Sessions and Jury

in March 1820., Constables on Sunday in Seventh Ward 514.50

Register's Office Cancelling Mortgages and drafting Index 640.38

Compensation to High Constable for past services 400.00

Set of Plate to Relict of Cap* James Lawrence 364.00

Auction Fees on Lots sold 388.00

Costs in Suit, and Counsel fee, former Counsellor 358.31

Reverend John Stanford, services past year 300.00

Laws of the State, and M r Stanford's Catechism for Alms House... 204.07
[417] Inspectors and Clerks of Election 2 d and 4th Wards in 1819.

and Officers attending 327.00

Carriage hire to Bellevue and Committee's 120.00

Expenses relative to claim against the United States, for Defence. . . . 200.00

Portrait of General Jackson, on Account 200.00

Portrait of the Mayor 125.00

Declaration of Independence, frame and glass 28.00

Injury to a Horse by a Fire Engine 150.00

List of passengers, Foreign and Coasting 100.00

Watchmen, and poor witnesses attending Sessions 137.50



Dolls. 24,748.72

N. B. The Sinking fund Account Current with the Commissioners,
will be found on the next page.



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[420] The whole amount of the Receipts and Expenditures of the

Sinking Fund, from the commencement, August 23 d 1813, to May
8 th 1820.

Received for Pawn Broker's Licenses $4,966.63

Ditto for Hack Licenses 3,596.00

Ditto for Water Lot Rents 10,694.09

Ditto for Market Fees 48,459.68

Ditto for Street Vaults 11,731.60

Ditto for Interest on U. S. Stock, previous to sale 525.00

Ditto for Interest on City Stock 26,888.50

Ditto for Profit on U. S. Stock 299.34

Ditto for Interest on Defence Bonds previous to sale 230.18

Ditto for Commutation Wheat Quit Rents 3,999.91

Ditto for Commutation Water Quit Rents 15,583.47

Ditto for Twenty-five per Cent on sales of Common Lands.... 56,617.58

Ditto for Interest on U. S. Stock, 1819-1820 1,020.00



184,611.98



Invested in $151,500. City Stock, which cost $152,488.79

Ditto in 17,000 U. S. 6 per Cent 17,294.02



169,782.81



Balance May 8th 1820. $14,829.17



Signed



Commissioners

of the
Sinking Fund



[421] Balance in favor of the Commissioners, $14,829.17

' Cadwallader D. Golden,
Stephen Allen, Ch. Finance Gem.
John Fleming, City Treasurer.

[ G. N. Bleecker, Comptroller.

[422] W r hereupon it was ordered that the said Account be referred
to the Finance Committee, to cause the same to be printed for the
use of the Members and, to have the same published in the papers
employed by the Board.

The Finance Committee to whom was referred the Petition of
William R. Hitchcock & Co. Reported :

That the due execution of the Act for the Inspection of Flour and
Meal, is, in the opinion of your Committee, of much importance to
the Commercial interests of this City ; and although they believe the
penalty incurred by the Petitioners was owing to their ignorance of
the Law, and their belief that the Barrels was correctly branded, they
nevertheless are of opinion, that the remission of so much of the
penalty as the Act appropriate to the use of the poor, would be setting
a precedent by this Board neither Salutary or useful, and they there-
fore recommend the following Resolution,



8 May 1820 COMMON COUNCIL MlNUTES 127

Resolved, that it is inexpedient to grant the prayer of the peti-
tioners.

Respectfully Submitted

Stephen Allen

[423] (Signed) John Hone

B. Crane
J. Hammond

Which was approved and the Resolution adopted.

The Committee of Assessments to whom was referred the Petition
of James Riker, Reported :

The Committee of Assessments to whom was referred the Peti-



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