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$29.767.13


Blauvelt & Stewart Watch 1 s Dis*


1337.




Hibberd & Astin do 2d "


871.50




Stagg & Bleakly do 3d "


871.50




J Morton Clerk C C 1 Qu r Salary 1 Ins*


500.




[169] A B Martling Keeper City Hall 1 Qur 1 Ins*


250.




Astin & Higbee Ass* Keepers do 1 Month " ....


77.50




C Myers Keeper Pottersfield " ....


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O Ayres Ass* City Inspector "


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J Coffin Do " "


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C Oilman Keeper Battery "


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A M c Cready Keeper Park " "


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J J Shoemaker S* Inspector 1 s Ward " ....


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T Woolcocks Do 2d " " . . . .


46.50




J B Ebbetts Do 3d " " . . . .


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N B Lyon Do 4th " " . . . .


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I A Isaacs DO 5 " "


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S Waddell DO 6 " . . . .


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B Fuller DO 7 " "


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W G Babb DO 8 " " . . . .


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H Mott DO 9 " "


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D Hubbard DO 10 " " . . . .


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J Woodruff DO 11 " " ....


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5 Nov. 1827 COMMON COUNCIL MINUTES 585



A B Mantling Keeper City Hall Expences Corpor tn 1 Q r

1 Inst 200.93

M Ulshoeffer Counsel drawing Laws & c 193.49

Benj n Ferris Tax d bill of Costs in suit of Corp tn V Washgt

Ins C 86.55

F Seely Sunday service 4th Ward 13 days to Is Inst 19.50

Jas G Finn do " " 19.50

J M Thomas & C Crane do 6 16 days 48.

Wm Rhodes do 7 26 days " 39.

S Fleet do 8 13 clays " 19.50

J Nixon do 10 26 days 39.

[170] W F Stevenson do 10th 13 days 19.50

J W Tunison " llth 20 days " 30.

J Thomas " " 23 days " 34.50

L Baum Clerk Washgn Market 1 Month " 75.42

J Gilbert Clerk 3 Markets " " 74.

P Ammerman " " " 52.50

J Bremner " Catherine " " 62.

G Duryea " Fulton 41.67

I Asten sweeper do 46.19

R Smith Clerk Franklin " 38.75

Geo B Thorp Keeper City Prison & 2 Depts 1 Qr 498.33

John J Howe Physician City Prison 1 Qur " 75.

John M Bloodgood Superdt Streets 1 " " 375.

J Rapleyea Asst do " " 250.

J Hammond Justice 1. 2. 3 Wards " " 400.

E Morrell " 4. 6 " " " 400.

H Meigs " 5. 8. 14 " " " 400.

H Scovell " 7. 10. 13 " " " 400.

E. T. Pinckney " 9. 11 " " " 400.

D M Cowdrey Clerk 1. 2. 3 " " 187.50

J. Campbell " 5. 8. 14 " " " 187.50

Jas Lozier " 7. 10. 13 " " " 187.50

Robt L Jaques " 9. 11 " " " 187.50

Richd Varick Rent for Court 1. 2. 3 Wards " " 60.

W M Whitaker do 7.10.13 " " 25.

Daniel Aim do 9. 11 Y 2 year 50.

Mathias Anderson repairs to Court Room 9. 11 Wards 16.29

[171] O M Lownds Sheriff for Officers attends Courts

1 Qr 1 Ins* 1303.75

S Montgomery for Officers serving Subpoenas 243.87

D T Valentine Marshal Marine Court 1 Mo " 33.75

G Snethen Super* Lamps 1107.40

R Provoost repair? do " " 241.85

Sami Judd 24 Casks Oil 680.79

Chandler & C fixing Lamp Posts &c 1 Qu>- 1 Inst 115.75

A Leggett Superdt Mud Scow 2 weeks to 4th Ins* 171.96

T Pinckney Asst Board of Health 1 Mo 1 Inst 54.

Dailey Advertiser Subscription 6 Mo " 50.



586 CITY OF NEW YORK 5 Nov. 1827

W m A Davis binding 50 Copies Laws &c 45.

T Cummings Act* reg & pav Amos S l fm Greenwich Lane

to Washgt St 2000.

J Pinkerton Act* repav Wall S* fm B<*way to Pearl St 1100.

J Sloan Act* pav Amity St fm Broadway to 6 th Avenue 1000.

S Fargay Act* repav Maiden Lane & other streets 1000.

J Culbert Act* reg Mulberry fm Prince to Bleecker S*. . . . 800.

H Smith Act* repav Rutgers fm Division to Cherry St.... 500.

J Mehan Act* reg & pav McDougal fm Bleecker to 4 th S*. . 400.
H Smith Actt repav South S* fm Old Slip to Coffee House

Slip 350.

T Cummings Act* reg & pav Commerce S* fm Hers St to

T Church line 300.

T Cummings Act* rg & pav Burrows fm Hudson to Her-
ring St 300.

O Smith Actt re g & pav Caroline fm Duane to Jay S 1 300.

H Smith Actt repav Pearl fm Pine street to Hanover

Square 250.

J Williams Actt reg La Fayette Place fm G Jones to Art St 200.

O McCabe Actt pav Elizabeth St fm Prince to Bleecker St. 150.

S Fargay Act 4 laying Cross walks 10th Ward 150.

B McCafferty bal reg Mott fm Prince to Bleecker 72.10

[172] C Mooney bal pav Side Walks Prince between Green

& Thompson St 22.35

John Harris Inspector of Pavements 1 Feb to 1 Nov r 788.89

R Pettigrew for Well Madison nr Roosevelt St 70.50

R Pettigrew for Well Greenwich St n Reed St 67.

J Wheeler Is payt Well Bayard n Pump St 51 .45

J Gallagher Senr 1 payt Well Wooster near Houston 39.87

J Gallagher Junr 1 payt Well Downing near Bedford St 26.51

J Pinkerton flagging Walks Curb & Gutter & repavK around

Battery 4839.14

Treasurer Institution Deaf & Dumb 6 Mo 13 Oct r 200.

Geo Betts Clerk of Court 4. 6 Wards 1 Qr 1 Inst 187.50

Wm Young Rent of Court do " " 32.50 29.174.05



Balance $593.08
Board adjourned to this day two weeks

*Letter from J F Bacon & Resolution of Senate see page 154.

Extract from the Senate Journals of the year 1784 March 12.
page 57

" A letter from M rs Maria Farmer directed to his Honor the Presi-
dent offering to the acceptance of the Senate, an ancient Portrait of
the celebrated discoverer of America Christopher Columbus taken
from an Original painting Anno 1592 and which has been in her family
for upwards of 150 years; was read



16 Nov. 1827 COMMON COUNCIL MINUTES 587

" Resolved that this Senate do accept with grateful acknowledge-
ments the ancient and valuable portrait offered by M rs Maria Farmer

[173] Ordered that the acceptance thereof be signified by the
President in a letter to that lady, with the thanks of this Senate "

J F Bacon Clerk

[174] Special Meeting In Common Council November 13. [16] 1827

Present The Honb 1 William Paulding Mayor President
Richard Riker Esquire Recorder

Aldermen Assistants

John Yates Cebra Thomas Bolton

Samuel Gilford Junr W W Mott

Campbell P White Samuel Stevens

John Agnew Isaac Brown

Anthony Lamb John Shepherd Jun r

John Lozier James Lynch

Jameson Cox William S Coe

Stuart F Randolph Thomas T Woodruff

Jacob B Taylor John R Peters

Gideon Ostrander Abraham M Valentine

Lemuel Pittman Jeremiah Dodge

Effingham Schieffelin Henry Storms

The reading of the Minutes of the last Meeting were dispensed
with

His Honor the Mayor informed the Board that he had at the
request of several members called this Meeting in consequence of the
Death of Thomas Addis Emmett Esquire and to give [175] to the
Board an opportunity of paying such marks of respect to the memory
of their much lamented and highly respected Fellow Citizens as they
should judge proper and expedient Whereupon

The Recorder presented the following Preamble and Resolutions
which were Unanimously adopted

When in the course of Divine Providence Individuals who have
been held in high and deserving esteem by their Fellow Citizens are
moved from this state of Mortal existence, it is becoming and useful
to testify by Public Expression a sense of that esteem It is becoming
as a reward to merit, it is useful as an incentive to a faithful discharge
of duties.

The death of the deeply lamented Thomas Addis Emmett fur-
nishes in the opinion of this Board such an occasion for the expression



588 CITY or NEW YOEK 19 Nov. 1827

of public sentiment. He has long filled in the eye of the community
a distinguished station His virtues were a Model for imitation and
endeared him wherever he was known

This Common Council sincerely sympathise with his family and
with the Public at large, and as a tribute of respect to his Memory

Resolved that this Board attend the funeral Ceremonies of the
late Thomas Addis Emmett this day at 12 O Clock

Resolved that the members of this [Board] [176] wear the usual
badge of Mourning for the space of 30 days.

[177] In Common Council Novem r 19 th 1827

Present The Honb 1 William Paulding Mayor President
Richard Riker Esquire Recorder

Aldermen Assistants

John Yates Cebra Thomas Bolton

Samuel Gilford Jun r William W Mott

Campbell P White Samuel Stevens

John Agnew Isaac Brown

Anthony Lamb John Shepherd Jun'

John Lozier James Lynch

Jameson Cox William S Coe

Gideon Ostrander Thomas T Woodruff

Lemuel Pittman John R Peters

Effingham Schieffelin Abm Valentine

Jeremiah Dodge
Henry Storms

The Minutes of the last Meeting were read and approved
The following Return was received from Nicholas Dean Clerk of
the City and County of New York of Charter Officers elected for the
several Wards on the fifth, sixth & seventh days of November Which
was read, ordered to be filed, And the Clerk [178] directed to give
notice to the persons elected to appear in the Common Council Chamber
on the day prescribed by Law to take the Oath according to Law

I Nicholas Dean Clerk of the City and County of New York do
Certify that by the returns filed in my Office it appears that at an
Election held in the City and County of New York on the fifth day
of November in the year One thousand eight hundred and twenty
seven and on the two succeeding days inclusive the following persons
were elected Charter Officers in the several Wards of the said City
that is to say



19 Nov. 1827 COMMON COUNCIL MINUTES



589



First Ward



Edmund Smith
Thomas Bolton
Jeromus Johnson
Peter J Nevins
Daniel Ebbetts

Robert Graham
. , . f, ,
Richard Clark



Alderman
Assistant

)
[Assessors

Collector

)
[Constables



Third Ward

William H Ireland Alderman

Samuel Stevens Assistant

Nathaniel C Griffith ]

,-, , {-Assessors

Isaac Graham \

Abraham King Collector

Henry Graham )

IT- -\i j [Constables
Andrew Van Norden \

[179] Fifth Ward
Anthony Lamb Alderman

John Shepherd Jun r Assistant

Leonard Warner ) A

A1 . T J-Assessors

Albert Journeay \

William Berrian Collector

William C Scott ) f

r r> j 11 (Constables

Cyrus Bedell \

Seventh Ward

William S Coe Alderman

William Seaman Assistant

Daniel Dusenbury



\



Assessors



Collector



A:



Caleb Fordham
Morris Oakley

Robert Phillips } _

\\r-\\- Tju A [Constables

William Rhodes \

Ninth Ward

John R Peters Alderman

Isaac Amerman Assistant

Daniel Aim
Jeremiah Pangburn
Calvin Griswold Collector

Henry T Jollie ) ,.

Ephraim Beeman [Constables

[180] Eleventh Ward
Lemuel Pittman Alderman

Henry B Bolster Assistant

William Lee )

Samuel Webster [Assessors

Cornelius Van Benschoten Collector

Benjamin Robinson )

Jedediah Thomas {Constables



Second Ward

William W Mott Alderman

Jacob Wyckoff Assistant

John Leonard )

John Sutphin [Assessors

John Perrot Collector

Richard Ellis ) _

John Wintringham [Constables

Fourth Ward

John P Anthony Alderman

Isaac Brown Assistant

Peter McCartee )

. c }

Lewis beymour }

William Benjamin Collector

Frederick Seely

r -.
James G Finn

Sixth Ward

John Lozier Alderman

James Lynch Assistant

Shivers Parker ) A

iir-ii- MO 4.- /Assessors

William AlBurtis \

Thomas Mooney Collector

Samuel Lyon )

T t. iir c r T A i ( Constables
John W Some[r]mdykej

Eighth Ward

Stewart F Randolph Alderman
John F Sibell Assistant

John T Banta ) .

Assessors



A
Assessors



_
Constables



Collector
Constables



Assessors



Azariah Ross ^

Samuel Y Clark
Cornelius Stagg
John A Hudnut \

Tenth Ward

Gideon Ostrander Alderman

Bernard J Meserole Assistant
James G Reynolds )
Charles B Tappen j
John Palmer Collector

William F. Stevenson )

T TT r> i j ( Constables

James H Rowland \

Twelfth Ward

Effingham Schieffelin Alderman
Henry Storms Assistant

Oliver Hebberd ) A

Samuel A Savage | Assesso

Epenetus Doughty Collector

Elisha Kingsland ) ^

Uriah Rider \ Constables



590 CITY or NEW YOEK 19 Nov. 1827

Thirteenth Ward Fourteenth Ward

Abraham M Valentine Alderman Thomas T Woodruff Alderman

James Palmer Assistant William James Macneven Assistant

Isaac Halsey 1 Stephen Kingsland ]

Samuel Cheesman {Assessors Adam w Turnbull { Assessors

Henry Mead Collector Charles Osborn Collector

Nehemiah Ludlum ) Caleb Crane )

Henry C Porter j Constables wnHam D Hughes j Constables

A Petition of Gaspard Richard praying his plan for internal
improvements may be examined was read and referred to the Com-
mittee on Arts & Sciences

A Petition of a number of persons stating that they have been
informed that Captain Barnes has petitioned the Corporation for some
relief having been prosecuted under the Act relative to landing Alien
Passengers and recommending him [181] as a person worthy of the
relief he prayed for, which was read and referred to the Police Com-
mittee

A Petition [of] R Churchill for leave to assign a Lease to Edward
H Wilson of a block of ground in the 8 th Ward was read and referred
to the Finance Committee

A Petition of Edward H Wilson for the renewal of a Lease here-
tofore granted to Ebenezer & Andrew Wilson was read and referred
to the Finance Committee

A Petition of the New York lying in Hospital praying for a piece
of ground to erect a building on for the purposes of the society was
read and referred to the Finance Committee

A Petition of Ariel Van Haun [Vanhorne] for leave to have his
Licence as an I [intelligence Office Keeper transferred from the place
he now occupies to the corner of Broadway and Canal street was read
and referred to the Committee on Laws

A Petition of John Herberd for the Office of Measurer of Grain
was read and referred to the Committee on Applications for Office

[182] A Petition of the Richmond Turnpike Company for per-
mission to erect a small building on White Hall Dock or Bridge for
the accommodation of their Ferry was read and referred to the Ferry
Committee with powers

A Petition of William Wasson to be appointed to the Office of
Weighmaster of Fulton Market was read and referred to the Market
Committee

A Petition of J. C. Roosevelt stating that in consequence of Widen-
ing of Nassau street the Vaults belonging to the Dutch Church will
be wholly thrown into the Street And praying for permission to



19 Nov. 1827 COMMON COUNCIL MINUTES 591

remove and re-inter the remains in the Cemetry of that Church or
elswere was read Whereupon Resolved that the prayer of the Peti-
tioner be granted

A Petition of John Flack and others owners of property on Lewis
street between 7 th & 8 th Streets complaining of the Assessment on said
street was read and referred to the Finance Committee

A Memorial of Owners and Lessees of property adjoining the 8 th
& 9 th Avenues between 13 th & 21 st Streets stating that by the regula-
tion of 13 th Street the 9 th Avenue has been rendered almost [183]
wholly impassible and that from the 8 th Avenue into 13 th Street the
Road is inconvenient and praying some relief in the premises was read
and referred to the Street Committee

A Memorial and Petition of the Medical Society of the City and
County of New York for the use of a room in the Old Alms House
in which to hold their meetings was read and referred to the Com-
mittee on Public Offices with powers

A Petition of the Resident Physician of the Bellevue Hospital for
an additional Assistant was read and referred to the Commissioners
of the Alms House with powers

A Petition of Thomas H Smith and John Flack stating that a suit
had been commenced against their Agent by order of the Honorable
the Corporation for removing the surplus earth from their property
bounded by Stuyvesant street, 1 st Avenue and East River representing
at length the state of their case, and praying said suit may be discon-
tinued, was read and referred to the Road Committee

[184] The Market Committee to whom was referred the Petitions
of Jeremiah Kilpatrick John Boscowan John P Aimes, John Vande-
water & Walter Durbrow for Butchers Licences presented the follow-
ing Report

The Market Committee to whom was referred the annexed Peti-
tions of Jeremiah Kilpatrick for Stall N 7 Greenwich Market now
occupied by Cornelius Chivers of John Boscowan for Stall N 2
Gouverneur Market now occupied by George W Varian of John P
Aims for Stall N 3 Catherine Market now occupied by Alexander A
Brooks And of John Vandewater and Walter Durbrow praying for
an exchange of Stands in Catherine Market and Manhattan Market

Respectfully Report

That the above Petitions are all accompanied

by the necessary Qualifications, and the usual transfers they therefore
recommend the adoption of the following Resolution



592 CITY OF NEW YORK 19 Nov. 1827

Resolved that the prayer of the several Petitions be granted on
the usual terms

Submitted & Signed by

John Yates Cebra
Jeremiah Dodge
Ab m M Valentine
[185] Samuel Stevens

Which was approved and the Resolution adopted

The Market Committee presented the following Report accom-
panied with an Account of Sales of Six Butchers Stalls at the New
Manhattan Market

The Market Committee respectfully report to the Board the
annexed Account of Sales of Six Butchers Stalls at the New Man-
hattan Market in order that it may be approved of and filed and they
offer the two following Resolutions for consideration

I. Resolved that the above report be accepted and filed

II. Resolved that John Van Dewater, Hyatt Lyon David Johnson
Nathaniel Cromer & Mathew Vogell, receive butchers Licences for
said Stalls agreeable to above report

John Yates Cebra
Jeremiah Dodge
Ab m M Valentine
Samuel Stevens

Which was approved, the Account of Sales filed and the Resolutions
adopted

The Market Committee to whom was referred the Petition of
sundry Butchers praying [186] for relief from the sum which they
had agreed to pay for their Stalls in Centre Market presented the
following Report

The Market Committee to whom was referred the annexed Peti-
tion of sundry Butchers for some relief from the exorbitant value
which they have agreed to give for their Stalls in Centre Market

Beg leave to report that they consider their case a hard one, in as
much as they had reason to beli[e]ve that the Butchers in the neigh-
bourhood of this Market would not be permitted to sell at private or
Street stalls And that for this and other reasons your Committee
recommend that the last Installments be deferred for the period of
One year after the same respectively become due, and the limits
within which the Butchers have a right to sell meat from Stalls out of
the public Market be extended



19 Nov. 1827 COMMON COUNCIL MINUTES 593

They submit the following resolutions

Resolved that John Lyons John Valentine and William P Varian
be permitted to renew their notes with last Installment by giving Notes
for one year from the time they respectively become due

Resolved that the limits within which Butchers are not permitted
to Keep private Stalls and sell meat, be extended to a line commencing
[187] at the Bowery at First street thence down to first Avenue thence
up first Avenue to tenth street thence to the East River And that this
Resolution take effect from and after the first day of May next

John Yates Cebra
Samuel Stevens
Jeremiah Dodge
Ab m M Valentine

Which was approved and the Resolutions adopted

The Committee on Lands and Places to whom was referred to
enquire whether it is proper to postpone the improvement and the
Collection of the Assessment in relation to the Washington Parade
ground presented the following Report

The Committee on Lands and Places to whom it was referred to
enquire whether it is proper to postpone the improvement and the
collection of the Assessment in relation to Washington Parade
Respectfully Report

that they have made the inquiries directed, and

are of the opinion that this subject ought not to be suspended but that
immediate measures ought to be taken to carry the improvement into
full and complete effect They beg leave to offer the following Reso-
lutions

[188] Resolved that immediate measures be taken to collect the
above mentioned Assessment

Resolved that the Street Commissioner take the necessary measures
to have said square inclosed with a neat pale fence as soon as the
public convenience will admit under the direction of this Committee

Tho s Bolton
John R Peters
John Agnew
Jameson Cox
Henry Storms

Which was approved and the Resolution adopted

The Finance Committee to whom was referred the Petition of
William Shaw for the Lease of what is commonly called the Hamilton



594 CITY or NEW YORK 19 Nov. 1827

Square presented a Report which was read and laid on the Table and
directed to be printed for the use of the Members

The Law and Street Committee to whom was referred the Petition
of the American Gas Company praying to have certain alterations
made in their contract which has been prepared relative to granting
them permission to lay their pipes in the Streets presented a Report
which was read laid on the Table and directed to be printed [189]
for the use of the Members

The Committee on Repairs to whom was referred the Resolution
of the Senate relative to the Portrait of Christopher Columbus pre-
sented the following Report

The Committee on Repairs to whom was referred the Resolution
of the Senate of this State directing their Clerk to cause the Portrait
of Christopher Columbus presented to the Senate by M rs Maria Farmer
in 1784 to be removed from the City of New York and put up in some
suitable place in the Senate Chamber

Respectfully Report that the Portrait alluded to is now hanging
in the Street Commissioners Office and there can be no question of
returning it as requested, but from the history given of the Portrait
by M rs Farmer that it had been in possession of her family for more
than 150 years there is great probability of its being a Copy of an
Original Portrait of that great Navigator And as it would be
extremely gratifying to have the Portrait of the Great Discoverer of
this Continent among those in the Gallery of the Corporation, they
would suggest the propriety of taking a Copy of the same before it is
returned to the Senate They would therefore recommend the
adoptee? [tion] of the following Resolution Resolved that the [190]
Clerk of the Common Council under the direction of the Committee on
Repairs be directed to procure a Copy of the said Portrait to be painted,
to be placed in the Gallery of Portraits in the City Hall and the Orig-
inal immediately thereafter be transmitted to John F Bacon Esquire
of the Senate at Albany

Respectfully submitted

Lemuel Pittman
Thomas T Woodruff
Jameson Cox

Which was approved and the Resolution adopted

The Street Committee to whom was referred the Report of the
Counsel of the Board on the opening of Vestry street, Nassau street
and Troy street presented the following Report



19 Nov. 1827 COMMON COUNCIL MINUTES 595

The Street Committee to whom was referred the annexed Report
of the Counsel to the Board on the opening of Vestry street Nassau
street and Troy street as confirmed by the Supreme Court on the 5 th
Nov. Ins 1 and that it remains for the Common Council to determine
at what time each of them shall be carried into effect

Your Committee having duly considered the subject respectfully
recommend the adoption of the following Resolutions

1. Resolved that the opening of Vestry street [191] be forthwith
carried into effect

2. Resolved that the opening of Nassau street be suspended until
the first day of May next and that the buildings and incumbrances
thereon be removed on or before the the first day of June then next
ensuing

3. Resolved that the opening of Troy street be suspended until
the first day of January next, and that the incumbrances thereon be
removed within thirty days thereafter

Gideon Ostrander
John R Peters
William S Coe
Campbell P White

Which was approved and the Resolution adopted

The Street Committee to whom was referred the Remonstrance of
D & W Clark & C against the Assessment for regulating and paving
West street between Cedar and Courtlandt street presented the follow-
ing Report

The Street Committee to whom was referred the remonstrance of
D & W Clark & C against the Assessment for regulating and paving
West street between Cedar and Courtlandt street respectfully Report
that they have carefully examined the subject and do not discover any
Material errors therein Accordingly they submit the following [192]
resolution

Resolved that the Assessment for regulating and paving West
Street between Cedar and Cortlandt streets be confirmed and a Col-
lector appointed thereto

Gideon Ostrander
William S Coe
Campbell P White

Which was approved the Resolution adopted and the Assessment
confirmed



596 CITY OF NEW YORK 19 Nov. 1827

The Street Committee to whom was referred the subject of per-
mitting Awning Posts to remain permanently in the streets of the City
presented the following Report

The Street Committee to whom was referred the subject for per-



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