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Legislature entitled " An Act for the encouragement of Schools " the
further Sum of 944. be raised in the said City [260] & County:
And the Board did thereupon, from a comparison of the valuation of
the Estates in the respective Wards contained in the Assessment
Books or Lists, determine that of the whole amount of the three
Sums above specified the following proportion be raised & paid by
each Ward viz 1

1st Ward ............. 2426 : 2:11 2d W* ................. 5175 : 10 : 5

3d Do ............. 4960:12: 7H 4th ................. 2341:3:11

5th Do ............. 2025:18:7^ 6th ................. 1575:6:4

Bowery Divn) 721:17:5 Harlem 315:1:8

7th NO of Line



So of DO.. 1441: 0: 8 Total 20982:14: 7



13 July 1795 COMMON COUNCIL MINUTES H;:J

And having caused a computation what each pound of the said
respective Sums ought to pay and caused the Sum to be paid by each
Person to be inserted in the said List or Assessment opposite to his or
her Name, the Warrants under their Hands & Seals for the collection
thereof were ordered to be annexed as by Law is required & directed.

The follow^ Report of the Street Committee for the Regulation
of Rose Street was read & approved by the Board viz* Beginning at
the Kennel on the Westerly side of Pearl Street & thence ascending

2 % Inches on 10 feet to a Distance of 415 feet And thence de-
scending 5y 2 Inches on 10 feet to a further Distance of 415 feet
[261] to the Kennel in Franckfort Street In consequence it will re-
quire digging at the end of 45 feet from the highest Ground 2 feet
11 Inches At the End of 100 feet further 4 feet 1 Inch At the end
of 100 feet further 4 feet 8 Inches And at the end of 75 feet further

3 feet 3 Inches."

The following Report of the Street Committee was read & agreed
to viz 1

Regulation for Franckfort Street from Pearl Street to Jacob
Street viz 1

"From Pearl Street down Franckfort to the distance of 150
feet with a Descent of 9 %o Inches on 10 feet in consequence it
will require digging at the end of 75 feet from Pearl Street 2 feet &
at the end of 75 feet further it will remain as it now is. Thence with
a Descent of 5*4 Inches on 10 feet to Jacob Street in consequence
it will require filling in at the intersection of Skinners Street 2 feet
8 Inches.

Regulation of Hague Street from Pearl Street to Franckfort
Street

Descent from Pearl Street 6 Inches on 10 feet to the intersec-
tion of Skinner's Street in consequence it must be raised at the end
of 75 feet from Pearl Street 1 foot 10 Inches & at the end of 75
feet further 4 feet 3 Inches and at Skinners Street 3 feet 7 Inches
in order to have a Descent of 1 Inch on 10 feet to Franckfort Street.
N : B : deviate from [262] the Descent of Hague Street at the end of
110 feet from Pearl Street, one foot below the above Regulation so as
to curve it & meet the pavement in Skinner Street more easy.'

The Street Committee reported that the prayer of the Petition of
James Meyers & others for a Well in Chatham Street ought to be
granted on the usual Terms ; which was agreed to by the Board.

A Petition of Townsend Underbill was read setting forth ' " that

* Marginal note reads this is a perfect abstract. ED.



164 CITY OF NEW YORK 13 July 1795

in Dec 1 " last he solicited of this Board a further Grant into the Water
as far as the permanent Regulation, And understanding that it will
be some time before this Board will be prepared to give out the Grants
and he being desirous to build a Store on his Lot which in doing
he will occupy about thirty feet more than his present Grant au-
thorises," And therefore soliciting this Board for the necessary Per-
mission to proceed in sinking a foundation on said thirty feet."

Ordered that the prayer of the said Petition be granted.

A Petition for digging out the Broad Way, north of Barley Street,
agreable to it's regulation was read & referred to the Street Com-
mittee.

A Petition from the Proprietors of Lots fronting the Hudson
Bason for a preemption of the Water Lots was read & postponed.

[263] The following Report was read approved & adopted by the
Board viz*

' The Road Committee in obedience to the Order of this Board
having caused a Survey to be made of the Bloomingdale Road do
now lay the same before you and report their Proceedings in the
Premisses.

That they have caused a Survey to be made of a continuation of
the said Road from the place where the antient Road terminated at
the Barn of Nich s De Peyster which is the place where the dwelling
House of Adrian Hooglandt formerly stood, continued in a northerly
direction through and across the Lands of the said Nicholas De
Peyster, William Molenaer, John Waldron, Andrew M c Gown, John
Meyer, Samuel Kelly and Samuel Broadhurst. That all the said
Persons, except William Molenaer and John Meyer have released
or are willing to release the said Road to this Corporation That your
Committee have caused a particular Survey to be made of the Land
to be taken for the said Road from the said Molenaer & Meyer and
is as follows " from the north boundary of Nicholas De Peysters
Land to the south Boundary of the Land of John Waldron as the
said Road is laid out, is on a course of North 64 15' East across the
Land of the said Molenaer 17 Chain, and one Chain in Breadth,
containing One Acre, two Roods & thirty two Perches ; [264] which
Road is marked out by Stakes firmly set in the Ground in the pres-
ence and under the Direction of Your Committee. Your Committee
have also laid out the said Road across the Land of the said John
Meyer and runs from the north boundary of Andrew M c Gowns Land
to the south boundary of the Land of Samuel Kelly on a course
of north 34 15' East Six Chains & 90 Links then north 51 15'



13 July 1795 COMMOX COUXCIL MlXUTES 10.5

East 15 Chains in all 21 Chains & 90 Links & of one Chain in Breadth
And contains two Acres & thirty perches."

Isaac Stoutenburgh
Gabriel Furman
Mangle Minthorne
Garret Harsen
John Campbell
Andrew Van Tuyl

Ordinances for the following Purposes were then read & passed
by the Board viz 1

" For digging out & filling in George Street in the 7 th Ward."

" The like with respect to Orange Street "

For paving the follow^ Streets viz 1

Oister pasty Lane, Edgar Street, and Lumber Street from Rector
Street to Egar Street."

" Chappel Street from Murray Street to Chambers Street "

' Franckfort Street (from Pearl Street to Jacob Street) Hague
Street, Skinners Street & Rose Street."

Ordered that the Ald n & Assist of the 7 th W d take order for re-
pairing the Catharine Slip Ferry Stairs.

[265] Ordered that John Rankins be appointed a fireman to
Engine N 10 vice John Hooghland resigned.

The Committee on the small Change Notes reported that they had
burnt to ashes the follow 2 viz 1

6900 of one penny 28 : 15 : -

6000 of two pence SO : : -

6500 of three pence 81 : 5 : -

160: 0:-
2 half Sheets imperfect

160: Si-
Ordered that M r Mayor issue his Warr ts on the Treasurer to pay.

issued Jacob Harsen on Ace* for Roads 100 : -

issued George Janeway on Ace* for Repairs to Bridewell

Ald n Furman on Ace* for the New Bason at Thames
issued Street 200:-:-

John Simmons for the Expences of Canvass? Assembly
issued Votes & the celebration of the anniversary of our In-
dependence

Col Sabastian Bauman for the Expences of illuminating

issued the Govt House & City Hall

issued Andrew Wright for Jurors balloting Boxes

issued W m J Elsworth for 2 fire Engines



166 CITY OF NEW YORK 20 July 1795

[266] City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday



New York{ - the 20 th July 1795.

Present/ Richard Varick Esq r Mayor
Isaac Stoutenburgh George Janeway "j



Gabriel Furman Anthony Post

John Campbell LEsq r sAldn Garret Harsen |-Assist ts

Andrew Van Tuyl Mangle Minthorn

Theophs Beekman J Frederick Stymets J

On the Application of W m Nielson & Peter Schenck Ordered that
John Stagg, George Gosman, John Moore James Robinson & John
Day be appointed to view their respective Water Lots East of Coenties
Slip & to determine whether they will bear Foundations for buildings
of Stone or Brick.

A Petition against the immediate pavement of Cherry Street
was read & referred to the Street Committee

Ordered that the several Persons who were appointed to super-
intend the cleaning of the Streets last year be reappointed to that
Service for this Year.

Ordered that permission be given to sink a Well in Lumber Street
where the Aid" & Assist of the Ward shall direct

Ordered that Charles Dickenson & Ab m Russell be permitted to
make Areas to their Houses in Broad Way.

[267] Ordered that M r Mayor issue his Warr ts on the Treas r to pay
issued Matthew Bolmer for forage for the Mud Drudge Horses 2:14: 8

issued Cotton Gelston for Lamp Oil .......................... 347 : 15 : 10

issued George Dominick for Plank for the Kissing Bridge ..... 8: 2:

Sidney Phcenix for copying & & carrying out the pound-
age of the Tax Books ............................... 25: 5 :

Aid" Furman on Ace* towards the new Bason at Thames
1SSUed Slip ................................................ 200:-:-

City of ^ At a Common Council held on Monday

New YorkJ 5 the 27 th day of July 1795.

Present/ Richard Varick Esq r Mayor

Garret Harsen
Wynant Van Zandt



Gabriel Furman



Mangle Minthorn

Andrew Van Tuyl fEsqAld Jotham Post
John Campbell ^red. S T J ymets

Isaac Stoutenburgh j ^ nth P T st

George Janeway



'Assist^



On the application of Tredwell Jackson Ordered that John Stagg
George Gosman John Moore, James Robinson & John Day be ap-



27 July 1795 COMMON COUNCIL MlNUTES 167

pointed to examine his Water Lot N 4 on front Street & to de-
termine whether it will bear a foundation for a Building of Stone or
Brick.

[268] An Estimate & Assessment for paving the foot Walks of
Pearl Street from Rutgers Street to Chatham Street was read &
ratified by the Board And John Cheesman was appointed to super-
intend the paving of the said Street And David Harriot to collect the
Monies on the said Assessment

A Petition of the Inhabitants of Warren Street for the removal
of part of a House which projects into the Street was read & rejected.

Ordered that George M c Kay be permitted to make rain Water
Cisterns at the front of his Houses on Nassau Street under the In-
spection of the Ald n & Assist, of the Ward.

It appearing to the Board from a Report of the Managers of the
Alms House Lottery that from the slow sale of the Tickets, the
drawing cannot commence on the day assigned And it being conceived
that the sales will be encouraged by the vending of Tickets on credit
payable on the commencement of the drawing of the Lottery.

Whereupon resolved that the drawing of the said Lottery be post-
poned until the 2 d Tuesday of february next to be peremptorily com-
menced on that Day And that the Managers be authorized to sell the
Tickets & receive for payment endorsed Notes or Bonds with Surety
such as they shall approve & payable on the commencement of the
drawing of the Lottery as aforesaid.

[269] Ordered that M r Mayor issue his Warr ts on the Treasurer
to pay.

issued Alexander Lamb for City Watch

issued James Culbertson for the like

issued the same for repairs Fly Market

issued W m Beekman for repairs to Pecks Slip Wharf

Ald n W. Van Zandt for Repairs & Improvem ts at Brook-
issued lyn for ballce of his Ace* oi 92:3:5

issued Ab m Van Gelder for lighting Lamps 63 : 8 : -



168 CITY OF NETV YORK 3 Aug. 1795

At a Common Council held at the Alms

7 ,-lss. House on Monday the 3 d day of Aug 1

New York



Present/ Richard Varick Esq r Mayor

Frederick Stymets
Gabriel Furman Garret Harsen

Wynant Van Zandt I s Nicholas Carmer i- Assist*

Theophilus Beekman Jotham p ost

John Campbell George Janeway

The Board having visited the several Wards in the Alms House &
Bridewell The Committee of Acc ts reported that they had examined
the Commiss rs Acc ts & found them right viz 1

Expenditures of the Alms House for the last Quarter ......... 2524: 15: 11 J4

Of the Bridewell ............................................. 316: 5: 7

An Estimate for the Alms House for the ensuing Quarter

amounting to ............................................. 2200 : :

And for the Bridewell ....................................... 100: :

was agreed to by the Board a Warr 4 ordered to issue accord-
issued . ,
mgly.

[270] Ordered that John Baptist & William Hunter be appointed
Firemen to Engine N 2 vice Joel Post & John Brown resigned And
Thomas Collard and Philip Lockwood additional Fire Men to the same
Engine.

Ordered that Joseph Newton be permitted to lay a Drain across
Greenwich Street & down Pollock Street to carry off the Water
which comes from the upper Lots fronting Lumber Street.

An Application of George Lindsay to extend his Wharf farther
into the River was rejected.

Ordered that M r Mayor issue his Warr ts on the Treasurer to pay.

W m Sloo for the Constables & Marshalls for conveying
Vagrants to Bridewell ............................... 19 : 12 : 6

John Millidollar for 2 Buckets lost at the fire of Beek-
mans Stable ........................................ 1 : 8 : -

issued Ald n Furman on Ace 4 towards the New Bason . . 200 : :



17 Aug. 1795 COMMON COUNCIL MINUTES ir,<)



[271] City of ^ gs At a Common Council held on Monday

New York^ the 17 th Day of August 1795.

Present/ Richard Varick Esquire Mayor
Gabriel Furman



Wynant Van Zandt
Andrew Van Tuyl
Theophilus Beekman



Nicholas Bayard &



Frederick Stymets
George Janeway
EsqrsAldn Anthony Post



John Campbell Nicholas Carmer



Mangle Minthorn



Isaac Stoutenburgh J

Several presentments having been found by the Grand Jury of
the last Court of General Sessions of the peace against Nuisances in
several Streets in the 2 d 3 d 5 th & 6 th Wards The Board order that a
Committee be appointed to consist of the follov.-ing Gentleman Viz 1
Ald n Furman, W. Van Zandt. and Beekman and M r Carmer, A. Post,
Janeway, and Minthorn to Contract and agree for Scavengers to clean
the Streets in such manner as they shall think proper &c. And the
Board do further Order that the following persons be appointed to
assist the Magestrates in the due execution of the Street Law, Viz 1
1 st W d Thomas Ludlow, Carlile Pollock, James Stewart, John Van
Dyck, William Muir, John Rernsen, James Duffle, John Goodeve,
John Sickles, Gerardus Smith Junior, [272] Edward Meeks, Ber-
nardus Swartwout Junior, Joseph Newton and John Parkison 2 d
Ward, Garret Kettletas, Comfort Sands, Hugh Pollock, John Henry
Joshua Waddington, Lewis Ogden, Anthony L. Bleecker, Joseph
Griffiths, Robert Bruce. Gulian Verplanck, Peter T. Curtenious, Joseph
Pearson, and John P. Pearss 3 d Ward, Richard R. Lawrance, Wyn-
ant Van Zandt Jmr John Ellis, Jeronimus Alstvne. John Mowatt,
John Hone W'illet Seaman Nicholas G. Carmer, Ezekiel Robins,
Caleb Haviland, John Murray, Henry Rogers, William Willson,
Samuel Talman, Selah Strong and Elijah Cock, 4 th Ward, Jacob
Abrams, Isaac Jones, John G. Glover, William J. Elsworth, George
Stanton, Anthony Rutgers, Frederick Rhineiander, James L. Bogert,
Andrew Hopper, and Ahasuerus Turk 5 th Ward. John Post, for
Water Street, John Buchanan for Cherry Street. Henry Riker for
Pearl Street, Garret Abeel for James Street, John M c Clain for Oliver
Street, John Day for Roosevelt Street, James Grant for Rutgers
Street, Jonathan Connary for Chesnut Street, Ezekiel Bishop for
Banker Street, Nathaniel Nott for Hague Street, Willett Cole Junior
for Ferry Street, Daniel Hitchcock, for George Street. Cornelius
C. Roosevelt, for Gold Street, David Harriot for Frankford Street.



170 CITY or NEW YORK 17 Aug. 1795

James Tylee for Chatham Street, Thomas Ammerman for Vande-
water Street, Jesse Wicks for Rose Street, William Rhinelander for
William Street, and John Fullam for Thomas Street, 7 th Ward,
Hezekiah Ivers, Francis Dominick, Martin Morrison, Samuel Dela-
plane, David Mitchelson, Joseph Fox, Thomas Drake, and Gilbert
Pell.

[273] A Petition of David Ackerman & others for permission to
sink a Well in the upper part of Greenwich Street was read and
granted under the Direction of the Aid" & Assist 1 of the 6 th W d

Ordered that W m Ogden be appointed to superintend the paving
of Fletcher Street in the Stead of John Moore & Jn Cheesman

On the Applications of Isaac Riley, Gulian Verplanck Ex rs of Rob 1
Cromline dec d , & D r Samuel Nicoll for the appointment of Persons to
view their respective Water Lots, and to determine whether they will
bear Foundations for Buildings of Stone & c Ordered that John Stagg,
George Gosman, John Moore James Robinson & John Day be ap-
pointed accordingly.

A Petition of D r Samuel Nicoll requesting a Conferrence on the
subject of the Blooming Dale Road as it respects the Common Lands
by him lately purchased was read & referred to the Road Committee.

A Petition of George Lindsay to sink an additional Block in front
of his Water Lot on Hudsons River was read & granted under the
Inspection of the Aid" & Assist of the \Vard.

A Petition of John Taylor & others for leave to open & clear the
Drain in Pearl Street was read & granted.

A Petition of Hugh Gaine for a Grant of the Soil under Water
opposite his Lots fronting Hudsons River in the 6 th Ward was read
& the consideration thereof postponed.

[274] On the application of the City Surveyors

Ordered that all the Vessels at the Wharfs on the Hudsons River
which obstruct the Surveyors in making the Gen 1 Survey be removed
until the Business be compleated.

A Request of James W Lent for the use of the Mud scow was
granted.

The Street Committee reported the follow 8 Regulations for the
follow 8 Streets ; which were approved by the Board viz'

Fisher Street from the Kennel in the Bowery Lane to the northern
Kennel in Division Street. Assent from the Bowery Road along
Fisher Street to the distance of 280 feet \y 2 Inch on 10 feet thence



17 Aug. 1795 COMMON COUNCIL MINUTES 171

descent on 10 feet \y 2 Inch to Division Street in consequence it will
require to be dug at the distance of 327 feet from the Bowery Lane,
being the Center of first Street 4 feet, And the proposed northern
Kennel in Division Street will require to be dug down 2 feet 1 Inch
below it's present Surface, from thence descending along Division
Street to the Head of George Street, being 120 feet Distance, with \y 2
Inch on 10 feet conformable to which the head of George Street will
require digging out 3 feet 4 Inches.

George Street from conformable to the above Regulation from
Division Street [275] to the extent of 500 feet beyond the South side
of Cherry Street being the extent of the Grants. At the Head of
George Street it must be dug out 3 feet 4 Inches thence descending
down George Street to the extent of the Grants after raising at the
extent of the Grants a Dock or Wall Plate 4 feet above common
High Water Mark with 2 % Inches on 10 feet in consequence it will
require digging at the intersection of Harman Street 6 feet 11 Inches
at the intersection of Henry Street 12 feet 3 Inches at the intersec-
tion of Bedlow Street 9 feet 2 Inches at the intersection of Lombard
Street it will require to be raised 5 Inches at the intersection of
Cheapside Street 2 feet 7 Inches at the intersection of Cherry
Street 8 feet 7y 2 Inches & above the top of the present Wall Plate of
the Wharf on the South side of Cherry Street 11 feet 7 Inches.

Harman Street from Catharine Street to the proposed Kennel in
George Street Ascent to the distance of 514 feet 6 Inches, and descent
to the distance of 214 feet 6 Inches with \y 2 Inch on 10 feet to the
proposed Kennel in George Street in consequence it will require dig-
ging at the distance of 229 feet from Catharine Street 8 feet 5 Inches
at the distance of 225 further 3 feet 7 Inches & at the intersection of
George Street 6 feet 11 Inches.

[276] Cheapside Street Ascent from the present Kennel in
Catharine Street to the intersection of George Street 1 9 %oo Inches
on 10 feet ; in consequence at the distance of 83 feet from Catharine
Street it will remain as it is from thence to the distance of 100 feet
it will require digging 1 foot thence to the distance of 100 further
2 feet thence to the distance of 145 further 2 feet 7 Inches thence
to the distance of 100 feet further it must be raised 10 Inches & at the
intersection of George Street 2 feet 7 Inches.

Ordered that a Survey & Regulation of Cherry Street be made
& reported to the B d without delay



172



CITY OF NEW YORK



24 Aug. 1795



issued






issued
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Ordered that M r Mayor issue his Warr ts on the Treas r to pay
Frederick Stymets the further Sum of 200 on Ace*

towards the new Bason at Thames Slip .............. 200 : -

Nichs Carmer on Ace* to the new D Room in the City

Hall ............................................... *150:-

Rinier Skaats for 1 Q r Services & disbursements ....... 15: 4

Gerard J Bancker for 4 Qr Cask of Gun Powder ....... 24 : -

James Culbertson for City Watch ...................... 63 : 7

W ra Carver for Medicine for the public Horses ........ 0: 16



[277] City of )
New York



8



At a Common Council held on Monday
the 24 th Aug 1 1795.



Present/ Richard Varick Esq r Mayor



Isaac Stoutenburgh
Wynant Van Zandt
Gabriel Furman
John Campbell
Andrew Van Tuyl
Theoph 5 Beekman
Nich s Bayard



Esq" Aid 1 *



Garret Harsen
Mangel Minthorn
George Janeway
Frederick Stymets
Anthony Post
Nich s Carmer



Assists



An Estimate & Assessment for paving Greenwich Street from
Rector Street to the Battery was read & ratified And Aert Huysman
was appointed to collect the Monies & George Gosman to pave the said
Street

The following Persons were appointed Fire Men to Engine N 2
whereof Benj a North is foreman viz 1

James Lord Jesse Donaldson John Smith, Francis J Dominick
Cornelius Mabey, George Lord, Matthias Carvey James Thomas
Edmund Brown Jun r

A Petition of James Donaldson for a further Grant into the
North River in front of his Lot was read & the consideration post-
pon d

The Street Committee reported the follow g Regulations for
Cherry Street, part of Water [278] Street & Crown Point Street as
a temporary Regulation to make a good & passable Road to Corlaers
Hook And also a Regulation for Lombard Street which were approved
by the Board.

Regulation of Cherry Street from Catharine Street to the center
of Washington Street thence southerly to Water Street thence
along Water Street to Crown Point Street and thence along Crown
Point Street to the eastern Bounds of M r Ivers's Ground

Ascent from Catharine Street to the Distance of 375 feet \y 2 Inch



24 Aug. 1795 COMMON COUNCIL MINUTES 173

on 10 feet to George Street in consequence it will require raising 4
Inches at the distance of 150 feet from Catharine Street thence at
the distance of 100 feet further 2 feet 3 Inches. At the distance of 75
feet further it will remain as it is. At the intersection of George Street
it will require raising 2 feet.

From George Street to Charlotte Street Ascent to the distance of
313 feet and descent to the distance of 273 feet \ l / 2 Inch on 10 feet to
Charlotte Street in consequence it will require raising 2 feet 7
Inches at the distance of 90 feet from George Street at the distance
of 150 feet further 7 feet at the distance of 150 feet further 6 feet 9
Inches & at the intersection of Charlotte Street it will remain as it is.

From Charlotte to Rutgers Street. Ascent to the distance of 315
feet & descent to the same distance \y 2 Inch on 10 feet in conse-
quence it will require to be raised at the distance of 190 feet from the
center of Charlotte Street [279] 2 feet 6 Inches thence at the dis-
tance at the distance of 125 feet further 1 foot 5 Inches (being the
highest Ground) and at the center of Rutgers Street 4 feet 9 Inches.

From Rutgers to Washington Street Ascent to a distance 212 feet

6 Inches and descent to the same distance with \ l / 2 Inch on 10 feet
to the center of Washington Street in consequence it will require
raising at the distance of 150 feet from the center of Rutgers Street

7 feet and at the intersection of Washington Street 7 feet 8 Inches.

From the intersection of Washington & Cherry Streets to the in-
tersection of Clinton & Water Streets.



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