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direct a suff t number of close Stools to [be] made for the prisoners in
Goal.

Ordered that Rich d T Lawrence be appointed a Fire Man to
Engine N 18 vice Rob 1 Mott resigned John Evans to Engine N 20
vice John Woodward resigned. & John Breath to N 18 vice Walter
Bowne resigned.

[181] Ordered that the Treas r pay Eleanor Van Bremen the
iss d Interest of the 60 deposited for the support of her

Bastard Child.

David Harriot appointed to collect the Monies on the Assessment
for paving of Oliver Street reported that the Sum of 12:7:3 as-
sessed on the Lot of Ann Dealing remains unpaid & that he cannot
find any distress on the said Lot whereon to levy the said Sum.

Ordered that such Proceedings be had for the recovery of the said
Money as by Law is prescribed & directed

Richard Furman Collector of the Bowery Division of the 7 th W' 1



358 CITY or NEW YORK 26 June 1797

having all last Winter been afflicted with a severe fit of Sickness &
from which he is but lately recovered & he being in consequence con-
siderably in arrear in the collection of the last Years Tax

Ordered that the Treasurer take his Note with a good Endorser
for the Ball ce due from him payable in 30, 60 & 90 Days in order that
a final settlement may be made of the last Years Tax

Ordered that M r Harsen take order for the taking down of the old
Alms House.

Ordered that a Warrant of Atty from this B d to Gerrit Harsen
be made out with the Common Seal affixed to authorize & enable him
as Atty of this B d to receive & take the Possession of a certain Lot of
Ground in the vicinity of the new Alms House & recovered by Writt
of Right against Samuel La Rue

*[181] Ordered that application be made to the Comptroller of the
State of New York for a Warrant on the State Treas 1 " for the Money
appropriated to this City & County by the Act for the encouragem 1 of
Schools.

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

Arondt Van Hook for subsisting criminal Prisoners in

issued r i riA if

Goal 24:16:



Bernard Oblenis Clerk of the Police Office for bailee of

his Ace*

John Fleming for superintends the cleans of Streets



5th Wd ............................................. 10:



iss d James Culbertson for City Watch ...................... 139 : 2 : 6

iss d Nichs Lawrence for the like ........................... 139: 2: 6

John Smith for repairs a Pump & cleans a Well in Eagle

St 7th Wd ........................................... 6 . 4 . 2



iss d Bogert & Blauvelt for repairs Pumps in the 6 th Wd ____ 1: 6:

[182] City of ) At a Common Council held on Mondav

\ O C - 1

New Yorkp June 26 th 1797

Present/ Richard Varick Esq r Mayor

James Kent Esq r Recorder



Jacob De la Montagnie
Jotham Post
Gabriel Furman
Theophs Beekman
Corns C Roosevelt
Robert Lenox



Mangle Minthorn
Anthony Brown

Philip J Arcularius

A ., -o
Anthony Post

Thomas Storm
Garret Harsen



>Assist ts



Archibald Kerly, Gent admitted & sworn a free man of this City
On reading a Representation of the Commiss rs of the Health
Office.



* Clerk's error in numbering. ED.



26 June 1797 COMMON COUNCIL MINUTES 359

An Ordinance was passed requiring M r Kennedy to fill up to a

proper Heighth with good wholesome Earth so that the Water will
run off into the River the Street or Wharf in front of his Lots on the
East side of the fly Market ferry Stairs by the first day of August
next under the penalty of 100.

An Ordinance was ordered to be prepared for paving the side
W T alks on each side of the exchange Slip Street

A Petition of James Boyd & others for the use of one of the large
Rooms in the Hall for Elihu Palmer* to make an Oration was read &
rejected.

A Petition of George Pick for compensation for the Buildings re-
moved from a Lot at the new Alms & recovered by this Corporation
was read & rejected.

[183] An Estimate & Assessment for digging out Bedlow Street
was read & ratified by the Board & the appointment of Persons to
Collect the Monies & to execute the Work was postponed

The like for Henry Street and Benj a North was appointed to
collect the Monies & Daniel Raveau & John Smith were appointed to
execute the Work.

A Petition for a Well in new Street was read & granted under
the Direction of the Ald n & Assist of the W d

An Ordinance for paving Herman Street from George Street to
Charlotte Street was passed by the Board

A further proposal of Jacob Blackwell to give in exchange a
greater [amount] of Land for that lately purchased for a burying
Ground was read & the consideration thereof postponed

Ordered that the follow^ Persons be appointed fire Men viz 1

Engine N 9 Jacob Housman vice John Clark resigned.

N 19 W m D Vermillie vice Robert Seaman resigned.

N 23 Rob' Allen vice John Brown resign'd & the follow 5 addi-
tional.

Thomas Heckle Sebe Binckerhoff

William Day Henry Fassaur

Isaac Hatfield Martin Myers

Yellis Mandeville David Concklin

Enos Vail Elijah Pinckney

[184] The follow^ Reports of the Street Committee were respec-
tively read & agreed to by the Board viz 1

The present Street Committee having examined the following
Regulations, made under the Direction of the Street Committee the ;
Dec r 1795, of Broad Way from Barley Street to the Arched Bridge-

* Marginal note reads An Infidel. ED.



360 CITY or NEW YORK 26 June 1797

of Chappel Street from Barley to Leonard Street of Barley Street
from Broad Way to Chappel Street of Catharine Street from Broad
Way to Chappel Street of Leonard Street from Broad Way to Chap-
pel Street of Anthony Street from Broad Way to Ann Street and
thence to Catharine Street and of Catharine Street to the Fresh Water
Pond. & of Magazine Street from Broad Way to Ann Street & of
Catharine from Broad Way to Ann Street

Regulation of Broad Way from Barley Street to the Arched Bridge

" Ascent from Barley Street to the Intersection of Magazine
Street with \y 2 Inch on 10 feet; in consequence Broad Way will re-
quire digging at the Intersection of Magazine Street 4 feet 9 Inches
Thence ascending 120 feet distance & descending 120 feet to the Inter-
section of Catharine Street in consequence it will require digging at
the extent of 120 feet from the Intersection of Magazine Street 7 feet
4 Inches, and at the Intersection of Catharine Street 6 feet 1 Inch
[185] Thence ascending 111 feet 6 Inches and descending the same
distance with \ l /> Inches on 10 feet to the Intersection of Leonard
Street, in consequence Leonard Street will require digging 15 feet 6
Inches. Thence descending with 2 ?> /^ Inches on 10 feet to the arched
Bridge ; in consequence it will require digging at the extent of 125
feet from the Intersection of Leonard Street 16 feet Thence at the
extent of 150 feet further 19 feet 7 Inches thence at the extent of
125 feet further 21 feet 6 Inches thence at the extent of 125 feet
further 22 feet 10 Inches thence at the extent of 125 feet further 15
feet 10 Inches thence at the extent of 100 feet further 11 feet 5
Inches thence at the extent of 100 feet further 4 feet 2 Inches thence
at the extent of 100 feet further it will require raising 7 Inches & the
arched Bridge will remain at it's present heighth being 10 feet 7 Inches
above the surface of the Meadow

Regulation of Chappel Street from Barley S l to Leonard Street
' Descent from Barley Street to Leonard Street with 1 5 %oo Inch
on 10 feet in consequence it will require raising at the intersection of
Magazine Street 7 feet 3 Inches at the intersection of Catharine
[186] Street 4 feet 3 Inches & at the intersection of Leonard Street
4 feet 6 Inches being the heighth from the surface of the Meadow for
the proposed Canal.

Regulation of Barley Street from the regulation of Broad Way to
Chapel Street

' Descent from Broad Way to Chapel S 1 1 % I ncn on 10 feet in
consequence it will require to be dug at the extent of 146 feet from



26 June 1797 COMMON COUNCIL MINUTKS 361

Broad Way 4 feet 9 Inches At the extent of 125 feet further 3 feet 8
Inches at the intersection of Church Street 2 feet 5 Inches, thence
at the extent of 120 feet further 1 foot 1 Inch thence at the extent
of 100 feet further it will require raising 5 Inches at the extent of
100 feet further 1 foot 9 Inches & at the intersection of Chapel S c

1 foot 6 Inches

Regulation of Catharine Street from the Regulation of the Broad
Way to Chapel Street

" Descent from Broad Way (after being dug 6 feet 1 Inch) to
Chapel Street with 3 % Inch on 10 feet in consequence it will re-
quire to be dug at the extent of 216 feet from Broad Way 18 feet 5
Inches At the extent of 210 feet further 25 feet at the extent of 43
feet further 23 feet 7 Inches at the intersection of Church S 1 7 feet
9 Inches at the extent of 100 feet further 3 feet at the extent of 150
feet further it will require filling 4 feet 3 Inches & at the intersection
of Chapel Street 4 feet 3 Inches.

[187] Regulation of Leonard Street from the regulation of Broad
Way to the regulation of Chapel Street.

" Descent from Broad Way (after being dug 15 feet 6 Inches) to
Chapel Street 3 4 % o Inches on 10 feet, in consequence it will re-
quire digging at the extent of 176 feet from Broad Way 15 feet 4
Inches at the extent of 200 feet further 26 feet 8 Inches at the
intersection of Church Street 28 feet 8 Inches at the extent of 50
feet further 27 feet 11 Inches at the extent of 50 feet further 25
feet 3 Inches at the extent of 50 feet further 19 feet 5 Inches at the
extent of 50 feet further 12 feet at the extent of 50 feet further 6
feet 1 Inch at the extent of 100 feet further it will require to be
filled in 11 Inches and at the intersection of Chapel Street 4 feet 6
Inches

Regulation of Anthony Street from Broad Way to Ann Street-
Ann Street from Anthony to Catharine Street & so down Catharine
Street to fresh Water Pond.

"Descent from the Regulation of Broad Way along Anthony
Street to Ann Street along said Ann Street from Anthony to Catha-
rine Street & along said Catharine Street to fresh Water Pond with

2 % Inches on 10 feet. In consequence Anthony Street will require
filling 7 feet 9 Inches at the eastern Range of Broad W r ay conformable
to the Regulation of Broad Way [188] at the extent of 100 feet
further, to be filled 13 feet 8 Inches; at the extent of 100 feet further
15 feet 9 Inches, at the extent of 100 fe"et further 16 feet one Inch and



362 CiTY OF NEW YORK 26 June 1797

at the intersection of Ann Street 16 feet 9 Inches ; from thence along
Ann Street, where the intersection of said Ann and Magazine
Street requires filling 2 feet 5 inches, thence towards Catharine Street
where it requires filling 8 feet 10 Inches at the extent of 120 feet
distance from Magazine Street, and at the intersection of Catharine
Street it requires digging 10 Inches; Thence from the Western range
of Ann Street, down Catharine Street, to fresh Water Pond, where it
will require filling 6 feet 9 Inches at the extent of 140 feet, from
the W'estern range of Ann Street, and at the extent of 150 feet further
at fresh Water Pond 4 feet 6 Inches.

Regulation of Magazine Street from Broad Way to Ann Street.

Descent from Broad Way (after being dug 4 feet 9 Inches) to Ann
Street, with 4 2 %oo Inches on 10 feet, in consequence of this, it will
require filling, at the extent of 116 feet distance of Broad Way, one
foot 6 Inches, at the extent of 100 feet further 2 feet one Inch, at the
extent of 100 feet further 11 Inches, and at the intersection of Ann
Street 2 feet 5 Inches.

Regulation of Catharine Street from Broadway, to Ann Street.

Descent from Broad Way (after being dug 6 feet 1 Inch) to Ann
Street, with 5 7 % o Inches on 10 feet in consequence of this it re-
quires digging at the extent of 116 feet distance from Broad Way 5
feet 3 Inches, at the extent of 100 feet further 5 feet 5 Inches, at the
extent of 100 feet further 4 feet 7 Inches and at the intersection of
Ann Street 10 Inches.

[189] The Street Committee further report the following Regu-
lations of Chapel from Barley to the North side of Leonard Street, of
Barley and Duane Streets from Chapel to the extent of the Grants
in the North River, from Barley to Provoost Streets and of Green-
wich Street from Reed to Watts Street.

Regulation of Chapel Street, from Barley Street to the North
side of Leonard Street Descent from the Regulation of Barlay
Street along Chapel Street with 1 % Inch on 10 feet to the North
side of Leonard Street in consequence of this it will require to be
raised at the extent 105 feet, from the South Kennel in Barley Street
4 feet 9 Inches, thence at the extent of 145 feet further (being the
intersection of Thomas Street) 8 feet 4 Inches, thence at the extent of
240 feet further (being the intersection of Catharine Street) 4 feet 6
Inches, thence at the extent of 260 feet further being the North side
of Leonard Street where it will be raised 4 feet 6 Inches above the
surface of the Meadow.



26 June 1797 COMMON COUNCIL MlNUTES 303

Regulation of Barlay and Duane Streets from Chapel Street to the
Extent of the Grants into the North River.

Ascent from the Regulation of Barley Street in a distance of 200
feet, (being the intersection of Hudson Street) with \ l / 2 Inch on 10
feet, thence ascending along Duane Street in a distance of 177 feet
6 Inches, and descending in a distance of 277 feet 6 Inches with 2
Inches on 10 feet to the intersection of Greenwich Street, thence de-
scending in a distance of 473 feet (being the extent of the Grants)
with 2 l / 2 Inches on 10 feet, agreeable [190] to this regulation, the Wall
Plate at the extent of the Grants, will be 4 feet above high Water
In consequence of this Regulation, the Intersection of Hudson
Street will require to be raised 12 feet 5 Inches, the intersection of
Greenwich Street, being 455 feet distance from the intersection of
Hudson Street, will remain in its present Situation, and the intersec-
tion of Washington Street will require to be dug one foot one Inch

Regulation of Hudson Street from Barley to Provoost Streets.

Ascent from Barley Street in a distance of 123 feet and descend in
a distance of 143 feet 6 Inches with 2 Inches on 10 feet, to the inter-
section of Thomas Street, thence ascending in a distance of 71 feet,
and descending 191 feet with 2 Inches on 10 feet to the intersection of
Catharine Street ; thence ascending in a distance of 192 feet and de-
scending the same distance with 2 Inches on 10 feet to the intersection
of Provoost Street In consequence of this, the intersection of Barley
Street will require to be raised 12 feet 5 Inches, the Intersection of
Thomas Street 12 feet ; the intersection of Jay Street 10 feet 8 Inches
the intersection of Catharine Street 6 feet 8 Inches, the Intersection
of Harrison Street 4 feet 9 Inches, the Intersection of Leonard Street
will require to be dug 7 feet 8 Inches, and the intersection of Pro-
voost Street 6 feet 9 Inches.

Regulation of Greenwich Street, from the Pavement at Reade
Street to Watt's Street Ascent from the Pavement at Read Street to
the intersection of Duane Street (being 223 feet distance) with iy 2
Inch on 10 feet, thence ascending 120 feet, and descending 120 feet
with 2 Inches on 10 feet to the intersection of Jay Street, thence as-
cending [191] 120 feet and descending 120 feet with 2 Inches on 10
feet to the intersection of Harrison Street, thence ascending 120 feet,
and descending 120 feet with 2 Inches on 10 feet to the intersection
of Provoost Street, thence ascending 65 feet and descending 175 feet
with 2 Inches on 10 feet to the intersection of Moore Street, thence
ascendin<* 120 feet and descending 120 feet with 2 Inches on 10 feet



364 CITY or NEW YORK 26 June 1797

to Beach Street, thence ascending 132 feet 6 Inches, and descending
132 feet 6 Inches with 2 Inches on 10 feet, to the intersection of
Hubert Street, thence ascending 120 feet and descending 120 feet with
2 Inches on 10 feet to the intersection of Vestry Street, thence as-
cending 120 feet and descending 120 feet with 2 Inches on 10 feet to
the intersection of Laight Street, thence ascending 120 feet and de-
scending 120 feet with two Inches on 10 feet to the intersection of
Desbrosses Street, thence ascending 120 feet and descending 120 feet
to the intersection of Watts' Street in Consequence of this regulation
the intersection of Duane Street will remain in its present Situation ;
the intersection of Jay Street will require to be dug 9 Inches, the in-
tersection of Harison Street 7 Inches, and the intersection of Provoost
Street 6 Inches ; the intersection of Moore Street will require to be
raised one foot 10 Inches, the intersection of Beach Street requires
raising 6 feet 3 Inches, the intersection of Hubert Street 4 feet one
Inch, the intersection of Vestry Street 5 feet 7 inches, the intersection
of Laight Street 9 feet 4 Inches, the intersection of Desbrosses Street
10 feet 11 Inches, and the intersection of Watts Street will require
raising 5 feet [192] 10 Inches Agreeable to this Regulation, the
Streets on the West side of Greenwich Street, after the Wall Plate of
the Dock at the extent of the Grants is raised 4 feet above common
high Water, will have a descent of 2 l / 2 Inches on 10 feet from Duane
Street to Provoost Street inclusive and from Moore S* to Watts Street
the Water will run with a descent of 2 Inches on 10 feet to the
extent of the Grants.

Regulation of Fletcher Street from the Southern Kennel in Front
Street, to the Dock at the East River.

Ascent from the Southern Kennel in front Street in a distance of
68 feet, and descent in a distance of 148 feet, with \ l / 2 Inch on 10 feet
In consequence of this, it will require to be raised at the extent of the
68 feet from the Southern Kennel in front Street, (being the highest
Ground) one foot 9 Inches.

A temporary Regulation of part of Winne Street, from Bayard
Street to S* Nicholas Street.

Ascent in a distance of 335 feet with 2 l / 2 Inches on 10 feet In
consequence of this it will require to be dug at the extent of 10 feet
from the Kennel in Bayard Street 7 feet 7 Inches, thence at the exent
of 125 feet further 9 feet 2 Inches, thence at the exent of 125 feet
further 1 foot 6 Inches and at the extent of 75 feet further it will
remain in its present Situation



3 July 1797 COMMON COUNCIL MINUTES



36.5



[193] Ordered that M r Mayor issue his Warr ts on the Treas r to



pay

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Garret Harsen on Ace* towards public Work

Daniel Raveau & John Smith on Ace 1 towards filling in

at Pecks Slip

W m J Elsworth for lights Lamps

Nich s Lawrence for City Watch

James Culbertson for the like

Angevine & Adams for watchs at the Gaol

Goodeve & Brown for Candles

John Ackerman for superintends cleans Streets 4 th W d
Fred : Jay, Commissions for sells Stands in Fly Market

at Auction

Tho s Farmer for a Bulkhead at Pecks Slip

Rob* Valentine for a Bulkhead & Sewer at Roosevelt

Street Slip



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600:





40:




75:14





139: 2


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139: 2


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32: 4





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[194] City of



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Esq rs Ald n



Anthony Post
Philip J Arcularius
Mangle Minthorn
Thomas Storm



''Assists



At a Common Council held on Monday
New Yorkp the 3 d day of July 1797

Present/ Richard Varick Esq r Mayor

James Kent Esq r Recorder

Jacob De La Montague
Theoph 3 Beekman
Gabriel Furman
Robert Lenox
Corn 5 C Roosevelt
Jotham Post

M r Mayor laid before the Board a Letter from His Excellency
the Governor to him, stating that the Commissioners appointed to
procure Arms Ammunition & other military Stores had fixed on a
Piece of the Common Lands at the junction of the Post & Blooming
Dale Roads part of which hath been for some time used as a public
burying Ground and that His Excellency had signified to the Commis-
sioners his approbation of their erecting the necessary Buildings at
that Place for military Stores provided this Board should consent to
grant to the State as much of the said Ground as might be requisite.

Whereupon the Board determined that a Grant be made to the
People of the State of New York of the said Piece [195] of Ground
for the purpose afores d reserving such part as hath been used for
the interment of the Dead & a convenient Piece for a Passage thereto
from the Post Road And that the Clk prepare such Grant & report
the same to the Board.

Ordered that M r Recorder be directed to proceed by Ejectment



366 CITY or NEW YORK 3 July 1797

or otherwise against Daniel Dunbar for Intrusion on the public prop-
erty beyond the limits of the Grant of his Water Lot at Burlings Slip ;
And that a Warrant of Atty from this Board to M r Recorder be
prepared accordingly

Ordered that Aid" Lenox take order for the digging out the Fly
Market Slip And that M r Harsen direct the making of a Pale fence
at the City Hall along the Windows of the Supreme Court Clerks
Office & sinks to prevent the spreading of Urine over the flat Pave-
ment at the City Hall.

A Petition of John Dietz leather Dresser & manufacturer of Glue
for Relief against the Expences of removing the Implements of his
Business out of the City ; was read & referred to Ald n Beekman &
Mess rs Post & Minthorn

An Estimate & Assessment for paving Fletcher Street was read &
ratified by the Board & Hugh Montgomerie was appointed to collect
the Monies thereon & George Gosman to pave the s d Street.

[196] The like for digging out Winne Street and John Tabellie
was appointed to collect the Monies & Charles Masten & Frederick
Truelight to dig out the s d Street

The like for digging out Bedlow Street & Richard Furman was
appointed to collect the Monies & Henry Shearman Peter Sanders &
William Butler to dig out the s d Street

The Committee on the Subject of the Collector of the Fees or
Rates of public Wharfage & Slippage reported that the same ought
to be farmed out ; which was agreed to by the Board

Ordered that the Clerk advertize that Proposals written & sealed
will be received at the City Clerks Office until the 8 th day of Aug* next
for farming the collection of all the Monies arising & which may be
receivable by virtue of the Law " to regulate the lying of Vessels at
the public Wharfs & in the Slips of the City of New York & to
establish the Rates of Wharfage " for one Year to commence the
day of next the highest Bidder to be considered the Pur-

chaser & entitled to the Priviledge on his giving approved Security
for the Payment of the purchase Money in quarterly payments.

Ordered that John Farrington be appointed a fireman to Engine
N 3 vice Simon Kiersted resigned.

[197] Ordered that M r Mayor issue his Warr ts on the Treas r to
pay

Arthur Smith for paving Cherry Street at Cath n Slip

Market 40: 8: 4

iss d Anthony Post for Expences of Road Committee 8: 5:



12 July 1797 COMMON COUNCIL MlNUTES 367

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

8500 of Id 35 . 8 . 4

8400 of 2d 70-

9400 of 3^ 117 ':10;-

1 imperfect Sheet . 5. ._



223: 4: 4

City of ) At a Common Council held on Wednes-

New York J day the 12 th July 1797.

Present/ Richard Varick Esq r Mayor

James Kent Esq r Recorder

Anthony Post



n , . , Anthony Brown

Gabriel Furman ^ ,, , ,,. .

,, . r> i Mangle Mmthorne

Theophs Beekman . c .

T tT-n -I'ti- rEsqrsAldn Thomas Storm

Jacob De laMontagnie XT . , , ~

_. Nicholas Carmer

Jotham Post J ,-,

Garret Harsen



Assist^



Philip J Arcularius

[198] Ordered that the Treasurer negociate a further loan with
the Bank of New York of 4000 Dollars 'till Monies can be raised
by the ensuing Tax.

The Grant ordered at the last Meeting to the People of the State
of New York of the Peace of the Common Lands at the junction of
the Post & Bloomingdale Roads for Magazines of military Stores, was
read & agreed to by the Board & the Common Seal was ordered to be
affixed thereto & M r Mayor to subscribe the same on behalf of the
Board

On the application of Sam 1 Abbot

Ordered that he be permitted to insert a private Drain from the
Cellar of his House in Broad Street into the public Drain to take the
Water from his Cellar

A Presentment of the Grand Jurors of the last Court of General
Sessions of the Peace against certain defects as to the comfortable
accommodation of the Debtors confined in Goal & recommending



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