1805 Partially Letterpress Printed Document concerning the Recognizance Bond of Samuel Burtis Queens County Judge Beekman Presiding
(Long Island Judicial History)

Queens County Long Island: 1805. Document; partially printed, in letterpress; Judge Beekman presiding over the case; accomplished in manuscript and stating: "...Samuel Burtis of No. 164 Fly Market street in the Second Ward of the city of New-York, Grocer and George Forbes of No. 164 Fly Market street in the Second Ward...Grocer personally came before me Theophilus Beeckman one of the special Justices for preserving the peace..." and regarding that Burtis should abide peacefully, "...particularly towards Garbriel Duryea and Isaac Bogart..." with a hundred dollar sum on the recognizance, evidently for some dispute not recorded here; 6 1/2" x 8" size; back of document docketing the case, with a note regarding distances 'Milage from Oyster Bay to New York' and signed by the constables who had to do the notifications, Joseph Latting & Sam Apple; interesting in that there is some frugality involved in the local government, where this Recognizance was evidently printed for cases taking place in the city of New York, here it has been hand corrected and adjusted to Queens County (on Long Island) and with the corrections duly noted and signed-off below the printing; signed by the Judge below; some edgewear, browning along folds & spotting; still, very good condition and an interesting Long Island judicial ephemeral item, along with being of some historical note regarding job printing history at the time. Good (Item ID: 19861)


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