1825 Manuscript Document Court of Special Sessions Held at Zina Chatfield's in Oyster Bay for an Assault and Battery The People Versus Jacob Baldwin
(Long Island Judicial History)

Oyster Bay Long Island: 1825. Original document, Justices were William H. Jones, Daniel Feeks, James Hegeman presiding over the case; stating, among else: "...Coles Craft...Saith that on the 24th day of December 1824 - that Jacob Baldwin and Robert Ludlam were pushing each other about the store of Richard Cock and Samuel (last name illegible) and that Jacob Baldwin struck him the said Coles Craft, a blow on the face, and threatened to flogg him if he took the law of him..." continuing with a disputatiously various group of testimony as to who hit who in this fight; listed are the subpoena and constable expenses and the case's docketing information on the back; 8" x 12 1/2" size approx.; a sadly violent case, however interesting in that there is some mention of local businesses, both for the court of sessions and the locality of the "affray" itself; 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 specifically for the Oyster Bay area. Very Good (Item ID: 19920)


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