1862 Collection of 6 Tavern & Liquor License Applications for the Town of Jamaica, Long Island New York
(Jamaica)

Jamaica Long Island New York: Not Published, 1862. F Documents printed, completed and signed in manuscript (except for one, see below) "To the Commissioners of Excise, in and for the County of Queens..."; Four of these are of the more complex type, for opening taverns that sold and served alcoholic beverages consumed on the premises, which required petitions signed by 20 residents attesting to the document; for Henry Menke in Clarenceville; Lucas Decker in Springfield, George LeKnam(?) of Jamaica and John Hayes of the same town, all dated 1862, with the 'proposals' of 4" x 7 3/4" approx. size on blue paper, all attached by seal to the larger petitioner's lists, 7 3/4" x 12 1/2" approx.; and signed by Thomas Bradley or Seaman Fosdick, Justices of the Peace; (with) a handwritten application to open a store whereat liquor could be sold in "... the South part of said Jamaica...", by Henry Rust, also dated 1862, not noted or authorized otherwise, on 6" x 7 3/4" notepaper, accomplished with handsome calligraphy in dark sepia ink; (with) an application for a store to sell liquors not to be drank on the premises, 4" x 7 3/4" by Samuel T. Wooley, in Jamaica, same date; old fold lines, few old stains and wear; all in very good condition and interesting Jamaica Long Island business and social history ephemera from the Civil War years. Very Good Paperback (Item ID: 21534)

$125.00

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