Guide to the Benjamin Smith (fl. 1788-1792), Justice of the Peace Docket 1788-1792 MG 254

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Descriptive Summary
Biographical Note
Scope and Content Note
Restrictions
Access Points
Related Material
Administrative Information

Container List

Docket


Guide to the Benjamin Smith (fl. 1788-1792), Justice of the Peace Docket
1788-1792
MG 254
The New Jersey Historical Society
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Newark, New Jersey 07102
Contact: NJHS Library
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The New Jersey Historical Society, Publisher
Inventory prepared by James Lewis, July 2001, as part of the “Farm to City” project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. March 2006. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.


Descriptive Summary

Creator: Smith, Benjamin, fl. 1788-1792.
Title: Benjamin Smith (fl. 1788-1792) Justice of the Peace
Docket
Dates: 1788-1792
Abstract: Consists of a single legal docket which contains Benjamin Smith’s entries from the hearings held in his courts in Hunterdon County and the Township of Trenton from 1788-1792
Quantity: .01 linear feet (1 volume)
Collection Number: MG 254

Biographical Note

Benjamin Smith was a justice of the peace (ca. 1788-1792) in Hunterdon County, New Jersey and the Township of Trenton and the town clerk of Trenton, New Jersey.

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Scope and Content Note

This docket contains Benjamin Smith’s entries from the hearings held in his courts in Hunterdon County and the Township of Trenton from 1788-1792. The entries include the plaintiff, defendant and constable’s name and the date. Occasionally the charge is indicated, however the majority of entries solely note the verdict. Smith also records when he has received the defendant or plaintiff’s payment. Also included are entries for marriages Smith performed from 1790-1791.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions on this collection.

Photocopying of materials is limited and no materials may be photocopied without permission from library staff.

Use Restrictions

Researchers wishing to publish, reproduce, or reprint materials from this collection must obtain permission.

The New Jersey Historical Society complies with the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code), which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Smith, Benjamin, fl. 1788-1792.
Subject Topics:
Court cases–New Jersey.
Justices of the peace–New Jersey.
Law–New Jersey.
Marriage records–New Jersey.
Subject Places:
Hunterdon County (N.J.)
Mercer County (N.J.)
Trenton (N.J.)
Document Types:
Dockets.
Judicial records.

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Related Material

Manuscript Group 184, Cornelius Vanderbeek (fl. 1833-1839) Docket

Manuscript Group 276, John McCain (fl. 1838-1847) Docket

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 254, Benjamin Smith (fl. 1788-1792) Justice of the Peace
Docket, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

The source of this collection is unknown.

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Container List

Docket

Box Folder Title Date
1 1 Legal docket 1788-1792

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