Guide to the Benjamin Smith (fl. 1788-1792), Justice of the Peace Docket 1788-1792 MG 254
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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.
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.
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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This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 254, Benjamin Smith (fl. 1788-1792) Justice of the Peace
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