Guide to the John Kearny (fl. 1797-1801), Customs Collector Receipt Book 1797-1801 MG 72
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Inventory prepared by James Lewis 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. August 2005. 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.
John Kearny (fl. 1797-1801) was the customs collector in New York City, ca. 1797-1801.
The bulk of the receipts in this volume are for the monthly amount he collected. He received a commission of three per cent and the rest of the money was forwarded to his supervisor, first John Lasher and then John Lawrence. Also included is an “Account of Arrivals at the Port of New York commencing with the 22nd day of March 1797.” This account includes entries for the date, ship’s name, surname of person seeking entry, their place of origin, and the amount of money Kearny collected from each person.
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This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 72, John Kearny (fl. 1797-1801), Customs Collector
Receipt Book, The New Jersey Historical Society.
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