Manuscript Group 254, Benjamin Smith (fl. 1788-1792), Justice of the Peace Docket, 1788-1792
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Manuscript Group 254,
Benjamin Smith (fl. 1788-1792), Justice of the Peace
Docket, 1788-1792, 0.01
linear feet / 1 volume
Call Number: MG 254
Docket kept as a Hunterdon
County justice of the peace and as town clerk of Trenton. Contains
marriage records, 1790-1791.
Benjamin Smith was a justice of the peace
(ca. 1788-1792) in Hunterdon County, New Jersey and the town clerk of Trenton,
The source of this collection is unknown.
This docket contains Benjamin Smiths
entries from the hearings held in his court in Hunterdon County from
1788-1792. The entries include the plaintiff, defendant and constables
name and the date. Occasionally the charge is indicated, however the
majority of entries note solely the verdict. Smith also records when he
has received the defendant or plaintiffs payment. Also included are
entries for marriages Smith performed from 1790-1791.
For more dockets kept by New Jersey
justices of the peace see:
Manuscript Group 184, Cornelius Vanderbeek
(fl. 1833-1839) Docket
Manuscript Group 276, John McCain (fl.
Processed by James Lewis, July 2001 as part of the “Farm to City”
project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records
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