Sunday, February 8, 2009

Collections of the New York Historical Society for the Year ... By New-York Historical Society

Collections of the New York Historical Society for the Year ... By New-York Historical Society: "At a Common Council held the 24th Day of November 1806 John Hatfield James Drake Merchant Jacob Mott Grocer Samuel Torbert Physician Samuel Cowdrey Attorney at Law Joseph Bond appeared before the Mayor and Aldermen and took the oath as Freemen of the City of New York The corporation consists of the Mayor Recorder Aldermen and Assistants they possess the power of making Freemen of the said corporation and all persons exercising trades or following occupations in the city in the public fairs without first purchasing "

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