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Livingston, Robert Account sheet re: fees required as Court Clerk

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00678 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1703/01/26 Pagination: 1 p. + docket 32.7 x 20.4 cm

Summary of Content: Bill for £16 1 shilling 4 pence following the trial of "4 negroes for murder." Fees were included for such items as "Suppoena for [11 witnesses]" "Swearing the above 11 witnesses before the grand Jury" "Swearing an officer to keep the Jury" and "Taking & Entering the Verdict."

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Government and CivicsFinanceAfrican American HistorySlaveryCrimeCriminals and OutlawsJudiciaryLaw

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