Legal Documents - Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, 1773-1851.

Collection Number: 4779

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Legal documents - Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, 1773-1851.
Collection Number:
4779
Creator:
Quantity:
9 items.
Forms of Material:
Financial Records, Legal Documents, Manuscripts
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Last will and testament of Colonel Pierre Benjamin Faneuil, Boston, Massachusetts, 1877; signed manuscript Revolutionary War pension request for Tyler Porter, with list of battles, Massachusetts, 1818; New York State Militia Return of Officers ... under Command of Brigadier-General Lyman Curtiss, 1834; Beebee & Co. Bullion Exchange Bankers, New York financial statement, 1851; will of Christian Gingery of Warwick, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, includes mention of "mulato Girl," 1778; will of Jacob Rubsamen (?) of Philadelphia includes manumission of three slaves, 1792; and will of Brigadier General Christian Febiger, Philadelphia, 1796. Also clipping with poem about slavery, "The Auction-Block Again - Who Bids?" from the New York Tribune, undated. Also, two documents mounted on one sheet of paper: a summons to serve on a grand jury and a tax assessment, both addressed to Matthias Aspen, Philadelphia, 1773.
Language:
Collection material in English


COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Last will and testament of Colonel Pierre Benjamin Faneuil, Boston, Massachusetts, 1877; signed manuscript Revolutionary War pension request for Tyler Porter, with list of battles, Massachusetts, 1818; New York State Militia Return of Officers ... under Command of Brigadier-General Lyman Curtiss, 1834; Beebee & Co. Bullion Exchange Bankers, New York financial statement, 1851; will of Christian Gingery of Warwick, Lancaster County, Pa., includes mention of "mulato Girl," 1778; will of Jacob Rubsamen (?) of Philadelphia includes manumission of three slaves, 1792; and will of Brigadier General Christian Febiger, Philadelphia, 1796. Also clipping with poem about slavery, "The Auction-Block Again - Who Bids?" from the New York Tribune, undated. Also, two documents mounted on one sheet of paper: a summons to serve on a grand jury and a tax assessment, both addressed to Matthias Aspen, Philadelphia, 1773.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Curtiss, Lyman.
Faneuil, Pierre Benjamin.
Febiger, Christian, 1746-1796.
Gingery, Christian.
Porter, Tyler, active 1818.
Rubsamen, Jacob.
Aspen, Matthias.
Beebee & Co. (New York, N.Y.)
New York (State). Militia.
New York (State). Militia.

Subjects:
Military pensions--United States--History.
Foreign exchange.
Slaves--Emancipation--United States.
Slavery--United States.
Taxation--United States--States.

Places:
United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783--Veterans.

Form and Genre Terms:
Legal documents.
Wills.
Poems--United States--19th century.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Legal documents - Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, #4779. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Box 1 Folder 1
Faneuil, Pierre Benjamin. Will
1777
Box 1 Folder 2
Revolutionary War Pension Request. Boxford, Massachusetts.
1818
Box 1 Folder 3
New York State Militia Document
1834
Box 1 Folder 4
Beebee and Co. Bullion Exchange Bankers, New York. Financial Statement
1851
Box 1 Folder 5
Lancaster County PA. Will. Includes Mention of a "Mulato Girl" Slave
1778
Box 1 Folder 6
Will. Philadelphia, PA. "Purchase and Set Free" Slaves
1792
Box 1 Folder 7
Christina Febiger. Will.
1796
Box 1 Folder 8
Poem About Slavery From New York Tribune
Box 1 Folder 9
Grand jury summons and tax assessment for Matthias Aspen. Philadelphia, PA.
1773