The annals of Albany (Volume 2)


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The - City Records. 93 Att a Court of Mayor &c., Oct. 14, 1687. The returns of ye aldermen for ye 3 respective wards, for choosing of new ones being made, and for ye first ward are chosen Hend. Cuyler, Johannes Wendel; for ye 2d ward Levinus Van Schaick, Jan Jans Bleeker; for ye 3d ward David Schuyler, Alb1 Ryckman. And for ye common councill men are choose for ye first ward Reynier Barents, Jacob Staas, for ye 2d warde Johannes Cuyler, Wm Claese, for ye 3d warde Garrit Yan Nesse, Ger1 Ryerse; and were sworne in there respective offices accordingly, except Capt. Wendel and Capt. Bleeker. By the court of Mayor and Aldermen of ye citty of Albany Whereas ye selling of drink at unreasonable hours at night is founde inconvenient especialy at this juncture of time, ye court doe therefore hereby strictly charge and command yl none of ye inhabitants of this city or county thereof doe presume to sell any strong drink, beer, syder or other liquor to any person whatever after ye Taptoo upon ye penalty of forfeiting ye somme of tenn shillings every person y* shall be found drinkeing in ye house, and if any citizen or in- habitant of this citty doe presume to suffer people to drink in their houses any drink fetched from ye tavern or any other places, ye master of yl house shall pay for every person yt he shall so admitt to drinke in his house after ye Taptoo aforesaid, ye somme of six shillings courant money of this province. And whereas divers persons were warned last year to ride a load of fyrewood to ye watch house, have been negligent in doing ye same; all persons are hereby warned yl have not brought ye load of wood accordingly, yt they bring or cause to bring ye same to ye guardhouse in ye space of 8 days, else it shall be brought from there yards upon there cost and charge and moreover pay a fine of 2s, and if there be no wood in there yards a load of wood shall be brought upon there charge and brought to ye garde. Dated in Albany ye 17th day of Oct. 1687. Robert Livingston.

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11 Jan 2012
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Vol. 2 is 2nd edition, 1870 26

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Munsell, Joel, 1808-1880

Albany : J. Munsell