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William Smith documents and John Tabor Kempe draft letter

Title
William Smith documents and John Tabor Kempe draft letter, 1734-1766.
Author
Smith, William, 1697-1769
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Mixed materialRequest in advance MssCol 15658Schwarzman Building - Manuscripts & Archives Room 328

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Additional Authors
Kempe, John Tabor
Description
.1 linear foot (1 folder).
Summary
William Smith (1697-1769) was a New York City lawyer and a Justice of the New York Supreme Court of Judicature. He was the father of American Loyalist William Smith Jr. (1728-1793). The collection consists of three documents signed by William Smith (1697-1769), 1734-1766, and a rough draft of a letter addressed to Smith by the Province's Attorney General, John Tabor Kempe, 1766 April 18. Documents comprise a receipt for a loaned legal document, 1734 March 25; John W. De Peyster's declaration, signed by De Peyster, Smith and others, that he was acting in trust for Smith in signing a land grant petition, 1754 September 30; and Smith's attestation for a land deed, 1766 July 30. Kempe's letter expresses displeasure over Smith's recent remarks to him concerning a case under Smith's adjudication.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Legal documents.
Access (note)
  • Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Source (note)
  • Various donations, 1908, 1969 and undated.
Processing Action (note)
  • Declaration of trust, 1754, transferred from George Peabody Wetmore papers relating to William Smith Jr.; Smith attestation, 1766, transferred from William Smith Jr. letters and documents.
Call Number
MssCol 15658
OCLC
986799884
Author
Smith, William, 1697-1769, creator.
Title
William Smith documents and John Tabor Kempe draft letter, 1734-1766.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
sheet
Restricted Access
Apply to Manuscripts and Archives Division for access at http://www.nypl.org/mssref.
Processing Action
Declaration of trust, 1754, transferred from George Peabody Wetmore papers relating to William Smith Jr.; Smith attestation, 1766, transferred from William Smith Jr. letters and documents.
Source
Various donations, 1908, 1969 and undated.
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Occupation
Lawyers.
Added Author
Kempe, John Tabor, Correspondent.
Research Call Number
MssCol 15658
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