Minute books

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Series
JN531
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Description

The minute books in this series are the record of proceedings in the regular terms of the Supreme Court of Judicature in New York City (or in other locations during the Revolutionary War). The engrossed minute books are final versions. Rough minute books are usually less complete, but may contain unique information. Until 1797, the minute books contain entries relating to both civil litigation and criminal prosecutions throughout the colony and state. After 1797, the minute books contain mostly entries or lists of legal issues, motions, and appealed cases considered and decided by the court.

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