Enrolled pleadings on parchment by plaintiff and defendant in a common-law action of ejectment. The document is technically called a “nisi prius roll,” supplied to judge and jury for trial in a county court, in this case Albany County. On the reverse is a note of the jury’s award of damages and court costs to plaintiff. “Peter Quiet” was a fictitious plaintiff; the real plaintiff was John Small.
August 3 1770
New York State Archives. New York (State). Supreme Court of Judicature. New York State Supreme Court of Judicature judgment rolls and other documents on parchment. Series JN519. Portfolio P-124, file D-5.
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