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General Sessions of Court of Peace 1800-1834


Excerpts from
Minute Books
Johnstown District/Leeds and Grenville Court of General Sessions of the Peace
1800-1834
Ontario Archives, MS 699 Reel 1

Transcription and Notes by Maridel Crawford-Brown

These records list court cases (without details of the trials) of petty crime dealt with by local Justices of the Peace; tax and other bills being paid with amounts and to whom;
yearly appointments of local constables to the townships, and granting of tavern licences, all with names.

One of the records' greatest values is in having the members of Grand and Petit juries listed. Those men's names might not be found elsewhere. There are also such things as
Abel Stevens' petition (twice) to be allowed to celebrate marriages as a Baptist minister. It appears never to have been granted to him. The justices did not think him well and properly
ordained and asked for sufficient proof. As we know, he went on to perform marriages anyway. Then there is information about construction of the Gaol and care of prisoners, etc.

Although transcribed with care, there may be errors here, and researchers are advised to verify against the original records. Page layout has generally been maintained; exceptions
are prefixed with '-'. The transcriber's notes appear in [square brackets].

Pages: 1-179, 180-314, 315-442

    [i] Introduction 
    These minutes begin in 1800 when Johnstown District (now Leeds and Grenville) was separated from the Eastern District. 
    For Sessions minutes prior to 1800 for this area see R.G.22, Series 47, Cornwall (Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry), 
    Court of general Quarter Sessions minutes. The minutes prior to 1841 contain information concerning both the administration 
    and judicial activities of the magistrates at Sessions. 
    
    These minutebooks [sic] were all received from the courthouse in Brockville. Only the minutebook for 1842-1845 was received 
    prior to proper accessioning at the Archives: the volume was received on 28 May 1953. The other volumes were received 
    between 1966-1982; the relevant accession numbers are listed below. 
    
    Accession # 4294 6958 1983 15483 
    
    [ii] Vol.1-1800-1818 Memorandum 
    [iii ] Extracts of fines to be made out from Feb. 1812 Inclusive & a Copy to be sent to
    Inspector Genl--Clk of the Crown-- & the Sheriff of the Eastern District [name?] of the
    Dist. Of Johnstown. 
    
    [Page 1] 
    
    Upper Canada
    District of Johnstown 
    
    At a Court of the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace met 22nd April
    April term 1800
    Present 
    The Hon.l Solomon JONES 
    Ephraim JONES
    Joel STONE 
    Wm FRASER 
    Hugh MUNRO} Esquires
    Etc etc 
    
    
    [Page 2] 
    
    
    The King vs. David HUNTER, Thos. McILMOILE [sic], prosecutor
    The Grand Jury present to the Court a bill of Indictment against David
    HUNTER for an Assault etc committed upon Thos. McILMOILE [sic] to which bill
    he pleads not guilty. Jurors to try the issue were sworn as follows
    Daniel STEVENS 
    John WOOLEY 
    George BATES
    William ROBINSON 
    David ELLIOT [sic]
    Henry BOGET [sic]
    William CLOW 
    Isaac BOOTH 
    Jesse HOLMES 
    Philemon PENOCK 
    Danl SHIPMAN 
    Ezekl MIDDLETON 
    
    
    [Page 3] 
    
    
    Witnesses on the part of the prosecution
    Charles MAY 
    William FINCH 
    Charles DOYLE 
    Hugh McILMOILE [sic]
    Witnesses on the part of the Defent [sic]
    Alex. CAMPBELL 
    Hugh McGOMERY [sic]
    Phenias BALWIN [sic]
    Deria BOONE 
    Thomas BOYD 
    Andrew GIBSON 
    Jury after receiving evidence wish to withdraw-and return into Court and
    find the defendant Guilty in manner and form, as laid in the Indictment.
    Whereupon the Court do order and adjudge
    That he pay a fine of one Shilling and all the fees and he stands committed
    until the same be paid. 
    
    
    King vs. John BURK
    John BURK being called and appears, is discharged by order of the Court from
    his recognizance on paying his fees and accordingly is discharged. 
    
    
    King vs. Mary McGOMERY-discharged from her recognizance on paying her fees. 
    
    
    Court adjourns until [sic] 24th Ins'ant [sic] at eight OClock. 
    
    
    [Page 4] 
    
    
    Present 
    Solomon JONES 
    Ephm JONES
    Joel STONE 
    James BREAKENRIDGE 
    Peter FREEL 
    The Court order the following Persons to be sworn as Constables.
    
    
    
    
    Oliver EVITS [sic] High Constable 
    
    
    John McINTOSH 
    Hugh McGOMERY } Edwardsburgh
    David FROOM 
    Thomas McILMOILE 
    
    
    Saml THOMAS 
    Ezekiel ROSE } Augusta 
    
    
    Thomas WOOD 
    Cornelius SMYTH Senr. } Elizabethtown 
    
    
    Henry LA ROU [sic]
    Oliver LANDON Junr 
    Wm PARISH } Young [sic] 
    
    
    William STEVENS } Bastard 
    
    
    [Page 5] 
    
    
    Mr. Abel STEVENS appears and prays an authority to perform the rites and
    ceremonies of marriage in the form used by the Baptist meeting or Church.
    Ordered that the same lay over until the next term for further proof of his
    former appointment as a Minister. 
    
    
    -The Court ordered Clerk of Peace to advertise in three different places in
    the district for persons having demands against the Treasury. These were to
    produce their demands by the July term. 
    
    
    -The Court "do order that there be a full rate this year being found in
    their Judgment to be requisite for the situation of the District." 
    
    
    -Ordered "that Bemslee BUELL do receive on an account exhibited by him for
    Service as Deputy Sheriff the sum of Seven pounds, twelve Shillings and four
    pence to be paid by the Treasurer." 
    [Page 6] 
    
    
    Petition Received from a number of Inhabitants of Augusta to have a road
    opened Whereupon the Court do order that the said road be worked upon from
    the front to the end of the second Concession between lots number fourteen 
    and fifteen. 
    
    
    Innkeepers and retailers of spirituous liquors in this District for the
    present year 
    
    
    James JACKSON 
    John BURK 
    James CAMPBELL 
    James KILBORN Senr 
    Danl McINTOSH } Edwardsburgh 
    
    
    Saml WEATHERHEAD 
    James BUTLER 
    Silas HAMBLIN } Augusta 
    
    
    Peter HOWARD 
    Adam COLE } Elizabethtown 
    
    
    Justin TRUSDAL [sic]
    Thomas PROCTOR} Young [sic] 
    
    
    Pheneas BANE 
    John DAMON } Leeds 
    
    
    
    
    [Page 7] 
    
    
    It is ordered in Quarter Sessions holding at the Courthouse in Johnstown
    this 24th day of April 1800 That the following shall be taken.
    [This is set up in columns but I won't try to replicate that layout here] 
    
    
    Clerk of Peace [for]
    Drawing Indictment and Engrossing 1s 6p
    Discharging recognizance 5 s
    For making up the Records for every Session 10s 
    Recognizance taken in open Court upon [sic] a Traverse 2s 6p
    Every Summons of Witnesses to contain three if required 2s 6p 
    
    
    Crier 
    For putting prisoner or Defent to the bar or for making proclamation on the
    discharge of a recognizance 1s 3p 
    
    
    By an Attorney directed to prosecute by the Court on the part of the
    Crown-for conducting a prosecution to Trial and Judgment 10s 
    
    
    The Clerk of the Peace shall be paid out of the publick [sic] money from
    Engrossing a precept [?] for each and every Grand Jury the sum of seven
    Shillings and six pence.... 
    
    
    [Page 8] 
    
    
    Petition from sundry Inhabitants upon the River Rideau praying an
    appointment of Commissioners to lay out a road to the said river. Ordered by
    the Court that twelve freeholders do examine and report to the
    Commissioners.. [where it would be] "most convenient for a road to the
    principal Inhabitants in Augusta and those of the different townships upon
    the River Rideau." 
    
    
    Michael COOK prays of the Court an additional allowance as Gaoler [25 ?
    granted.] 
    
    
    [Page 9] 
    
    
    At a Court of General Half Sessions of the Peace met 8th July term 1800
    Present 
    Solomon JONES 
    Ephraim JONES } Esquires
    Thomas SHERWOOD 
    
    
    To His Majesty's Justices of the Peace and Commissioners of the Public Highways
    We your humble Petitioners
    Having considered the inconveniency [sic] of the Public Highway on account
    of the Offset made between Lot No.22 and Lot No. 2-[?] In the third
    concession of [blank space, nothing written] Your petitioners pray that the
    Road may be continued on the line between the second and third Concession
    from Lot No 22 to Lot No 28 and your Petitioners as in duty bound will ever
    pray.
    Frederick LINCH 
    Stephen COLLINS
    
    
    E. ANDERSON 
    Barthw WILEY 
    James KEELER 
    Henry CROSS
    Noah HOLLODAY 
    Isaiah WILEY 
    Archd McILMOYLE [sic]
    Jehiel HURD 
    Adoniram BURRATT [sic]
    Isaac HURD 
    Edward JACKSON 
    Confirmed by us agreeable to the prayer of the Petitioners 
    
    
    [Page 10] 
    
    
    [blank] 
    
    
    [Page 11] 
    
    
    Upper Canada
    Johnstown District 
    To wit 
    At a General Quarter Session of the Peace holden [sic] at Johnstown on
    Tuesday the fourteenth day of October 1800 
    
    
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Esquire
    
    
    William FRASER} Esquires {Solomon JONES
    Solomon JONES Esquire, Chosen Chairman
    Commission opened and read
    The Sheriff returned the precept 
    
    
    Grand Jury called and sworn as follows
    
    
    1. Willm BUELL Esqr 12. William WRIGHT 
    2. Archebd McLARRIN [sic] 13. Jesse LAMB 
    3. Calib [sic] CLAUSON [sic] 14. Joseph TOWSLEY
    4. Thoms MAIN 15. Calib [sic] SIMMONS
    5. Nathl DATON 16. Michael ROW 
    6. Capt B. CARLY 17.Obidiah REED [sic]
    7. Willm PURDY 18. Joseph McNISH
    8. Alexr McLANE 19. Daniel McACRON 
    9. Jonathn FULFORD Junr 20. Saml P. BUELL 
    10. Johida BOICE [sic] 21 John HOWAN 
    11. Saml McNICE 
    [Page 12] 
    
    
    -The King vs. William B. SOWL-Assault and Battery-a true bill. Pleads a
    Traverse [sic].enters recognizance of 20? to appear at next Quarter Session.
    Captain James CAMPBELL and Sam SHERWOOD, Esquires appear and post 10? for 
    the defendant.
    
    
    -King vs. Alexander CAMPBELL-Assault and battery-no bill found.
    Defendant discharged by order of the Court on paying the fee. 
    -King vs. Isaac RUSSELL-Petit Larceny-no bill found-discharged. 
    [Page 13] 
    
    
    -Received a Petition from Edward JESSUP Clerk of Peace and Thomas FRASER,
    Esquire, High Sheriff [wanting the same pay as the rest of the Clerks of the
    Peace in the district. [Then a line drawn and ] "The above Petition is
    withdrawn." 
    -"Petition for Oliver EVERTS" wanting his fees allowed for services as Town
    Clerk and also other sums of money for "summoning the Assessors and 
    Collectors" when he was High Constable of the Eastern District. 
    
    
    [Page 14] 
    
    
    Edward JESSUP, Esquire, presented a Warrant from the Speaker of the House of
    Assembly for his wages allowed to him as a Member of the House of Assembly
    during the last Session of the Second Parliament. Ordered that one half of
    the sum contained in the above Warrant shall be assessed and levied on the 
    County of Leeds. 
    
    
    
    
    The Court Adjourned Sine Die. 
    [Page 15] 
    
    
    Abel STEVENS having exhibited a Notice in the Clerk of the Peace Office in
    April Term last that he intended to apply to the next Court of General
    Quarter Sessions of the peace for leave to Marry and officiate as a Baptist
    Minister according to the form and Cerimonies [sic] of that Church and the
    time being elapsed for which the law requires each Notice to be exhibited,
    he Abel STEVENS appeared this day and made application accordingly-
    It does not appear to the Court that the above applicant has given
    sufficient proof of his having been regularly Ordained as a Baptist Minister-
    Therefore ordered that his application stand over for further proof of his
    having been regularly Ordained.
    [The word "Elkany" is jotted in centre of page just above the word "being"
    in the first line of this next entry to clarify the name written below which
    looks a bit like "Elhany".] 
    
    
    On a complaint being made upon Oath by William T. SLATER against Elkany BILLINGS.
    The Court ordered that the said Elkany BILLINGS should be bound by
    Recognizance in the sum of one hundred pounds together with his two Surities
    [sic], William BUELL and Jonathn Mills CHURCH, each to be bound in
    Recognizance in the sum of fifty pounds that the said Elkany BILLINGS shall
    appear at the next Assizes to be holden in this District to answer to the
    complaint exhibited against him. The Court also orders that the Complainant
    William T. SLATER should be bound over to appear and prosecute his complaint
    at the next District Assizes..[bound] in the sum of one hundred pounds.[He
    put the money up.] 
    
    
    [Page 16] 
    
    
    The Court ordered that Allen CAMPBELL should stand bound over by
    Recognizance in the sum of twenty pounds together with his two Surities
    Thomas McILMOIL [sic] and Jacob MORIS [sic] each in the sum of ten pounds,
    that the said Allen CAMPBELL shall appear at the next Court of General
    Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be holden in the District to answer to a
    complaint preferred by Alexis REAUME.
    The Court also order that Alexis REAUME be bound in Recognizance in the sum
    of twenty pounds to appear at the next Court..and prosecute his complaint
    against the aforesaid Alex CAMPBELL, which Recognizance were taken in open
    Court as follows that is to say Alex CAMPBELL in the sum of twenty pounds
    and the Surities Thomas McILMOIL and Jacob MORIS each in the sum of ten 
    pounds and Alexis REAUME the Complainant in the sum of twenty pounds which
    sums as affixed to their names they acknowledge to owe to our Sovereign Lord
    the King. 
    
    
    The Court adjourned Sine die. 
    
    
    [Page 17] 
    
    
    William BUELL deposeth on Oath he is afraid [sic] that William B. SOWL will
    take his life therefore prays that said SOWL do give security of the Person
    admited [sic] to Bail upon paying his fees. Ordered that William B. SOWL be
    bound in Recognizance in the sum of fifty pounds and that his Surities John
    McDONALD and John LEHY be bound each in the sum of twenty five pounds [done
    as ordered] "Which sums as affixed to their names they severally acknowledge
    to owe to our Sovereign Lord the King." 
    
    
    -Jonathan Mills CHURCH [presents costs for] 1? 14s. 8p. [The court paid 1?
    2s. 8p] "out of which ten shillings is allowed to be equally divided between
    Peter HOWARD, David MATTHEWS, Frederick JOHNSON and Jesse KILBORN." 
    
    
    -A Bill of Constable fees was presented by Thomas McILMOIL in a Suit
    between the King and David HUNTER. He asked for 1? 19s. 2p. The Court
    allowed only 1? 1s. 
    
    
    Adjourned. 
    
    
    [Page 18] 
    
    
    Court Pursuant to Adjournment
    Present 
    Solomon JONES 
    James BREAKENRIDGE 
    Hugh MUNRO } Esquires
    Truman HICOK 
    
    
    The King vs. David HUNTER
    Bill of Costs 
    
    
    [ Note: I put the ?, s, p after the sum rather than make column headings as
    on original page. "do" means "ditto" and is as written]
    Constable fees... ..1? 1s 
    Evidences attendance 
    William FINCH..4 days....10s
    Charles DOYLE..1 do... ...2s 6p
    Alexr McIntosh..1 do.....2s 6p
    Thomas BOYDE..1 do....2s 6p
    Hugh McIlmoil....1 do.....2s 6p
    Andrew GIBSON..1 do. ....2s 6p
    Alexr CAMPBELL...1 do. ....2s.6p
    Hugh Montgomery [sic].1 do..2s 6p
    Charles MAY...4 do.....10s 
    James FROOM fees as per order of the Court...2s
    [Total given as 3-6, then a word looks like "Fime".1s, for a total of 3? 1s 6p] 
    
    
    For the Clerk of the Peace fees 
    
    
    Indictment.....10s 
    
    
    Drawing Recognizance..5s
    
    
    Receiving conviction on Indictment..5s
    
    
    Two Subpoenas.....5s
    
    
    Making up records.....1? 10s
    [Total] ?2 15 
    
    
    [Page 19] 
    
    
    Upper Canada
    Johnstown District 
    To wit 
    At a General Quarter Sessions of the Peace holden at Johnstown on Tuesday
    the twenty seventh day of January 1801
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Esquire 
    
    
    Ephraim JONES
    William FRASER 
    Thomas SHERWOOD} Esquires
    Hugh MUNRO 
    
    
    Solomon Jones Esquire chosen Chairman. 
    
    
    Commission opened and Read.
    The Sheriff returned the Precept.
    Grand Jury called and sworn as follows
    
    
    1. Adoniham [sic] BURRETT [sic] 11. Samuel SHIPMAN 
    2. Jonah BROWN 12. Peter FREEL 
    3. Richard DAY 13. Abraham COONS 
    4. Abel FULFORD 
    5. Aaron CUMSTOCK [sic]
    6. William LOCKARD 
    14. George BATES15. Benjamin BROWN16. John WHITNEY 
    7. William AVERY 17. Levi CUMSTOCK 
    
    
    
    8. David HUNTER 
    9. Alexr McLane 
    18. Philip PHILIPS19. John WILTSEY 
    10. Elidah PARRISH 
    Peter FREEL-foreman 
    [Page 20] 
    
    The following Magistrates sworn into Office
    Edward JESSUP senior 
    Ephraim JONES
    Daniel JONES 
    Solomon JONES 
    Esquires 
    
    
    The Court adjourned Sine die. 
    
    
    The Court pursuant to adjournment
    Present 
    
    
    Solomon JONES presiding
    Ephraim JONES Thomas SMITH 
    Edward JESSUP Daniel JONES 
    William FRASER} Esquires{ Truman HICOK
    Joel STONE 
    
    
    A Petit Jury called and sworn as follows
    
    
    1. Samuel MUNRO 7. David HUTCHISON 
    2. John ALYER 8. Elias HUTCHISON 
    3. Henry TRICKEY 9. Ephraim REYNOLDS
    4. Robert LOCY [sic] 10. Elias MALLORY 
    5. Nathaniel POWERS 11. Timothy MUNRO
    6. William ANDRWS [sic] 12. Daniel MUNRO 
    The King vs. William B. SOWL .Indictment for Assault and
    Battery.Verdict...
    Not Guilty. 
    
    
    [Page 21] 
    
    
    King vs. Amos HANOVORT-Petit Larceny-Plea.Guilty. The Court sentenced the
    Prisoner to receive to receive thirty lashes on the bare back at three o'
    clock this afternoon which was accordingly executed. 
    
    
    King vs. Mathew SNYDER-Felony-No bill. 
    
    
    Lamy BARNY [sic] and Elizabeth BARNY being bound by Recognizance to appear
    at this Court of Quarter Sessions being called and no prosecutor appearing
    were by order of the Court discharged they having first paid their fees. 
    
    
    [Page 22] 
    
    
    "A Petition from Hizekiah[sic] MOSHER prisoner in Johnstown Gaol on
    suspicion of felony praying to be liberated on Bail until the next Assizes
    or General Gaol delivery." [The Court let him out on 500? recognizance and
    250? from each of his] "pledges Captain James CAMPBELL and Mr. John STUART
    Junr , Merchant [put up in] "goods, chattels, land and tenements." 
    
    
    [Page 23] 
    
    
    Two copies of the following Memorial... Peter HUNTER Esquire signed by the
    Subscribers, Justices of the Peace for the District of Johnstown, in Quarter
    Sessions assembled. 
    To His Excellency Peter Hunter Esquire Lieutenant Governor of His Majesty's
    province of Upper Canada and Lieut. General commanding His Majesty's forces 
    
    
    
    
    in the provinces of Upper and Lower Canada.
    The memorial of the Subscribers, Justices of the Peace for the District of
    Johnstown in General Quarter Sessions assembled.
    Humbly Represents
    That the Office of Register [sic] for the Counties of Dundas Grenville and
    Leeds is vacant by the Death of the late Alexander CAMPBELL Esquire. Your
    Memorialist [sic] thereby humbly request your Excellency to appoint a person
    of sufficient integrity and ability to that Office. And as in duty bound
    Your Memorialists will pray.
    Johnstown 28 January 1801.
    (signed) Solomon JONES Presiding
    William FRASER Joel STONE 
    Ephraim JONES Edward JESSUP 
    Thomas SMYTH} Esquires {Truman HICOK
    Ordered by the Court that one of the above memorials be sent to His
    Excellency Lieutenant Governor HUNTER and the other to the Honourable
    Executive Council by Clerk of the Peace. 
    
    
    [Page 24] 
    
    
    - - Court ordered Treasurer to advertise "in five of the most publick [sic]
    places of resort in this District" for persons who had bills to present to
    do so "on or before the first day of April next".." Or be excluded from any
    future demands." 
    
    
    Court adjourned to the House of John BURK for two hours.
    Court met pursuant to adjournment.
    -- Ordered the Clerk of Peace "to apprehend Abel STEVENS of the Town of
    Bastard and Ensign Thomas BROWN of Augusta and also to subpoena such
    evidence as shall be necessary in the cases aforesaid."
    Adjourned to Saturday 31st January Instant at ten in the forenoon. 
    
    
    [Page 25] 
    
    
    Court met pursuant to adjournment.
    Present, Solomon JONES presiding
    Ephraim JONES Gideon ADAMS 
    Hugh MUNRO Edward JESSUP 
    James BREAKENRIDGE} Esquires {Thomas SHERWOOD
    William FRASER Joel STONE 
    
    
    Abel STEVENS being called on a complaint made against him for uttering
    seditious expressions at sundry times. The Court on hearing the evidence are
    of the opinion that Mr. Abel STEVENS be discharged. 
    
    
    Ensign Thomas BROWN being called appears and on hearing the Witness, the
    Court are of the opinion that he be discharged they being satisfied of his
    Loyalty and that the expressions uttered by him were not from any seditious
    principals.[sic] 
    
    
    Cornelius SMITH presented to the Court an account of fees due him in the
    case of Abel STEVENS amounting including evidence to four pounds, eleven
    shillings and eleven pence. The Court ordered that three pounds, eighteen
    shillings and six pence of the above sum be paid out of the treasury.
    Hugh MONTGOMERY Constable presented and account in the case of Ensign Thomas
    BROWN amounting to one pound nine shillings and six pence. The Court order
    that the sum of one pound, thirteen shillings and six pence be paid out of
    the Treasury.
    [And, written in another hand, in tiny letters underneath]Examined and
    Aproved [sic] this 30th of April 1801 Solomon JONES /Presiding 
    
    
    [Page 26] 
    
    
    Upper Canada, Johnstown District, At a General Quarter Session of the Peace
    holden at Johnstown on Tuesday the twenty eighth day of April 1801.
    Present 
    
    
    
    
    Solomon JONES Esquire
    William FRASER } Esquires{ Thomas SMYTH 
    
    
    Solomon JONES Esquire Chosen Chairman
    Commission opened and read.
    The Sheriff returned the Precept.
    Grand Jury called and sworn as follows
    Captain James CAMPBELL foreman
    
    
    1. Francis SCOTT 12. Abraham BOLTON 
    2. John SCOTT 13. James FROOM Senr 
    3. William SCOTT 14. Peter GRANT 
    4. James CHAMBERS 15. James HUMPHREY 
    5. Samuel WEATHERHEAD 16. John LAMSON 
    6. John BURK 17. Thomas BOYD Senr. 
    7. James E. CAMPBELL 18. William SNYDER 
    8. Joackim DENAUT 19. Joel ADAMS 
    9. Hugh MUNRO junr 20. William LAMSON 
    10. Andrew ADAMS 21. Curtis ADAMS 
    11. Ephraim CURRY 22. Thomas BROWN 
    The King vs. Joackim [sic] DENAUT Indictment, Assault and Battery-The Grand
    Jury found no Bill. Constables called. 
    
    
    [Page 27] 
    
    
    The Innkeepers were called to take out Licence.
    James FROOM Henry ROSE
    John PETERS Peter HOWARD 
    James E. CAMPBELL Adam COLE 
    Samuel WEATHERHEAD ...VALENTINE [no first name given]
    David KILBORN .. TRUSDEL [ditto]
    Silas HAMBLIN Thomas PROCTOR 
    Pheneas BANE Pheneas BALDWIN 
    
    
    Constables appointed for this present year
    Oliver EVERTS High Constable
    Richard OMSTED } Marlborough 
    
    
    Barnabas NETTLETON} Montague 
    
    
    Benjamin CORBIN
    James JACKSON 
    James KILBORN 
    Jacob MORRIS } Edwardsburgh 
    
    
    Samuel ROSE } Wolford 
    
    
    James BUTLER 
    Amos NETTLETON }Augusta 
    
    
    Dean CARLTON 
    Thomas WOOD } Elizabethtown 
    
    
    Samuel ROSE 
    Henry BOGART } Yonge [sic] 
    
    
    Jaxton ADAMS } Bastard 
    
    
    Asel KEYS } Leeds 
    
    
    The Court adjourns untill[sic] tomorrow at ten OClock. 
    
    
    [Page 28] 
    
    
    Court met pursuant to adjoining.
    Solomon JONES Esquire Presiding 
    
    
    
    
    Present 
    Thomas SMYTH Thomas SHERWOOD 
    Ephraim JONES } Esquires{ Edward JESSUP 
    Alexander CAMPBELL William FRASER 
    
    
    King vs. Hezekiah [sic] MOSHER for opposing a Peace Officer in the execution
    of his duty. Plea to have the Indictment quashed as being informed which the
    Court ordered. Second Indictment made out and quashed. Defendant discharged
    after paying his fee. 
    
    
    -King vs. Timothy MOSHER-Assault-not guilty-no true bill. 
    -King vs. Stephen BEACH and Aaron STEVENS-Larceny-found a true bill.
    Plea-to have Indictment quashed which Court ordered and Defendants
    discharged after paying their fees. 
    -King vs. Ezekiel GLAZIER-for Extortion under colour of Law-no
    bill-discharged after paying fees. 
    [Page 29] 
    
    
    -King vs. Michael WOOD-Larceny. Plea--not guilty-found a true bill but
    Court adjourned.
    Court meets [same group as above but missing Thomas SHERWOOD.] 
    -King vs. Jabes [sic] ANDREWS-for Assault and Battery. Plea-Guilty-"and
    prays the mercy of the court"-ordered to pay a fine of 5shillings and all
    costs. [This case was written in twice for some reason.]
    -King vs. Jonathan BROWN & Wife -for harbouring a Felon-no
    bill-discharged
    after paying fees. 
    [Page 30] 
    
    
    A Petit Jury called and sworn as follows
    
    
    1. Thomas FRASER 7. Philip MOSHER
    2. Hugh McIlmoyl 8.Samuel ROSE 
    3. Heman HURLBURT 9. Isiah [sic] WILEY
    4. Stephen NETTLETON 10. John BRUNDAGE
    5. Elisha BAKER 11. Thomas BARTON 
    6. John J. SWENEY 12. Samuel HASELTON 
    Received a Request from Joel STONE Esquire stating the necessity of
    establishing a ferry across the River Cadanocqui [sic] and that he may
    establish one and receive the emoluments arising therefrom.
    Ordered that the above request be complyed [sic] with and that Joel STONE
    Esquire may establish a ferry and receive the following
    For transporting a Horse and a Man 1 s 
    For Horned Cattle in the same proportion [no sum noted]
    For one Schenectada [sic] Boat Load 1s 6p
    For one Man 3p
    And the addition of one penny per man for as maney [sic] as a canoe will
    carry 
    
    
    Ordered that the following Fees be taken by each Pound keeper
    For impounding one Horse, or more 1 s 
    Ditto discharging
    For impounding one Horned creature, or more 1s
    Ditto discharging the same
    Impounding one Hog 1s 
    discharging the same 6p
    Impounding one Sheep 1s
    discharging the same 6p 
    
    
    Court adjourn one hour. 
    
    
    
    
    [Page 31] 
    
    
    Court met pursuant to adjournment
    [same people present as before]
    
    
    -heard a Petition from James E. CAMPBELL and one from Oliver EVERTS praying
    an allowance for numbering the people as Town Clerk. [no further info.]
    -The Grand Jury discharged.
    Court adjourns till 8 OClock tomorrow morning 
    -Court met/same as before but no Thomas SHERWOOD.
    -Court adjourned 1 hour.
    -met/pursuant
    -Solomon JONES , presiding.
    -Ephraim JONES, William FRASER, Edward JESSUP, James BREAKENRIDGE,
    Thomas SMYTH, Esquires, present. 
    [Page 32] 
    
    
    The Court went into the examination of the state of the Treasurer's Book 
    respecting the Publick [sic] money of the District.
    
    
    -calling in all bills for "Assessors and Collectors" to "return their
    Assessment Rolls and Collections without delay or they will be dealt with as
    the Law directs." 
    Court adjourn [sic] to Saturday the 9th day of May to the House of Samuel
    WEATHERHEAD 
    [met/pursuant]
    -Present: Solomon JONES, presiding. Edward Jessup, William FRASER,
    Ephraim
    JONES, Esquires.
    The Court adjourns one hour. 
    [Page 33] 
    
    
    Court met pursuant to adjournment.
    Solomon JONES, Esquire, presiding.
    Ephraim JONES, Edward JESSUP, James BREAKENRIDGE, Thomas SMYTH, Esquires
    Ordered that the following statement of Publick [sic] money signed by the
    presiding Justice, be inserted on the Record as given in by the Treasurer.
    Years Townships Collectors ? s d 
    1798 Edwardsburgh A. BOLTON 9 4 4 Deficient on part of Coll. 3 13 2 ?
    1799 Ditto Ditto 16 13 9 in full 
    1800 Ditto Thomas FRASER [ditto marks] Deft on part of Collecr 11 9 1
    1798& Augusta Thomas DOYLE 50 15 ? in full 
    1799 
    1800 Ditto Little GLASFORD 43 15 1 ? in full 
    1798 Elizabethtown David KILBORN 19 11 " Deft on part of Collecr 3 6 
    1799 Ditto J.M. CHURCH 23 4 6 in full 
    1800 Ditto Ditto " " " Deft on part of Collecr
    
    
    41 9 4 ? 
    1795 Yonge Levi COMSTOCK 12 7 4 Ditto Ditto 3 8 
    1796 Ditto Ditto 17 12 8 in full 
    1797 Ditto Randy McDONELL 11 18 6 ? in full 
    1798 Ditto Peter FREEL 14 12 5 in full 
    1799 Ditto Joel STONE Esqr 13 12 7 in full 
    1800 Ditto John McNEEL 14 13 " in full 
    1798 Bastard & Kitley David LEE 4 16 " in full 
    1799 Ditto Jehiel MITCHELL 4 5 6 Deft on part of Collecr
    
    
    3 4 4? 
    1800 Ditto Ammi CHIPMAN " " " Ditto Ditto 
    1799 Cornwall [collector space is blank] 25 10 5 [this space is blank]
    1799 Matilda John SARVIS [sic] 15 7 6? [ditto] 
    
    
    [Page 34]
    
    
     1799 Paid McCOOK April 27th 1799 13 4 " 
    Ditto Randy McDONELL June 24th " 7 1 ? 
    
    
    
    
     Ditto 
    Ditto 
    Saml SHERWOOD Esquire July 3thDitto 4th 19 15 116 1 10 
    Ditto Treasurer's fees 1 10 6? 
    Oct 30th Paid W PURDY 7 19 " 
    Nov 26th Ditto McCOOK 10 " " 
    Decr 24 Ditto Wolf Certificate 1 " " 
    " 31 Ditto Treasurer's fees " 12 10? 
    1800 
    March 1 Paid Samuel SHERWOOD Esquire 11 " " 
    19 Ditto Order of Judge POWELL 1 13 
    May 3 Ditto Samuel SHERWOOD 12 " " 
    [May] 27 Ditto M COOK 32 " [13s] 8 
    July 3 Ditto Treasurer's fees 1 8 6?
    9 Ditto M COOK 32 " 8" 
    12 Ditto for Precepts " 10 " 
    Augt 4 Ditto Capt FRENCH 25 10 5 
    Octr 10 Ditto Samuel SHERWOOD 15 " " 
    31 Ditto Michael COOK " 5 " 
    Decr 21 Ditto David LEE " 2''10? 
    1801 
    Jany 26 Ditto Samuel SHERWOOD 6 3 7 
    30 Ditto Treasurer's fees 2 9 5 
    March 5 Ditto M. COOK 12 10 " 
    12 Ditto Thomas DOYLE 25 13 5 
    12 Ditto Wolfs Sculpts 12 " " 
    
    [Does this mean "scalps" or someone's name? Written as read.]
    30 Ditto Peter FREEL [12?] 9 1 
    31 Ditto Joel STONE 9 12 2 
    
    
    April 6 Ditto Samuel SHERWOOD 2 " " 
    7 Ditto Joel STONE 4 " " 
    [blank] Ditto John McNEIL " 8 9? 
    27 Ditto for Precepts " 15 " 
    [blank] Ditto Treasurer's fees 2 13 6 
    
    
    May 1 Ditto J M CHURCH " 14 " 
    Paid Mr Hugh MUNRO 10 1 6 
    Ditto Mr SHERWOOD 4 7 6 
    Ditto Treasurer's fees 4 1 
    
    
    1801 May 9th Balance in Treasury 15 17 
    [Total] 298? 
    
    
    [Page 35] 
    
    
    -fees continue for Clerk of Peace. 1? 13 s Halifax Currency to Jonathon M.
    CHURCH; 16s 8 p to Samuel THOMAS & the High Sheriff to be allowed 4? for
    each Session and the same for each Assize to the amount of 20? per annum.
    [High Sheriff's name not given.] 
    
    
    [Page 36] 
    
    
    -Ordered Edward JESSUP, Esquire and William FRASER, Esquire appointed as
    Commissioners to inspect the State of the Gaol and Court House and to report
    to next Session. 
    
    
    -Town Clerks to collect fees on horned cattle and sheep 1s each; record
    searching, 1s; copy of same, 1s; enumerating, 1 ?; recording birth, 1s;
    recording death, 1s; recording a marriage, 1 s. 
    Allowed Peter BAKER as an evidence in the case between Levi COMSTOCK in 
    complaint of Jabis [sic] STEVENS as a witness, 10s. 
    
    
    [Page 37] 
    
    
    Upper Canada
    
    
    Johnstown District 
    To wit 
    At a General Quarter Session of the Peace holden at Johnstown on Tuesday 
    
    
    
    
    the 
    14th day of July 1801
    Present 
    Solomon JONES { Esquires} Ephraim JONES
    
    
    James BREAKENRIDGE 
    Solomon Jones Esquire chosen Chairman
    The Commission opened and read.
    The Sheriff returned the precept.
    Grand Jury called and sworn as follows
    
    
    1. Samuel HUMBERSTON 13. Jonathan WOODCOCK 
    2. Samuel HECK 14. William HEWITT 
    3. Samuel SMADIS [sic] 15. Dan THROOP 
    4. Philip DULMAGE 16. William THROOP 
    5. Jehiel HURD 17. Friend BISSEL 
    6. Isaac HURD 18. Jehiel BISSEL 
    7. Henry CROSS 19. Joseph BISSEL
    8. Emanuel DEAK 20. David BISSEL 
    9. John LAURANCE 21. Samuel LANDON 
    10. Little GLASFORD 22. James KEELER 
    11. Asahel WRIGHT 23. Elisha ANDERSON 
    12. Robert EARL 
    Constables called. 
    The Court [adjourns] till one OClock this afternoon. 
    [Page 38] 
    
    
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Esquire presiding
    Ephraim JONES {Esquires} James BREAKENRIDGE 
    
    
    Ordered that the following persons be incerted [sic] as Innkeepers for the
    present year.
    Thomas BROWN for the Township of Augusta.
    John BURK for the Township of Edwardsburgh
    David LEE for the Township of Lansdown. [sic]
    Daniel PLUMLEY for the Township of Edwardsburgh 
    
    
    The Treasurer's accounts having been examined the Court find a balance of
    three pounds eight shillings and eleven pence remaining in his hands. 
    
    
    Ordered that Solomon JONES and Ephraim JONES Esquires be a committee to meet
    the Committee of the eastern District to settle the accounts of the Eastern 
    District previous [sic] to its division. 
    
    
    The King vs. William FINCH. Indictment/Larceny. Plea/Not Guilty. Verdict
    [blank]
    The Grand Jury found a true Bill and ordered that William FINCH be bound in
    the sum of twenty pounds and that his Surities [sic] Charles and William 
    MAY [be bound] each in the sum of ten pounds for his appearance at the next
    Session of the Peace And that Joseph HASKINS prosecutor be bound in the sum
    of twenty pounds to appear at the next Session of the Peace to prosecute
    William FINCH. 
    
    
    [Page 39] 
    
    
    Upper Canada
    Johnstown District 
    At a General Quarter Session of the Peace holden in Johnstown on Tuesday the
    tenth day of November 1801.
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Esquire
    Ephraim JONES { Esquires} Stephen BURRITT
    Thomas SMYTH .... [a line of dots/no name]
    Solomon JONES Esquire chosen Chairman.
    The Commission opened and read.
    The Sheriff returned the precept. 
    
    
    
    
    Grand Jury called and sword as follows
    
    
    1. Capt.n B. CARLEY 12. Thomas DOYLE 
    2. William BUEL Esquire 13. John WOLLY [sic]
    3. Archd McLERAN 14. Seth DOWNS 
    4. Capt.n M. HOWARD5. Saml PENOCK 
    15. Abel COLEMAN 
    16. John VALENTINE 
    6. Nathan CLARK 
    7. James McNISH 
    17. Benjamin LIMAN [? or LEMAN]
    18. Jonah BROWN 
    8. Sylvester WRIGHT9. Stephen HOWARD10. William WRIGHT 
    11. Benjamin ANDREWS 
    19. David HUNTER 
    20. John HOWARD 
    21......[line of dots/no name]
    22......[ditto] 
    [Page 40] 
    
    The King vs. William T. SLATER. Indictment/ Libelling. Plea/ po. Se.
    Verdict/Guilty
    The Grand Jury found a true bill.
    The Court order that William T. SLATER pay a fine of twenty shillings and
    stand committed till paid. 
    
    
    The King vs. John POTTER. Indictment/Assault and Battery. Plea/ po.se.
    Verdict/Not Guilty.
    The Grand Jury found a true bill.
    The King vs. William FINCH. Indictment/Larceny. Plea/ [left blank].
    Verdict/[left blank]
    The grand Jury found a true bill.
    The Court adjourn untill [sic] tomorrow at ten OClock of the forenoon. 
    
    
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment.
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Esquire presiding.
    Hugh MUNRO Thomas SMYTH 
    Alexr CAMPBELL { Esquires} Stephen BURRETT
    William FRASER 
    
    
    Samuel SHERWOOD Esquire presented a Warrant from the Speaker of the House of
    Assembly for his wages allowed him as a Member of the House of Assembly
    during the first Session of the third Provincial Parliament amounting to
    thirty four pounds Currcy. Ordered [continued next page] 
    
    
    [Page 41] 
    
    
    ..that the above sum be collected in the County of Grenville.
    Oliver EVERTS presented an account.for numbering the people amounting to
    three pounds.
    Ordered the Treasurer do pay him for two years to the April Session next
    which will be in the year 1802, Forty shillings for two years. 
    
    
    William BUELL Esquire presented a Warrant from the Speaker of the House of
    Assembly for his wages allowed him as a Member of the House of Assembly
    during the first Session of the third Provincial Parliament amounting to
    thirty four pounds Currency. Ordered that the above sum be collected in
    the 
    County of Leeds. 
    
    
    A Petit Jury impaneled [sic] to try an Issue of Traverse between our
    Sovereign lord [sic] the King and John POTTER.
    
    
    1. Mathew HOWARD 7. Increase SMITH 
    2. Samuel WRIGHT 8. John FLETCHER 
    3. Jesse BIGALOW 9. William HOWARD 
    4. Jesse LAMB 10. William JOHNSON 
    5. James SMYTH 11. Alby PENOCK
    6. Stephen SMITH 12. Allan CURTIS 
    Ordered that the following persons be incerted [sic] as Innkeepers for the
    present year. 
    
    
    
    
    Seth DOWNS for the Township of Elizabethtown
    Henry ANDERSON for the Township of Edwardsburgh
    Sylvester WRIGHT for the Township of Elizabethtown
    Amos NETTLETON for the Township of Augusta. 
    
    
    [Page 42] 
    
    
    A Petit Jury Impaneled [sic] to try an Issue of Traverse between our
    Sovereign Lord the King and William T. SLATER. 
    
    
    1. Abel EASTWOOD 
    2. John DAVISON 
    7. Ezekiel GLASIER [sic]
    8. Zenias ORTON 
    3. John ELLIOT 9. Joel OSBURN 
    4. Benjamin NICHOLS5. Job HUTCHISON 
    10. Ichaburd [sic] WING11. Samuel ELLIOT 
    
    6. Cornilious [or Corneleous] SMITH 12. David MANHEART 
    Courts of Request to be holden in the following divisions
    First division} Edwardsburgh Including [sic] Johnstown 
    and such part of the Settlement on
    the River Petit Nation as is within 
    the District of Johnstown 
    Second division} Augusta
    Third division} Marlborough. Wolford. Montague and Oxford.
    Fourth division} Elizabethtown, Yonge, front of Lansdown and front of
    Leeds 
    Fifth division} Bastard, Ketley [sic], Russel, the rear of Lansdown and the
    rear of Leeds 
    The Court adjourn untill [sic] tomorrow at ten OClock. 
    
    
    [Page 43] 
    
    
    Court met pursuant to adjournment.
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Esquire presiding
    Hugh MUNRO { Esquires} William FRASER
    Thomas SMYTH Alexander CAMPBELL 
    
    
    -Ordered Joseph HASKINS to be recognized in the sum of 20? to appear at a
    General Quarter Session of the Peace in the month of May to prosecute
    William FINCH. 
    -Ordered a Warrant issued against William FINCH on a bill of Indictment
    being found for theft.
    -Then follows a list of Clerk's Fees in the "suit of William T. SLATER" 
    amounting to 2? 13s. 16 p plus 1? 2s 6p for three witnesses' attendance on
    Court for 3 days. [No names.] 
    [Page 44] 
    
    
    -Ordered the Treasurer to pay Clerk of the Peace for four Sessions at
    the rate of 5? 15s to a total of 23 ?. 
    -Ordered Treasurer to pay Thomas FRASER Esquire, Sheriff, the sum of 20?
    for his attendance etc for five sessions. 
    -Ordered James BUTLER to be paid out of the Treasury for attending the
    Commissioners for securing Titles to land the sum of one pound currency.
    -Ordered 10s to be paid to Dean CARLTON and 10s to Amos NETTLETON out of
    Treasury. [No reason given.]
    -Ordered Charles and William MAY discharged from their recognizance. 
    [Page 45] 
    
    
    Upper Canada
    Johnstown District 
    At a General Quarter Session of the Peace holden at Johnstown on Tuesday the
    sixteenth day of February 1802. 
    
    
    
    
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Esquire
    Thomas SHERWOOD {Esquires} Truman HICOK 
    
    
    Solomon JONES Esquire chosen Chairman
    Commission opened and read
    The Sheriff returned the precept. 
    
    
    Grand Jury called and sworn as follows 
    David HUNTER foreman 
    
    
    1. Capt.n Matthew HOWARD 11. Bejamin [sic] McVEE
    2. John BOOTH 12. Eliazer FAIRCHILD 
    3. Ephraim LEE 13. Thomas FREEL 
    4. Otias WOOD 14. Justus SEELE 
    5. Jonathan FULFORD 15. Jonah BROWN 
    6. Samuel BOOTH 16. Samuel GRIFFIN 
    7. Silas JUTSON 17. John GARDNER 
    8. Vincent BOOTH 18. Peter FREEL Esquire
    9. Charles BOOTH 19. John Valentine 
    10. Peet [sic] SEELE [sic] 20. Isaac BOOTH 
    Constables called. 
    
    
    [Page 46] 
    
    
    The King vs. Anna PACHIN Indictment/Larceny. Plea/po.se. Verdict/Not Guilty
    The Grand Jury found a True Bill. 
    
    
    The King vs. Alexr McDONALD. Indictment/ Assault. Grand Jury found no Bill. 
    
    
    The King vs. Heman HURLBURT. Indictment/ Assault. Grand Jury found no Bill. 
    
    
    The King vs. James NEWMAN. Indictment/Seditious expressions. Plea/po.se.
    Verdict/Not Guilty.
    The Grand Jury found a True Bill. 
    
    
    The King vs. Alexr HUMPHREY. Indictment/ Larceny. No bill.
    Court adjourn untill [sic] tomorrow at ten OClock in the forenoon. 
    
    
    [Page 47] 
    
    
    Met/pursuant/ Solomon JONES presiding.
    Hugh MUNRO Stephen BURRITT
    Truman HICOK Ephraim JONES
    Thomas SMYTH } Esquires{ William FRASER
    Joel STONE 
    
    
    Received a petition from several Inhabitants of the River Rideau praying to
    have a Road established as follows, Beginning at the lower line of Montague
    and runing [sic] up said River Rideau which being a direction to Merrick's
    Mill and opposite to said Mill runing [sic] down the River in the same
    direction to the lower line of the Township of Wolford. Ordered that the
    above Road be established. 
    
    
    A Petit Jury impaneled [sic] to try an Issue of traverse between our
    Sovereign Lord the King and James NEWMAN
    
    
    1. Elida PARRISH 7. Jabis [sic] EATON
    2. Asa HUTCHESON 8. Daniel LEVINGSTON 
    3. Robert LOCEE [sic] 9. Charles MAY 
    4. Wintaof [Wintrof?] TOFTS 10. Josiah BULLARD 
    5. Thomas KNOLTON 11. Harvey MITCHEL
    6. John ROBINS 12. George ALLAN
    7. 
    The Court adjourn [sic] untill [sic] three OClock this afternoon. 
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment.
    Present 
    
    
    
    
    Solomon JONES presiding.
    Hugh MUNRO Stephen BURRITT
    Truman HICOK Ephraim JONES
    Thomas SMYTH{ Esquires}
    Joel STONE 
    
    
    [Page 48] 
    
    
    Ordered that Thomas PROCTOR be incerted [sic] as Innkeeper for the present year.
    The Court adjourn untill[sic] tomorrow morning at ten OClock. 
    
    
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment.
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Esquire presiding.
    Truman HICOK Joel STONE 
    Hugh MUNRO { Esquires} William FRASER 
    Gidn ADAMS Alexr CAMPBELL 
    
    
    Grand Jury discharged.
    A Petit Jury impaneled [sic] to try and Issue of traverse [no cap] between
    our Sovereign lord [no cap] the King and Anna PACHIN.
    
    
    1. Adam COLE 7. Timothy McCORNIS
    2. John WOODS 8. Samuel LEE 
    3. Charles PETTIS 9. Philip SHOOKS
    4. John ROBISON 10. Edmond MOTT 
    5. Sele [sic] ROBINS 11. John Taylor
    6. Mark CHURCHILL 12. Ethan McCOLUM 
    Ordered that the Treasurer do pay the Clerk of the Peace for four Sessions
    that is to say from April 1801 to this date at the rate of five pounds
    fifteen shillings which is for ingrossing [sic] and drawing precepts, making
    up the records, attending Quarter Sessions, Stationary, etc amounting to
    twenty three pounds currency. 
    
    
    [Page 49] 
    
    
    Ordered that the Treasurer do pay Thomas FRASER Esquire, Sheriff, twenty
    pounds {for attending] five Sessions. 
    
    
    [Page 50] 
    
    
    Upper Canada
    Johnstown District 
    At a General Quarter Session of the Peace holden at Johnstown on Tuesday the
    18th day of May 1802 
    
    
    Present 
    Thomas SMYTH Truman HICOK 
    Thomas SHERWOOD { Esquires} William FRASER
    Gidn ADAMS Solomon JONES 
    
    
    Solomon JONES Esquire chosen Chairman
    Commission opened and read.
    Sheriff returned the precept. 
    
    
    Grand Jury called and sworn as follows
    Benoni WILTSEY foreman 
    
    
    1. Peter HOWARD 11. Solomon WILTSEY 
    2. Samuel SHIPMAN 12. Jadadiah [sic] WING
    3. William AVERY 13. Ebenezar KNAPP 
    4. Isaiah KEELAR [sic] 14. Thomas HOW 
    5. Abraham COONS 15. William HOLMES 
    6. Philip PHILIPS 16. Abraham RANDLE 
    7. Benjamin BROWN 17. Samuel DEWOLF 
    8. William PARRISH 18. Nathaniel BROWN 
    9. George BATES 19. Aron [sic] BLANCHARD 
    
    
    10. William CHURCH 20. John BLANCHARD 
    Constables called. 
    [and court adjourned until 9 am tomorrow.] 
    [Page 51] 
    
    
    Met/pursuant/Solomon Jones presiding.
    Present 
    William FRASER Gideon ADAMS 
    Thomas SHERWOOD { Esquires} Samuel WRIGHT
    Truman HICOK Alexr CAMPBELL 
    Joel STONE 
    
    
    The King vs. Isaac MATTICE. Indictment/Petit Larceny. Plea/Puts [?]
    Verdict/
    Not Guilty
    The Grand Jury found a true Bill. 
    
    
    The King vs. Cornelius TRUSDEL. Indictment/Uttering false money. Plea/puts
    [?]. Verdict/[blank]
    The Grand Jury found a true Bill. 
    
    
    The King vs. William SHERIFF. Indictment/Larceny. Plea/[blank].
    Verdict/[blank].
    The Grand Jury found a true Bill. 
    
    
    The King vs. Thomas SMYTH, Esquire. Indictment/ Assault and Battery.
    Plea/Guilty. Verdict/[blank]
    The Grand Jury found a true Bill. Pleads to withdraw his Plea which was
    allowed. Whereupon the Court order [sic] the Indictment to be Quashed. 
    
    
    [Page 52] 
    
    
    The King vs. Alexr McDONALD. Indictment/ Petit Larceny. Plea/puts[?].
    Verdict/Not Guilty
    The Grand Jury found a true Bill.
    Grand Jury discharged. 
    
    
    A Petit Jury called and sworn as follows
    
    
    1. Samuel JUDSON 7.John MUNRO 
    2. Alexander McLEAN 8. Daniel MALLORY 
    3. James GRAY 9. Abel FULFORD 
    4. Robert CONOL [sic] 10. William SOCARD [sic]
    5. James CONOL 11. Elias HUTCHESON 
    6. Peter PURVIS 12. Israel MALLORY 
    A Petit Jury called and sworn as follows
    
    
    1. George GARDNER 7. John TRICKEY 
    2. Nathal POWERS 8. Ephraim RANALDS [sic]
    3. Timothy MUNRO 9. Justus MALLORY 
    4. Aron [sic] COMSTOCK 10. Hazard Welcocks [sic]
    5. Wait [sic] SWEET 11. James WILTSEY 
    6. Randy McDONALD 12. John CLOSSON 
    The Court adjourn untill [sic] tomorrow morning at ten OClock.
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment.
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Esquire presiding
    Trueman [sic] HICOK Thomas SMYTH 
    Samuel WRIGHT { Esquires} James BREAKENRIDGE 
    Joel STONE Thomas SHERWOOD 
    [Page 53] 
    
    
    The Court adjourn for fifteen minutes.
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment 
    
    
    
    
    [The same magistrates were present.]
    Daniel STEVENS, John TRICKEY, Daniel HUTCHESON and Benjamin MENTHORN were
    recognized in the sum of fifty pounds each to appear to give evidence
    against William SHERIFF at the next general Gaol delivery. 
    
    
    Ordered that the sum of five pounds fifteen shillings be paid to the Clerk
    of the Peace out of the Treasury. 
    
    
    The King vs. Cornelius TRUSDEL. A Petit Jury called and sworn as follows
    
    
    1. Samuel JUDSON 7. Peter PURVIS 
    2. John WHITNEY 8. Nathl POWERS 
    3. Alexr McLEAN 9 John MUNRO 
    4. George GARDNER 10. Timothy MUNRO
    5. Robert CONOL 11. Daniel MALLORY 
    6. James CONOL 12. Abel FULFORD 
    Samuel SHERWOOD Counsel on the prosecution.
    Evidence on the part of the prosecution
    Thomas SMYTH Esquire and Henry BOGART sworn. Co.[word cut off/my oversight]
    Taken before said SMYTH signed Cornelius TRUSDEL.
    Jury return into Court and give their verdict. Guilty of misdemeanor [sic]
    as charged in the Indictment.
    Ordered that the defendant be committed to the Gaol for the term of four 
    months and that he find security for six months more.
    The Court adjourn for one hour
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment and [went] into the examination of
    the 
    Treasurer's accounts. 
    
    
    [Page 54] 
    
    
    The Court adjourn untill [sic] tomorrow morning at seven OClock.
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment.
    Ordered that the Treasurer be continued for the present year.
    Ordered that a full rate be collected for the present year.
    Ordered that the following persons be appointed Constables for the present
    year. 
    
    
    Oliver EVERTS High Constable} Edwardsburgh 
    
    
    Joseph BASS
    James BUTLER } Augusta 
    
    
    Seth DOWNS 
    Dean CARLTON} Elizabethtown 
    
    
    Scott FREEL 
    Abel FULFORD} Yonge 
    
    
    Joseph LANDON
    Ebenezar WASHBURN} Lansdown 
    
    
    Jeremiah SHELDON} Bastard
    Levi SOPER} Kitley 
    
    
    Samuel ROSE} Wolford 
    
    
    [Following] "admitted to keep houses of public entertainment for the present year.
    James E CAMPBELL, James KILBORN, Daniel PLUMBLY, James FROOM Senr, and Henry
    ANDERSON for the Township of Edwardsburgh .
    
    
    Thomas BROWN, Samuel [continued on next page] 
    
    
    [Page 55] 
    
    
    WEATHERHEAD and Amos NETTLETON for the Township of Augusta.
    Daniel KILBORN, Silas HAMBLIN, Peter HOWARD, Henry RASH [sic], Seth DOWNS,
    Jasper STATS [sic], Jerred SEELY, Adam COLE, William B. WRIGHT and Sylvester 
    
    
    
    
    WRIGHT for the Township of Elizabethtown.
    Aron COMSTOCK for Yonge.
    Pheneas BALDWIN for Lansdown and Silas PARSONS for Leeds. 
    
    
    The following persons were recognized in the Sum of ten pounds each to keep
    orderly houses for the present year.
    Edwardsburgh } James E. CAMPBELL
    
    
    James FROOM Senr 
    Daniel PLUMBLY 
    Augusta} Sam. WEATHERHEAD 
    
    
    Elizabethtown} Seth DOWNS
    Peter HOWARD 
    Jasper STATS
    Adam COLE 
    Yonge} Aron COMSTOCK 
    
    
    [Then follows list of expenses for the Clerk of Peace including a sum of 3?
    10s for Stationary.] 
    
    
    [Page 56] 
    
    
    -Town Clerks and poundkeepers of each township were to collect the required
    sums and then pay the Clerk of Peace.
    -Samuel SHERWOOD was "retained as Counsel for one year for this District"
    and was to be paid at year's end the sum of 11? 13s 4p.
    -The Treasurer was to pay each Town Clerk serving two years 40 shillings and
    those serving one year 20s. 
    
    
    Abraham LEVINGSTON being bound to keep the peace untill [sic] this present
    Session on a complaint of Joseph BISSONET and being called does not appear,
    Seth DOWNS and George PHILIPS his Surities [sic] were discharged by order
    of the Court on paying their fees. 
    
    
    Ordered that the Treasurer pay Henry BOGART Constable seven shillings and
    two pence. 
    
    
    Ordered that Silas PERSON of Leeds do keep in good repair the following
    Boats or Craft for the purpose of a ferry to be kept by him the said PERSON
    loading from the mouth of the River Cadanoughgua [sic] in Leeds, District
    of Johnstown to the opposite shore at or near the [continued next page] 
    
    
    [Page 57] 
    
    
    the dwelling house of a Mr. BARTLET situated nearly south of the said River
    Cadoughgua [sic] where the new Road leads to four Hummocks and to be 
    allowed the following price for transport at the said ferry- as full
    compensation for his faithful discharge of his duty and exclusive Right for
    a Boatload of Sheep, Hogs, or small Cattle also for any Goods, Wares or
    Merchandise-?1. 
    {Sidebar to the right has prices "in a Canadian Boat" which ran one horse
    and one man for 12s 6p; two of the same 15 s; 3 of each 17s 6p and four of
    each 1?. Transport of cows and men carried the same fees.]
    One man in a Canoe 5/
    Two Do 7/6
    Three Do 10/
    Likewise two shillings and sixpence for each person when there may be a
    greater number and for every 150 cwt of Goods, wares & Merchandise two
    shillings and sixpence.
    Furthermore the transport or passage of Cattle, Horses, Sheep, Hogs, Goods,
    Wares & Merchandise and so forth to be paid for in the above named large
    Boat, Canadian Boat, or in the small Boat. 
    
    
    Ordered the Treasurer pay 17s 6d Currency to Michael COOK for victualling
    Alexander McDONNELL. 
    
    
    
    
    [Page 58] 
    
    
    Upper Canada
    District of Johnstown 
    At a General Quarter Session of the Peace holden at Johnstown on Tuesday the
    10th day of August 1802
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Gideon ADAMS 
    Truman HICOK{ Esquires} William FRASER 
    
    
    Solomon JONES Esquire chosen Chairman
    Commission opened and read.
    Sheriff returned the Precept
    Grand Jury called & sworn as follows
    David DIXON Foreman 
    
    
    1. Joseph HARSKINS 12. Ami CHIPMAN 
    2. Coller WILLARD 13. Ivy SCORLL [SURLL?]
    3. William BROWN 14. Richd S. ADAMS 
    4. Joseph EASTON 15. Azra JUD [sic]
    5. David DIXON 16. William CASWELL 
    6. Ephrm COYLE 17. William PATTERSON 
    7. William REED 18. John GILBERT 
    8. Saml KILBORN 19. Andrew PATTERSON 
    9. Joseph BENEDIC [sic] 20. Danl PATTERSON
    10. William STEPHENS 21. Barnabas SHIPMAN 
    11. Nath GALPIN 22. [blank]
    The charge given to the Grand Jury. 
    [Page 59] 
    
    
    Court adjourn one half hour.
    Court met pursuant to adjournment
    Solomon JONES presiding
    Present 
    Truman HICOK 
    Gideon ADAMS} Esquires
    Thomas SMYTH 
    
    
    Ordered that John BRUNDAGE be admitted as a proper person to keep a house of
    Public entertainment in Augusta.
    
    
    -John BURK/ ditto/Edwardsburgh
    -Went into treasurer's books in part
    -John BURK recognized in sum of 10? "to keep an Orderly house". 
    [Page 60] 
    
    
    Upper Canada
    District of Johnstown 
    At a General Quarter Session of the Peace holden at Johnstown on Tuesday the
    ninth day of November 1802.
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Gideon ADAMS 
    Thomas SMYTH{ Esquires}
    Solomon JONES chosen Chairman 
    Commission opened and read
    Sheriff returned the Precept.
    Grand Jury called and sworn as follows
    Thomas DOYLE Foreman 
    
    
    1. William FRASER 11. William SCOTT 
    2. Philip DULMAGE 12. John SCOTT 
    3. Saml WEATHERHEAD 13. Emanuel DUKE 
    4. Richd VANARNAM 14. John LAWRENCE 
    5. Jehial [sic] HURD 15. Little GLASFORD 
    6. Small HUMBERSON 16. Samuel EMORY 
    7. Wm WELLS 17. James KEELER 
    8. Thomas BROWN 18. Isaac HURD 
    9. John SLY 19. Donora BURRITT 
    
    
    10. Joseph KNAPP 20. Caleb CLOSSON 
    The King vs. Dan THROOP
    & Wife. Indictment/Assault and battery. Plea/[blank]. Verdict/[blank].
    The Grand Jury found no Bill. 
    
    
    [Page 61] 
    
    
    Samuel SHERWOOD Esquire [presented his bill for wages as Speaker in the
    House of Assembly] for fifty two days amounting to twenty-six pounds
    Currency. [Court ordered that] the sum be collected in the County of Grenville.
    Court adjourn until ten am tomorrow. 
    
    
    [ met/pursuant]
    Solomon JONES Esquire presiding
    Present 
    William FRASER Thomas SMYTH 
    Ephraim JONES{ Esquires} Gidn ADAMS 
    
    
    Grand Jury discharged
    Ordered the Clerk of the peace be paid seventeen pounds five shillings
    Halifax Currency [for expenses to date for current session.] 
    
    
    [Page 62] 
    
    
    Three pounds fourteen shillings allowed Michael COOK Gaoler for maintaining
    SHERIFF a prisoner from 2oth of May 1802 till the 13th August, Firewood, etc. 
    
    
    Ordered that in causes[sic] depending in the Court of Request may Summons
    [sic] the defendant on Subpoena or Witness within the District. 
    
    
    Ordered that Michael COOK does receive his Sallary [sic] as Gaoler Quarterly
    and every Quarter in future. 
    
    
    The Court adjourn for five minutes.
    [Met/pursuant]
    Present 
    Solomon JONES presiding
    Ephraim JONES Alexr CAMPBELL 
    Thomas SMYTH{ Esquires} 
    
    
    [continues on next page] 
    
    
    [Page 63] 
    
    
    [Top of page lists Justices' fees and for Magistrates and Constables for
    writing up complaints, etc to a total of 5s 9p. No names given. Then
    follows.] 
    
    
    The Justices of the Peace in General Quarter Sessions assembled for the
    District of Johnstown considering it's necessary that the Gaol in Johnstown
    should be enclosed therefore order therefore order that it be enclosed in 
    the manner and form following. 40 feet from the N.E. Corner of said Gaol
    then 130 feet south [sic] West 120 feet, then 130 feet to the South West,
    then 40 to the N.W. Corner of the said Gaol making in the whole 460 the
    foregoing enclosure to be made of good strait [sic] Cedar Pickets 8 feet
    above and incerted [sic] at least 3 feet into the ground and to be set in
    the following manner, at the distance of every ten feet a large Picket not
    less than 8 inches when squared at the small end in the centre from the
    Ground a Oak Girt of sufficient strength Mortised in and the space between
    to be filled up with pickets not less than 6 inches diameter at Top and
    mortised so to receive the Girt and fastened with good Inch and a half Oak
    pins also a sufficient Gate ten feet wide at the east end and well picketed
    over the top and one three feet wide at the west end The said Gates to be 
    hung with Iron Hinges The Clerk of the Peace to give notice by Advertisement
    in [continued next page] 
    
    
    
    
    [Page 64] 
    
    
    three different public places for those that wish to undertake said work to
    give in their proposals to the following Committee
    Peter DRUMMOND Gidn ADAMS 
    Ephraim JONES { Esquires} 
    
    
    [Page 65] 
    
    
    Upper Canada
    Johnstown District 
    At a General Quarter Session of the Peace holden in Johnstown on Tuesday the
    15th day of February 1803
    Present 
    Solomon JONES William SOLES 
    Gideon ADAMS{ Esquires} and 
    Joel STONE Thomas SHERWOOD 
    
    
    Solomon JONES Esquire chosen Chairman
    Commission opened and read
    Sheriff returned the precept. 
    
    
    Grand Jury called and sworn in as follows
    Bartholomew CARLEY Foreman 
    
    
    1. Heman LANDON 12. Saml PENOCK 
    2. Joseph TOWSLEY3. Michael ROW 
    13. David KILBORN 
    14. Amasa WOOD 
    4. Joseph BISSEL5. Jehial [sic] BISSEL6. Asel WRIGHT 
    7. Duncan McLEAN 
    8. Jonathan WOODCOCK 
    15. Elijah EASTON16. Asa WEBSTER 
    17. Stephen BALDWIN18. Adial [sic] SHERWOOD19. John WHITE 
    9. William HEWIT 20. Asa LANDON 
    10. Dan THROOP junr11. William THROOP 
    21. Bazail [sic] ROUNASON [?]
    22. Silas HAMBLIN 
    
    The King vs. Daniel SMITH. Indictment/Blasphemy. Plea/[blank].
    Verdict/[blank]
    Grand Jury returned into Court and found no Bill. 
    
    
    [Page 66] 
    
    
    Court adjourn untill [sic] nine am tomorrow. 
    [met/pursuant]
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Esquire presiding
    Ephraim JONES Stephen BURRITT
    Thomas SMYTH{ Esquires} Gideon ADAMS
    Joel STONE Alexander CAMPBELL 
    David JONES 
    
    
    Grand Jury called. Court presented Indictment against Wallace SUNDERLAND 
    [faded] and others for a forcible entry. Another against Saml PROSSER for
    Assault and Battery.
    -adjourned one hour.
    
    
    -met/pursuant
    -no bill in either. 
    [Page 67] 
    
    
    -Court paid Oliver EVERTS 20s
    -The following fees allowed the Ferryman from the House of James CHAMBERS
    in Township of Edwardsburgh to the shore opposite the House of John TIBBETS
    Esquire. 
    
    
    -A Batteau with one horse and man 5s. 
    -A loaded Boat 7s 6p
    -Canoe with one man 2s 
    -Ditto loaded 2s 6p
    -Court paid Clerk of Peace 5? 15s for expenses this session. 
    [Page 68] 
    
    
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    [Page 69] 
    
    
    Upper Canada
    
    
    Johnstown District 
    At the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace holden at Johnstown on Tuesday
    the seventeenth day of May 1803.
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Thomas SMYTH 
    Ephraim JONES{ Esquires} James BREAKENRIDGE
    Solomon JONES Esquire chosen Chairman.
    Commission opened and read.
    Sheriff returned the precept.
    Magistrates sworn into office as will appear by the Roll for that purpose kept.
    William FRASER Esquire Sheriff sworn into Office.
    Grand Jury called and sworn as follows.
    Sylvester WRIGHT Foreman
    
    
    1. Reuben SHERWOOD 13. Nathan FIELDS 
    2. Sylvester WRIGHT 14. William B. WRIGHT 
    3. Robert McLEAN 15. States[sic] DEGROTE
    4. Peter HOWAR [no "D" seems to be a dashed line] 16. Jehoida [sic] BOICE
    5. Stephen SMITH 17. John WOLLY 
    6. Benjamin ANDREWS 18. David ELLIOT 
    7. Mathew HOWARD 19. John HOWARD 
    8. Philip MATHESON 20. Nathan DATIN [?]
    9. Nathan CLARK 21. James FATHNER 
    10. Hugh JOHNS 22. James SMITH 
    11. James McNISH 23. Increase SMITH 
    12. Mathew FRANKLIN 24. ---[
    Page 70] 
    
    
    Charge given to Grand Jury.
    Court adjourn till tomorrow
    [met/pursuant]
    Present 
    Edward JESSUP Thomas SMYTH 
    Thomas FRASER{ Esquires} William FRASER
    James BREAKENRIDGE Truman HICOK 
    Solomon JONES 
    
    
    [All of the above except Solomon Jones and Thomas Smyth sworn in as
    magistrates.] 
    
    
    Ordered that Levi P. SHERWOOD Esquire is to act as Counsel in behalf of his
    brother for the Sessions. 
    
    
    -Court adjourned "to 9 am tomorrow" and the magistrates discharged Grand
    Jury "as there is no further business now before them, therefore have called
    Special Session for that purpose." 
    Present, Solomon JONES, James BREAKENRIDGE and Thomas SMYTH, Esquires. 
    
    
    Court met at nine OClock pursuant to adjournment.
    Solomon JONES James BREAKENRIDGE 
    Ephraim JONES Thomas SMYTH 
    Edward JESSUP { Esquires} Samuel WRIGHT
    Thomas FRASER William FRASER 
    
    
    
    
    [Page 71] 
    
    
    The King vs. Solomon CHURCHILL and others. Indictment/ for a Riot and
    Assault. Plea/puts.
    Verdict/Not Guilty 
    
    
    A Petit Jury called and sworn as follows
    
    
    1. John VAUGHAN 7. Samuel TALMAN Junr 
    2. John McNISH 8. John ELLIOT 
    3. Jesse HOLMES 9. Stephen BACH
    4. Nehemiah HUBBLE 10. William HOWARD 
    5. David MANHART 11. Freeborn BRATON [clearly not "BARTON"]
    6. William MANHART 12. Samuel RAYMOND 
    Witnesses on behalf of the prosecution
    Peter MATTISON Ezekiel GLASIER 
    Samuel UTLEY James COVEY 
    Silas KING and 
    Moses CORBIN Sylvester WRIGHT
    Ordered that all Assessors who have not returned the Assessment Rolls of the 
    different Townships for the present year 1803 are to return them to the
    Clerk of the peace, on or before the first day of June next. 
    
    
    The Court of Quarter Sessions stands adjourned until the second Monday in
    June next at ten of the Clock in the Morning. 
    
    
    [Page 72] 
    
    
    [Met/pursuant]
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Stephen BURRITT
    Ephraim JONES Henry ARNOLD
    Edward JESSUP { Esquires} Samuel WRIGHT
    Thomas FRASER Richard ARNOLD 
    Gideon ADAMS William FRASER 
    
    
    Stephen BURRITT and Richard ARNOLD, Esquires sworn into office.
    Samuel WRIGHT sworn in. 
    
    
    -Court went into the Treasurer's accounts in part and appointed Lewis P.
    SHERWOOD Esquire "to make out a fair statement of the arrearages [sic] of
    Money not accounted for by the Collectors of this period."
    -Ordered magistrates to direct Assessors to make out Assessment Rolls
    "agreeable to law" and return same before the end of June " as those already
    made out are incorrect." 
    -The Treasurer produced his "Book of the Money received and paid out since
    the year 1801". This was approved.
    -Charles JONES Esquire appointed Treasurer for this District.
    -Ordered the Clerk of the Peace to enter all Orders of Session for 20s or 
    under in the District Treasury, fees to be paid by Treasurer. All sums
    over 
    20s to be paid by parties. 
    [Page 73] 
    
    
    Court adjourned until the first Monday in July next.
    [met/pursuant]
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Edward JESSUP 
    Gideon ADAMS Thomas SMYTH 
    Ephraim JONES {Esquires} Thomas FRASER
    Richard ARNOLD 
    -set out fees for poundkeepers
    - ordered a "full rate" be " levied for the present year."
    - ordered the Treasurer to pay the Clerk of the Peace 5? 15s for "engrossing
    the precept, attending Quarter Sessions, making up Records of this Sessions,
    including Stationary." 
    
    
    
    
    [Page 74] 
    Appointment of the Constables for the present year. 
    Yonge } Abel FULFORD sworn into Office
    
    
     Scot [sic] STEEL Do. 
    Elizabethtown} James CURTISDerius [sic] PALMER 
    John ELLIOT Ditto 
    DittoKitley} Simon LEVINGSTONLansdown} William CASTLEBastard} Ami CHIPMAN
    
    Leeds} Joseph LANDON 
    
    
    Augusta} James BUTLER sworn into Office. 
    Roswell EVERTS 
    
    
    Edwardsburgh} James UMPHREY Junior Ditto 
    Thomas ARMSTRON [sic] Junr Ditto
    
    
    James KILBORN Senior Ditto 
    Marlborough
    Wolford & } Thomas JARVIS 
    Montague 
    
    
    Ordered that the Treasurer of the District pay Oliver Everts as Town Clerk
    one pound currency. 
    
    
    [Page 75] 
    
    
    - ordered the Treasurer pay Thomas ARMSTRONG and James UMPHREY 2 ? each "for
    their attendance on the Commissioners of the Land Board." 
    
    
    -Ordered the Treasurer pay Henry ARNOLD Esquire, Leonard HODGKINS and
    Thomas McCRAE 12s 6p each for five days " attendance in a Cause depending
    between the King, SUNDERLAND and others."
    -Ordered Treasurer pay Michael COOK, Gaoler, the sum of 10s currency.
    -Ordered Michael Cook Gaoler "five shillings Curcy"
    -The Court adjourn until the third Friday [sic] in July Instant at ten of the
    Clock in the forenoon. 
    [Page 76] 
    
    
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    [Page 77] 
    
    
    Upper Canada
    District of Johnstown 
    At the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace holden at Johnstown on Tuesday
    the ninth day of August 1803
    Present 
    Solomon JONES{ Esquires} Edward JESSUP
    Solomon JONES Esquire chosen Chairman
    Commission opened and read
    Sheriff returned the Precept
    Grand Jury called and sworn as follows,
    David HUNTER Foreman 
    
    
    1. Seth DOWNS 11. Benjamin ARMONSTLE
    2. Adam COLE 12. Hazard WILCOCKS 
    3. Jonathan FULFORD Junr 13. David Hunter senior 
    4. Charles BOOTH 14. Thomas FREEL 
    5. Silas JUDSON 15. William AVERY 
    6. John BOOTH 16. James CONNEL 
    
    
    7. Vincent BOOTH 17. Archd McLEAN 
    8. Peet [sic] Seelye [sic] 18. Samuel SHIPMAN 
    9. Samuel BOOTH 19. John GARDNER 
    10. Eliazer FAIRCHILD 20. Abel COLEMAN 
    Charge given to Grand Jury.
    The Court adjourn [sic] one hour. 
    
    
    [Page 78] 
    
    
    [Met/pursuant]
    Present 
    Solomon JONES 
    Edward JESSUP 
    Gideon ADAMS 
    Thomas FRASER, Esquires 
    
    
    Grand Jury discharged.
    -ordered the Treasurer pay Samuel SHERWOOD Esquire 11? 13 s 4p Currency.
    - ordered the Treasurer pay Clerk of Peace 5? 15s for "engrossing precept" etc.
    - ordered the Clerk of Peace to give public notice by advertising in each
    Township " the Deficiency of money in the Collectors' hands, agreeable to a
    statement made out by Lewis P. SHERWOOD Esquire and upon failure of paying
    the different sums as by them Collected on or before the Assizes in
    September next, otherwise such steps will be taken as the law directs."
    
    
    -Ordered the Treasurer "ay Mr. Lewis P. SHERWOOD 27s 6p currency "for his
    trouble in making a statement of the deficiency of money in the Collectors'
    hands previous to the Session in May 1803." 
    [Page 79] 
    
    
    Court adjourn [sic] to ten am tomorrow.
    [met/pursuant]
    Solomon JONES Esquire presiding.
    Edward Jessup
    Gideon ADAMS 
    Thomas FRASER, Esquires 
    
    
    -Assessment Rolls for 1803 for Edwardsburgh, Augusta, Elizabethtown,
    Wolford Oxford [sic], Montague and Marlborough, Yonge, Kitley, Bastard, Rear
    of Lansdown, and Rear of Leeds were examined " and approved as delivered by
    the Assessors & corrected by the Clerk of the Peace."
    - ordered Clerk make out a copy of the assessment rolls for the Collectors
    of the Townships.
    - ordered the Treasurer pay Seth DOWNS, Constable, 3? 7s 1p currency, and
    ordered again that he be paid 2? 11s 8p as "fees in a case between the King,
    SUNDERLAND and others." 
    [Page 80] 
    
    
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    [Page 81] 
    
    
    Upper Canada
    Johnstown District 
    At the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace holden at Johnstown on Tuesday
    the eighth day of November 1803
    Present 
    Ephraim JONES Alexander CAMPBELL 
    Thomas SMYTH {Esquires} Truman HICOK
    Gideon ADAM [sic] 
    
    
    Ephraim JONES Esquire chosen as Chairman
    Commission opened and read 
    
    
    
    
    The Sheriff returned the Precept.
    Grand Jury called and sworn as follows.
    Gershom WING Foreman affirmed 
    
    
    1. Abner BOOTH 
    2. Isaac BOOTH 
    12. Benjamin BROWN13. Andrew TID 
    3. Daniel DARBISHER 
    4. Benjamin LIMAN5. John WOODS 
    14. Philip PHILIPS15. George BATES16. Gershom WING 
    6. Ebenezer PRATT 17. Jedediah WING 
    7. Ephraim COYLE8. Samuel KILBORN 
    18. William CHURCH 
    19. William WOLLY 
    9. Benoni WILTSE Junr 20. Nathan BROWN 
    10. Eliada PARRISH 
    11. William PARRISH 
    Constables called 
    21. Benjamin BROWN22. .. [line of dots/no name] 
    [Page 82] 
    
    Court adjourn till tomorrow at ten OClock.
    Court met pursuant to adjournment.
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Truman HICOK 
    Joel STONE { Esquires} Ephraim JONES
    Alexander CAMPBELL 
    
    
    The King vs. Lemming PATCHIN Indictment/ Affray[sic]. Plea/[blank].
    Verdict/[blank].
    
    
    Saml BALDWIN Grand Jury find no Bill.
    Aaron BALDWIN 
    Buell BISHOP 
    Job BISHOP 
    David BAKER 
    Malvin [sic] BAKER x{appears to be an x after his name]
    John POTTER 
    The King vs. James COVELL Indictment/ Assault and Battery. Plea/not
    Guilty.
    Verdict/[blank].
    
    
    Traversed untill [sic] the next Session.
    The King vs. James COVELL Indictment/ AFFRAY. Plea /not Guilty. [verdict
    space left blank]
    
    
    The Grand Jury find a true Bill.
    The King vs. Elisha DEMING Indictment/Nuisance. Plea /[blank] [verdict
    space left blank.]
    
    
    The Grand Jury find a true Bill. 
    
    
    [Page 83] 
    
    
    The King vs. David LEE Indictment/ Riot and Assault. Plea and
    Verdict/[blank]
    & others The Grand Jury find no Bill. 
    
    
    -Court orders that a Bench Warrant be made out to apprehend Elisha
    DEMING. 
    -James COVELL bound by recognizance of 50? and Michael DOYLE and Thomas
    DOYLE, his Pledges, bound by 25? each "to answer the complaint of Abraham
    LEAHY at the next Quarter Sessions."
    Court adjourn two hours.
    [met/pursuant]
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Esquire presiding.
    Solomon JONES{ Esquires} Joel Stone
    David BROWN of Augusta is admitted by this Court to be a proper person to
    keep a House of Public entertainment for the present year.
    Court adjourn two hours.
    [met/pursuant]
    Solomon Jones Esquire presiding
    Present 
    
    
    Solomon JONES Gideon ADAMS 
    Joel STONE Ephraim JONES
    Thomas SMYTH{ Esquires} Thomas FRASER
    Truman HICOK 
    
    
    [Page 84] 
    
    
    -William FRASER Esquire (by his Advocate Mr. ADAMS) and Hugh MUNRO,
    Gentleman, came into Court and acknowledged an Assault & Battery upon Thomas
    FRASER and the Court fined them each the sum of one shilling. 
    Grand Jury discharged.
    Court adjourn till tomorrow am at eight OClock.
    [met/pursuant]
    [Present .the same men as above although written in a different order]
    "Upon proclamation being made in common form" James KILBORN Junr was
    discharged from his recognizance for being bound "to keep the peace until
    this Session." 
    - ordered Martin HEWIT and Nicholas HASKINS be each fined 40s for not 
    appearing as Petit Jurors agreeable to their Summons.
    - ordered James UMPHREY Send fined 40s for not appearing when called as Constable.
    -ordered Mr Charles JONES be continued as Treasurer for this District of 
    Johnstown 
    
    
    [Page 85] 
    
    
    Charles JONES, Treasurer, bound by recognizance to Our Sovereign Lord the
    King in open Court in the sum of five hundred pounds with Solomon JONES and
    Thomas Fraser Esquires (the Pledges) each in the sum of five hundred pounds
    for the performance of his duty as Treasurer of this District agreeable to law.
    Ordered that the Treasurer does pay Michael COOK Gaoler the sum of two
    pounds fifteen shillings Currency for having maintained with provision Jabez
    MOSHER Condemned prisoner nine Weeks at 5/ per week, for attendance and
    purchasing Wood for Court Room [space] Close Stool and fuel for prisoner. 
    
    
    Ordered that the District Treasurer pays Thomas ARMSTRONG Constable the sum
    of three pounds Currency for his attendance on the Land Commissioners Twelve
    days. 
    
    
    Ordered that the District Treasurer pays Darius PALMER Constable for his
    attendance on the Land Commissioners [blank] days one pound. 
    
    
    Ordered that the District Treasurer pays William FRASER Sheriff the sum of
    fifteen shillings. [No reason given.] 
    
    
    The King vs. James COVELL Indictment/Affray [sic]. Plea/ Puts. Verdict Guilty
    And his fine is set at three pounds which he paid to the Sheriff.
    Jury called and severally sworn as follows
    
    
    1. Edward SOPER 7. Samuel HOAG 
    2. Philip SHOOK3. Jonathan MOTT 
    8. Oratio [sic] BRADSHAW9. John KINCADE 
    4. Simon MOTT 
    5. Robert PALMER 
    6. Gardner LEE 
    10. George CORNWALL11. Joseph CLARK12. Robert HEWITT 
    [Page 86] 
    
    King vs. Elisha DEMING Indictment/Nuisance in the highway. Guilty . And his
    fine is set at five shillings which he paid to the Sheriff in Court. 
    
    
    William FRASER Esquire, Sheriff, is allowed twenty five pounds for his
    attendance etc conformable to an Order granted the late Sheriff. 
    
    
    Court adjourn one hour.
    [Met/pursuant]
    Present 
    
    
    
    
    Solomon JONES Gideon Adams 
    Thomas SMYTH Truman HICOK 
    Joel STONE { Esquires} Ephraim JONES
    Thomas FRASER 
    
    
    -Treasurer ordered to pay Clerk 5? 15s for this Session
    -Treasurer's accounts examined and approved.
    -Ordered that all orders upon the District Treasurer "shall bear Interest
    after the expiration date of one Year from their different dates." 
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    Upper Canada
    Johnstown District 
    At the General Quarter Session of the Peace holden at Johnstown on Tuesday
    the fifteenth day of May 1804
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Stephen BURRITT
    Edward JESSUP { Esquires} Alexander CAMPBELL 
    Thomas SMYTH Gideon ADAMS 
    Joel STONE 
    
    
    Solomon JONES Esquire chosen Chairman
    Commission opened and read
    Sheriff returned the Precept.
    Grand Jury called and sworn as follows
    
    
    Thomas DOYLE Foreman 
    1. William SNYDER Senr 13. John LAMSON 
    2. William SNYDER Junr 
    3. Joel ADAMS 
    14. Henry JACKSON15. John BURK 
    4. William LAMSON 
    5. Curtis ADAMS 
    16. Ephraim CURRY17. Thomas McILMOYL 
    6. John FRASER 18. Thomas DOYLE 
    7. Peleg SPENCER8. Andrew ADAMS 19. Rice HONEYWELL 
    9. Daley SELLECK10. Elias DULMAGE 
    20. WILLIAM SCOTT 
    21. Thomas BARTON 
    11. Thomas FRASER 22. John BRUNDAGE 
    12. Abraham BOULLON [sic] 23. John SCOTT 
    [Page 90] 
    
    James McILMOYL of Edwardsburgh yeoman was bound by Recognizance to Our
    Sovereign Lord the King in open Court in the sum of one Thousand [sic]
    pounds and Thomas McILMOYL of Edwardsburgh, yeoman, and David HUNTER of
    Edwardsburgh, yeoman, (the pledges) each in the sum of five hundred pounds.
    The condition of the Recognizance is such that if the said James McILMOYL
    shall personally appear at the next Court of Oyer and Terminer and General
    Gaol delivery to be holden for the District of Johnstown and not to depart
    the Court without leave then this recognizance to be void, otherwise to
    remain in full force. 
    
    
    Peter BOULTON of Edwardsburg, yeoman, was bound by Recognizance to Our
    Sovereign Lord the King in open Court in the sum of one thousand [sic]
    pounds, and Henry BOLTON [sic] of Edwardsburg, Miller, and John RUDEBAUGH,
    yeoman (the pledges) each in the sum of five hundred pounds. The Condition
    of this recognizance is such that if the said Peter BOULTON shall personally 
    
    
    
    
    appear at the next Court of Over and Termini and General Gaol delivery to be
    Holden for the District of Johnstown and not to depart the Court without
    leave, then this Recognizance to be void, otherwise to remain in full force. 
    
    
    The Court stands adjourned untill [sic] nine OClock Tomorrow. 
    
    
    [Met/pursuant]
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Edward JESSUP 
    Thomas SMYTH{ Esquires} Gideon ADAMS
    Joel STONE 
    
    
    [Page 91] 
    
    
    Ordered that the Clerk of the Peace Cite Ezra BENADICK Collector for the 
    Township of Bastard to appear at the next Court of Quarter Sessions to shew
    cause why the amount of the money received by him has not been paid to the
    Treasurer of the District as the Statute Directs. 
    
    
    Ordered by the Court that Henry BOULTON Collector for the Township of
    Edwardsburgh pay the residue of the money collected by him for the year
    1803, To the Treasurer, Tomorrow the seventeenth Instant. 
    
    
    Ordered that Rice HONEYWELL Collector for the Township of Augusta for the
    year of Our Lord 1803 do pay within three days to the Treasurer of the
    District the residue of the Rate as yet unpaid.
    Ordered that Derius [sic] PALMER Collector for the Township of Elizabethtown
    for the year of Our Lord 1803 do pay into the hands of the Treasurer of this
    District the residue of the Rate as yet unpaid, within two months. 
    
    
    Augustus BOYD of [blank space] personally appeared in open Court and was
    bound by recognizance to our Sovereign Lord the King to appear at the next
    Court of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol delivery to be holden for this
    District, as an Evidence against James McILMOYL of Edwardsburgh, Yeoman. 
    
    
    The King vs. Robert LIDDLE Indictment} Assault & Battery. Plea} Not
    Guilty.
    Verdict[blank]
    
    
    Andrew LIDDLE Ordered that the mame [sic] of Darling SMITH
    
    
    Darling SMITH [sic] be struck out of the Indictment as he has been
    
    
     previously discharged. 
    
    
    [Page 92] 
    
    
    -Robert LIDDLE and Andrew LIDDLE both of Elizabethtown, Labourers,
    personally appeared and acknowledged to owe [the King] one hundred pounds
    each, the recognizance to be void when they appear at the next Quarter
    Session to answer plea.
    Heman LANDON of Augusta, Yeoman and Stephen DUCALON of Ellizabethtown each
    [pledged] 50?. 
    -Daniel MINTHORN of Leeds, Yeoman, personally appeared [and was bound by
    recognizance to the king] for one hundred pounds. James FURNUM of [space
    left blank], Yeoman and Benjamin MINTHORN of [blank space] Yeoman [also
    bound by] 50? each to see that "David MINTHORN appears as Prosecutor against
    the LIDDLEs" and also appear as "Evidences" themselves. 
    A Presentment was presented to the Court by the Grand Jury against James
    BREAKENRIDGE Esquire for encouraging bodily harm to be done to Billa FLINT
    the twentieth day of March last. 
    
    
    [Page 93] 
    
    
    -Billa FLINT was bound by a 50? recognizance to appear at this Court and
    prosecute James BREAKENRIDGE " and not to depart the Court without leave." 
    
    
    The Court stands adjourned until tomorrow the 17th at ten in the forenoon.
    [met/pursuant]
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Alexander CAMPBELL 
    Thomas FRASER { Esquires} Edward JESSUP 
    Thomas SHERWOOD Truman HICOK 
    
    
    Ordered that an Indictment for common [sic] Assault be drawn against James
    BREAKENRIDGE Esquire through the Presentment of the Grand Jury. 
    
    
    May 16th 1804 Dr[?] The District of Johnstown in an account current with
    Michael COOK Creditor. ? s d 
    To 1 Sheet Iron Stove and 5 links of Pipes elbo [?] and Tee 1 5 " 
    To one Plank ladder 1 " " 
    To the Maintenance of John MILLINGTON commencing
    The 14th Novemr 1803 and ending the 14 May 1804 } 6 15 " 
    27 Weeks at 5/---------------------------------------------To 
    Firewood for the prison commencing the 14th
    November 1803 and ending the 23 April 1804 } 2 6 " 
    23 Weeks at 2/---------------------------------------------To 
    the Maintenance of Jabez MOSHER 3 ? Weeks 17 6
    
    
     -----------12 
    3 6 
    May 16th 1804 To an Order of last November Sessions to be accounted for}
    3 " " 
    
    
    [Page 94] 
    
    
    Michael COOK Gaoler paid 9? 3s 6p "of the foregoing account."
    
    
    -David BROWN's application for public house license was approved.
    -Adjourned two hours.
    -Met/pursuant.
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Edward JESSUP 
    Thomas SHERWOOD Thomas FRASER 
    Alexander CAMPBELL { Esquires} Thomas SMYTH
    Gideon ADAMS 
    The King vs. Dr. Samuel ADAMS Indictment/Assault &Battery. Plea/Not
    Guilty
    of Johnstown 
    
    
    -The Doctor was bound by a 50? recognizance and Thomas PETERS of Johnstown
    & Ezra ADAMS of Edwardsburgh, yeomen, by 25? each to see that the doctor
    appears at the next Quarter Sessions of the Peace. 
    [Page 95] 
    
    
    The King vs. Abraham LEAHY Indictment/Assault and Battery Plea/Not Guilty
    Withdraws his plea by leave of the Court and pleads Guilty and puts himself
    upon the mercy of the Court.
    The Court order [sic] that the defendant pay a fine of ten shillings which
    he paid to the Sheriff in Court. 
    
    
    The King vs. James BREAKENRIDGE, Esquire Indictment/Assault. Plea/not
    Guilty 
    Verdict/not Guilty
    A Petit Jury called and severally sworn as follows
    
    
    1. Duncan CAMERON 7. Ezra ADAMS 
    2. John RUDEBAUGH 8. Aaron ROSE 
    3. Henry ANDERSON 9. John COLEBREATH 
    4. James UMPHREY 10. Robert PARKER 
    5. James FROOM 11. William McNEIL 
    6. James Chambers Junr 12. Thomas ARMSTRONG Junr 
    The Court adjourn [sic] for half and hour.
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment
    The Court adjourn for two hours. 
    
    
    
    
    The Court met. 
    The Court adjourn until tomorrow the 18th at ten OClock in the forenoon. 
    
    
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    The Court met at eleven OClock the 18th day of May.
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Gideon ADAMS 
    James BREAKENRIDGE{Esquires} Truman HICOK
    Thomas SMYTH 
    
    
    The King vs. Charles JONES, Esquire. Indictment/Assault. Plea/not Guilty.
    Verdict/Guilty 
    
    
    A Petit Jury called and sworn as follows
    
    
    1. Richard BOULTON 7. Henry BIGFORD
    2. Jacob BONASTILL [sic] 8. Thomas PETERS
    3. Constant KING 9. Eliahim WHITNEY 
    4. Archibald McNEIL 10. Daniel McINTOSH 
    5. Jacob VAN CAMP 11. David HUNTER 
    6. James LANDON 12. Daniel PLUMLEY 
    Ordered that Charles JONES Esquire pay a fine of three hundred pounds, which
    he paid to the Sheriff in Court. 
    
    
    The Court adjourn for fifteen minutes.
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment.
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Truman HICOK 
    Thomas SMYTH{ Esquires} James BREAKENRIDGE 
    
    
    The King vs. James COVELL. Indictment/Assault and Battery. Plea/ not
    Guilty. Verdict/Guilty. 
    
    
    A Petit Jury called
    
    
    1. Frederick LEWIS 7. James CHAMBER Junr 
    2. Duncan CAMERON 8. Ezra ADAMS 
    3. John RUDEBAUGH 9. Aaron ROSE 
    4. Henry ANDERSON 10. John COLEBREATH [sic]
    5. James UMPHREY Senr 11. Robert PARKER 
    6. James FROOM Senr 12. William McNEIL 
    [Page 97] 
    
    
    Ordered that James COVELL pay a fine of five pounds.
    
    
    -Grand Jury discharged.
    -Treasurer paid James KILBORN, Constable, 10s for taking Jabez MOSHER with
    a warrant, travelling thirteen miles and the assistance of one man.
    -Adjourned until "tomorrow the 19th at nine OClock."
    [Met/pursuant]
    Present 
    Solomon JONES 
    Edward JESSUP{Esquires} Gideon ADAMS
    Court adjourn five minutes.
    [met/pursuant with the addition of Thomas FRASER]
    
    
    -Investigated the Treasurer's accounts.
    -Ordered a " full Rate be collected for the present year 1804."
    -Ordered William CASTLE, Constable fined 20s for "not attending his duty
    as Constable in the present Court Sessions."
    -Ordered Treasurer to pay William FRASER, Sheriff, 25? for summoning five
    Juries, etc from April 1803 to May 1804. 
    [Page 98] 
    The Treasurer of the District of Johnstown is hereby ordered to pay the 
    
    
    
    
    Clerk of the Peace the sum of eleven pounds ten shillings Currency for
    engrossing the Precepts, attending two Quarter Sessions including
    Stationary. 
    
    
    Johnstown District A List of Constables for the present year.
    May Sessions 1804 
    
    
    Township of Lansdown [sic] } 
    David BALDWIN 
    Daniel McNEIL 
    
    
    Township of Yonge} 
    Samuel ELLIOT 
    William OSTAN [sic] 
    
    
    Elizabethtown }Darius PALMER
    John WEEKS 
    Benjamin McVEAGH 
    
    
    Township of Bastard} 
    Ami CHIPMAN 
    Henry SMITH 
    
    
    Townships of Wolford and } Thomas JARVIS 
    Montague----------------------John McCREA 
    
    
    Rear end of Lansdown and} John BARNS 
    Leeds------------------------Ira SUNDERLAND 
    
    
    Augusta------------------------} 
    James BUTLER 
    Roswell EVERTS 
    
    
    Edwardsburgh and Johnstown} 
    Peleg SPENCER
    Aaron ROSE 
    Eliahim WHITNEY 
    Henry JACKSON 
    
    
    Township of Leeds in front} [no names] 
    
    
    [Page 99] 
    
    
    To Thomas ARMSTRONG---To attending the Land Board in May 1803 eight day
    [sic] at 5/--2?
    And in September 1803 to six days attendance 1? 10s [Total-3? 10s] 
    
    
    Ordered Treasurer pay James UMPHREY, Constable three pounds ten shillings
    Curcy and three pounds ten shillings to Thomas ARMSTRONG, Constable for
    doing the duty as there stated [in above account, I assume. MC-B.] 
    
    
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    Page 101 
    
    Upper Canada At the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace holden at Johnstown the 
    Johnstown District fourteenth day of August 1804. 
    
    Present 
    Solomon JONES } Esquires { Gideon ADAMS 
    Edward JESSUP 
    
    
    Solomon JONES chosen Chairman. 
    Commission opened and read. 
    The Sheriff returned the Precept. 
    
    
    
    
    Grand Jury called and sworn as follows 
    Heman LANDON Foreman 
    
    1. Samuel HUMBERTON 12. Stephen COLLINS 
    2. Samuel SMADES 13. Daniel BURRITT Junr 
    3. Thomas BROWN 14. Jehial [sic] HURD 
    4. John BASS 15. Isaac HURD 
    5. James MARTIN 16. Adoniram BURRITT 
    6. David WHITNEY 17. Littel [sic] GLASFORD 
    7. Joseph BASS 18. Joseph TOWSLEY 
    8. John LAURENCE [sic] 19. Samuel MOREY [MOSEY?] 
    9. Samuel WHITE 20. Lemon PINOCK [sic] 
    10 Elisha ANDERSON 21. Heman LANDON 
    11. James KEELER 22. [blank] 
    Charge given to the Grand Jury by the Chairman. 
    
    The King } Indictment } Plea [blank] Verdict} Guilty 
    vs Assault & [blank] 
    Doct. Samuel ADAMS 
    
    A Petit Jury called and sworn to try an Issue of Traverse between our Sovereign Lord the King and Doctor Samuel 
    ADAMS. 
    
    1. Heman HURLBURT 7. Roswell NETTLETON 
    2. Samuel THOMAS 8. James SEYMOUR 
    3. John HARRINDEN 9. John GAYLORD 
    4. Samuel WHITE 10. John C. SWINNING 
    5. Peter SNIDER 11. Daniel SPICER 
    6. Samuel THASHER [sic] 12. Stephen NETTLETON 
    Page 102. 
    
    The Court stand adjourned until Tomorrow [sic] morning at nine OClock [sic]. 
    
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment. 
    
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Gideon ADAMS 
    Edward JESSUP } Esquires { Truman HICOK 
    
    Ordered that Doctor Samuel ADAMS pay a fine of seven shillings and six pence which he paid to the Sheriff in 
    Court. 
    Grand Jury discharged. 
    
    
    The King }Indictment }Plea } Verdict 
    vs Assault & Battery Not Guilty Guilty 
    Silas HICBEY [sic] 
    
    
    A Petit Jury called and sworn as follows 
    
    
    1. Timothy HODGE 7. Amos KNAPP 
    2. Timothy NETTLETON 8. Gad Wait [sic] MORTON 
    3. John WALTER 9. David ALDRICH 
    
    
    4. Samuel HAZELTON 10. Amos NETTLETON 
    5. Jacob VAN CAMP 11. John BONHER [BONKER?] 
    6. William KNAPP 12. Daniel YOUNG 
    Ordered that Silas HICBEY the Defendant pay a fine of thirty Shillings (and stand committed until paid) which was 
    paid to the Sheriff in Court. 
    
    The King } Indictment }Plea 
    vs Assault & Battery Guilty 
    Robert LIDDLE 
    & 
    Andrew LIDDLE 
    
    The above Defendants Robert LIDDLE and Andrew LIDDLE having been bound by Recognizance to appear at this 
    time and try the Traverse of their Indictment to which they now plead Guilty, And [sic] are ordered to pay a fine of 
    five shillings each which was paid to the Sheriff in Court. 
    
    Page 103 
    
    The Treasurer of the District of Johnstown is hereby ordered to pay the Clerk of the Peace the sum of five pounds 
    fifteen shillings Currency which sum is for engrossing Precept, attending Quarter Sessions including stationary 
    [sic].
    
     District of Johnstown 
    
    August 15, 1804 The Court having examined the list of Constables as made out in May 
    Sessions, find that two of the number are Sargts of Militia and one is not of full age, therefore the 
    Court order that John WOOD of the Township of Kitley serve as Constable the ensuing year also 
    Jabez CARPENTER serves as Constable the ensuing year for the Township of Lansdown and Leeds 
    (in the rear) [.] The Court does not think it necessary to appoint a Constable in lieu of Benjamin 
    McVEAGH. 
    
    The Court stands adjourned until tomorrow the sixteenth Instant at ten OClock in the forenoon. 
    
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment. 
    Present 
    Edward JESSUP} Esquires { Gideon ADAMS 
    
    The Court stands adjourned until Thursday the twenty third day of August Instant at ten OClock in the 
    forenoon. 
    
    Thursday the twenty third of August 1804. The Court met pursuant to adjournment. 
    Present 
    Edward JESSUP} Esquires {Gideon ADAMS 
    
    Ordered that the Clerk of the Peace write to the Treasurer to attend at the Court house on the first Tuesday in 
    september [sic] next, and at the same time that the request by [sic] note each Magistrates attendance for the purpose 
    of examining into the repairs which may be necessary to be made to the Gaol. 
    
    Page 104 
    
    The Court adjourned until the fourth day of September next at ten of the Clock in the forenoon of the same day. 
    
    
    
     Present 
    Edward JESSUP } Esquires { Gideon ADAMS 
    
    The Court adjourned until the twenty-first Instant at seven OClock in the Morning.
    
     Present 
    Edward JESSUP} Esquires { Gideon ADAMS 
    
    The Court adjourned until seven OClock in the Morning of the second of October next. 
    
    Page 105
    
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    Page 106 
    
    Upper Canada At the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace holden at Johnstown in 
    
    Johnstown District and for the District of Johnstown, on Tuesday the thirteenth day of 
    November in the forty-fifth year of the reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Third, by 
    the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, defender of 
    the faith, before Solomon JONES and William FRASER, Esquires, and others their 
    fellows, Justices of our [sic] said Lord the King, assigned to keep the Peace in the said 
    District, and also to hear and determine divers felonies, trespasses, and other 
    misdemeanors, committed in the same District. 
    
    Commission opened and read. 
    
    Hamilton WALKER, Clerk of the Peace, sworn into office. 
    
    The Sheriff returned the Precept. 
    
    The Grand Jury Called, and sworn as follows, 
    Nathan DAYTON chosen Foreman. 
    
    1. Asa WEBSTER 10. James DUNHAM 
    2. Bartholemew CARLEY 11. Samuel HIBBARD 
    3. Bemjamin ANDREWS 12. Asa LANDON 
    4. Benjamin McVEIGH [sic] 13. David MANHEART [sic] 
    5. Dyer HOWARD 14. Jesse HOLMES 
    6. Stephen SMITH 15. David KILBORN 
    7. Increas [sic] SMITH 16. Nehemiah HUBLE [sic] 
    8. Reubin [sic] MOTT 17. Nathan CLARK 
    9. James McNISH 18. [blank] 
    [Note: In many instances on the following pages "Johnstown" & "Elizabethtown" appear to be written as 
    "Johnstonn" & "Elizabethtonn" but in the interests of clarity, I continue with Johnstown & Elizabethtown. MCB] 
    
    Page 107 
    
    The Treasurer of the District is hereby ordered to pay out of any monies which may come into his hands under and 
    
    
    
    by virtue of any Act of the Provincial Parliament, to Samuel SHERWOOD, Esquire, the sum of twenty-eight 
    pounds currency for fifty-six days attendance as Representative of the County of Grenville for the year 1804. 
    The Court is adjourned for one hour. 
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment. 
    Present 
    Solomon JONES }Esquires { William FRASER 
    A Presentment was presented to the Court against William Henry EASTON and Roderick EASTON. 
    The Court is adjourned until tomorrow at ten OClock. 
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment.
    
     Present 
    Solomon JONES Joel STONE 
    Ephraim JONES } Esquires { ….. [five dots] 
    
    Doctor Samuel ADAMS discharged from his recognizance. 
    The Treasurer of the District is hereby ordered to pay out of any monies which may come into his hands under and 
    
    
    by virtue of any Act of the Provincial Parliament, to William BUELL, Esquire, the sum of twenty-one pounds 
    currency for forty - two days attendance as Representative of the County of Leeds for the year 1804. 
    Page 108 
    The Treasurer of the District is hereby ordered to pay William FRASER Esquire Sheriff the sum of thirteen 
    
    
    shillings and eight pence currency. 
    The Treasurer of the District is ordered to pay Michael COOK the sum of fifteen shillings Currency [sic]. 
    The Sheriff of the district is requested by the Court to procure stove-pipes and get a hole cut through the Gaol so 
    
    
    that the pipe may go into the Chimney. 
    Ordered that Henry BOULTON be summoned to appear forthwith. 
    The Court adjouned for one hour. 
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment. 
    
    
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Ephraim JONES 
    Joel STONE }Esquires{ ….[row of dots] 
    
    Ordered that Henry BOULTON of Edwardsburgh Collector for the year 1803 pay a fine of forty shillings for not 
    
    doing his duty as Collector according to the form of the statue [sic] in such case made and provided. 
    Ordered that Ezra BENEDICT of Bastard, Collector pay a fine of forty shillings for not doing his duty as Collector 
    for the year 1803, for the said Township, as the law directs. 
    
    
    Page 109 
    
    
    
    
    Ordered that Derius [sic] PALMER of Elizabethtown, Collector for the year 1803 pay a fine of forty shillings, for 
    not doing his duty as Collector of the said Township, as the law directs. 
    
    Ordered that the Clerk of the Peace make out the proportion that each Free holder is to pay the Representative of 
    the County of Leeds for his attendance at the Provincial Parliament for the year 1804, amounting to twenty-one 
    pounds, and transmit a Copy of the same to each Collector in said County. 
    
    A Bench Warrant was issued signed by Solomon JONES and Ephraim JONES Esquires to apprehend William 
    
    Henry EASTON and Roderick EASTON of Wolford Yeomen for breaking down the Pound in Wolford. 
    Hamilton WALKER 
    Clk of the Peace 
    
    Page 110 
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    Page 111 
    
    Upper Canada At the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace holden at Johnstown in 
    Johnstown District and for the District of Johnstown, on Tuesday the nineteenth day of 
    
    February in the forty-fifth year of the reign of our Sovereign lord George the 
    Third, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, 
    defender of the faith, before Solomon JONES, Richard ARNOLD and Gideon ADAMS 
    Esquires, and others their fellows, Justices of our said Lord the King, assigned to keep the 
    peace in the said District, and also to hear and determine divers felonies, trespasses, and 
    other misdemeanors, committed in the same District. 
    
    Solomon JONES Esquire chosen Chairman. 
    
    Commission opened and read. 
    
    The Sheriff returned the Precept. 
    
    The Grand Jury called and sworn as follows 
    Reuben SHERWOOD Foreman 
    
    1. Hugh JOHNS 12. John HOWARD 
    2. Stephen HOWARD 13. Adam COLE 
    3. Jonah BROWN 14. Jonathan FULFORD Junior 
    4. Abel COELMAN [sic] 15. Nathan FILLO[sic] 
    5. John GARDNER 16. Mathew ELLIOT 
    6. Seth DOWNS 17. Samuel GRIFFIN 
    7. John WOLLEY [sic] 18. States [sic] DEGROTE 
    8. Johida BOYCE 19. Stephen WASHBURN 
    9. Archibald McLEAN 20. Philip MATTISON 
    10. Samuel SHIPMAN 21. Alan [Man?] CURTIS 
    11. Justus SEELY 22. [blank] 
    Page 112 
    
    The Court adjourned until three OClock of this afternoon. 
    
    
    
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment. 
    
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Gideon ADAMS 
    Richard ARNOLD} Esquires { Truman HICOK 
    
    The Court stands adjourned until tomorrow morning at nine OClock. 
    
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment. 
    
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Stephen BURRITT 
    Ephraim JONES Thomas FRASER 
    William FRASER} Esquires { Gideon ADAMS 
    Richard ARNOLD 
    
    The King Indictment Plea 
    vs for an Assault } puts 
    Nathan McVEAGH 
    
    A Petit Jury called and sworn as follows 
    
    1. Elkana [sic] BILLINGS 7. Peter PURVIS 
    2. Ezekiel GLASIER [sic] 8. William AVERY 
    3. Samuel RRAYMOND 9. George GARDNER 
    4. William CLOW 10. David HUNTER Junior 
    5. James CONNEL 11. John VAUGHAN 
    6. Thomas FREEL 12. Daniel MALLORY 
    The Jury retired, and return into Court and find the Defendant Guilty in manner and form as laid in the Indictment. 
    The Court order the Defendant to pay a Fine of forty shillings and stand committed til [sic] paid, which he paid to 
    the Sheriff in Court. 
    
    Page 113 
    
    The King Indictment Plea 
    vs for an Assault and Battery} puts. 
    John HOW 
    
    A Petit Jury Called and sworn as follows 
    
    1. Jeremiah MALLORY 7. John MYERS 
    2. John McCRADY 8. Jesse PURDY 
    3. John ELLIOT 9. John MUNRO 
    4. Henry McLEAN 10. Thomas PROCTOR 
    5. Abraham BRONN[ BROWN?] 11. Randy McDONELL 
    6. Barnard EMBURY 12. Henry LARUE 
    Evidence sworn on the part of the prosecuton, Caleb SEAMON 
    
    The Jury find the Defendant John HOW Guilty of the Offence as laid in the Indictment, and the Court order 
    that he be committed to the common Gaol for the space of one calendar month and pay a fine of ten pounds & 
    remain committed til paid. 
    
    The King } Indictment } Plea 
    vs for a Rescue puts 
    
    
    
    W.H. EASTON 
    & 
    Roderick EASTON 
    A Petit Jury called and sworn as follows 
    
    1. Asa HUTCHESON7. William CLOW 
    2. John ELIER [sic] 8. Thomas FREEL 
    3. Samuel MALLORY 9. Peter PURVIS 
    4. Elkana [sic] BILLINGS 10. William AVERY 
    5. Ezekiel GLASIER 11. George GARDNER 
    6. Samuel RAYMOND 12. David HUNTER Junr 
    William DAVIS Junior, William DAVIS Senior, and Alvin POWERS Evidence on the part of the Prosecution. 
    
    The Jury retired, and return into Court and find the Defendants William Henry EASTON and Roderick 
    EASTON Guilty of the offence [sic] as laid in the Indictment. 
    
    The Court ordered the said Defendants to pay a Fine of two pounds ten shillings each and stand committed 
    till paid, which was paid to the Sheriff in Court. 
    
    Page 114 
    The King } Indictment 
    vs for an Assault and Battery 
    Isaac LAKE 
    } Plea 
    puts 
    A Petit Jury called and sworn as follows 
    
    1. John VAUGHAN 7. Abraham BROWN 
    2. Daniel MALLORY 8. Barney EMBURY 
    3. Jeremiah MALLORY 9. John MYERS 
    4. John McCRADY 10. Jesse PURDY 
    5. John ELLIOT 11. John MUNRO 
    6. Henry McLEAN 12. Thomas PROCTOR 
    Witnesses on the part of the prosecution 
    Joseph EASTON and Roderick EASTON, and Job MATTISON for the Defendant. 
    
    
    The Jury retired, and return [sic] into Court and find the Defendant Guilty of the Offence as laid in the 
    Indictment, and the Court order him to pay a fine of two pounds ten shillings and stand committed til paid, and he 
    is committed to his Majesty's Gaol at Johnstown there to remain until he shall pay the said Fine. 
    
    John DAVISON is bound by recognizance in ten pounds in ten pounds and Levius P. SHERWOOD Esquire and 
    Charles JONES Esquire (pledges) for the appearance of the said John DAVISON tomorrow at nine OClock. 
    
    The Court stands adjournment until tomorrow morning the twenty-first at nine OCLOCK. 
    
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment 
    
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Truman HICOK 
    Ephraim JONES} Esquires { Gideon ADAMS 
    
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    The King Indictment } Plea 
    vs for Blasphemy [blank] 
    Joseph EASTON 
    
    A Petit Jury called and sworn as follows 
    
    1. Henry LARUE 7. Abraham BROWN 
    2. Lemuel MALLORY 8. John VAUGHAN 
    3. John ELIER [sic] 9. John McCRADY 
    4. Samuel RAMOND [sic] 10. Henry McLEAN 
    5. Thomas FREEL 11. Barnard EMBURY 
    6. George GARDNER 12. John ELLIOTT 
    The Court order that the said Indictment be Quashed for want of formality. 
    The King Indictment } Plea 
    vs. for an Assault puts 
    John DAVISON 
    
    A Petit Jury called and sworn as follows 
    [same names,and order, as Jury above except # 4 is now recorded as "Samuel RAYMOND". MCB] 
    
    
    Evidence sworn on the part of the prosecution Zadock PRATT, Jonathan Mills CHURCH and Abraham 
    
    BOLTON[sic]. 
    
    The Jury find the Defendant John DAVISON Guilty in manner and form as laid in the Indictment. 
    
    The Court order that the said Defendant pay a fine of one pound ten shillings, and stand committed til paid 
    and he is committed to his Majesty's Gaol at Johnstown there to remain until he shall pay the said fine. 
    
    Page 116 
    
    Heman HURLBURT of Augusta Yeoman is hereby ordered to pay a fine of forty shillings for delivering a false list 
    of his ratable property to the Assessors of the said Township, for the year 1804, and he is further ordered to pay 
    each of the Witnesses the sum of five shilling [sic], viz. to James SEYMOUR and Thomas BROWN. 
    
    The Clerk of the Peace is hereby ordered to issue distress warrants against the goods and Chattels of Henry 
    BOULTON of Edwardsburgh, Collector, of Ezra BENEDICT of Bastard, Collector, and Derius [sic] PALMER of 
    Elizabethtown, Collector for forty shillings each, for not doing their duty as Collectors according to the law, the 
    warrants to be made returnable at the next Sessions. 
    
    The Court order that Eliakim WHITNEY of Johnstown pay a fine of forty shillings for not doing his duty as 
    Constable at this present Sessions. 
    
    Ordered that the Treasurer of the District pay William FRASER Esquire the sum of thirteen shillings and six pence 
    currency. [No reason noted.] 
    
    Ordered that the Treasurer of the aforesaid District do pay to Jonathan M. CHURCH Deputy Sheriff the sum of 
    Four pounds Currency in full discharge of the account for services done by him. 
    
    Ordered that the Treasurer of the District pay Michael COOK Gaoler the sum of five shillings Currency. 
    
    Page 117 
    
    
    
    The Treasurer of the District of Johnstown is hereby Ordered to pay the Clerk of the Peace for the said District the 
    
    sum of twelve pounds Currency on account. 
    Hamilton WALKER 
    Clk of the Peace 
    
    Page 118 
    
    Upper Canada 
    At the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace holden at Johnstown in 
    
    Johnstown District 
    and for the District of Johnstown on Tuesday the twenty-first day of May in the forty-fifth 
    year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third, by the Grace of God of the United 
    Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King defender of the Faith [sic], before Solomon 
    JONES, and Daniel JONES Esquires, and others their fellows, Justices of our said lord the 
    King, assigned to keep the peace in the said District, and also to hear and determine divers 
    felonies, trespasses, and other misdemeanors in the said District committed. 
    
    Commission opened and read. 
    The Sheriff returned the Precept. 
    
    The Grand Jury called and sworn as follows 
    Vincent BOOTH Foreman 
    
    1. Samuel BOOTH 9. Benjamin BROWN 
    2. Vincent BOOTH 10. William CHURCH 
    3. Isaiah KEELER 11. William PARISH 
    4. Silas JUDSON 12. Benjamin BROWN Junr 
    5. Isaac BOOTH 13. Nathan BROWN 
    6. Charles BOOTH 14. Philip PHILIPS 
    7. John TAYLOR 15. [blank; row of dots only] 
    8. Ephraim LEE 16. [blank; row of dots only] 
    The Court is adjourned for two hours. 
    
    Page 119 
    
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment
    
     Present 
    Solomon JONES Daniel JONES 
    Joel STONE } Esquires { Gideon ADAMS 
    
    The Court adjourned until tomorrow the 22nd at ten OClock. 
    
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment.
    
     Present 
    Solomon JONES Joel STONE 
    Epharim JONES } Esquires { [blank]
    
     The Grand Jury discharged. 
    
    The Sheriff returned the execution against Henry BOULTON of Edwardsburgh Collector for the year 1803. 
    Satisfied. 
    
    
    
    It is ordered that all orders [sic] made heretofore allowing the Town Clerks fees for their services, shall be 
    no longer in force. 
    
    
    The Court order the Clk [sic] of the Peace to write their Worships the magistrates [sic] in Quarter Sessions 
    to request they will transmit to the magistrates in Quarter Sessions of the District of Johnstown a statement 
    of the settlement made between William FRASER Junr and Neal McLEAN Treasurers and the amount of 
    the different Assessment Rolls from that period to the division of the Eastern District, as they are of the 
    opinion that it will tend to facilitate the Settlement between the two Districts. 
    
    
    It is hereby ordered that the Clerk of the Peace for the District of Johnstown shall be allowed the sum 
    of thirty two pounds ten shillings (and no more) for one year from the last November Sessions, which shall 
    be paid out of the Treasury every three months. 
    
    
    Note: It is to be undersood [sic] by the above order that ?12 is to be deducted out of it being the amount of 
    an Order of Sessions made 21st Feby last. 
    [This note made in another hand, more spidery than the usual. MCB] 
    
    
    Page 120 
    
    
    Allowed S. Miles BUCK the sum of five shillings for making eight links of Stove pipes & fixing and 
    putting up the same. 
    
    The Court is adjourned for two hours. 
    
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment. 
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Gideon ADAMS 
    Joel STONE } Esquires { [blank] 
    
    The Court order that a full rate shall be collected for the present year. 
    
    Charles JONES Esquire is continued as Treasurer of the District of Johnstown.
    
     The Court is adjourned for one hour. 
    
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment. 
    
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Joel STONE 
    Ephraim JONES }Esquires { and 
    Thomas FRASER Gideon ADAMS 
    
    Darcus [sic] McLERAN Wife of Archibald McLERAN came into Court and relinquished her dower to Lot No 10 
    
    and the East half of number eleven in the first Concession of Elizabethtown. 
    The Treasurer of the District is hereby ordered to pay William FRASER Esquire Sheriff the sum of twenty five 
    pounds per annum which is to be paid quarterly. 
    
    
    Page 121 
    The following persons appointed Constables for the District of Johnstown for the year 1805. 
    
    
    
    
    Lewis BIZONETT [sic] } Front of Leeds 
    Daniel McNEAL 
    William LANDON } Front of Lansdown 
    John TRICKEY 
    William AUSTIN } Yonge 
    Stephen BALDWIN 
    Philip MATTISON } Elizabethtown 
    John WEEKES 
    Levi SOPER } Rear of Lansdown and Leeds 
    Seth WARNER 
    Nathan GALPIN } Bastard 
    Lemuel CORNWALL 
    Isaac IRELAND } Kitley 
    Thomas JARVIS 
    Edward McCREA } Wolford, Montague & Marlborough 
    William MERRICK 
    Samuel THOMAS 
    Roswell EVERTS } Augusta 
    Peleg SPENCER 
    Aaron ROSE }Edwardsburgh and Johnstown 
    Henry ANDERSON 
    
    The Court is adjourned until the fourth Tuesday in June next. 
    
    The Court met the fourth Tuesday being the 25th day of June 1805 pursuant to adjournment. 
    
    Present 
    Edward JESSUP Henry ARNOLD 
    Thomas SHERWOOD } Esquires { Gideon ADAMS 
    
    Page 122 
    
    The Clerk of the Peace is hereby ordered to give a certified Copy of a Bill of Indictment preferred against John 
    GAYLORD at the last February Sessions to Samuel SHERWOOD Esquire. 
    
    The Treasurer of the District is hereby ordered to pay out of the Monies [sic] which may come into his hands under 
    and by virtue of any Act of the Provincial Parliament to Samuel SHERWOOD Esquire the sum of thirty-one 
    pounds currency for sixty-two days attendance as Representative of the County of Grenville for the year 1805. 
    
    The Treasurer of the District is hereby ordered to pay out of the monies which may come into his hands under and 
    by virtue of any Act of the Provincial Parliament to Mr. Peter HOWARD the sum of thirty pounds currency for 
    sixty days attendance as Representative of the County of Leeds for the year 1805. 
    
    
    
    The Clerk of the Peace is hereby ordered to make out the proportion that each Inhabitant householder is to pay the 
    Representative of the County of Grenville for his attendance for the year 1805 amounting to thirty one pounds, and 
    also the proportion that each inhabitant householder is to pay the Representative of County of Leeds for his 
    Attendance at the last Provincial Parliament amounting to thirty pounds. 
    
    Page123 
    
    In Sessions June 25th 1805. Present Edward JESSUP, Thomas SHERWOOD, Gideon ADAMS, Truman HICOK 
    and Henry ARNOLD Esquires. Ordered that the Treasurer of the District of Johnstown, do pay out of the monies of 
    the Treasury to James KILBORN the sum of one pound seventeen shillings and two pence for services as 
    Constable. 
    
    Johnstown District 
    
    In Sessions June 25th 1805. Present Edward JESSUP, Thomas SHERWOOD, Gideon ADAMS, 
    Truman HICOK and Henry ARNOLD Esquires. Ordered that the Treasurer do pay Peleg SPENCER out of the 
    monies of the Treasury of the District six shillings and two pence for services as Constable. 
    
    Instead of Levi SOPER for the rear [sic] end of Lansdown and Leeds, Jehiel MITCHEL and Barnabas Chipman are 
    
    appointed Constables. 
    Hamilton WALKER 
    Clk of the Peace 
    
    Page 124 
    
    Upper Canada 
    At the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace holden at Johnstown in 
    
    Johnstown District 
    and for the District of Johnstown on Tuesday the thirteenth day of August in the forty-fifth 
    year of the reign of our Sovereig [sic] Lord George the Third, by the grace [sic] of God of the 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King defender of the Faith, before Solomon 
    JONES, Ephraim JONES, Henry ARNOLD and Edward JESSUP Esquires, and others their 
    fellows, Justices of our said lord the King, assigned to keep the peace in the said District, 
    and also to hear and determine divers felonies, trespasses, and other misdemeanors in the 
    said District committed. 
    
    Solomon JONES Esquire chosen Chairman. 
    
    Commission opened and read. 
    The Sheriff returned the Precept. 
    
    The Grand Jury called and sworn as follows 
    Peet [sic] SEELY Foreman 
    
    1. Samuel WILSON 12 Thomas KNOWLTON 
    2. Isaac BRAMAN 13. Jehial SMITH 
    3. John SNYDER 14. Jeremiah SHELDON 
    4. Henry BOYCE 15. Arza [sic]JUDD 
    5. David BEACH 16. Ira SCHOFIELD 
    6. Joseph BENEDICT 17. Jonathan STEVENS 
    7. Daniel PHELPS 18. Ami CHIPMAN 
    8. Daniel PATTERSON 19. Benjamin McVEAGH 
    9. Nathan HICOK 20. [blank; row of dots only] 
    10. Peter BURSEE [sic] 21. [blank; row of dots only] 
    
    
    11. Jeremiah DAY 22. [blank; row of dots only] 
    Page 125 
    
    The Court is adjourned for two hours. 
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment. 
    [Both lines repeat once. MCB] 
    
    Present [after second adjournment] 
    Solomon JONES Thomas FRASER 
    James BREAKENRIDGE} Esquires { Ephraim JONES 
    
    The King } Indictment } The Grand Jury find no Bill. 
    vs Assault 
    Benjamin MINTON 
    
    The Court is adjourned until six OClock this afternoon. 
    
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment.
    
     Present 
    Solomon JONES Thomas FRASER 
    Ephraim JONES } Esquires { Gideon ADAMS 
    James BREAKENRIDGE Henry ARNOLD 
    
    The King } Indictment } The Grand Jury find no Bill. 
    vs Assault 
    Rice HONEYWELL 
    
    The Court is adjourned until tomorrow morning at 9 OClock. 
    
    The Court met the 14th pursuant to adjournment. 
    
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Henry ARNOLD 
    Ephraim JONES } Esquires { Gideon ADAMS 
    James BREAKENRIDGE ……………. [sic] 
    
    Allowed William FRASER, Esquire, Sheriff, the sum of five shillings and six pence Currency to be paid out of the 
    Treasury being the sum due to him for fixing stove-pipes. 
    
    Page 126 
    
    The Clerk of the Peace is hereby ordered to give notice to all persons in Elizabethtown who have omitted to give in 
    lists of their uncultivated lands to the Assessors of the said Township and all others who have made any other 
    omissions in the lists of their ratable property, that they are to come before the Clerk of the Peace within one 
    month, and have the same corrected, or they will be cited to appear at the next Sessions. 
    An [sic] all persons holding lands as Tenants are also required to come forward and have the same entered upon the 
    assessment Roll. 
    
    District of Johnstown 
    Court of Quarter Sessions} Present Gideon ADAMS, Thomas SHERWOOD, Edward JESSUP and Henry 
    ARNOLD Esquires. Ordered that three barrels of Salt seized by William STONE Esquire Collector be given up to 
    
    
    
    Truman HICOK Esquire on his paying the duties. The costs (if any have accrued) to be paid by the Plaintiff 
    William STONE Esqr and a copy of this order transmitted to Truman HICOK Esqr. 
    August 14th. 1805. 
    
    
    The Clerk of the Peace is hereby ordered to give Notice that if any person wishes to undertake to plank and spike 
    one Room in the Gaol in Johnstown to give in their proposals at the next Sessions. The Plank is to be of Oak and 
    two inches thick and a spike in (at least) every eight inches square. 
    
    
    Hamilton WALKER 
    Clk of the Peace. 
    
    Page 127 
    [blank] 
    
    Page 128 
    
    Upper Canada 
    At the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace holden at Johnstown in 
    
    Johnstown District 
    and for the District of Johnstown on Tuesday the eighteenth day of February in the Forty-
    sixth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third, by the Grace of God of the 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King defender of the Faith, before Solomon 
    JONES, Henry ARNOLD, Thomas FRASER, Thomas SHERWOOD, Joel STONE, Gideon 
    ADAMS and Stephen BURRITT Esquires, and others their fellows Justices of our said Lord 
    the King, assigned to keep the peace in the said District, and also to hear and determine 
    divers felonies, trespasses, and other misdemeanors in the said District committed. 
    
    Solomon JONES Esquire chosen Chairman. 
    
    Commission opened and read. 
    The Sheriff returned the Precept. 
    
    The Grand Jury called and sworn as follows. 
    David DIXON Foreman 
    
    1. Robert BICKHAM 
    12. William BROWN 
    2. Abraham LAKE 
    13. Cody WELLER 
    3. Parks PUTMAN 
    14. David DIXON 
    4. Joel PUTMAN 
    15. William EDMUNDS 
    5. Jeremiah ROBISON 16. Joseph HASKIN 
    6. Bemjamin BARBER 17. David BREAKENRIDGE 
    7. William DAVIS 
    18. Samuel STAFFORD 
    8. Joseph EASTON 
    19. Asahel HURD 
    9. Richard OLMSTED 20. Jeremiah HARRIS 
    10. Daniel CROSS 
    21. Joshua LOSEY 
    11. Archibald GILCHRIST 22. Duncan GRANT 
    Page 129 
    
    Nathaniel BROWN of Elizabethtown Innkeeper acknowledges to owe to Our Sovereign Lord the King the sum of 
    ten pounds and Billa FLINT and Jonathan Mills CHURCH both of the same Yeomen each acknowledge to owe to 
    Our Sovereign Lord the King the sum of five pounds upon condition that the said Nathaniel BROWN shall suffer 
    no unlawful games, drunkeness [sic], or any other disorder to be used or committed in his House for and during the 
    term of one year from the fifth day of January last, but shall keep good order and rule within the same during the 
    said term according to law, then this recognizance to be void, otherwise to remain in full force. 
    
    
    
    The Court is adjourned until tomorrow morning at nine OClock. 
    
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment. 
    
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Joel STONE 
    Ephraim JONES } Esquires { Richard ARNOLD 
    Stephen BURRITT Thomas SHERWOOD 
    
    The King Indictment The Defendant being called 
    vs } trespasses & assault} appears, and pleads Not Guilty. 
    John H. COVELL 
    
    John Hurd COVELL acknowledges to owe to Our Sovereign Lord the King the sum of twenty pounds, Edward 
    JESSUP Junior and Thomas DOYLE each the sum of ten pounds upon condition that the said John Hurd Covell 
    shall be and appear at the next Sessions of the Peace to be holden for said District and the Traverse upon the 
    Indictment to which he has pleaded Not Guilty, then the recognizance to be void otherwise to remain in full force. 
    
    Page 130 
    The King 
    vsDr Samuel ADAMS 
    } 
    Indictment 
    Trespass and Assault { 
    The Defendant being called 
    appears and pleads not guilty. 
    
    Doctor Samuel ADAMS acknowledges to owe to Our Sovereign Lord the King the sum of twenty pounds, Gideon 
    ADAMS and Joachim DENAUT each the sum of ten pounds, upon condition that the said Doctor Samuel ADAMS 
    shall be and appear at the next Quarter Sessions of the Peace and try the traverse [sic] upon the Indictment to which 
    he has pleaded not guilty, then this recognizance to be void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. 
    
    Edward GAY of Edwardsburgh yeoman acknowledges to owe to Our Sovereign Lord the King the sum of twenty 
    pounds, upon condition that he shall appear at the next Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be holden in said District, 
    and prosecute and give evidence against Dr Samuel ADAMS in a case of trespass and assault, then this 
    recognizance to be void, otherwise to remain in full force. 
    
    Wing WALKER, Joseph RANDOLPH, and Jonathan DUNHAM each acknowledge to owe to Our Sovereign Lord 
    the King the sum of forty pounds, upon condition that they respectively appear at the next Court of Oyer and 
    Terminer and General Gaol delivery to be holden in the said District and give evidence against Thomas 
    MALLORY and Adam HETCHEL, then this recognizance to be void otherwise to remain in full force. 
    
    Page 131 
    
    William S. ADAMS of Augusta Innkeeper acknowledges to owe to Our Sovereign Lord the King the sum of ten 
    pounds, Michael ROW and Roswell EVERTS each acknowledge to owe to Our Sovereign Lord the King the sum 
    of five pounds, upon condition that the said William S. ADAMS shall suffer no unlawful games, drunkenness , or 
    any other disorder, to be used or committed in his house [sic] for one year from the fifth day of January last, but 
    shall maintain and keep good order and rule within the same according to law, then the recognizance to be void, 
    otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. 
    
    District of Johnstown 
    
    To Michael COOK Dr 
    [Definitely "Dr", although I don't know what it indicates here. 
    
    
    
    The sums for each maintenance task are listed in a lined column to the right of the reasons but I have not tried to 
    reproduce that, only listed the amounts. MCB.] 
    
    To the maintenance of John DAVISON from the 23rd of November 1805 to the 19th February 1806--12 1/2 weeks at 
    5/ --? 3 2s 6p 
    To the maintenance of Thomas MALLORY from the 25th of December to the 19th February--8 weeks--. 
    ?2, " s, "p 
    To the maintenance of Adam HETCHEL from the first of January to the 19th February--7 weeks-- ?1 15s "p 
    [Total of columns] ?6 17s 6 p 
    
    Ordered that the Treasurer pay Michael COOK Gaoler the amount of the above account being six pounds seventeen 
    shillings and six pence Currency. 
    
    Ordered that William FRASER , Sheriff , do receive from the Treasurer of the District the sum of thirty-five 
    shillings for extraordinary Trouble and expence [sic] in apprehending Thomas MALLORY, William ANDERSON 
    and Adam HETCHEL. 
    
    Page 132 
    
    [Again, account sums are in a lined column to right but format not reproduced , amounts only given. MCB]
    
     Account of Thomas JARVIS Constable against the District 
    To serving warrant upon William and Roderick EASTON and travelling fees…… ?" 14s p 
    [odd mark slashed over in "p" pence column, and same for all except where noted. MCB] 
    To serving three Subpoenas 50 miles travelled……………………………………… ?" 16s p 
    To serving summons upon William DAVIS…………………………………………. ?" 4s p 
    To serving warrant upon Isaac LAKE………………………………………………... ?" 7s 2p 
    To summoning Joseph EASTON to prosecute Isaac LAKE………………………… ?" 4s p 
    To summoning Roderick EASTON as a witness on the part of the Crown…………. ?" 4s p 
    To summoning Elkana ANDREWS on the part of the Crown………………… ?" 4s p 
    
    [Total of columns] ?2 17s 2p 
    
    Ordered that the Treasurer pays Thomas JARVIS Constable the foregoing account, amounting to two pounds 
    seventeen shillings and two pence Currency. 
    
    The King 
    vs 
    Seth CORNWALL } Presented by the Grand Inquest for a Riot. 
    Peter SANFORD 
    Asa BLANCHER 
    Isaac IRELAND 
    & 
    Lemuel CORNWALL 
    
    Seth CORNWALL, Peter SANFORD, Isaac IRELAND, and Lemuel CORNWALL all Kitley yeomen 
    acknowledge to owe to Our Sovereign Lord the King the sum of twenty pounds each, Joseph RANDOLPH of 
    Augusta, yeoman, and Stephen BALDWIN of Elizabethtown, yeoman, each acknowledge to owe to Our Sovereign 
    Lord the King the sum of ten pounds upon condition that the said Seth CORNWALL, Peter SANFORD, Isaac 
    IRELAND, and Lemuel CORNWALL shall be and appear at the next Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be holden 
    on the District of Johnstown and answer all complaints then and there against them, then this recognizance to be 
    void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. 
    
    
    
    Page 133 
    
    Edmund ORAGIN [sic] of Yonge, Yeoman, and Thomas HUBBARD of Leeds, Yeoman, acknowledge to owe to 
    Our Sovereign Lord the King each the sum of twenty pounds, upon condition that Asa BLANCHER of Kitley, 
    yeoman [sic], shall personally appear at the next Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be holden for the District of 
    Johnstown and then and there answer all complaints against him, then this recognizance to be void otherwise to 
    remain in full force and virtue. 
    
    
    The King 
    vs } Presented by the Grand Inquest for perjury. 
    Prime ROLLINS 
    [Nothing written further on ROLLINS this at this point. MCB] 
    
    
    John HARNDEN late of Augusta in said District, Carpenter, because he came not now here to give 
    evidence on the behalf of our Sovereign Lord the King, against Thomas MALLORY and Adam HETCHEL in a 
    case of fraud and misdemeanor, as by a certain recognizance taken before Richard ARNOLD Esquire, one of the 
    Justices of Our said Lord the King he undertook on the twenty third day of December last, he has forfeited the sum 
    of ten pounds to the use of our said Sovereign Lord the King. 
    
    Abner BOROUGHS late of Augusta in said District, Blacksmith, because he came not now here to give 
    evidence on the behalf of our Sovereign Lord the King, against Thomas MALLORY and Adam HETCHEL in a 
    case of fraud and misdemeanor, as by a certain recognizance taken before Richard ARNOLD Esquire one of the 
    Justices of our said Lord the King he undertook on the twenty third day of December last, he has forfeited the sum 
    of ten pounds to the use of our said Sovereign Lord the King. 
    
    Hamilton WALKER 
    
    Clk of the Peace 
    Page 134 
    Upper Canada At the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace holden at Johnstown in 
    Johnstown District and for the District of Johnstown on Tuesday the twentieth day of May in the Forty sixth 
    [sic] year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third, by the Grace of God of the 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King, defender of the faith[sic], before 
    Solomon JONES, Henry ARNOLD, Thomas FRASER, William FRASER and James 
    BREAKENRIDGE Esquires, and others their fellows, Justices of our said Lord the King, 
    assigned to keep the peace in the said District, and also to hear and determine divers felonies, 
    trespasses, and other misdemeanors in the said District committed. 
    
    [No Chairman noted as chosen. MCB] 
    Commission opened and read. 
    Sheriff returned the Precept. 
    
    
    Grand Jury called and sworn as follows. 
    Michael ROW, foreman. 
    
    1. Samuel WEATHERHEAD 13. Little [sic] GLASFORD [sic] 
    2. Michael ROW 14. John LAURENCE 
    3. Obediah READ 15. Emanuel [sic] DAKE 
    4. Caleb CLOSSON 16. David WHITNEY 
    5. John WHITE 17. Isaac HURD 
    6. Jehill [sic] BISSELL 18. Jehial [sic] HURD 
    
    
    7. Amasa WOOD 
    8. Asahel WRIGHT 
    9. Samuel SMADES 
    10. WILLIAM HEWIT 
    11. Joseph BASS 
    12. James KEELAR[sic] 
    19. Adoniram BURRITT 
    20. Richard VANARNAM 
    21. Joseph TOWSLEY 
    22. Samuel HUMBERTON 
    23. Ebenezer EATON 
    24. Samuel HECK 
    Page 135 
    The King } Indictment } Plea 
    
    vs Trespass and assault puts 
    John H. COVELL 
    
    A Petit Jury called and severally sworn as follows 
    
    1. Elisha DEMMING 7. Philamon [sic] PENOCK [sic] 
    2. Zalmon MITCHEL 8. Jabez HURD 
    3. Prosper DEMMING 9. Friend BISSELL 
    4. Levi ROTT 10. Samuel THROOP 
    5. William ADAMS 11. Joseph RANDOLF [sic] 
    6. Samuel MOREY 12. Duncan McLEAN 
    Seth CORNWALL and Peter SANFORD, Witnesses for the prosecution. 
    The Jury find the defendant [sic] guilty [sic] of the offence as laid in the Indictment, and the Court order the 
    Defendant to pay a fine of five pounds, and remain committed til paid and he is committed to His Majesty's Gaol in 
    Johnstown there to remain until the same be paid. 
    
    
    The King } Indictment }Plea 
    vs Trespass and Assault puts 
    Doctor Samuel ADAMS 
    
    
    A Petit Jury called and severally sworn as follows 
    
    
    1. John POTTER 7. Joseph MERRIMAN 
    2. Robert EARLS [sic] Junr 8. Edward JACKSON 
    3. Simon EARLS 9. Thomas GLASFORD 
    4. Edward BISSELL 10. Daniel GOULD 
    5. Alfred WOOD 11. Jesse SPARKS 
    6. Robert McLEAN 12. James DRAPER 
    Edward GAY, Henry LANE and David COVELL Junior witnesses for the prosecution. 
    The Jury find the Defendant Doctor Samuel ADAMS Guilty of the offence as laid in the Indictment. The Court 
    order that the Defendant pay a fine of twenty shillings which he paid to the Sheriff in Court. 
    
    
    The Court is adjourned until nine OClock tomorrow morning. 
    
    
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    The Court met pursuant to adjournment.
    
     Present 
    James BREAKENRIDGE Gideon ADAMS 
    Joel STONE } Esquires { Samuel WRIGHT 
    Truman HICOK Solomon JONES 
    
    
    
    The King } Indictment } Plea 
    vs Trespass and Assault Not Guilty 
    Samuel MOTT 
    
    Samuel MOTT of Elizabethtown Labourer [sic] acknowledged to owe to Our Sovereign Lord the King the sum of 
    twenty pounds. Lemuel CORNWALL of Kitley,Yeoman, and Peter HOWARD of Elizabethtown Gentleman, 
    acknowledged to owe to our[sic] Sovereign Lord the King the sum of ten pounds upon Condition that the said 
    Samuel MOTT shall be and appear at the next General Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be holden in and for said 
    District and try the Traverse upon the Indictment to which he has now pleaded Not Guilty. 
    
    The Treasurer of the District is hereby Ordered to pay Mr Peter HOWARD the sum of twenty pounds ten shillings 
    out of the money that may come into [his] hands under and by virtue of any Act of the Provincial Parliament for 
    sixty one day[s] attendance as Representative of the County of Leeds for the year 1806. 
    
    It is hereby Ordered that the Treasurer of the District do pay the Clerk of the Peace Mr Hamilton WALKER 
    The sum of thirty five pounds Hx [Halifax]Currency for one year commencing last November Sessions, the above 
    sum to be paid Quarterly. 
    
    Bradish BILLINGS, Elijah ADAMS and James HIDE bound in Recognizance in the sum of ten pounds each for 
    their appearance at the next Sessions to prosecute and give evidence against Samuel MOTT. 
    
    Page 137 
    
    Seth CORNWALL, Peter SANFORD, Asa BLANCHER, Isaac IRELAND and Lemuel CORNWALL having been 
    bound by recognizance to this Sessions, are now discharged upon proclamation from the same. 
    
    Levius P. SHERWOOD Esquire objects to the discharge of the said Seth CORNWALL, Peter SANFORD, Asa 
    BLANCHER, Isaac IRELAND and Lemuel CORNWALL. 
    
    Solomon JONES Esquire not being of the same opinion with the Court. 
    
    The Treasurer is hereby Ordered to pay Michael COOK the sum of six pounds ten shillings Currency for thirteen 
    weeks Board of Thomas MALLORY and Adam HETCHEL prisoners in the Gaol of Johnstown. 
    
    Ordered that the Treasurer of the District pay Edward JESSUP Esquire Junior the sum of thirty two pounds and 
    eight pence Currency the amount of an Account exhibited by him against the District for services done during the 
    time he was Clerk of the Peace which is in full of all demands. 
    
    [and in very tiny faint, faded writing…] 
    adjourned until the next day expunged. 
    
    A full rate is hereby ordered to be levied for the present year. 
    
    Charles JONES Esquire is continued Treasurer for the District of Johnstown. 
    
    The Treasurer of the District is hereby Ordered to pay Michael COOK Gaoler the sum of thirty pounds Fees 
    annually commencing the 20th of May 1806, the above sum to be paid Quarterly in preference to any other order. 
    
    N.B. It is considered that in future Michael COOK Gaoler furnish the Court and Prisoners that may be in Gaol with 
    necessary Fuel. 
    
    
    Page 138 
    
    District of Johnstown 
    
    To Michael COOK Dr [sic] 
    To furnishing the Prison with fire wood during the last Winter likewise Firewood and attendance in Court Room 
    May 21st 1806………………………………………….?2.10 
    Ordered that Michael COOK Gaoler recovers from the District Treasurer the sum of two pounds ten shillings 
    Currency for the above account in full for wood furnished Court & Prisoners. 
    
    The Treasurer of the District is ordered to pay Mr Hamilton WALKER Clerk of the Peace, the sum of one pound 
    ten shillings for a Seal of the Court, out of the first money in the Treasury. 
    
    Ordered that the Clerk of the Peace summon Billa FLINT, Reuben SHERWOOD, Mathew HOWARD, Cornelius 
    DEGROTE, and William WILKIE to the next Quarter Sessions to shew cause (if any they have) why they should 
    not be fined for not giving in their ratable property. 
    
    The Court is adjourned until eight OClock tomorrow morning. 
    
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment. 
    
    Present 
    Joel STONE William FRASER 
    Thomas FRASER } Esquires { Gideon ADAMS 
    
    The following persons are appointed Constables for the present year for the District of Johnstown. 
    Elizabethtown………….{ Jonathan M. CHURCH 
    
    John WEEKES 
    
    Augusta…………………{ Samuel THOMAS 
    Roswell EVERTS 
    
    Kitley…………………….{ Samuel CORNELL 
    
    Bastard……………………{ William PHELPS 
    Seth WARNER 
    
    Leeds in rear……………..{ Nathan GALPIN 
    
    Edwardsburgh……………{ Peleg SPENCER 
    
    John SCOTT 
    
    Augustus BOYD 
    
    [continues] 
    Page 139 
    
    Leeds in Front } David S. BALDWIN 
    River Rideau } Thomas JARVIS 
    
    Ordered that the sum of one hundred and fifty pounds, allowed for the District of Johnstown, by a certain Act of the 
    Legislature of this province, passed in the second Session of the fourth Provincial Parliament in the forty sixth year 
    of His Majesty's reign, shall be laid out in the following proportions 
    
    
    
    [Again, amounts listed in lined columns to right of text but only entered as numbers here. MCB] 
    To build a Bridge over the Gannanoque [sic] River………………………………?75 "s "p 
    To build a Bridge over the River in the Township of Yonge, 
    on which Charles JONES Esquire owns a Grist Mill and Saw Mill…………….}?50 "s "p 
    To repair a Bridge over the East Branch of Long's Creek……………………….} ?5 "s "p 
    To repair the Bridge in Johnstown……………………………………………… ?20 
    
    [Total costs] ? 150 "s "p 
    
    It is further ordered that Joel STONE Esquire be appointed Agent to contract for building the Bridge over the 
    Gannanoque River, Levius P. SHERWOOD Esquire Agent for building the Bridge over the River in the Township 
    of Yonge, on which Charles JONES Esquire owns a Grist Mill and Saw Mill, and for repairing the Bridge over the 
    East Branch of Long's Creek, and that William FRASER Esquire Sheriff be Agent for repairing the Bridge in 
    Johnstown. 
    It is also ordered that the said Agents shall enter into a Bond of at least double the sum, with a condition to lay out 
    the money hereby allowed to the best advantage, and when they have entered into such bond, The [sic] Treasurer is 
    hereby ordered to pay them the sum of money as above mentioned. 
    
    
    The District of Johnstown Dr to the Sheriff 
    For apprehending John DAVISON by a Justice's Warrt 12/ [with an "s" written above the "2". MCB] 
    Ordered that the Treasurer do pay the above account. 
    
    
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    Ordered that the Treasurer of the District pay William FRASER Esquire Sheriff the sum of twenty pounds 
    Currency for the purpose of repairing the Cells in the Court House in Johnstown and repairing the Stairs of the 
    same, and that the said Sheriff do account to the Sessions for the application of said money. 
    
    Page 141 
    
    Upper Canada At the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace holden at Johnstown in 
    
    Johnstown District and for the District of Johnstown, on Tuesday the twelfth day of 
    August in the forty sixth [sic] year of the reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Third, by 
    the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, defender of 
    the Faith, before Solomon JONES, Ephraim JONES, and James BREAKENRIDGE 
    Esquires, and others their fellows Justices of Our said Lord the King, assigned to keep the 
    peace in the said District, and also to hear and determine divers Felonies, Trespasses, and 
    other misdemeanors, in the same District committed. 
    
    Commission opened and read. 
    Sheriff returned the Precept. 
    
    Grand Jury called and sworn as follows. 
    Nathan CLARK Foreman 
    1.Bemslee [sic] BUELL 10. Reuben MOTT 
    
    2. Asa LANDON 11. Benjamin ANDREWS 
    3. Heman LANDON 12. Josiah MARSHAL 
    4. Asa WEBSTER 13. Richard BAXTER 
    5. David JOHNS 14. Samuel WHITE 
    6. Nathan CLARK 15. Samuel McNISH 
    7. Hugh JOHNS 16. David MANHART 
    8. Ebenezer SMITH 17. Jehial [sic] PALMER 
    
    
    9. Cornelius SMITH 18. Luther SMITH 
    Charge given by Solomon JONES Esquire Chairman. 
    Page 142 
    The King }Indictment 
    vs Trespass and AssaultSamuel MOTT 
    }Plea 
    Not Guilty 
    A Petit Jury called and sworn as follows 
    
    1. Reuben LANDON 7. Roswell FIELD 
    2. James MOOR [sic] 8 Aden FIELD 
    3. Alba PENOCK [sic] 9.John McNish 
    4. William MANHART 10. Freeborn BRATON [sic] 
    5. Joab HUTCHINSON 11. Reuben M. JOHNS 
    6. Mathew FRANKLIN 12. John VAUGHAN 
    Bradish BILLINGS, Elijah ADAMS, David PALMER & Nathan MATTISON, Witnesses for the Prosecution. 
    Solomon CHURCHIL [sic] Witness for Defendant. 
    
    The Jury find the Defendant Guilty in manner and form as laid in the Indictment, and he is ordered to pay a fine of 
    twenty shillings which he paid to the Sheriff in Court. 
    
    The Court order that the Order for the Sheriff's Salary out of the District Treasury shall discontinue from this date. 
    
    The King } Indictment not found by the Grand Jury. 
    vs 
    Samuel PARSONS 
    
    The King 
    vs } Presented by the Grand Inquest for Perjury. 
    Peter HOWARD 
    
    The Grand Jury discharged. 
    
    The Court is adjourned until Tomorrow [sic] at Ten OClock in the forenoon. 
    
    Page 143 
    
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment. 
    
    Present 
    Solomon JONES Thomas FRASER 
    James BREAKENRIDGE William FRASER 
    Richard ARNOLD } Esquires { and 
    Samuel WRIGHT Henry ARNOLD 
    
    The Treasurer of the District is hereby Ordered to pay Samuel SHERWOOD Esquire the sum of Thirty one pounds 
    ten shillings Currency out of the Money which may come into his hands, under and by virtue of any Act of the 
    Provincial Parliament for sixty three days attendance at the last Parliament as Representative of the County of 
    Grenville. 
    
    
    
    Ordered, that the Order given on the twelfth of August which was given yesterday to discontinue the allowance of 
    twenty five pounds Currency to the Sheriff is null, and void, and of no effect, but that the Sheriff of Johnstown 
    does continue to receive the before mentioned sum of twenty five pounds agreeable to the original Order given in 
    his behalf. 
    
    The District of Johnstown 
    To Michael COOK Dr 
    [Again, sums shown originally in lined column recorded here without attempt to reproduce layout. MCB] 
    
    To the maintenance of Adam HETCHEL from the 20th May til the 12th August 1806. 
    
    12 weeks at 7/6…….?4 10s "p 
    To the maintenance of Thomas MALLORY 11 1/2 weeks…………………………… ?4 6s 3p 
    To the maintenance of John JOHNSON 6 weeks…………………………………….. ? 2 5s "p
    
     To the maintenance of Hoputill [?] SEATON 4 weeks……………………………… ? 1 11s "p 
    [Total] ?12 11s 3p 
    
    Ordered that the Treasurer of the District of Johnstown pay to Michael COOK Gaoler the sum of Twelve pounds 
    eleven shillings and three pence Currency in full of the above account for maintenance of the prisoners as above 
    stated. 
    
    The Court is adjourned until ten OClock tomorrow morning. 
    
    Page 144 
    
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment. 
    
    Present 
    Solomon JONES } Esquires { Henry ARNOLD 
    Thomas FRASER James BREAKENRIDGE 
    
    It appears to the Court now here upon the Oath of William PHELPS, that Richard S. ADAMS Junior is not able to 
    perform the duty of Collector of Rates for the Township of Bastard for the year 1806. Wherefore the Court do 
    hereby appoint the said William PHELPS, Collector of the said Township of Bastard for the present year. 
    
    District of Johnstown Dr 
    To J.M. CHURCH 
    For procuring ten warrants………………………..? 1.-.
    
    
    Ordered that the Treasurer of the District pays [sic] Jonathan Mills CHURCH the above account in full being one 
    pound Currency. 
    
    [Again original layout for sums not reproduced below. MCB] 
    Serving two warrants on Hopefull [sic] SEATON and Sylvanus ALSWORTH………..?" 2s "p 
    One Guard 11/2 day 2/6…………………………………………………………………. ?" 3s 9p 
    Travel 50 miles at /4………………………………………………………………………?" 16 s 8p 
    One Guard one day………………………………………………………………………..?" 2s 6p 
    Guard expences[sic]………………………………………………………………………?" 7s
    
     [Total] ?1 11s 11p 
    The District Treasurer id Ordered to pay William PHELPS Constable the sum of one pound eleven shillings and 
    eleven pence in full of the above account. 
    
    Hamilton WALKER 
    
    
    
    Clk of the Peace 
    
    
    Page 145 
    Upper Canada At the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace holden at Johnstown in 
    Johnstown District and for the District of Johnstown, on Tuesday the eleventh day of 
    November in the forty seventh year of the reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Third, 
    by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, defender of 
    the faith, before Solomon JONES, Stephen BURRITT, Henry ARNOLD, William 
    FRASER and Thomas SHERWOOD Esquires, and others their fellows Justices of Our said 
    Lord the King, assigned to keep the peace in the said District, and also to hear and 
    determine divers felonies, trespasses, and other misdemeanors, in the said District 
    committed. 
    
    Commission opened and read. 
    The Sheriff returned the Precept. 
    
    Grand Jury called and sworn as follows. 
    Samuel SHIPMAN Foreman 
    
    1. Abel FULFORD 10 Archibald McLEAN 
    2. Henry BOGART 11. John GARD[ONE? NER? crowded text.MCB] 
    3. William PURDY 12. Timothy McCOMBS 
    4. William AVERY 13. James KILBORN 
    5. James CONNER 14. Jesse HOLMES 
    6. Alexander McLEAN 15. Nehemiah HUBBEL 
    7. George GARDNER 16. Benjamin SAULTS [sic] 
    8. Samuel GRIFFIN 17. Elkana [sic] BILLINGS Junior 
    9. Samuel SHIPMAN 18. Abraham DAYTON 
    Charge given by Thomas FRASER, Esquire. 
    
    Page 146 
    
    Solomon JONES Esquire chosen chairman [sic]. 
    
    The King 
    vs } Bill not found by the Grand Jury. 
    John GORDON 
    
    Ordered that the District Treasurer pays the sum of four pounds six shillings and four pence to Jonathan Mills 
    Church in full of his account to the eleventh of November 1806 for services rendered by him. 
    
    Ordered that the Treasurer of the District pays John WEEKES Constable for services done by him in full of an 
    account to the eleventh of November 1806 the sum of ten shillings. 
    
    Ordered that the Treasurer of the District pay [sic] Stephen BALDWIN the sum of twenty shillings in full to the 
    eleventh of November 1806 for services done by him. 
    
    It is ordered that the Treasurer of the District do pay the Clerk of the Peace, Mr Hamilton WALKER the sum of 
    thirty seven pounds, ten shillings Currency for one year commencing the eleventh day of November 1806. The 
    above sum to be paid quarterly. 
    
    
    
    Ordered that the Treasurer pays Mr Charles JONES the sum of twenty seven pounds Currency for the purpose of 
    covering and completeing [sic] the Bridge over Long's Creek at the Mills in the Township of Yonge. 
    
    The Court is adjourned until tomorrow morning at nine OClok [sic]. 
    
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment. 
    Present 
    
    Thomas FRASERStephen BURRITT 
    Henry ARNOLD 
    }Esquires { Solomon JONES 
    Page 147 
    The King 
    vs 
    } Indictment 
    for a trespass and assault{ Plea 
    not guilty 
    
    Martin MIDDOCH the younger 
    
    A Petit Jury called and sworn as follows 
    
    1. John McLEAN 7. Caruth [sic] PATTERSON 
    2. Samuel ELLIOT [sic] 8. Andrew MALLORY 
    3. Fredercik JOHNSON 9. John ALIER [sic] 
    4. Israel MALLORY 10. Samuel MUNRO 
    5. James MALLORY 11. Peter TRICKEY 
    6. William PATTERSON 12. Henry TRICKEY 
    Amherst EASTMAN, John BASS, and Malcolm BEUKER Witnesses for the prosecution. 
    William OSBURN witness for Defendant. 
    The Jury find the defendant [sic] not guilty ["not guilty" in lower case but largely written. MCB] 
    
    
    The King } Indictment } Plea 
    vs for a trespass & assault not guilty 
    William G. FRASER 
    
    
    A Petit Jury called and sworn as follows 
    
    
    1. Randy McDONELL 7. James PATTERSON 
    2.James LARUE 8. David McCREDDY [sic] 
    3. David HUTCHINSON 9. Peter CLOW 
    4. Daniel MUNRO 10. Robert PALMER 
    5. Jabez ANDREWS 11. George ALLEN 
    6. Merven [sic] HUNTER 12. William TALMAN [sic] 
    The Jury find the Defendant William G. FRASER Guilty of the Assault and Battery as laid in the Indictment, and 
    his fine is set at forty shillings which he paid to the Sheriff in Court. 
    
    Ordered that the Treasurer of the District of Johnstown pay Roswell EVERTS Constable in full of an account up to 
    the eleventh of November 1806. Two pounds three shillings and eight pence Currency. 
    
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    Ordered that the Treasurer of the District pays Michael COOK Gaoler the sum of Six pounds two shillings and 
    three pence Halifax Currency in full of an account for boarding prisoners. 
    
    
    
    Hamilton WALKER 
    Clk of the Peace 
    Page 149 
    Upper Canada At the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace holden at Johnstown in 
    Johnstown District and for the District of Johnstown, on Tuesday the seventeenth day of 
    February in the forty seventh year of the reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Third, by 
    the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, defender of 
    the faith, before Solomon JONES, Joel STONE, Thomas SHERWOOD and Stephen 
    BURRITT Esquires and others their fellows, Justices of Our said Lord the King, assigned 
    to keep the Peace in the said district[sic], and also to hear and determine divers felonies, 
    trespasses, and other misdemeanors, in the said district committed. 
    
    Commission opened and read. 
    
    Joel STONE chosen Chairman. 
    
    The Sheriff returned the Precept. 
    
    Grand Jury called and sworn as follows 
    Ira SCHOFIELD foreman 
    
    1. Daniel PATTERSON 12. John BATCHELOR 
    2. John GILBERT 13. Joseph EDMONDS 
    3. Peter HARTWELL 14. Daniel PHELPS 
    4. John BARNS [sic] 15. Jonathan STEVENS 
    5. Nathan HICOK 16. Uriah SCHOFIELD 
    6. Peter BERZEE [sic] 17. Elias CHAMBERLIN [sic] 
    7. Jabez EATON 18. Ami CHIPMAN 
    8. Jeremiah SHELDEN 19. David N ICHOLS 
    9. Richard DAY 20. Ethan McCELLOM [McCOLLOM?] 
    10. Ira SCHOFIELD 21. Jeremiah DAY 
    11. Solomon STORY 22. Abel KILBORN 
    The King } The Grand Jury find no Bill. 
    vs 
    Nicholas FREDENBURGH 
    
    Page 150 
    
    The Treasurer is hereby ordered to pay Ami CHIPMAN Constable the sum of fifteen shillings Currency. 
    
    Ordered to be paid by the Treasurer of the District of Johnstown, one pound one shilling and four pence to [blank] 
    PHELPS Constable. 
    
    Coonrod [sic] DERRICK of Wolford in the District of Johnstown Innkeeper acknowledged to owe to Our 
    Sovereign Lord the King the sum of ten pounds, and Daniel BURRITT of Montague in the said district yeoman, 
    and John LAURENCE of Augusta in the said district yeoman, each acknowledge to owe to our said Lord the King 
    the sum of five pounds to be made and levied of their Goods and Chattels, Lands and tenements [sic] to the Use of 
    Our said Lord the King his Heirs and Successors. 
    
    The condition of the above recognizance is such that if the above Coonrod DERRICK shall suffer no 
    
    
    
    unlawful games, drunkeness [sic], or any disorder, to be used or committed in his house for one year from the fifth 
    of January last, but shall keep good order and rule within the same according to Law, then this obligation shall be 
    void or otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. 
    
    The Treasurer of the District of Johnstown is hereby ordered to pay the Sheriff of the said district [sic] of 
    Johnstown the sum of five pounds for the purpose of purchasing a Stove for the use of the prisoners in Gaol. 
    
    The Court is adjourned until nine OClock tomorrow morning. 
    
    Page 151 
    
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment. 
    
    Present 
    Joel STONE Stephen BURRITT 
    James BREAKENRIDGE }Esquires { and 
    Thomas FRASER William FRASER 
    
    The King } The recognizance of Abraham LEAHY continued 
    vs until the next Court of Oyer and Terminer. 
    Abraham LEAHY 
    
    Patrick MALEY, Daniel PLUMLEY, John SMITH, John GAYLORD, Abraham COMMINS [sic], Andrew 
    McDONNELL and Augustus BOYD having been bound by recognizance to appear at this Sessions, are now 
    discharged upon proclamation. 
    
    The Court is adjourned until tomorrow morning at eight OCLOCK. 
    
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment.
    
     Present 
    Joel STONE William FRASER 
    Thomas FRASER } Esquires {………… 
    
    The King Upon the information and complaint of 
    vs } Peleg SPENCER of Johnstown ,Tanner, which being 
    Daniel PLUMLEY read to the same Daniel PLUMLEY, he says he is 
    Johnstown Innkeeper Not Guilty. 
    
    A Petit Jury called and sword as follows. 
    
    1. Edmond ORAGAN [sic] 7. William CASWELL 
    2. Ira GILBERT 
    8. Smith CURTIS 
    3. Elihu LAURENCE 
    9. Isaac PATTERSON 
    4. Ebenezer WASHBURN 10. Jonathan HENDERSON 
    5. Henry ALLEN 
    11. Abel STEVENS Junior 
    6. William PATTERSON 
    12. Nicholas BERZEE [sic] 
    witnesses [continues] 
    Page 152 
    
    [Following entered in two columns separated by a double , vertical line. MCB] 
    
    
    
    Witnesses on the part Witnesses for Daniel PLUMLEY defendnt 
    of the prosecution Abraham COMMINS 
    Peleg SPENCER & 
    Jonathan STEVENSON William GIBSON 
    Willard SEETON [sic] 
    Margaret LEWIS 
    Herman TRUAX 
    & 
    Michael RUNNION 
    The Jury find the Defendant Daniel PLUMLEY Not Guilty. 
    
    The Court order that Stephen BALDWIN of Elizabethtown be appointed Constable for the remaining part of the 
    present year, and [he] was sworn into office in open Court. 
    
    George TUCKER of Johnstown and John LEWIS of Edwardsburgh are appointed Constables for the present year. 
    
    The Treasurer of the District of Johnstown is hereby ordered to pay Jonathan Mills CHURCH the sum of six 
    shillings. 
    
    Alexander McINNES Pedlar [sic] and Archibald KINCADE of Yonge in said District, because they came not now 
    here to give evidence on the behalf of our said Sovereign Lord the King in a case of assault and battery, as by a 
    certain Recognizance taken before James BREAKENRIDGE Esquire,one of the Justices of Our said Lord the King, 
    they undertook, on the seventeenth day of December last, they have forfeited the sum of twenty pounds each to the 
    use of Our said Sovereign Lord the King, his Heirs and Successors. 
    
    Hamilton WALKER 
    Clk of the Peace. 
    
    Page 153 
    
    Upper Canada At the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace holden at Johnstown in and for District 
    
    of Johnstown the District of Johnstown on Tuesday the nineteenth day of May in the forty 
    seventh year of the reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of 
    the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, defender of the Faith, before James 
    BREAKENRIDGE, William FRASER, and Thomas FRASER, Esquires, and others their 
    fellow Justices of Our said Lord the King assigned to keep the Peace in the said District 
    and also to hear and determine divers felonies, trespasses and other misdemeanors in the 
    said District committed. 
    
    James BREAKENRIDGE Esquire chosen Chairman. 
    
    Commission opened and read. 
    The Sheriff returned the Precept. 
    
    Grand Jury called and sworn as follows 
    
    Benoni WILTSIE Foreman 
    1 David COLEMAN 12. Ezekiel MIDDLETON 
    2 Nathan BROWN 13. Daniel SMITH 
    3 John SQUIRES 14. Levi HODGKISS 
    4 Philip PHILIPS 15. Jehiel MITCHEL 
    
    
    
    5 Benoni WILTSIE 16. Roger SAVAGE 
    6 William CHURCH 17. Jabez CARPENTER 
    7 Joseph WILTSIE 18. Stephen WASHBURN 
    8 Eliada PARISH 19. Samuel SHELDEN [sic] 
    9 Levi SOPER 20. Barnabas CHIPMAN 
    10 Daniel SHERWOOD 21. Joseph BENEDICT 
    
    11 Walles[?] SUNDERLIN [sic] 22. [blank] 
    
    Page 154 
    
    The Treasurer of this District is hereby ordered to pay Samuel SHERWOOD Esquire the sum of thirty four pounds 
    ten shillings Currency (out of the money that may come into his hands under and by virtue of any Act of the 
    Provincial Parliament) for his attendance as Representative of the County of Grenville at the last parliament. 
    
    The Court is adjourned until four OClock [sic] this afternoon. 
    
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment. 
    
    Present 
    James BREAKENRIDGE Henry BOGART 
    William FRASER Peter HOWARD 
    Thomas FRASER } Esquires{ Seth WARNER 
    Thomas SMYTH Uriah SCHOFIELD 
    Solomon JONES Daniel BURRITT 
    
    King 
    vs } The Jury find no Bill. 
    William G. FRASER 
    
    The King } Indictment for a trespass & assault { [Plea blank] 
    vs. 
    Frederick LINTS [sic] 
    
    
    The defendant [sic] Frederick LINTS being arraigned pleads Guilty. 
    The Court Order that the Defendant Frederick LINTS pay a fine of five shillings which he paid to the Sheriff in 
    Court. 
    
    
    The Court is adjourned until tomorrow morning at six OClock. 
    
    
    Page 155 
    
    
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment 
    
    Present 
    James BREAKENRIDGE Philip PHILIPS 
    Peter HOWARD } Esquires { Seth WARNER 
    Thomas FRASER Uriah SCHOFIELD 
    William FRASER & Henry BOGART 
    
    The Grand Jury Discharged. 
    
    The King } Indictment for a trespass and assault { [Plea blank] 
    
    
    
    vs 
    Solomon CHURCHEL [sic] 
    The Defendant Solomon CHURCHEL being arraigned pleads not guilty and traverses the Indictment. 
    
    
    Solomon CHURCHEL of Yonge Yeoman, acknowledged to owe to Our Sovereign Lord the King the sum 
    of twenty pounds, David COLEMAN of Yonge, Yeoman & Benjamin McVEAGH of Elizabethtown Yeoman each 
    acknowledge to owe to Our Sovereign Lord the King the sum of ten pounds, to be made and levied upon their 
    several Goods and chattels, lands and tenements to His Majesty's use--The condition of this recognizance is such 
    that if the said Solomon CHURCHEL shall be and appear at the next Sessions of the Peace to be holden for this 
    District, to try his traverse upon the Indictment to which he pleaded Not Guilty and not depart the Court without 
    leave then this recognizance to be void or else to remain in full force & virtue. 
    
    Treasurer ordered to pay Peter HOWARD Esquire thirty-three pounds ten shillings Currency [out of any monies etc 
    etc]for sixty seven days attendance at the last Parliament as Representative of the County of Leeds. 
    
    Page 156 
    
    The Court order [sic] that a full rate shall be collected for the present year. 
    
    It is Ordered that Mr. Charles JONES be continued Treasurer for the District of Johnstown. 
    
    Seth JACKWAY of Yong [sic] Yeoman and Nathaniel BROWN Junior of the same place acknowledge to owe to 
    Our Sovereign Lord the King the sum of ten pounds each to be made and levied upon their goods and chattels, 
    lands and tenements, to his [sic] Majesty's use. 
    The condition of this recognizance is such, that of the said Seth JACKWAY and Nathaniel BROWN 
    Junior shall personally appear a the next Sessions of the Peace in this District, and prosecute and give evidence 
    against Solomon CHURCHEL in a case of trespass and assault, then this recognizance to be void, or else to remain 
    in full force. 
    
    Allowed four pounds seventeen shillings and sixpence to Michael COOK to be paid out of the Treasury. 
    
    It is Ordered by the Court, that an Order allowing the Sheriff of the District of Johnstown the sum of twenty five 
    pounds per annum out of the District Treasury shall discontinue and no longer be in force from this day. The 
    Treasurer of the District is hereby ordered to pay the Sheriff of the said District the sum of one pound seven 
    shillins[sic] and sixpence. 
    
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    Ordered that the sum of one pound and four pence be paid to Darius PALMER out of the District Treasury. 
    
    Charles JONES of Elizabethtown, in the District of Johnstown, Gentleman, Treasurer of the said District 
    acknowledged to owe to Our Sovereign Lord the King the sum of one thousand pounds, and Ephraim JONES of 
    Augusta in said District Esquire and Solomon JONES of the same place Esquire, each acknowledge to owe to Our 
    said Lord the King, the sum of five hundred pounds, to be made and levied upon their several goods & chattels, 
    lands and tenements, to the use of Our said Lord the King, his heirs & successors, if the said Charles JONES shall 
    make default in the condition under written. 
    
    The condition of this recognizance is such that if the above bound Charles JONES shall be accountable for 
    the several sums of money which shall be respectively paid to him as Treasurer of the said District, and shall pay 
    such sum or sums of money as shall be ordered to be paid by the Justices in their General Quarter Sessions, then 
    this Obligation shall be void or else to remain in full force and virtue. 
    
    
    
    Divisions made for the purpose of holding Courts of Request in the District of Johnstown agreeable to an Act for 
    that purpose made and provided. 
    Ordered that the first division shall comprehend [sic] 
    
    
    The front end of the Townships of Leeds, Yonge and Lansdown [sic] divided by the 
    uninhabited land, between the front and rear ends of the said Townships. 
    2nd division…} The Township of Elizabethtown 
    
    3d 
    
     division [continues] 
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    3rd division } The rear ends of the Township of Lansdown
    
     and Leeds divided by the uninhabited land 
    as above stated. 
    4th division} The Township of Bastard and North and 
    South Crosby. 
    5th division} The Township of Kitley and the rear end of 
    Yonge divided by the uninhabited Land [sic] as 
    above stated. 
    6th division} The Townships of Wolford, Oxford, Montague 
    and Marlborough. 
    7th division} The Township of Augusta. 
    8th division} The Township of Edwardsburgh and the 
    South Gower. 
    The following persons were appointed Constables for the 
    present year for the District of Johnstown. 
    Jonathan Mills CHURCH high constable [sic…written in large letters but no caps. MCB] 
    William PHELPS…..} Bastard 
    John BARNS [sic]…} Rear of Lansdown & Leeds 
    George CORNELL…} Rear end of Yonge 
    John KINCAID…….} Kitley 
    
    William AUSTIN…..} Front of Yonge 
    Thomas JARVIS……} River Rideau 
    Marcus PHILLIPS 
    
    Israel BOEN [sic]……} Front of Lansdown & Leeds 
    Thos. F. HOWLAND 
    John McINTOSH……. 
    
    
    
    Henry LEWIS ……….} Edwardsburgh & Johnstown 
    Solomon SNYDER….. 
    
    
    Stephen BALDWIN…} Elizabethtown. 
    Jonah BROWN 
    [continues] 
    
    
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    John SNIDER-------------------} South Gower 
    Richard VAN ANNAM------} Augusta 
    Roswell EVERTS 
    
    It is Ordered that the Clerk of the Peace make out the proportion that each and every ratable Inhabitant in the 
    County of Grenville is liable to pay the Representatives of the said County for his attendance at the last Sessions of 
    the Provincial Parliament the sum of thirty four pounds ten shillings---and to make out the proportion that every 
    ratable Inhabitant is liable to pay the Representative of the County of Leeds for his attendance at the last Sessions 
    of the Provincial Parliament the sum of thirty three pounds ten shillings Currency.------
    
    
    Hamilton WALKER 
    Clk of the Peace 
    
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    Upper Canada At the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace holden at Johnstown in District 
    
    of Johnstown and for the District of Johnstown on Tuesday the eleventh day of 
    August in the forty seventh year of the reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Third 
    by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, 
    defender of the Faith, before Solomon JONES and Thomas SMYTH, Esquires, and 
    others their fellow Justices of Our said Lord the King assigned to keep the Peace in 
    the said District and also to hear and determine divers felonies, trespasses and other 
    misdemeanors in the said District committed. 
    
    Solomon JONES Esquire chosen Chairman. 
    
    Commission opened and read. 
    The Sheriff returned the Precept. 
    
    Grand Jury called and sworn as follows 
    David HUNTER Foreman 
    
    1. Daniel SHERWOOD 12. George BATES 
    2. Justus SEELY 13. Jedediah WING 
    3. John McNIEL [sic] 14. Israel KNAPP 
    4. David HUNTER 15. Thomas HOW 
    5. Jabez LANDERS 16. Billa FLINT 
    6. Peter JUNE 17. Nathan W. CURTIS 
    7. John KINCAID 18. Oliver LANDON 
    8. John HARRINGTON 19. Daniel McNIEL [sic] 
    9. Eleazar FAIRCHILD 20. Jeremiah TEED 
    10. Abraham COONS 21. David HUTCHISON 
    11. John CLOSSON 22. [blank] 
    
    
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    The King } Indictment { [Plea blank] 
    vs for a trespass & assault 
    Solomon CHURCHIL [sic] 
    
    A Petit Jury called and sworn as follows 
    
    1. Isaac COON 7. Robert CONNELL 
    2. Derrick HOGABOOM 8. Simon MOTT 
    3. John ROBINS 9 Nathaniel BROWN Junior 
    4. Henry MILLER 10. Josiah LOVIN 
    5. John J. HOGABOOM 11. Justus MALLORY 
    6. John BITTER [BUTTER?] 12. Elias HUTCHINS 
    The Jury find the Defendant Solomon CHURCHIL---- Guilty of the Offence whereof he stands Indicted. 
    The Court order that the said Solomon CHURCHIL do pay a fine of twenty shillings and stand committed til paid, 
    which he paid to the sheriff [sic] in Court. 
    
    
    The Court adjourned until tomorrow morning at seven OClock. 
    
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment
    
     Present 
    Solomon JONES } Esquires { William FRASER 
    Thomas FRASER Peter HOWARD 
    
    The King } Indictment { [plea blank] 
    vs for a trespass & assault 
    Antoine PARISO 
    
    The Defendant being arraigned pleads Not Guilty 
    
    A Petit Jury called and sworn as follows 
    
    1. Husten [sic] GRANT 7. William LANDON 
    2. Andrew SHEPPARD 8. John FIELDS 
    3. Lovel BEACH 9. Jeremiah MALLORY 
    4. Erastus LANDON 10. Asahel KYES 
    5. Oliver LANDON 11. Selee [sic] ROBINS 
    6. Benjamin LANDON 12. John WHITLEY 
    The Jury find the Defendant Antoine PARISO GUILTY of an assault upon David DOPP only. The Court order the 
    Defendant to pay a fine of five shillings and stand committed til paid----which he paid to the Sheriff. 
    
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    The Court order the Treasurer of the District to pay Michael COOK Gaoler four pounds ten shillings Currency for 
    victualing [sic] John JOHNSON twelve weeks. 
    
    Ordered that the Treasurer of the District pay Seth WARNER Constable twelve shillings for serving a subpona 
    [sic] on Seth CORNELL & others. 
    
    The Treasurer of the District of Johnstown is hereby ordered to pay the Executors of the late Jacob FARRAND 
    deceased, sum of ninety six pounds eighteen shillings and one half penny lawful money of the Province, being half 
    
    
    
    the amount of two Orders of Sessions one dated the 24th day of Jany 1799 and the other dated the 9th day July 1799. 
    
    Hamilton WALKER 
    Clk of the Peace 
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    Upper Canada 
    District of Johnstown 
    At the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace holden at Johnstown in 
    and for the District of Johnstown on Tuesday the tenth day of November in the forty 
    eighth year of the reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Third, by the Grace of 
    God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, defender of the Faith, 
    before Solomon JONES and Daniel BURRITT, Esquires and others their fellow 
    Justices of Our said Lord the King assigned to keep the Peace in the said District and 
    also to hear and determine divers felonies, trespasses and other misdemeanors in the 
    said District committed. 
    
    Commission opened and read. 
    Solomon JONES Esquire chosen Chairman. 
    Sheriff returned the Precept. 
    
    
    Grand Jury called and sworn as follows. 
    Andrew ADAMS foreman [sic] 
    
    
    1. David HUNTER 11. David BEACH 
    2. James McCLACHIE 12. John SNYDER 
    3. Jehoiakim [sic] DENAULT 13. Ezra ADAMS 
    4. Thomas ARMSTRONG Junr 14. William G. FRASER 
    5. Samuel ADAMS 15. Peleg SPENCER 
    6. James FROOM Junr 16. Alexander MILLS 
    7. Daly [sic]SILLICK [sic] 17. Abraham FLEMMING 
    8. Thomas McILMOYL 18. Henry ANDERSON 
    9. James WILSON 19. [blank] 
    10. Alexander CAMPBELL 
    The Court is adjourned until tomorrow morning at nine OClock. 
    
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    The Court met pursuant to adjournment. 
    Solomon JONES 
    Thomas SMYTH } Esquires{ Daniel BURRITT 
    
    The King 
    vs 
    James COVELL } Indictment { [plea blank] 
    
    for a trespass & assault 
    
    The said James COVELL on being arraigned pleads Not Guilty and traverses his Indictment until next Sessions. 
    
    James COVELL of Elizabethtown, Yeoman, acknowledged to owe to Our Sovereign Lord the King the sum twenty 
    pounds, and Oliver EVERTS of Augusta, Esquire, and Thomas McILMOYL of Edwardsburgh, Yeoman, each 
    acknowledged to owe to Our Sovereign Lord the King, the sum of ten pounds to be made and levied, upon their 
    
    
    
    several goods and chattels, lands and tenements, to his Majesty's use, upon condition that if he the said James 
    COVELL shall be and appear at the next Sessions of the Peace to be holden for the District of Johnstown, to try his 
    traverse upon the Indictment to which he now pleads Not Guilty and not depart the Court without leave, then this 
    recognizance to be void, otherwise to remain in full force. 
    
    James COVELL of Elizabethtown, Yeoman, acknowledged to owe to Our Sovereign Lord the King the sum twenty 
    pounds, and Oliver EVERTS of Augusta, Esquire, and Thomas McILMOYL of Edwardsburgh, Yeoman, each 
    acknowledge to owe Sovereign Lord the King, the sum of ten pounds to be made and levied, upon their several 
    Goods & chattels, lands and tenements, to his Majesty's use, upon condition that if the said James COVELL shall 
    be and appear at the next Court of Oyer and Terminer 
    
    and General [continues] 
    
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    General Gaol delivery to be holden in and for the District of Johnstown and answer all complaints which shall be 
    then & there objected against him, and not to depart the Court without leave, then the recognizance to be void, 
    otherwise to remain in full force. 
    
    Ordered that in addition to an Order in May Sessions last as respects the divisions of the Courts of Request, It is 
    now ordered that the Plaintiff may by Summons bring the Defendant before those Commissions most convenient to 
    himself unless the Plaintiff chuses [sic] to follow the Defendant. 
    
    The Clerk of the Peace is hereby ordered to summon Michael ROW and William SCOTT Assessors of the 
    Township of Augusta for the present year, to appear at the next Sessions to answer a complaint against them for not 
    doing their duty as Assessors aforesaid. 
    
    Samuel PARSONS of Augusta, yeoman , acknowledged to owe to Our Sovereign Lord the King the sum of ten 
    pounds, & Alexander BARNARD of the same place, yeoman, , and David STANTON of South Gower, yeoman, 
    each acknowledge to owe to Our Sovereign Lord the King, the sum of five pounds to be made and levied, upon 
    their several Goods and chattels, lands & tenements, to his Majesty's use, upon condition that if the above bound 
    Samuel PARSONS do and shall personally appear at the next General Quarter Sessions of the Peace to be holden in 
    and for the district aforesaid, to do and receive what shall then and there injoined [sic] him, by the Court, & in the 
    mean time [sic] shall keep the Peace towards James BUTLER of Augusta in said District, Yeoman, then this 
    recognizance to be void, or else to remain in full force. 
    
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    The King 
    vs 
    William AUSTIN} The said defendant William AUSTIN discharged upon proclamation from his 
    recognizance, no prosecutor appearing against him. 
    The King 
    vs 
    William AUSTIN} The recognizance of Ebenezer Moor[sic] late of Yonge, Labourer [sic] (to give evidence 
    
    against William AUSTIN for a trespass and assault) is respited until next Sessions. 
    
    Ordered that the Treasurer pay Michael COOK for the maintenance of John JOHNSON from the 11th August 1807 
    until the first September three weeks at five shillings per week making fifteen shillings. 
    
    
    
    The Treasurer of the District of Johnstown is hereby Ordered to pay Hamilton WALKER Clerk of the Peace the 
    sum of twenty five pounds, five shillings and seven pence half penny Currency, for drawing Precepts, attending 
    Quarter Sessions, making up Records, drawing Collectors bonds, making out Assessment Rolls etc. as per account. 
    
    The Treasurer of the District of Johnstown is hereby ordered to pay the Clerk of the Peace the sum of five pounds 
    
    Currency for drawing precept, making up the records, and attending the Sessions. 
    Hamilton WALKER 
    Clk of the Peace 
    
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    Upper Canada 
    At the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace holden at Johnstown, in and for 
    
    District of Johnstown 
    the District of Johnstown on Tuesday the sixteenth day of February in the forty 
    eighth year of the reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Third, by the Grace of God of 
    the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King, defender of the Faith, before 
    Solomon JONES, Joel STONE, Thomas FRASER, Stephen BURRITT, Daniel BURRITT 
    and Gideon ADAMS, Esquires and others their fellow Justices of our said Lord the King 
    assigned to keep the peace in the said district and also to hear and determine divers 
    felonies, trespasses and other misdemeanors in the said district committed. 
    
    Solomon JONES Esquire, chosen Chairman. 
    
    Commission opened and read. 
    Sheriff returned the Precept. 
    
    Grand Jury called and sworn as follows 
    David DIXON chosen foreman. 
    
    1. David DIXON 
    8. James LAKE 
    2. William EDMONDS 9. Samuel STAFFORD 
    3. Daniel CROSS 
    10. Edward McCREA 
    4. William DAVIES Junr 11. John McCREA 
    5. Richard OLMSTEAD 12. John CHESTER 
    6. Jeremiah HARRIS 
    13. Moses MERICK [sic] 
    7. Abraham LAKE 
    Michael ROW and William SCOTT having been summoned to answer a complaint against them for not doing their 
    duty as Assessors of the Township of Augusta for the year 1807---Michael ROW appears in person and being heard 
    the [sic] discharged him. 
    
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    The Court is adjourned until tomorrow morning at nine OClock. 
    
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment. 
    
    Present 
    Joel STONE } Esquires { and 
    Daniel BURRITT Stephen BURRITT 
    
    It is Ordered that Stephen BURRITT Esquire be Chairman in lieu of Solomon JONES Esquire. 
    
    
    
    The King } Indictment { [blank] 
    vs Trespass & assault 
    Abraham LEAHY 
    
    The defendant [sic] being arraigned pleaded Not Guilty and traversed his Indictment until next Sessions. 
    
    Abraham LEAHY of Augusta, yeoman, acknowledged to owe to Our Sovereign Lord the King the sum of ten 
    pounds, and John BULLIS of Marlborough, yeoman, and Benjamin BARBER of Wolford, yeoman, each 
    acknowledge to owe to Our Sovereign Lord the King, the sum of five pounds to be made and levied, upon their 
    several goods and chattels, lands and tenements, to his Majesty's use, upon condition that if the said Abraham 
    LEAHY shall be and appear at the next Sessions of the Peace to be holden, in and for the District of Johnstown to 
    try his traverse upon the Indictment to which he has pleaded Not Guilty and depart the Court without leave, then 
    this recognizance to be void, otherwise to remain in full force. 
    
    The King } Indictment { [plea blank] 
    vs Trespass & assault 
    James COVELL 
    
    A Petit Jury called and sworn as follows …. 
    [continues] 
    
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    1. Benjamin BARBER 7. John BULLIS 
    2. William McINTIRE 8. Ira HONEYWELL 
    3. Samuel ROSE 9. Joshua LOSEE 
    4. James EDMONDS 10. James LANE 
    5. Joel PUTNAM ` 11. George TOMPKINS 
    6. Parks PUTNAM 12. Nathan BROWN 
    The Jury find the defendant James COVELL Guilty of the trespass and assault whereof he is Indicted. 
    The Court order that the defendant James COVELL pay a fine of twenty shillings and stand committed til paid. 
    
    
    The King 
    vs 
    
    Samuel PARSONS } Samuel PARSONS having been called upon his 
    recognizance---It is considered by the Court here, 
    that the said Samuel PARSONS be discharged of his 
    recognizance, and that he go thereof without day [sic], 
    no prosecutor appearing against him. 
    
    The King 
    vs 
    Thomas SMYTH, Esqr. } Thomas SMYTH Esquire, having been called
    
     upon his recognizance ---It is considered by the 
    Court here, that the said Thomas SMYTH be 
    discharged of his recognizance and that he go 
    thereof without, no prosecutor appearing against him. 
    
    Ordered that the sum of one pound two shillings be paid out of the Treasury to Jonathan M. CHURCH. 
    [No reason noted. MCB] 
    
    
    
    The Treasurer of the District of Johnstown is hereby ordered to pay Mr Hamilton WALKER Clerk of the Peace, the 
    sum of five pounds seven shillings six pence Currency for making out estreats [sic] of the fines of last August 
    Sessions 
    
    drawing [continues] 
    
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    drawing precept for the Session, attending the same and making up the records, etc. 
    Hamilton WALKER 
    Clk of Peace 
    
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    Upper Canada 
    At the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace holden at Johnstown, in 
    
    District of Johnstown 
    and for the District of Johnstown on Tuesday the seventeenth day of May in the 
    forty eighth year of the reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Third, by the Grace 
    of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King, defender of the 
    faith, before Benjamin LYMAN, Henry ARNOLD, Philip PHILIPS, Richard 
    ARNOLD, Joel STONE, Thomas SMYTH and Solomon JONES Esquires and 
    others their fellows, Justices of our said Lord the King assigned to keep the peace in 
    the said district and also to hear and determine divers felonies, trespasses and other 
    misdemeanors in the said district committed. 
    
    Henry ARNOLD Esquire, chosen Chairman. 
    Commission opened and read. 
    Sheriff returned the Precept. 
    
    
    Grand Jury called and sworn as follows 
    
    
    1. Joseph BASS 
    12. James MARTIN 
    2. Thomas DOYLE 
    13. Jonathan WOODCOCK 
    3. Heman HURLBURT 14. Eliphalet WYATT 
    4. Andrew PERRIN 
    15. Rice HONEYWELL 
    5. John LAURENCE Junr. 16. William SCOTT 
    6. James KEELER 
    17. John SCOTT 
    7. Joseph TOWSLEY 
    18. Thomas BARTON 
    8. Jehial HURD 
    19. Litel [sic] GLASFORD 
    9. John BRUNDAGE 
    20. Timothy HODGES 
    10. Emmanuel DAKE 21. Adoniram BURRITT 
    1 John LAURENCE Senr. 
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    The King } Indictment { [plea blank] 
    vs Trespass & assault 
    Abraham LEAHY 
    
    A Petit Jury called and sworn as follows 
    
    1. Amos NETTLETON 7. James HOLDEN 
    2. Philip MOSHER 
    8. John WALTER 
    3. Amos KNAPP 
    9. Daniel FELL 
    
    
    4. Elijah ADAMS 10. David FELL 
    5. Jabez HURD 11. Cornelius LANE 
    6. Daniel SPICER 12. William KNAPP 
    The Jury find the defendant Abraham LEAHY, Not Guilty. 
    
    The Treasurer of the said District is hereby ordered to pay Samuel SHERWOOD Esquire (out of the money that 
    may come into his hands under and by virtue of any act of the Provincial Parliament) the sum of forty four pounds 
    ten shillings Currency, for his attendance eighty one days at the fourth Session of the fourth Parliament as 
    Representative of the County of Grenville. ~ 
    
    Allowed to Stephen BALDWIN the sum of twenty two shillings and six pence, to be paid out of the District 
    Treasury. [No reason noted. MCB] 
    
    The Court is adjourned until tomorrow morning at ten of the Clock. 
    
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment. 
    Present 
    
    Solomon JONES 
    Henry ARNOLD 
    Richard ARNOLD 
    Ephraim JONES 
    Philip PHILIPS 
    } Esquires { Benjamin LYMAN 
    Henry BOGART 
    Thomas SMYTH 
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    The King 
    vs 
    Ezra GRAVES 
    Indictment } 
    Forcible Entry 
    Bench warrant issued. 
    The King 
    vs 
    Sarah KING 
    Indictment }
    Trespass & assault 
    [plea blank] 
    
    The defendant [sic] Sarah KING on being arraigned pleads Guilty and puts herself upon the 
    mercy of the Court --The Court order [sic] that the defendant pay a fine of five shillings -- which she paid to the 
    Sheriff in Court. 
    
    The Court order that a half rate shall be collected for the present year. 
    
    William DAVIES, Junior, Gentleman, and William DAVIES, Senior, Yeoman, acknowledge to Our Sovereign 
    Lord the King each the sum of twenty pounds to be levied upon their several goods and chattels, lands and 
    tenements, to his Majesty's use, upon condition that if they shall appear at the next Session of the Peace to be 
    holden in and for the said district, and then and there persecute and give evidence on the behalf of Our said Lord 
    the King, against Ezra GRAVES of Wolford Yeoman for a Forcible entry, and not to depart the Court without 
    leave, then this recognizance to be void or else to remain in full force. 
    
    Ordered that Twenty pounds per annum be allowed to the Sheriff of the district [sic] for his services to the District 
    of Johnstown, commencing from the present date. 
    
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    The Treasurer of the District of Johnstown is hereby Ordered [sic] to pay Hamilton WALKER Clerk of the Peace 
    
    
    
    for said district, the sum of eighteen pounds Currency per annum, besides what the law otherwise allows him, 
    which sum is to be paid quarterly. 
    
    Ordered that Thirty pounds Currency be paid to Joel STONE Esquire out of the Treasury being the sum allowed 
    him for building a bridge at Gananoqui [sic]. 
    
    The King } Sarah KING of Johnstown acknowledged to owe to Our Sovereign 
    vs. Lord the King, the sum of ten pounds, and John GAYLORD, of the same place, 
    Sarah KING Blacksmith, & Constant KING of the same place, shoemaker, each acknowledge 
    
    To owe to Our Sovereign Lord the King, the sum of five pounds to be levied 
    [on their several goods and chattels etc etc] upon condition that if the said Sarah KING 
    shall personally appear at the next Session of the Peace to be holden in and for the district 
    aforesaid, to do and receive what shall then and there be enjoined by the Court, & in the 
    mean time [sic] shall keep the peace towards the King and all his liege people, and especially 
    towards Mary BOTCHFORD of Johnstown, in said district, then this recognizance to be 
    void or else to remain in full force. 
    
    The Treasurer of the said district is hereby ordered to pay Hamilton WALKER Clerk of the Peace, the sum 
    of five pounds Currency for drawing precept, attending Quarter Sessions, and making up the records of the 
    Sessions. 
    
    Constables for the present year 
    
    Samuel HECK 
    Winthop [sic] TUFTS} Front of Yonge 
    
    [Constables, continue next page…] 
    
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    John WEEKES 
    Stephen BALDWIN }Elizabethtown 
    John ROBINSON 
    
    John McINTOSH } Johnstown 
    Jonathan LYMAN} Kitley 
    
    Aaron STEVENS} Rear of Lansdown & Leeds 
    
    Moses ROSE} Bastard 
    John BARNS [sic] 
    
    David FIELD} Front of Yonge 
    
    George CORNELL} Rear Do 
    
    Roswell EVERTS 
    Amos NETTLETON} Augusta 
    
    Ezra ADAMS 
    Peter ADAMS} Edwardsburgh 
    
    
    
    Nathan FISH 
    Lovel BEACH} Front of Lansdown & Leeds 
    Marcus PHILIPS 
    Thomas JARVIS} Wolford 
    
    William AUSTIN of Yonge in the said district Constable, because he came not here to give evidence on the behalf 
    of Our Sovereign Lord the, [sic], as by a certain recognizance taken before Thomas SMYTH, Esquire, one of the 
    Justices of Our said Lord the King, he undertook on the eighteenth day of March past, he has forfeited the sum of 
    ten pounds to the use of Our said Lord the King. 
    
    Ordered that Solomon JONES, Thomas SMYTH, Joel STONE, Thomas FRASER and Stephen WASHBURN, 
    Esquires, Justices of the Quorum [sic] shall be a committee appointed in pursuance of-
    
    
    [continues] 
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    of an Act for that purpose made and provided, to point out a Site for the building of a Court House and Gaol in the 
    Township of Elizabethtown in the first concession of said Town on the front of Lots number ten, eleven, and 
    twelve adjoining on the King's Highway, and the same survey, or cause to be surveyed, and inquire what title can 
    be given thereof-- And the said comittee[sic] are hereby required to make this report on the eighth day of June next 
    at Johnstown. 
    
    The Court is adjourned until the eighth day of June next at ten of the Clock in the forenoon. 
    
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment.
    
     Present 
    Thomas SHERWOOD } Esquires { Thomas SMYTH 
    
    The Clerk of the peace [sic] is hereby ordered to deliver the subscriptions which were lodged with him for the 
    purpose of building a Gaol and Court House in Elizabethtown, to Mr. Charles JONES for the purpose of having 
    him [sic] increased and altered, and further that the said Charles JONES be appointed to receive plans for the above 
    mentioned Gaol and Court House, which plans are to be delivered to the Clerk of the Peace on the fifth day June 
    next ensuing. 
    
    The Court is adjourned until the eleventh day of July next ensuing--at ten of the Clock in the forenoon. 
    
    The Court met pursuant to adjournment.
    
     Present 
    Thomas SHERWOOD } Esquires { Henry ARNOLD 
    
    The Court is adjourned until the twenty-fifth day of July Instant at ten OClock [sic] in the forenoon. 
    
    Hamilton WALKER 
    
    Clk of the Peace 
    
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    Upper Canada At the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace holden at Johnstown, in 
    
    District of Johnstown and for the District of Johnstown on Tuesday the nith [sic] day of August in the forty 
    
    eighth year of the reign of Our Sovereign Lord George the Third, by the Grace of 
    
    God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland King, defender of the faith, 
    
    
    
    before Thomas FRASER, Gideon ADAMS, Daniel BURRITT, Thomas 
    SHERWOOD and Henry ARNOLD, Esquires and others their fellows, Justices of 
    Our said Lord the King, assigned to keep the Peace in the said district, and also to 
    hear and determine divers felonies, trespasses, and other misdemeanors in the said 
    district committed. 
    
    Commission opened and read. 
    The Sheriff returned the Precept. 
    
    The Grand Jury called and sworn as follows. 
    Adiel SHERWOOD foreman 
    
    1. John BASS 12. Enoch DOCKUM [DOCHUM?] 
    2. Alfred WOOD 13. Nathan CLARK 
    3. Asahel WRIGHT 14. Ebenezer SMITH 
    4. Jehiel BISSEL 15. Cornelius SMITH 
    5. Amasa WOOD 16. Benjamin ANDREWS 
    6. John WHITE 17. David MANHART 
    7. Asa WEBSTER 18. Richard VANARNAM 
    8. Isaiah CARPENTER 19. Philip MATTISON 
    9. Friend BISSEL 20. John VAUGHAN 
    10. Mathew FRANKLIN 21. Ezekiel GLAZIER 
    11. Joal [sic] HUTCHISON 22. [blank] 
    Page 178 
    
    The King } Indictment } [plea blank] 
    vs Forcible entry 
    Ezra GRAVES 
    
    The Defendant being arraigned pleads Not Guilty and traverses his Indictment until the next Sessions. 
    Ezra GRAVES of the Township of Wolford Yeoman, acknowledged to Our Sovereign Lord the King the sum of 
    twenty pounds , and Benjamin BARBER of the same place Yeoman, and Andrew LIDDLE of Elizabethtown 
    Yeoman, each acknowledged to owe to Our Sovereign Lord the King, the sum of ten pounds each to be levied upon 
    their several goods and chattels [etc..etc] upon condition that if the said Ezra Graves shall appear at the next 
    Sessions of the Peace to be holden in & for the said district, to try his traverse upon the Indictment to which he 
    pleaded not Guilty, and not depart the Court without leave, then this recognizance to be void, or else to remain in 
    full force. 
    
    Roderick EASTON of Wolford, Yeoman, & Benjamin BARBER of the same place Yeoman, each acknowledged to 
    owe to our Sovereign Lord the King, the sum of five pounds to be levied upon their several goods [etc etc etc, upon 
    the usual conditions that they both ] appear at the next Sessions of the Peace to give evidence on the behalf of Our 
    said Sovereign Lord the King against Ezra GRAVES in a case of forcible entry, and nor depart the Court without 
    leave, then this recognizance to be void, otherwise to remain in full force & virtue. 
    
    Page 179 
    
    The King } Indictment } The Defendants being arraigned 
    vs Trespass & assault plead Not Guilty & traverse 
    Lary [sic] PATTERSON the Indictment. 
    & 
    
    
    
    Stephen BISSONETTE 
    
    
    Lary [sic] PATTERSON of Yonge Yeoman, & Stephen BISSONETTE of the same place Yeoman, 
    each acknowledged to owe to Our Sovereign Lord the King the sum of twenty pounds, & William DUNSMORE of 
    the same place Yeoman, each acknowledged to owe to Our Sovereign Lord the King, the sum [of] tem pounds, to 
    be levied upon their several goods and chattels, [etc etc ] upon condition that if the said Lary PATTERSON and 
    Stephen BISSONETTE shall appear at the next Sessions of the Peace to be holden in and for the said district, to try 
    their traverse upon the Indictment to which they have pleaded not Guilty and not to depart the Court without leave, 
    then this recognizance to be void, otherwise to remain in full force. 
    
    William AUSTIN of Yonge Yeoman, James CONNEL of the same place Yeoman, Archibald KINCAID of the 
    same place Yeoman, and Alexander KINCAID of the same place Yeoman, each acknowledged to owe [etc etc] the 
    sum of five pounds , to be levied upon their several goods & chattels [etc etc] upon condition that if the said 
    William AUSTIN, James CONNEL, Archibald KINCAID shall appear at the next Sessions of the Peace to be 
    holden in and for the said district, & then and there give evidence on behalf of Our said Sovereign Lord the King 
    against Lary PATTERSON & Stephen BISSONETTE in a case of trespass and assault, and not depart the Court 
    without leave , then this recognizance to be void, otherwise to remain in full force. 
    
    


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