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FDNY 1842 and 1843 Manuscript Documents for Fire Department of New York City

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A Collection of Twenty-five Manuscript Documents Relating to the Fire Department of the City of New York 1842-1843. Payment vouchers for fire watchmen, rental and maintenance of engine and hose houses, in what is modern-day lower Manhattan, on Varrick, Mercer, Rose, Leroy, Charles and 13th Streets, including the Reservoir on 13th Street.

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[FDNY] A Collection of Twenty-five Manuscript Documents Relating to the Fire Department of the City of New York 1842-1843. Payment vouchers for fire watchmen, rental and maintenance of engine and hose houses, in what is modern-day lower Manhattan, on Varrick, Mercer, Rose, Leroy, Charles and 13th Streets, including the Reservoir on 13th Street. Documents are on paper that shows its  age, but are in generally good condition.
1. December 22, 1842, a pay voucher from the Corporation of the City of New York to Charles Neale, for “services rendered as Fire Watchman in the Halls of Justice” at $1.25 per day.
2. December 22, 1842, a pay voucher from the Corporation of the City of New York to Louis Knapp, for “services rendered as Fire Watchman in the Halls of Justice” at $1.25 per day.
3. December 22, 1842, a pay voucher from the Corporation of the City of New York to James Shaw, for “services rendered as Fire Watchman in the Halls of Justice” at $1.25 per day.
4. December 31, 1842, a pay voucher from the Corporation of the City of New York to David Fenton for 31 days service at the Center Market Bell, fire watch, at $1.25 per day.
5. [undated] a pay voucher from the Corporation of the City of New York to David Fenton for 31 days service at the Center Market Bell, fire watch, at $1.25 per day.
6. December 31, 1842, a pay voucher from the Corporation of the City of New York to George N. Franklin for 31 days service at the Center Market Bell at $1.25 per day.
7. December 31, 1842, a pay voucher from the Corporation of the City of New York to Samuel J. Sherwood for 31 days service at the Center Market Bell, fire watch, at $1.25 per day.
8. March 1, 1843, from the Corporation of the City of New York, one quarter’s rent to David Vandervoort for “Eight Spindle (?) Hose Centre …” $25.00.
9. March 1843, a pay voucher to C. C. Seaycraft for 31 days services as “Fire Watch in cupola 13th Street Reservoir.”
10. [undated] a pay voucher from the Corporation of the City of New York to John D. Burtnett, for 31 days services as “Fire Watch in cupola 13th Street Reservoir.”
11. [undated] a pay voucher from the Corporation of the City of New York to Thomas Megsan, for 31 days services as “Fire Watch in cupola 13th Street Reservoir.”
12. March 17, 1843, “Warrant in favor of John Carr, Supt. Of Buildings for $1,007.38 as per Requisition of 16th March on account of Fire Department.”
13. April 1, 1843, a pay voucher from the Corporation of the City of New York to George N. Franklin for 31 days service at the Center Market Bell at $1.25 per day.
14. April 1, 1843, a pay voucher from the Corporation of the City of New York to Samuel I. Sherwood for 31 days service at the Center Market Bell at $1.25 per day.
15. October 17, 1843, a rent payment voucher to John Murray from the Corporation of the City of New York for a building used by Hose Company Nr. 40 at 4 Leroy Street for $25.00.
16. October 19, 1843, a rent payment voucher from the Corporation of the City of New York for “One Quarter’s rent of house for Hose Co. 23, 103. Charles St at the rent of 100 Dollars per year.”
17. October 20, 1843, a rent payment voucher from the Corporation of the City of New York to Edward Van Renst, trustee for Lydia Wall, “three months ground rent for Engine House No. 19 from the first of August to the first of November 1843.”
18. October 23, 1843, a rent payment voucher from the Corporation of the City of New York to Joseph N. Barnes, “ for rent of house for Hose Co. 19,” $37.50.
19. November 1, 1843, a rent payment voucher from the Corporation of the City of New York to Robert Ainslie for “1 Quarter’s rent of Engine House in Temple St.”
20. October 25, 1843, a rent payment voucher from the Corporation of the City of New York to Mrs. Harriet Cornelison, for “rent of engine house in Varick Street near Vandam from May 1 to November 1 1843.”
21. October 25, 1843, a rent payment voucher from the Corporation of the City of New York to Mrs. Harriet Cornelison, for “rent of engine house in Varick Street near Vandam from May 1 to November 1 1843.”
22. October 26, 1843, “… the following bills were audited and allowed … Peter Allyn … for painting Hose House No. 18 / A. G. Spencer for painting Hose Cart No. &…”. Two attached documents show payment authorizations.
23. November 1843, a rent payment voucher from the Corporation of the City of New York to Peter and Robert Goelet for buildings used by the Fire Department at 144 Mercer Street and 3 Rose Street.

Payment voucher for rent of the building that housed Engine House 19, August to November 1843.

A payment voucher for painting Hose House No. 18 / A. G. Spencer for painting Hose Cart.