RECORD GROUP: County Clerk
RECORD SERIES #: 2700
SERIES: Miscellaneous Collection, 1732-2001
VOLUME: 2 cubic feet (5 boxes)
A number of names from the founding families, such as Allen, Conover, Hendrickson, Longstreet, and Throckmorton, are scattered throughout the documents. Records range from a recipe for a horse tonic to checks from local banks and account books for several state lotteries. A great many are related to court cases, including recognizances, letters from attorneys, and warrants for witnesses.
Other documents with historical significance include the printed booklet containing a sermon first preached in Keyport, NJ, in 1867, called “A Sermon on Behalf of The Southern Sufferers,” entreating the listeners for donations to help the ravaged poor of the South following the Civil War. An apprenticeship agreement from 1752 goes into great detail regarding the rules which the apprentice must follow, saying he “not play at cards or dice,” nor “haunt ale houses.” In addition, there is a contract from 1876 with the City of Long Branch to construct the water supply to the city, including water hydrants.
Other subjects are well represented, such as the many notes from doctors and employers excusing people from attending court. There is a small collection of insurance policies, many of which are on large, illustrated sheets. There are also more than one hundred consent forms from residents in Keyport, agreeing to the construction of the Keyport & Matawan Horse Railway in 1887.
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