Hi Ted,

In a message dated 10/24/97 6:41:13 PM, you wrote:

>Can anyone direct me to an account of the state government's move out of
>NYC to Albany in 1797? My fitful researches haven't produced anything very
>useful. I am especially interested in whether any comparisons can
>be drawn with the public reaction to the departure of the federal
>government in 1790.
>Ted Burrows
>Department of History
>Brooklyn College

You might try contacting Bruce Abrams, archivist at the NY Co Clerk's Office,
Division of Old Records, 212-374-4376.

I've been helping him prepare judgments from that time for conservation work
(just call me a duster!), and Bruce is quite knowledgeable about the
government and the court system of this era.



Leslie Corn
NYC Research & Genealogy
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