The people of New York, having already made similar appointments on 18
March1795, now appoint Henry Van Rensselaer and John Tryon as Judges, and Dirck
Gardinier, John Hoogeboom, and James Bryant Assistant Judges of the Court of Common
Pleas in and for Columbia County. They also command that all Judges and Assistant Judges
admit the appointees as their associates, and that the sheriff, constables, and other
peace officers pay due obedience to them. Witnessed and signed by John Jay as Governor
of New York, General and Commander-in-chief of the Militia, and Admiral of the Navy of
New York, with the advice and consent of the Council of Appointment. On verso, signed on
19 January 1797 by Jasper Hopper, Secretary.
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