In view of Van Vechten's refusal, John Jay has decided to appoint James
Emott to the commission concerning titles in Onondago County, upon the recommendations
of Yates and Van Vechten. Letter and appointment to Emott are enclos...
Reports verdicts and sentences of forger of promissory note, where mercy
is recommended by jury, and utterrers of forged bills of the U.S. In the later case the
judges were divided on whether a state court had jurisdiction of t...
Agrees with suggestion in their letter of January 4th, that a Court of
Oyer and Terminer should be held for Albany County. However because the Supreme Court is
about to commence its term at New York, and one of the judges sits ...
Encloses details concerning burglars convicted at the last criminal courts
held in Albany County. Some of these he recommends for pardons, as to the others, he
suggests that a stay in execution might be advisable since the legi...
In regard to men convicted of burglary and forgery in Columbia County, Jay
agrees with Yates that execution should be delayed until the next meeting of the
legislature. Execution will be deferred until April 1796.