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Title State of New Jersey. Report of the Committee on the Petition of John C. Stevens and R.L. Stevens, no date, circa 1822 or 1826.
Object Name Documents
Catalog Number 2004.016.0037
Collection Hoboken Commerce Collection
Credit Gift of Holly Metz.
Scope & Content Color inkjet copies: State of New Jersey. Report of the Committee on the Petition of John C[ox]. Stevens and R[ichard]. L[ivingston]. Stevens, no date, circa 1822 or [1826]? Two leaves, 8-1/2" x 11" high; size of original leaves not given.

First leaf is the Stevens' petition to establish a horse racing course on "the island of Hoboken." It did not succeed. (The New Jersey Historical Society has the tentative date of 1826 on the document. In "City Animals," on page 8 of HHM 2004 exhibition publication, curator Holly Metz dates these documents as circa 1822.)

The second leaf is the proposed bill referred to in the last line of leaf one. In the heading of this page, the Stevens are identified as the proprietors of the Hoboken Ferry.

Courtesy of New Jersey Historical Society.
People Stevens, John C.
Stevens, Richard
Date 1822 - 1826
Year Range from 1822
Year Range to 1826
Caption leaf 1
Imagefile 026\20040160037.JPG
Classification Horses
Sports
Ferry
Business & Commerce
Government & Politics