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Title Document: Petition from John Manion for appointment as sluice gate keeper to City of Hoboken, May 8, 1883.
Object Name Documents
Catalog Number 2010.010.0060
Collection Hoboken Government & Politics Collection
Credit Gift of Robert Maier.
Scope & Content Document: Petition from John Manion for an appointment as sluice gate keeper to City of Hoboken, May 8, 1883. Holographic ink, 7-3/4" wide x 29" long. PDF on file.

Manion, a resident of Hoboken since 1850, was applying for a position that related to operating gates in the city's drainage and sewer system. The gates were routinely opened and closed for runoff and other drainage requirements which had to be coordinated with tidal movements of the Hudson River.

Twenty eight local men signed the petition attesting to his worthiness for appointment.Their local address is included; they are "old" street numbers. Legible names are in people field. The cover title panel has the file endorsements of August Grassmann and W.J. Ringer(?)
People Manion, John
Grassmann, August
Bowes, Thomas
Letts, William
Scott, William
Wiggins, John r.
Murray, James
Elder, S.
Meyer, George
Butts, Theophilus
Quirk, David
Mehan, Patrick
Smith, Patrick
Abell, Thomas M.
Vab Tafsel, Theodore
Reed, Joseph H.
Bayer, Bernhard
Hogan, Thomas
Linden, Charles
Blaucky, Joseph
Kirschner, Joseph
Patterson, J. M.
Date 1883-1883
Year Range from 1883
Year Range to 1883
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Classification Government & Politics
Sewers