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Title By-Laws of the Hoboken Tax-Payers' and Citizens' Association. 1873.
Object Name Pamphlet
Catalog Number 2004.011.1001
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Collection Papers of the Stover Family
Credit Museum Collection.
Scope & Content By-Laws of the Hoboken Tax-Payers' and Citizens' Association together with a Statement of Facts and Principles which Every Tax-Payer Should be Familiar. 1873.

Booklet, 5-1/8" wide x 6-5/8" high, brass grommet binding; 34 pp. including covers (last three pages and rear cover blank.)

Page 28 has the officers and committees of this taxpayers group. Note that the addresses are "old" numbers (prior to 1892) in the street address arrangement.

President, John Livesey, 63 Garden St.
Vice-President, Herman H. Luhrs, corrner of 1st & Hudson Streets
Secretary, William Cranstoun, Jr., 28 Newark St.
Treasurer, William H. Harper, 28 Newark Street.

Chairman of Executive Committee, Thomas Forster, 140 Bloomfield St.
Chairman of General Committee, Robert A. Reed, 89 Washington St.
Chairman of Law Committee, Charles Spielmann, 8 Newark St.

General topics include the by-laws; the statement (which is comments about government administration, assessments, surveys, bonds, costs of improvements, etc); letters to and from the City (Mayor Frederick L. Schmersahl, 1871-1873) re assessments, cost overurns; report by City Surveyor A.L. Du Puget on Twelfth Street improvements plus comments; "The Decision on the Eighth Street Assessment." Also complaints about assessments for land that according to them was part of West Hoboken, not Hoboken.

Page 23 has a list of some members of the City Council for period of 1869-1871 when Hazen Kimball was Mayor and the contracts were made for the 12th St. assessment:
Ritter, Peter
Bownes, Joseph W.
Besson, Robert H.
Cole, Sumner B.
Foster, George
Healy, James
Lee, John
McGavisk, Peter ("the present Mayor")
Schalck, Charles W.
Schmersahl, Frederick L.

Page 28 also has a late notice of two lawsuits filed against the City to have the Thirteenth Street bonds redeemed.
People Schmersahl, Frederick
Du Puget, A.L.
Reed, Robert A.
Spielmann, Charles
Forster, Thomas
Harper, William H.
Cranstoun, William, Jr.
Luhrs, Herman H.
Livesey, John
Ritter, Peter
Bownes, Joseph W.
Besson, Robert H.
Cole, Sumner B.
Foster, George
Healy, James
Lee, John
McGavisk, Peter
Schalck, Charles W.
Kimball, Hazen
Date 1873-1873
Year Range from 1873.0
Year Range to 1873.0
Search Terms Hoboken Tax-Payers' & Citizens' Association
Eighth St.
Twelfth St.
Thirteenth St.
Caption pg [1] front cover; title
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Classification Government & Politics
Social & Personal Activity
Real Estate