- Colonial Flushing : a brief history of the town of Flushing - fragile so it'll be the first one going back. A short history produced for a bank.
- John Jay, colonial lawyer - details of his early apprenticeship with Benjamin
- Denizations, naturalizations, and oaths of allegiance in colonial New York - haven't peeked at this one yet
Along with that I had a meeting at the Law School so I popped down to their library and picked up:
- Essays on New York Colonial Legal History - same author as the John Jay book with a short essay on John Jay but it provides more of a background into colonial law in NY (obviously)
Very interesting library.
What's probably the best parts of these books beyond family history info? The bibliographies! Tons of pointers to more information. Especially the two John Jay books. One of the more interesting notes in the books is that Benjamin's ledger was lost. Which, as we now know, is untrue. Can't wait to get to Charlottesville, VA. Probably in the summer.
Still waiting on two items from ILL:
- Lists of inhabitants of colonial New York : excerpted from the Documentary history of the State of New-York
- The final sale of the relics of General Washington owned by Lawrence Washington, esq., Bushrod C. Washington, esq., Thos. B. Washington, esq., and J.R.C. Lewis, esq., embracing the most important collection ever brought together, of letters, deeds, leases