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Writ, Henry Allyn vs. Roger Loomis and Jonah Woodruff

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-1973-7-18
Scope and Contents This Writ (1973-7-18), dated August 5, 1788, is in the hand of Isaac Baldwin, Clerk, ordering the Sheriff of Litchfield County or his deputies or Constables to sell lands and properties of Roger Loomis and Jonah Woodruff to settle a debt they owe Henry Allyn, and to put them in the Litchfield Gaol until they pay Allyn what he was owed. The back of the document indicates that the debt was settled May 7, 1789.
Dates: Created: 1788-1789; Other: Date acquired: 12/02/1972

Solomon Beckeley papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-2010-63-0
Scope and Contents Papers of Solomon Beckeley of Wethersfield, Conn. containing deeds to property in Wethersfield and a writ issued against him by Peter Fairchild of New Milford concerning payment of tinware.
Dates: Created: 1797 Feb-Aug

Tax Writs, Connecticut State Treasurer vs. Various Tax Collectors

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-1973-41-1
Scope and Contents Tax Writs (1973-41-1 and 1973-41-3) from Connecticut State Treasurer, John Lawrence to various Litchfield County town tax collectors seeking payment for unpaid town taxes.  The writs date from 1776 to 1786, although the majority are from 1783.  There is onw writ from 1788 where the sheriff arrested the tax collector from Hartland, Connecticut and put him in the Litchfield Gaol for failure to pay the town taxes. These writs are a result of many Connecticut towns being in arrears of their tax...
Dates: Created: 1776-1786; Other: Majority of material found in 1783; Other: Date acquired: 12/06/1972

Connecticut. Superior Court (Litchfield County)

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-2010-66-0
Scope and Contents A writ issued by William Pelham, Clerk of the Court, for the punishment of John Thomas, a transient in the Litchfield Jail. He was convicted of burning 2 houses and a mill in Sharon, Conn. The sentence to be carried out by the County Sheriff, is for Thomas to be set upon the gallows with a rope around his neck for one hour, and then to be whipped on his naked body. Lynde Lord, Sheriff, attested on the back of the writ that the punishment had been carried out.
Dates: Created: 1776 Feb 18

Connecticut. Treasury Department to Sheriff of Hartford County

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-2009-128-0
Scope and Contents Writ to the Sheriff of the County of Hartford (Conn.) to collect monies from John Marsh, constable of New Hartford, Litchfield County, Conn. who was tax collector and neglected to make payment of said taxes to the state treasurer. The Sheriff is ordered to take John Marsh to the jail in Litchfield until he pays the Treasurer. Signed by John Lawrence, Treasurer.
Dates: Created: 1770 Aug 1

Connecticut. Treasury Department. Writ

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-2009-78-0
Scope and Contents An order by A. Kingsbury, Conn. State Treasurer, issued to the Sheriff of Litchfield County, to seize the money or goods of Nathaniel Smith, who was constable of Litchfield and collector of state taxes of Litchfield in 1796 and has neglected to make payment of the taxes to the State Treasurer. On the back, Lynde Lord, Sheriff for Litchfield County, signs that the order has been executed.
Dates: Created: 1797 Jul 31

Thomas Cookson writ

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-2010-137-0
Scope and Contents Writ to the Sheriff of Lancaster County, England to arrest Alexander Barret and bring him to the county court to answer a plea of trespass by Jacob Huber.
Dates: Created: 1751 May 10

Writ, Goodsell, William vs. Dunbar, Charles

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00
Scope and Contents Writ (1970-36-0) dated April 15, 1834, between William Goodsell, of Harwinton, and Charles Dunbar, of Plymouth,  regarding a debt of $15 Dunbar owed Goodsell for a horse trade that went badly.
Dates: Created: 15 April 1834; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1969

Writ, Jacob Hall to Daniel Potter

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-1970-51-27
Scope and Contents This Writ  (1970-51-27), dated April 3, 1793, was sent to Daniel Potter, Justice of the Peace, by Jacob Hall requesting the arrest of the person who stole pork and flour from the cellar of his home in Watertown, Connecticut.
Dates: Other: Majority of material found in April 3, 1793; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1969

Writ, Johnston, James vs. Smith, Reuben

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-1993-26-0
Scope and Contents This Writ (1993-26-0) is from a lawsuit between James Johnston and Reuben Smith, regarding a debt of $200 pounds.  The document, dated November 19, 1788,  begins with an order to the local constables from the presiding Justice of the Peace, Isaac Pardes, to summon Reuben Smith to appear before the Court of Common Pleas.  It then continues three years later, In Litchfield Superior Court regarding a bond between Johnston and Smith.
Dates: Created: 1788-1791; Other: Majority of material found in November 19, 1788; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1992