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General Sessions, Clerk of the Court of

[Record Group 24]

24.1 Dockets
1840-1843
11 volumes, no index
Bulk of entries have criminal case listings containing defendant's name, charge, pleas, jury, witnesses, verdict, sentence; also included are lists, at term headings, of judges and court officers present, and grand jurors, and entries concerning apprentice and road cases, notices of attorneys admitted to practice before the court, notes of court sittings and adjournments.
for similar records 1839-1840, see Clerk of the Court of Criminal Sessions, Docket;
for related records, see Quarter Sessions Court, Docket.

Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
24.2 Minute Books
1840-1843
3 volumes, no index
Entries chiefly for criminal cases which list defendant, charge, verdict, sentence; listings of jurors for grand juries, lists of Finesses and jurors for selected individual cases. Added are notations of actions taken by the court, adjournments of court, appointment of court officers, etc. Format of entries consists of daily chronological log of events.
for similar records 1839-1840, see Clerk of the Court of Criminal Sessions, Minute Books;
for related records, see Quarter Sessions Court, Minutes Books.

Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
24.3 Oyer and Terminer Docket
1840-1843
2 volumes, no index
Entries identical in form with those of docket listing above contain in heading for each court term list of justices present and jurors; case entries present normal listings of defendant, charge, pleas, jurors, verdict and sentence. Volumes also contain some minutes of court.
for similar records 1794-1840, see Quarter Sessions Court, Oyer and Terminer Docket.
Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
24.4 Docket, Declarations of Intention of Naturalization
1839-1843
1 volume, index
Entries list declaration date, declarant's name, age, country of origin, date and port of arrival, place of residence, and foreign allegiance.
For similar records, see Common Pleas Court Docket, Declarations of Intention;
District Court Docket, Declarations of Intention;
Mayor's Court Docket, Declarations of Intention;
Quarter Sessions Court Docket, Declarations of Intention; and
Recorder's Court Docket, Declarations of Intention.

Location: City Archives, 3101 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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