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Recorder's Court (of the Districts of the Northern Liberties, Spring Garden and Kensington)

[Record group 26]
Agency Function

Agency History
This court was established by an Act of June 16, 1836, under which the Governor was empowered to appoint one Recorder with jurisdiction in the Districts of the Northern Liberties, Spring Garden and Kensington who, together with the Mayor and aldermen of the Northern Liberties and the aldermen of Spring Garden and Kensington, was empowered to hold a court of record for those districts with full criminal and oyer and terminer jurisdiction within them, similar to the City's Mayor's Court. The court was abolished by an Act of March 19, 1838, and its functions transferred to the then-established Court of Criminal Sessions.

Archival Records
26.1 Dockets (1836-1837)

26.2 Docket, Declarations of Intention of Naturalizations (1836-1838)

26.3 Petitions for Naturalization (1836-1837)

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