||Cadwallader D Colden; Cadwallader D Colden
||1 v. (ca. 220 forms)
Recognizances, 1819. These are printed forms stating the fine tavern keepers in New York City had to pay if they kept a disorderly inn, allowed gambling on the premises, etc. They carry the signatures (or, in some cases, marks) of the tavern owners and give the location of the taverns. Some are signed by Cadwallader Colden in his capacity as Mayor of New York. Part of the volume was used as a scrapbook in the 1850s, and contains ephemera, poems, and clippings, many on religious or medical subjects.