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NAMES

OF

THE

CHANCELLORS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK,

FROM 1777 to 1808.

ROBERT R. LIVINGSTON, Esq. appointed October 17, 1777.

In consequence of his having accepted and exercised the office of Secretary of Foreign Affairs, under the United States, which he had lately resigned, doubts were entertained, whether the office of Chancellor, held by him, had not thereby become vacant, and he was re-appointed Chancellor,

June 22, 1783. (a) John LANSING, jun. Esquire, appointed October 28, 1801.

(a) In the place of Chancellor Livingston, who resigned, on being appointed minister of the United States to France.

NAMES

OF THE

JUDGES OF THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE,

OF THE

STATE OF NEW YORK,

FROM 1777 to 1808.

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John Jay, Esq. Chief Justice, appointed October 17, 1777. Robert Yates, Esquire, puisne Judge, October 17, 1777. John Sloss HOBART, Esq. (6) RICHARD Morris, Esq., Chief Justice, October 23, 1779. (c) Robert Yates, Esq. Chief Justice, September 28, 1790. John LANSING, jun. puisne Judge, (d) Aaron Burr, Esq., puisne Judge, October 2, 1792. Morgan Lewis, Esq., puisne Judge, December 21, 1792. (e) Egbert BENSON, Esq., puisne Judge, January 29, 1794. JAMES KENT, Esq., puisne Judge, February 6, 1798. (S) John Lansing, jun. Esq.Chief Justice, February 15, 1798.

(b) In the place of Mr. Chief Justice Jay, who resigned.

(c) In the place of Mr. Chief Justice Morris, who arrived at the age of sixty years.

(d) Mr. Burr did not accept the appointment.

(P) Being the fifth judge; the court before consisted of four judges only. He resigned his seat on the bench, on being appointed a judge of the circuit court of the United States, in March, 1801.

(f) In the place of Mr. Chief Justice Yates, who having arrived at the age of sixty years, his seat became vacated by the limitation expressed in the constitution of the state. (Art. XXIV.)

JUDGES OF THE SUPREME COURT.

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(8) John COZINE, Esq., puisne Judge, appointed August 9,

1798. (h) Jacoe RadCLIFF, Esq. puisne Judge, December 27, 1798. (i) Morgan Lewis, Esq. Chief Justice, October 28, 1801. BROCKHOLST Livingston, Esq. puisne Judge, Jan. 8, 1802. SMITH THOMPSON, Esq. (k) AMBROSE Spencer, Esq. puisne Judge, Feb. 3, 1904. (1) James KENT, Esq. Chief Justice, July 2, 1804. DANIEL D. TOMPKINS, Esq. puisne Judge, (m) WILLIAM W. Van Ness, Esq. puisnc Judge, June 9, 1807. (n) Joseph C. Yates, Esq. puisne Judge, February 8, 1808.

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ATTORNEYS GENERAL.

Egbert Benson, Esq. Attorney General, appointed January

15, 1778. Richard Varick, Esq.

May 14, 1789. Aaron Burr, Esq.

September 29, 1789. Morgan Lewis, Esq.

November 8, 1791. Nathaniel Lawrence, Esq.

December 24, 1792. Josiah Ogden Hoffman, Esq.

November 30, 1795. Ambrose Spencer, Esq.

February 3, 1802 John Woodworth, Esq.

February 3, 1802. Matthias B. Hildreth,

March 18, 1808

(g) He died, on the 16th of September, 1798, before he had taken his seat on the bench.

(h) He resigned his seat in January, 1804. (i) In the place of Mr. Chief Justice Lansing, appointed Chancellor. (k) In the place of Mr. Justice Radcliff, who resigned. (1) In the place of Mr. Chief Justice Lewis, elected governor of the state.

(m) In the place of Mr. Justice Livingston, appointed a judge of the supreme court of the United States.

(n) In the place of Mr. Justice Tompkins, elected governor of the state.

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