Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Cosby, William (fl. 1690-1736) Inquisition

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also request a pdf of the image from us here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02055 Author/Creator: Cosby, William (fl. 1690-1736) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Document signed Date: 24 January 1735 Pagination: 1 p. ; 35 x 26 cm.

Summary of Content: Co-signed and sealed by Stephen Cortlandt, John Moore, David Clarkson, Joseph Reade, Anthony Duane, Enoch Stephenson, Thomas Vater, Gulian Verplanck, Thomas Day, Abraham Van Horne, David Abell, and Matthew Clarkson. Oaths taken at the house of Robert Todd to maintain that the people have sustained damages at the hands of King George II, to whom this inquiry is directed. Signed by Cosby as High-Sheriff of New York City.

Background Information:

People: van Cortlandt, Stephen
Cosby, William, fl. 1690-1736
Moore, John, fl. 1735
Clarkson, David, fl. 1735
Clarkson, Mattew, fl. 1735
Reade, Joseph, fl. 1735
Duane, Anthony, fl. 1735
Stephenson, Enoch, fl. 1735
van Horne, Abraham, fl. 1735
Abell, David, fl. 1735
Vater, Thomas, fl. 1735
Verplanck, Gulian, fl. 1728-1750
Day, Thomas, fl. 1735
George II, King of Great Britain, 1683-1760

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: LawGovernment and CivicsOathWartime Pillaging and DestructionGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era:

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources