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Josiah Sutherland papers

Livingston family papers

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Josiah Sutherland papers | Litchfield Historical Society

By Lee S. Cook

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Date Acquired: 05/03/2012

Languages: English


The Josiah Sutherland papers (2012-15-0) consist of letters to Josiah Sutherland; a few financial records and court papers; and legal papers relating to the Livingston family, mostly Henry W. Livingston for whom Josiah Sutherland served as attorney.

Collection Historical Note

Josiah Sutherland, Jr. was the son of Josiah and Abigail (Dunkin) Sutherland. He graduated from Union College in 1824 and afterwards studied law in the office of Samuel G. Huntingdon of Waterford, NY and then in the office of Bushnell & Stebbins of Hudson, NY. Josiah was admitted to the bar in 1829 but moved to South Carolina for a year to improve his heath. Upon returning north, he entered into a partnership with Robert H. Morris in Livingston, NY. Morris was a former Mayor and Recorder of New York City. In 1831, Sutherland was appointed District Attorney of Columbia County, an office he held for over a decade. In 1838, He moved to Hudson, NY and continued to practice law. Sutherland was elected to U.S. Congress in 1851 for one term. Afterwards he moved to New York City in 1857 and continued to practice law. He became an Associate Justice of the New York State Supreme Court in 1857 and held the position until 1871. Sutherland immediately became presiding Judge of the Court of General Session from 1872 to 1878. At this point he retired from judicial life and resumed his legal practice. He died in New York City on May 25, 1887.

Josiah Sutherland attended the Litchfield Law School in1825.

Administrative Information

Repository: Litchfield Historical Society

Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.

Acquisition Source: Connecticut Historical Society

Acquisition Method: Gift

Original/Copies Note: For more information please see http://www.litchfieldhistoricalsociety.org.

Related Materials: Litchfield Law School collection

Preferred Citation: Josiah Sutherland papers (2012-15-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut 06759.

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[Series 1: Josiah Sutherland papers],
[Series 2: Livingston family papers],

Series 2: Livingston family papersAdd to your cart.
Documents for members of the Livingston family including General Henry Livingston; Robert Thong Livingston; and Henry Walter Livingston. Josiah Sutherland was the attorney for some of the Livingston family members.
Sub-Series 1: Livingston, Henry Walter (1798-1848)Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Bills and receipts, 1823-1828Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Livingston, Henry, General, 1823-1847Add to your cart.
Documents regarding the estate of General Henry Livingston, including fees paid and some explanations for charges against the estate.
Sub-Series 3: Livingston, Robert Thong (1759-1814)Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Livingston, Robert T. estate leases, 1835-1838Add to your cart.
Leases by Carroll Livingston, manager and receiver for the estate of Robert T. Livingston, for estate properties in the town of Livingston, Columbia County, New York.
Folder 2: Livingston, Robert T. estate lease, 1842 Apr 1Add to your cart.
Rent agreement between Jacob Shutts and Josiah Sutherland, receiver of the estate of Robert T. Livingston.
Folder 3: Crofts, John M. [et al], 1847Add to your cart.
Five leases for farm land belonging to the estate of Robert T. Livingston executed by Josiah Sutherland, attorney for John M. Crofts, Alexander L. Crofts, Robert T.L. Crofts and William J. Fryer for right of his wife Margaret L.
Sub-Series 4: Other Livingston family membersAdd to your cart.
Folder 1: Livingston, John, 1839-1841Add to your cart.
Bill to Harmen Livingston and payment (received from Josiah Sutherland, Jr.) receipt from John Gaul, Jr. for his services as surrogate for John Livingston's will.
Folder 2: Livingston, Mary C., 1856 Aug 15Add to your cart.
Josiah Sutherland's note that he appears as the attorney for Mary C. Livingston, in a New York Supreme Court case of Cornelia and George Croghan against Eugene A. Livingston and his wife Elizabeth R., Mary C. Livingston, and others.
Folder 3: Livingston, Moncrief, 1826 Jul 18Add to your cart.
Agreement that upon Moncrief paying Francis Depeau the principal and interest due on the Bond & Mortgage executed to Henry Livingston deceased, all claims between Moncrief and the executors of the estate of Henry Livingston, deceased, shall be cancelled. Signed by Henry W. Livingston.
Folder 4: Crofts, Alexander [et al], 1829-1833Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Livingston, Herman, 1832-1833Add to your cart.

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