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Elizabeth Prinner(?), a grocer, is granted a license to keep an "Inn or Tavern for retailing strong or spiritous liquors" until March 1, 1794. She is forbidden from keeping a "disorderly" establishment or one that permits "any Cock-fighting, Gaming, or Playing with Cards or Dice, or Keep any Billiard-Table, or other Gaming-Table, or Shuffle-Board, within the Inn" or "any Out-House, Yard or Garden belonging thereunto." Signed by Richard Varick, 45th mayor of New York City.
City of New-York} Be it remembered, That on the fourth Day of March in the Year of our LORD One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Three, before me, RICHARD VARICK, Esquire, Mayor of the said City, personally appeared Elizabeth Prinner of the seventh Ward of the said City, Grocer and acknowledged himself to be indebted to the People of the State of New-York in the Fifty Pounds, lawful Money of the said State, to be levied of his Goods and Chattles, Lands and Tenements, for the use of the People of the said State, if failure shall be made in the Performance of the Condition following: WHEREAS the said Elizabeth Prinner on the Day of the Date hereof hath obtained a License to keep and Inn or Tavern for retailing strong or spiritous Liquors in his Dwelling-House, in the said City, from the Date of the said License until the first Day of March next. NOW, the Condition of this Recognizance is such , That is the said Elizabeth Prinner do not, during the Time that he shall keep an Inn or Tavern, keep a disorderly Inn or Tavern, of suffer or permit any Cock-fighting, Gaming, or Playing with Cards or Dice, or keep any Billiard-Table, or other Gaming-Table, or Shuffle-Board, within the Inn or Tavern by him to be kept, or within any Out-House, Yard or Garden belonging thereunto; then this Recognizance to be void, esle to remain in full Force. Taken and acknowledged the and Year above written, Before me, [signed] Richard Varick [indexed and numbered on verso, docket]
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New York, 04 March 1793, 1793, Richard Varick, Mayor, Elizabeth Prinner, Liquor License, Tavern, Inn
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Varick, Richard and Prinner, Elizabeth, "1793 License for Elizabeth Prinner(?) to keep and inn or tavern that sells liquor, New York City, 1793. Signed by Richard Varick, Mayor." (1793). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 163.
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