Recognizance for Solomon Gidney, 1828

As Clerk of the Courts, the Ulster County Clerk's Office houses hundreds of cubic feet of court records. Being one of the original counties, there are records of each and every court in the history of the State under the care and control of the Ulster County Clerk.

This one may be of particular interest because it concerns a Solomon Gidney. It was Solomon Gidney who sold Isabella Baumfree's (Sojourner Truth's) son Peter into slavery in Alabama. Might this document be associated with her famous victory in the Ulster County Courthouse?