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CLAIM OF MOSES LOWENSTEIN.

(Record No. 177, of 1863.)

LETTER TO THE COMPTROLLER.

N Y Jul 30 1863. To Hon. MATTHEW T. BRENNAN, EW ORK’ Y

Comptroller-of the Oity of New York :

S1R——Please to take notice, that the following is a statement of the claim of Mr. Moses Lowenstein, residing at N o. 138 Greenwich street, in the City of New York, against the said

city, for loss and damage sustained byhim through the acts of rioters on the 14th and 15th days of July, 1863. MOSES LOWENSTEIN.

BILL OF MOSES LOWENSTEIN.

THE CITY on NEW YORK, To Mosms LOWENSTEIN, Dr. - Ten featherbeds, at $30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $300 00

Four spring mattresses, at $4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 00

Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ., . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 00

Dozen chairs, at $1.50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 00

Four looking-glasses, at $2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 00

Large 1ooking—glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 00

Bar-counter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .' ............ . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 00

Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 4 00 Five thousand cigars, at $20 per thousand . . .' ................. . . . .... . . . . . . . 100 00 Five thousand cigars, at $30 per thousand ......... . ... ............. . . . ..... . . 150 00 Diflerent kinds of liquors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 00 Rhine Wine.; . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 00 Three baskets of champagne .............................................. . . 42 00 Barfixtures, consisting of bottles, glasses, decanters, &c ........ . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 00 Twelve gilt-frame pictures ....... . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 00 Wearing apparel, viz., two summer suits, two Winter suits, boots, shoes, &c.. 70 00 Lot of bound piano-music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 00 Trunk with clothing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 00 Two brass beer-faucets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 00

Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$1,055 00

AFFIDAVIT or Mosns LOWENSTEIN.

City and County of New York, ss:

Moses LOWENSTEIN, being duly sworn, deposes and says, that the foregoing is a statement of the damageand losses sustained by him on the stock of goods in his saloon, at No. 138

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Greenwich street, in the City of New York, and on said premises, through the acts of the rioters, on the 14th and 15th of July, 1863, and that said statement is true and correct in every

particular, as this deponent verily believes. MOSES LOWENSTEIN. Sworn to before me. this 31st day? of July, 1863.

PETER Coox, Notary Public, N. Y. Gity.

TESTIMONY OF MOSES LOWENSTEIN.

In the matter of the claim of MOSES LOWENSTEIN.

Mosns Lownxsmm, sworn: I live at No. 138 Greenwich street; I lived there at the time of the riot; I kept a lagerbeer-saloon there; I lived next door to the saloon N o. 140 ; I looked out- of the window and saw the mob coming; it was between half-past ten and twelve o’clock at night ; I saw them break open the doors and go in the saloon ; took every thing out; there was a great crowd of them; they left nothing in the saloon ; had kept the saloonthere about four years; I had a piano in the saloon; it belonged to Mr. Perry, in Broadway; I have no claim for that; the piano was cut with an axe, and broken to pieces; I lost all the things enumerated in the list; have not got back any of them since; I bought my liquors of Mr. Bermeister, N o. 52 New Bowery, and Mr. Baldy, No. 200 Broadway ; I think I bought two of the baskets of champagne of Baldy, and one of Bermeister; buy cigars of those men some- times; I occupied four rooms besides the saloon, at No. 138 Greenwich street; I lived next door; I think these prices are fair; could not replace them for these prices.

MOSES LOWENSTEIN.

Sworn to before me, this —— day of g 863 , .

[Not dated or signed.]

TESTIMONY OF JOHN RICE.

JOHN RICE, sworn: I live at No. 140 Greenwich street, lived there at the time of the riot; I was at home at the time the mob attacked Mr. LoWenstein’s place; I was playing the piano in No. 159 Greenwich street, at Mr. Smith’s, when the mob came; I saw them break into Mr. Lowenstein’s place ; I was with Mr. Lowenstein one year; left him about three months before the riot ; there were two beds in the barroom, and one bed in each of the other rooms; the piano was in the saloon; it was a new piano, overstrung bass ; belonged to Mr. Petty, corner of Broadway and Grand street; it was worth over four hundred dollars; I saw the mob carry the beds and every thing out; did not leave any thing behind; I boarded with Mr. Lowenstein at the time of the riot; Lowenstein had sometimes five thousandor six thousand cigars in stock, and always kept the best; he had champagne in stock; Lowenstein is a great friend of music, and had a great many pieces of music ; think it was «worth forty or fifty dollars. I V I

" " * ‘JOHN RICE.’ . [Not signed as sworn.] . ».

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EXAMINER’S REPORT.

He keeps a house of prostitution at No. 138 Greenwich street, of the lowest character; he claims to have lost. all his furniture and stock; his prices are outrageous, and there is no foundation for the quantity taken; among other things, are ten featherbeds, at thirty dollars each; he had not one worth five dollars, and I cannot find a neighbor who saw one brought in the street; he had liquors and cigars, but nothing like the quantity claimed; I have been to the persons he purchases of, and find he buys a considerable quantity; but his brandy costs ten shillings per gallon ; they, however, would be witnesses for him; I am of the opinion he has lost about four hundred dollars, and if he gets more than that he will be overpaid.

F. R. LEE.

CLAIM OF LOUIS RAPHAEL.

(Record No. 178, of 1863.)

INVENTORY.

The following is an inventory of the claim of Louis Raphael, agent for Herman Raphael, against the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty of the City of New York, for the destruction of the personal property below stated, at N o. 427 Grand street, in the City of New York, by a mob, onthe afternoon of Monday, July 13, 1863, which claim is presented for adjustment pursuant to the requirements of chapter 379 of the Laws of 1860 :

Four chandeliers, at $4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .; . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. $16 00 Two china sets, at $10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 00 Showcase, entirely robbed of contents . . . . . ., . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .v 55 00

Showwindow, partly robbed of contents, consisting of decanters, silver-mounted pitchers, soup-tureens, covered dishes, fruitstands, fine lamps, china vases, china cups and saucers, besides glassware too numerous to mention, to the amount of. . . 68 00

A lot of kerosene-lamps, with drops and globes complete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . 100 00

China cups, saucers, and vases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 60 ()0

Shades of various kinds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 30 00

Glassware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . 25 00

Castors and teapots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 00

Writing-desk, damaged . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 00

Decanters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ; . . f. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 O0

Oilcanl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 1000

Chinadolls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 16 to

Toy sets. .; . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 00

Two soup-tureens, with ladles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 00

Covered dishes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ................... . . 8 00

Creampitchers, glass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 00 ' Brackets ...................................... . . . . . . ............................ . . 5 00 Two pairs china candlesticks ....................... . , ........................... . . 4 00 China mugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 50 Lanterns . . . . . . . . . . . . .., . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ., . . . . . ............................... .. 13 00 Medical tubes ....................... .....; .................. ........... ..... .. 14 00

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Amountcarriedforward ...................... $386 60