The verbatim transcripts of more than 3000 criminal trials are contained on microfilm held at the New York State Archives. It is our intention to digitize as many of these transcripts as possible in coming years in order to allow easier access for legal historians and other scholars interested in crime and the criminal law in New York City. In the interim these abstracts of a select few of the transcripts are included here to demonstrate the range and diversity of the criminal trials held before the Court of General Sessions.