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Williams, E. Rejection of the petition of Petrus Polfer

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.04927 Author/Creator: Williams, E. Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Manuscript signed Date: [n.d.] Pagination: 2p. + docket 31.7 x 22.0

Summary of Content: The manuscript explains that in 1795, Petrus Polfer petitioned the Assembly to challenge the rights of the original proprieters of the Manor of Livingston. After investigating the charges, the Assembly concluded that the proprieter's had been in possession of the Manor for over 100 years, and were the rightful proprieters. The manuscript therefore declares that the prayer of the petitioner ought not to be granted.

People: Williams, E
Polfer, Petrus

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: LandLawBoundary or Property DisputeGovernment and CivicsPetitionJudiciary

Sub Era:

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