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Colonial charters, patents and grants to the communities comprising the city of New York

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Colonial charters, patents and grants to the communities comprising the city of New York - New York Board of Statutory Consolidation of the City of New York, 1939, Seymann, Jerrold., 673  pgs. 14 leaves of plates (12 folded): facsims., maps., NOTE "This edition was limited to 500 copies" Includes some text in Dutch, with translation. Includes bibliographical references (p. 585-612).

     An important and interesting phase of the work of the Board of Statutory Consolidation was the collection of legal material affecting the government of  the City of New York. The search for colonial material led members of the legal staff into the archives of the State, the recording offices of the municipalities which had been incorporated into the Greater City of New York and various libraries and historical societies. When the extent of the research was realized, Mr. Jerrold Seymann was assigned to the difficult task of preparing an authoritative text on the subject of the colonial charters, patents and grants to the City. The following pages bear eloquent testimony of the care and patience with which he performed that task.
     This volume should prove to be of considerable value to the Law Department of the City of New York, legal libraries, historians and archivists. Reuben A. Lazaruss Counsel

Book Contents 
Foreward, Introduction, Preface, Illustrations, Table of contents           
History of colonial charters patent and grants: New Amsterdam           
New Amsterdam becomes New York           
The charters of New York County           
The charters of Bronx County           
The charters of Kings County           
The charters of Richmond County           
No. I. Charter of the United New Netherland Company           
No. II. Charter of the West India Company           
No. III. Charter of freedoms and exemptions           
No. IV. Freedoms and exemptions for New Netherland           
No. V. Ordinance           
No. VI. First Dutch charter for New Amsterdam. 1653           
No. VII. Ordinance           
No. VIII. First grant to the Duke of York, 1664           
No. IX. Articles of capitulation           
No. X. Nicolls charter for New York City           
No. XI. Colve's charter           
No. XII. Second grant to the Duke of York, 1674           
No. XIII. Dongan charter for New York City
No. XIV. Act of 1691           
No. XV           
No. XVI. Charter of the City of NY granted in 1731 by Governor John Montgomerie 
No. XVII. Act of 1732           
No. XVIII. Harlem           
No. XIX. Town of Eastchester           
No. XX. Town of Morrisania           
No. XXI. Town of Pelham           
No. XXII. Town of Westchester           
No. XXIII. Town of West Farms           
No. XXIV. Manor of Fordham           
No. XXV. Towns of Kingsbridge & Yonkers           
No. XXVI. Town of Brooklyn           
No. XXVII. Town of Bushwick           
No. XXVIII. Town of Flatbush           
No. XXIX. Town of Flatlands           
No. XXX. Town of Gravesend           
No. XXXI. Town of New Utrecht           
No. XXXII. Town of New Lots           
No. XXXIII. Town of Flushing           
No. XXXIV. Town of Hempstead           
No. XXXV. Town of Jamaica           
No. XXXVI. Town of Newtown           
No. XXXVII. Staten Island           
List of sources of material           

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