The Colonial Laws of New York From the Year 1664 to the Revolution, Vol. 1: Including the Charters to the Duke of York, the Commissions and Instructions to Colonial Governors, the Duke's Laws, the Laws of the Dongan and Leisler Assemblies, the Charters

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Excerpt from The Colonial Laws of New York From the Year 1664 to the Revolution, Vol. 1: Including the Charters to the Duke of York, the Commissions and Instructions to Colonial Governors, the Duke's Laws, the Laws of the Dongan and Leisler Assemblies, the Charters of Albany and New York

The Statutory Revision Commission was directed by chapter 125 of the Laws of 1891 to republish verbatim, preserving the original spelling and punctuation, the statutes of the Colony of New York, from the foundation thereof to the adoption of the first Constitution.

There has never been a complete publication of the colonial laws of New York. In the year 1694, William Bradford, who was then public printer of the colony, published the laws enacted by the colonial legislature since its first session in 1691. There are but. Seven copies of this edition known to be in existence, one in the library of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, one in the library of the New York Society, one in the Lenox library, one in the State library at Albany, one in the office of the Secretary of State at Albany, one in the possession of Mr. Bernheim of New York, and one owned by Mr. John Boyd Thacher of Albany. The copy owned by Mr. Bernheim has been reprinted in fac simile by the Grolier Club of New York, under the supervision and editor ship of Mr. Robert Ludlow Fowler. This reprint is referred to in the notes preceding the chapters as Fowler's Bradford. The copy in the State library was purchased by the State at the sale of the library of Mr. Brinley of Hartford, Conn., its former owner, and is referred to in the notes as Brinley's Bradford. It con tains most of the session laws down to the year 1710, bound in with the original publication of 1694. Other editions of the session laws were published from time to time by William Bradford, and references in the notes are to editions contained in the State library, Albany.

Another publication of the colonial laws, known as Baskett's edition, was made in London in 1718.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - New York State

Hardback

Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9780265996065

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 6.3 cm

Page Count - 1118

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