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1736, Letter to a member of the late General Assembly
Unsigned letter to a member of the past General Assembly of New York. This letter protested the suspension of liberal assemblyman Rip Van Dam and
failure appoint him as next governor by then Governor Cosby (on his deathbed). Instead, Cosby appointed royalist George Clarke as governor. This
letter was printed by John Peter Zenger in 1736. Of note, Zenger published the liberal New York Weekly Journal newspaper (Van Dam had been a founder in
1733) and was prosecuted in 1735 by Governor Cosby for some of his publications. (Source of the digitized copy: New York Historical Society Library).
Title:   Laws, statutes, ordinances and constitutions ordained, made, and established by the mayor, aldermen and commonalty of the City of New-York, convened in Common-Council : for the good rule and government of the inhabitants and residents of the said city ... : to which is added, an appendix containing extracts of sundry acts of the General Assembly of the Colony of New-York, immediately relating to the good government of the said city and corporation.
OCLC Number:   62812697
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