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1755-04-02, Land dispute with Mass.
April 2, 1755 Broadside issued by Gov.James Delancey of New York Province. The proclamation ordered sheriffs, constables and other officers of
Albany and Dutchs Counties to apprehend persons who kidnapped Sheriff Abraham Yates of Albany when he was attempting to take Thomas Whitney into custody;
released only after he paid a random. The basis for this issue was a land dispute between Massachusetts and New York. (Digitized from a microfilm copy
of title originally held by the New York Historical Society Library).
Title:   By the Honourable James De Lancey, Esq ; His Majesty's lieutenant governor and commander in chief, in and over the province of New-York ... A proclamation : Whereas several incroachments have lately been made by the inhabitants of the Massachusetts-Bay, upon the lands and possessions of divers of His Majesty's subjects holding the same by virtue of letters patents under the great seal of this province ... Given under my hand and seal at arms, at Fort-George, in the city of New-York, the second day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty-five ...
OCLC Number:   62817218
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