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Leisler, Jacob, fl. 1689-1700 [Legal document between Francina Staats and Jacob Leisler]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02468.15 Author/Creator: Leisler, Jacob, fl. 1689-1700 Place Written: s.l. Type: Document signed Date: 1585-1763 Pagination: 1 p. ; 18 x 42 cm. Order a Copy

Fragment of a land inheritance document between Francina Staats and her brother Jacob Leisler. Contains Jacob Leisler's seal and signature. Francina Staats and Jacob Leisler (Jr.) were the children of Jacob Leisler, the colonial governor of New York.

Leisler, Jacob, 1640-1691
Staats, Francina, fl. 1698-1700

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