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Peyster, Abraham de (ca. d. 1768) Petition re: reimbursement of 15 barrels of Powder

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00282 Author/Creator: Peyster, Abraham de (ca. d. 1768) Place Written: [Kensingston, [England] Type: Manuscript document Date: 1695/02/13 Pagination: 2 p. + docket 35.7 x 23.5 cm

Summary of Content: 15 Barrels of Gunpowder owned by de Peyster, while stored in the New York City magazine, were requisitioned by Jacob Leisler during his tenure at the head of the Provincial Government and never returned. De Peyster petitioned the Council in London for a reimbursement of the fifteen barrels, which was certified by John Nicholas and the petition verified by Governor Benjamin Fletcher (who pled that due to the on-going King William's War, reimbursing de Peyster would be contrary to the well being of the colony).

People: Peyster, Abraham de, ca. d. 1768

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: FinanceGovernment and CivicsMerchants and TradeCommerceRebellionAmmunitionPetition

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