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Wessells, Dirk "Dirk Wessells Esq: Mayor of the Citty of Albany to the Sherriffe . . .

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01824 Author/Creator: Wessells, Dirk Place Written: [New York, New York] Type: Manuscript document Date: [?] Pagination: 2p.+doc. 19.7 x 30.6 cm

Summary of Content: Constables and other his Majes. officers greting show yee that wee the said Mayor have Lyncenced and" P.1 ends incomplete. P.2 contains an account. Docketed on verso.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Government and CivicsLaw

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