Unknown Discussion of the rightful ownership and boundaries of the Manor of Livingston
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The document discusses how Robert Livingston, the first owner and proprieter of the Manor of Livingston, formed the Manor through a series of land patents issued by Governor Dongan from 1684-1686. It is then debated whether or not these patents were legitmate, and where the boundaries of the Manor ought to stand. This is part of a larger controversy involving the Livingston Manor. Throughout the 18th century, the claims to title and ownership of the Manor by Robert Livingston's heirs were repeatedly challenged by Indians and other European settlers in the area. Numerous petitions were presented to the colonial government, requesting the revocation of Governor Dongan's land patents of 1684-1686.
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