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Livingston, Robert, 1654-1728 Charter of Albany

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.01862 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert, 1654-1728 Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1676 Pagination: 2p. : docket ; 31.2 x 18.5 cm Order a Copy

The document puts forth a number of policies regarding how the city and county of Albany ought to operate. It states that trade with Indians will remain an exclusive privilege of the town's residents, that the people must consent to being taxed whenever necessary, and that hunting passes may not be issued. It also lays the ground for the formation of a body politic, and mandates the issuance of land patents to residents. Finally, it states that the area of land called Schachkook will remain in the possession of the Indians that live there. Docketed on verso.

Livingston, Robert, 1654-1728

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