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Livingston, Robert Warrent for the arrest of Dirk Wessells ten Broek Junr. and Anthony van Shaik

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.02111 Author/Creator: Livingston, Robert Place Written: Manor of Livingston, New York Type: Autograph document signed Date: 1713/08/12 Pagination: 1p. + docket 29.7 x 18.6 cm

Summary of Content: The warrant charges Dirk Wessells ten Broek Junior and Anthony van Shaik of breaking down the house of Frederick the Weaver, and destroying and taking his goods. It is ordered that the men be apprehended and brought before the Justices of the Peace of Albany.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: ArtisansCrimeLawCriminals and Outlaws

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