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Court of Assizes Ammendments to laws [incomplete]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.04850 Author/Creator: Court of Assizes Place Written: New York, New York Type: Manuscript Date: 1669 Pagination: 2p. 32.1 x 20.8

The Court of Assizes states that the bounds of every town and parish ought to be perambulated according to the directions in the law, and also declares that the royal system of weights and measures will be used as the uniform and official system.

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