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Governor and Council of New York A bill concerning burials

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.04859 Author/Creator: Governor and Council of New York Place Written: New York, New York Type: Manuscript Date: 1684/08/22 Pagination: 2p. + docket 40.0 x 31.5

Summary of Content: "Be it enacted by this Generall Assembly and by the authority of the same that within every parish within this Government there shall be one or more places apoynted for the Buriall of the Dead and before the Corps be Interred there shall be three or ffour of the neighbours att Least called who may in Case of suspition view the Corps and according to the Desent Custome of Christendom accompany it to the Grave and that no person shall be buried in any other place then those so appoynted ."

People: Dongan, Thomas

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: ReligionDeathGovernment and CivicsLaw

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