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Subscribers and merchants of New York Petition to the Legislature of New York

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.05310 Author/Creator: Subscribers and merchants of New York Place Written: New York, New York Type: Broadside Date: no date Pagination: 1 sheet 39.6 x 22.3

Summary of Content: The subscribers and merchants of New York ask the Legislature to reconsider a law requiring all Port Wardens to be the masters of vessels. They describe the rule as unconstitutional, and beyond the Legislature's power.

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Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: PetitionUS ConstitutionLawGovernment and CivicsMaritimeMerchants and TradeCommercePetitionState Constitution

Sub Era: The Early Republic

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