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Unknown Exemplification of the Common Recovery suffered the Manor of Livingston and two houses and lots in Albany

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.05393 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1771/10/26 Pagination: 1 sheet + docket 59.3 x 72.1

Summary of Content: The document orders the release of land by Samuel Stitt to James Downs. Oversize file at PML.

People: Stitt, Samuel
Downs, James

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: LandLand TransactionContract

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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