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Leisler, Jacob (fl. 1689) Commission for a Justice of the Peace [copy]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00165 Author/Creator: Leisler, Jacob (fl. 1689) Place Written: Fort William, New York Type: Manuscript document Date: 1689/12/28 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Leisler appoints Roger Jacobson to the position of Jusice of the Peace. Certified as a true copy by Robert Livingston.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: Government and Civics, Rebellion, Politics

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