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DeLancey, James (fl. 1757-1760) Proclamation concerning riotous proceedings

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.05298 Author/Creator: DeLancey, James (fl. 1757-1760) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Broadsides Date: 1757/06/08 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: The proclamation describes a recent incident in which the tenants on the Manor of Livingston rioted in protest of the Livingston's claim to the land. As a result, a number of the tenants were shot in defense of the Manor, and Governor DeLancey therefore issued a proclamation to advise against any further uprisings.

People: DeLancey, James

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: Land Transaction, Landlord and Tenant, Mobs and Riots, Rebellion, Death, Government and Civics, Law, Boundary or Property Dispute

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