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THE

CHARTER

OF THE

CITY OF NEW-YORK,

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THE

CHARTER

OF THE

CITY OF NEW-YORK.

GEORGE the Second, by the grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, king, defender J. Montgome

rie, governor, of the faith, &c. To all whom these present letters 1730. shall come, greeting : Whereas, on the twenty-second day of April, Recital of the

old Charter by in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred Gov. Dongan,

of April 22, eighty and six, Thomas' Dongan, then lieutenant 1680. governor and vice-admiral of New York and its dependencies, under our predecessor, James (the second) then king of England, &c. did make and execute a certain grant, or instrument in writing under the seal of the province of New-York, in these words following:

In hæc veri Thomas Dongan, lieutenant-governor and viceadmiral of New-York, and its dependencies, under his majesty James (the second) by the grace of God, of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, king, defender of the faith, supreme lord and proprietor of the colony and province of New York, and its dependencies in America, &c. To all to

Recital that

the city of whom this shall come, sendeth greeting : Where- New-York is

an ancient city as, the city of New-York, is an ancient city within

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