Examination of the Validity of the Pretended Charters of the City of New-York: In a Review of the Decision of the Superior Court in the Case of Gabriel Furman, Ex., and Others, Against the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonalty of the City of New-York

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Pudney & Russell, printers, 1852 - 27 sider

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Side 23 - October, one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five, shall be null and void; but nothing contained in this Constitution shall affect any grants of land within this State, made by the authority of the said king or his predecessors, or shall annul any charters to bodies politic and corporate, by him or them made...
Side 10 - ... respectively; and by reason, as some suggest and say, that the said city or inhabitants or citizens thereof never were well, regularly, or legally incorporated, and for want thereof none of all the said grants, confirmations, instruments, or letters patent hereinbefore mentioned could take effect or operate, and for diverse other defects in all, some, or one of the aforesaid grants, confirmations, and writings, and also upon the validity and force of the prescription, aforesaid.
Side 20 - Pleasure thereupon Expressed, the said Act is hereby Confirmed, finally Enacted and Ratified accordingly — Whereof the Governor Lieutenant, Governor or Commander in Chief of His Majesty's said Colony of New York for the time being, and all others whom it may concern are to take Notice and Govern themselves accordingly.* The case of New York v.
Side 10 - ... reason as Some Suggest and Say that the said City or Inhabitants or Citizens thereof never were well regularly or legally Incorporated and for want thereof none of all the said grants Confirmations Instruments or Letters patent hereinbefore mentioned Could take • Effect or Operate and for diverse other Defects in all Some or one of the aforesaid grants Confirmations and writings and also upon the validity and force of the Prescription aforesaid...
Side 9 - York, as aforesaid, by reason of the variety of names, styles, titles and incorporations aforesaid, and by reason that the before recited grant or instrument, dated in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and eighty six, and the other grants and confirmations of divers governors, lieutenantgovernors and commanders-in-chief, were made in the governors...
Side 20 - Which act together with a representation from the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, thereupon having been referred to the Consideration of a Committee of the Lords of His Majesty's Most...
Side 3 - ... every arm of the sea or navigable river, so high as the sea flows and re-flows, belongs to the king; but by grant or prescription, a subject may have the interest in the water and soil of navigable rivers.
Side 20 - Majesty, that the said Act was proper to be approved — His Majesty taking the same into Consideration, was pleased, with the advice of His privy Council, to Declare his approbation of the said act ; and pursuant to His Majesty's Royal Pleasure thereupon Expressed, the said Act is hereby Confirmed, finally Enacted and Ratified accordingly — Whereof the Governor...
Side 3 - And also we do further, of our especial grace, certain knowledge, and mere motion, give, grant, ratify, and confirm unto the said mayor, aldermen, and commonalty of the city of New York and to their successors, forever, all that space of ground and soil of Hudson's River now lying and being under the water of the same river, to begin at a certain place near...
Side 9 - And whereas, divers questions, doubts, opinions, ambiguities, controversies, and debates have arisen and been made as well upon and concerning the validity and force of the said recited grant or writing, dated in the year of our Lord, one thousand six hundred and eighty-six, and the before recited letters patent of Queen Anne, as upon all and every the other grants and confirmations of divers governors...

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