An Act, to Bar Certain Femes Covert from Dower.

An Act, to Bar Certain Femes Covert from Dower.

[Albany, New York]: N. P., 1802. Item #2191

13 3/8” x 8¼”. Single sheet of letterpress printed one side Very good: old folds, light foxing, short title handwritten on verso. A letterpress broadside of a bill presented in the New York legislature in 1802. It was probably presented in conjunction with its “Act to Facilitate the Discovery and Sale of the estates of Attainted Persons” which passed in the same session. That act allowed New Yorkers who discovered property owned by loyalists and subject to forfeiture under its 1779 Forfeiture Act to receive a 25 percent share of the proceeds of sale of the newly discovered property. This bill would have prevented widows of deceased loyalists from receiving any property deemed subject to confiscation. We have been unable to determine whether the bill passed. OCLC locates no copies. This item is offered by Langdon Manor Books, LLC, antiquarian booksellers. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information and/or photos and we will respond promptly. We package our items carefully, ship daily, and have a no hassle returns policy--your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) , the International League of Antiquarian Booksllers (ILAB) and the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and adhere to their rules of ethics.

Price: $225.00

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