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Lords of Trade to Governor Hunter re: decision to reprimand the Assembly

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00917 Author/Creator: Lords of Trade Place Written: Whitehall, [London, England] Type: Letter signed Date: 1712/06/12 Pagination: 2p. + docket 32.2 x 21 cm

Summary of Content: The Justices wrote the letter in response to a dispute between the Councill and the Assembly of New York regarding the "amending of money Bills." In the letter, the Justices find in favor of the Councill, as they charge the Assembly with "a Dimunition of his Majes. Royall Prerogative," and claim that the Assembly will be justly punished and reprimanded.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: Government and CivicsLawEconomicsFinanceCoins and Currency

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