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Robert Lurting Autographed Letter, Mayor of New York From 1726 to 1735, Issuing Early And Very Stric

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Robert Lurting Autographed Letter, Mayor of New York From 1726 to 1735, Issuing Early And Very Stric
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New York, NY 1726. 2 1/2 page letter in Dutch. Signed by Robert Lurting during his first year of his term as mayor of New York, Amazing letter written to the chief and other Constables of New York to enforce very strict Blue Laws prohibiting working, playing, drinking, socializing or anything fun from occurring on Sunday. The letter mentions that it is prohibited for more than “three Negroes or Indian slaves” may meet each other on Sundays. Fine with lightly toned paper, some splits at folds. In 1977 the new York Historical Society expressed an interest in acquiring this letter but eventually declined it. Rare. Includes the NY Historical society letter and complete translation of Dutch letter.