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Land Office Petition, Geddes, New York

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Overview of the Collection

Title: Land Office Petition, Geddes, New York
Inclusive Dates: 1840
Quantity: 1 folder (SC)
Abstract: Petition from inhabitants of Geddes complaining that one Samuel Brewster obtained land "to erect coarse salt works upon," but is instead using it as farmland; and requesting the land be given to Robert Gere who will fulfill the original intended purpose of the land.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://scrc.syr.edu

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection consists of a single sheet, a petition signed by 24 inhabitants of Geddes directed "To the Commissioner of the land office of the State of New York." The petition alleges that one Samuel Brewster obtained land in order "to erect coarse salt works upon" it, but that he has instead fenced it and is using it as farmland. The petitioners request that the land be reassigned to Robert Gere who will fulfill the original intended purpose and build the salt works. The petition is dated Geddes, Feb 9, 1841.

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Subject Headings

Persons

Brewster, Samuel C.
Gere, Robert

Corporate Bodies

New York (State). Board of Commissioners of the Land Office.

Subjects

Eighteen forties
Land use, New York (state), Syracuse
Salt mines and mining, New York (state), Syracuse

Places

Geddes (N.Y.)
Syracuse (N.Y.), History, 19th century

Genres and Forms

Petitions.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Land Office Petition, Geddes, New York,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2006.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: MRC
Date: 8 Feb 2007
Revision history:

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Inventory

Correspondence
SC 186 Petition 1841

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