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Collection Reference Number GLC03107.04859
From Archive Folder The Livingston Family Papers [010] 1684 
Title A bill concerning burials
Date 22 August 1684
Author Governor and Council of New York  
Document Type Government document
Content Description "Be it enacted by this Generall Assembly and by the authority of the same that within every parish within this Government there shall be one or more places apoynted for the Buriall of the Dead and before the Corps be Interred there shall be three or four of the neighbours att Least called who may in Case of suspition view the Corps and according to the Desent Custome of Christendom accompany it to the Grave and that no person shall be buried in any other place then those so appoynted ."
Subjects Religion  Death  Government and Civics  Law  
People Dongan, Thomas (1634-1715)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Religion; Law; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Livingston Family Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859