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New York Colony Council Original Draft Minutes

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

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New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series consists of a draft version of a small amount of minutes of the legislative and executive sessions of the Council of the Colony of New York. The Council shared executive and legislative powers with the governor. Minutes include laws, orders, and resolutions concerning establishment and organization of courts; granting and settlement of land; regulation and construction of buildings, streets, and wharves; trade and commerce, including restrictions on exports; trade and relations with Indians; and levying of taxes.
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0.5 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
approximately 1668-1783
Series Number:
A0176

Scope and Content Note

This series consists of a draft version of a small amount of minutes of the legislative and executive sessions of the Council of the Colony of New York, established by the British colonial government in 1664. The Council shared executive and legislative powers with the governor. Minutes include laws, orders, and resolutions concerning: establishment and organization of courts; granting and settlement of land; regulation and construction of buildings, streets, and wharfs; trade and commerce, including restrictions on exports; trade and relations with Indians; and levying of taxes.

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Access Restrictions

Restricted due to burn damage.

Related Information

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Series A3271 Transcriptions of New York Council Minutes and Council Papers, contains additional transcripts of minutes of the council.

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