Order on a petition of Abigail Messinger, wife of Richard Darlin, for divorce

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Abigail Messenger, the deserted wife of Richard Darlin, requesting by petition an act of divorce and separation from her said husband, with permission to remarry, on account that her husband, according to his own acknowledgment, hath broken the marriage ties by committing adultery, and thereupon has absconded, &c.,
Petition is for cause postponed for six months, within which time Petitioner's husband is ordered to come and purge himself of said charge, or in default, the Petitioner will then be at liberty to prosecute her suit.


Translation: O'Callaghan, E.B., trans./ed., Documents Relative to the Colonial History of the State of New-York, vol. 2 (Albany: Weed, Parsons: 1858), pp. 569-730 (vol. 23, pp. 1-270 only).A complete copy of this publication is available on theĀ New Netherland Institute website.