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Land Office Petition, Geddes, New York

A description of the item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 8 Feb 2007

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


Brewster, Samuel C.
Gere, Robert.

Corporate Bodies

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


Land use -- New York (State)
Salt mines and mining -- New York (State)


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

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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.

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