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U.S. Colonial Laws: New York

This guide lists sources of laws of the original thirteen colonies.

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The colonial laws of New York from the year 1664 to the Revolution, including the charters to the Duke of York, the commissions and instructions to colonial governors, the Duke’s laws, the laws of the Dongan and Leisler assemblies, the charters of Albany and New York, and the acts of the colonial legislatures from 1691 to 1775 inclusive.  Transmitted to the Legislature by the Commissioners of statutory revision, pursuant to chapter 125 of the Laws of 1891.  Albany, J.B. Lyon, State Printer, 1894. 5 v.

 

 

There are volumes available full text online at the HathiTrust Digital Library:

 

Record 1

 

Record 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are also some volumes available full text at Google Books:

 

v. 1

 

v.2

 

v.3

 

v.4

 

v. 5

 

 

 

Laws of New-York, from the year 1691, to 1751, inclusive : published according to an act of the General Assembly

 

Available full text online from the HathiTrust Digital Library

Laws of New-York, from the 11th Nov. 1752, to 22d May 1762. Published according to an order of the General assembly. The second volume, with a table common to both volumes. ... Digested by William Livingston, and William Smith

 

Available full text online from the HathiTrust Digital Library

 

Acts of Assembly passed in the Province of New-York, from 1691 to 1725 : examined and compared with the originals in the Secretary's Office

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Also full text online from the HathiTrust Digital Library at this record

 

Available to Borrow from OhioLINK

The colonial laws of New York from the year 1664 to the Revolution, including the charters to the Duke of York, the commissions and instructions to colonial governors, the Duke’s laws, the laws of the Dongan and Leisler assemblies, the charters of Albany and New York, and the acts of the colonial legislatures from 1691 to 1775 inclusive.  Transmitted to the Legislature by the Commissioners of statutory revision, pursuant to chapter 125 of the Laws of 1891.  Albany, J.B. Lyon, State Printer, 1894. 5 v.

There are copies available to be borrowed from other OhioLINK libraries at this record.

The earliest printed laws of New York, 1665-1693 / with an editorial note by John D. Cushing

Available to be borrowed from other OhioLINK libraries

 


Laws & writs of appeal, 1647-1663 / translated and edited by Charles T. Gehring

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Laws of the colony of New York : passed in the years 1774 and 1775 / Fourteenth and fifteenth George III. Republished under the direction of Fredrick Cook, secretary of state, pursuant to chapter one hundred and seventy-one, laws of eighteen hundred and eighty-eight

Available to be borrowed from other OhioLINK libraries