New York Assembly. Motion for Leave to
Bring in a Bill for Dividing the Manor of Livingston
[New York, January 18, 1787]
Mr. Hamilton moved for leave to bring in a bill, for dividing the District of the Manor of Livingston.
Ordered, That leave be given accordingly.
Mr. Hamilton according to leave brought in the said bill entitled, An act for dividing the district of the Manor of Livingston, which was read the first time, and ordered a second reading.1
New York Assembly Journal description begins Journal of the Assembly of the State of New York (Publisher and place vary, 1782–1788). description ends , 1787, 14–15.
1. On January 19, 1787, the bill was read a second time and “committed to the Members of this House from the counties of Dutchess and Albany” (New York Assembly Journal description begins Journal of the Assembly of the State of New York (Publisher and place vary, 1782–1788). description ends , 1787, 15). It was passed on March 12, 1787. The act provided for the erection of the town of Clermont, granted township privileges to its inhabitants, and annexed the Manor of Foxhall to the town of Kingston in Ulster County.
Presumably H drafted the act, but the absence of the records of the New York legislature for the period precludes a definite conclusion. The act is printed in Laws of the State of New York, I description begins Laws of the State of New York Passed at the Sessions of the Legislature Held in the Years 1777, 1778, 1779, 1780, 1781, 1782, 1783 and 1784 Inclusive, being the First Seven Sessions (Albany, 1886). description ends I, 455–56.