Colonial Manuscripts

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Colonial Manuscripts
Rules for purchasing articles at a public vendue, 1795 - Image Source

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Scope of Collection

This collection includes archival documents relating to the early development of New Paltz, NY, settled by Huguenot immigrants from northern France in 1678. Types of records include wills, receipts, contracts, town tax lists and meeting minutes, and family letters, written in French, Dutch, and English, primarily concerning the financial and legal activities of the first few generations of the town. English translations of foreign-language items are provided.