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MVB, Report on the petition of George B. Rapelye, 20 March 1816

The attorney general, on the petition of George B. Rapelye, respectfully reports—

That he has no information on the subject of the suit referred to, other than is derived from the judge's notes accompanying the petition. That the suit was commenced by his predecessor in office, and prosecuted to judgment by the present attorney general. That according to all the legal proofs in the case, the verdict was, without doubt, correct, and that it is for the honorable the Legislature to decide whether they are satisfied by the evidence derived from Mr. Rapelye's affidavit, that the recovery has been unjust: If they should be, there can exist no doubt in the mind of any one, that a release of the judgment, on terms, would be proper.

M. VAN BUREN, Att'yGen'l.

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Source: Journal of the Senate of the State of New York
Collection: N/A
Series: Series 3 (17 February 1815-2 December 1821)