Report on the petition of Richard Udal et al., 5 April 1815
The attorney-general, to whom was referred the petition of Richard Udal and others, inhabitants of the town of Islip, in the county of Suffolk, together with the remonstrance of the freeholders and commonalty of the town of Huntington, reported as follows, to wit:
That the prayer of the petitioners is for the grant of three islands in the great bay, commonly called South Bay, lying between the main land of Long-Island and the great beach which extends along the south side of Long-Island, and divides the ocean from the said bay.
That the remonstrants object to the grant on the ground of title in themselves.
The property in question is represented to be of great value, and has been the subject of litigation for forty years in the different courts of law and equity, and, in the opinion of the attorney-general, cannot at the present session receive, either from the Legislature or himself, that full investigation and deliberation to which its importance entitles it.
The attorney-general therefore respectfully recommends the postponement of further proceedings in the premises until the next session of the Legislature, the propriety of which course has been suggested to the agents of the respective parties; and meets their approbation.
M. V. BUREN, Attorney-General.