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ASSEMBLY

STATE OF NEW-YORK,

CHARLES VAN BENTHUYSEN, PRINTER TO THE LEGISLATURE,

OF THE

OF THE
SEVENTY-FOURTH SESSION.

1851.

VOLUME 5.
No. 132 to 119, INCLUSIVE.

ALEANY:

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LIBRARIES

266892 MARCH 1930

State of New-Xork.

No. 132.

IN ASSEMBLY, APR. 12, 1851.

REPORT

Of majority of select committee, on numerous petitions

praying for a stay of the collection of rents, &c. Mr. Gleason, from the majority of the select committee to which was referred numerous petitions for the passage of an act to authorise a stay of proceedings in actions for the recovery of rents and enforcement of forfeitures upon manorial or leasehold lands during the pendency of the suits brought by the Attorney-General, on behalf of this State, to test the titles thereof, and for other relief, presents the following

REPORT:

That all of the petitioners, comprising upwards of 4,800 persons, unite in asking for the enactment of a law to restrain the collection of rents, or conferring equity powers on our courts to grant a stay of proceedings in actions for the collection of rents upon tracts of manorial or leasehold lands during the progress of suits brought by the Attorney-General, on behalf of the State, to test the titles of those claiming to be the landlords or proprietors of such tracts or manors ; and most of your petitioners represent that many judgments have been obtained, by those styling themselves landlords, against the occupants of such lands for rents claimed to be due ; and they pray that proceedings upon such judgments may in like manner be stayed until the determination of the suits brought by the State ; and they [Assembly, No. 132.]

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