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STATE OF NEW-YORK,
CHARLES VAN BENTHUYSEN, PRINTER TO THE LEGISLATURE,
266892 MARCH 1930
State of New-Xork.
IN ASSEMBLY, APR. 12, 1851.
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
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.]