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Thursday, February 22, 2007

An 1843 Plan To Annex Southern Portion of Pelham To Queens County?

I recently ran across an interesting legal notice published in 1843. It cries out for followup research since there must be a fascinating story behind the tiny notice.

The notice suggests that there was a move in 1843 to introduce legislation to annex the southern portion of the Town of Pelham to make it part of Queens County. The brief notice is quoted in its entirety immediately below.


IS hereby given, that application will be made to the Legislature of the State of New-York, at the present session thereof, for the passage of an act to set off the southerly part of the town of Pelham, and to attach the same to the County of Queens, on Long Island.

Dated Feb. 14, 1843. 19w6"

Source: Notice, Hudson River Chronicle [Sing Sing, NY], Feb. 28, 1843, Vol. 6, Issue 20, p. 4, col. 5.

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