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Context of To the honorable the Legislature of the state of New-York, in Senate and Assembly convened. : The petition and remonstrance of the subscribers, inhabitants of the city of Albany--respectfully sheweth, that your petitioners have noticed a bill now before the hon. the Assembly, entitled "An act relative to the city of Albany, " purporting to confirm certain powers and privileges already vested in the corporation of said city, and further to extend such powers and privileges in a manner which your petitioners conceive to be calculated to prove destructive to the future interest and prosperity of said city, and most insufferably oppressive to its inhabitants. ..
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