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Supreme Court of Pennſylvania:

September Term, 1754.

Before William Allen, Chief Juſtice.
Lawrence Growden, and Juſtices.
Caleb Cowpland,


ADJUDGED by the court, that the Statute of Frauds and Perjuries[1] does not extend to this Province, though made before Mr. Penn's Charter: The Governor of New-York having exerciſed a Juriſdiction here, before the making that Statute, by Virtue of the Word Territories, in the Grant to the Duke of York, of New-York and New-Jerſey.

April Term, 1759.

William Allen, Chief Juſtice,
William Coleman, Juſtice.

The Leſſee of Hyam and others verſus Edwards.

COPY of a Deed inrolled in the King's Bench in England, proved before the Lord Mayor of London to be a true one; allowed to be given in Evidence to a Jury to ſupport a Title to Lands in this Province.[2]

  1. 29 Car. 2. c. 3. This ſtatute was ſupplied, however by an act of General Aſſembly paſſed the 12 Geo. 3. c. 31. 1 State Laws 462. and See 2 P. Will. 75.
  2. 11 Mod. 2 c. 2.