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About document 28

This document is a petition for Nathan Simpson, Samuel Levy and four other Jewish merchants to be made denizens of Great Britain, April-May 1712.

(Catalogue reference: SP 34/37 folio 173)

A petition from Sir Edward Northey to Queen Anne requesting denization for these Jewish merchants, four of which are living in New York. The merchants all believed that they would experience fewer problems with their trade if they were 'free Denizons'.

Please note:

  • The document is written in a cursive mixed hand. Signatures of Nathan Simpson and Samuel Levy are in italic.
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