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About document 29

This document is a report on the petition of Nathan Simpson and five other Jewish merchants to be made denizens (naturalised) of Great Britain, dated 16 May 1712.

(Catalogue reference: SP 34/37 folio 129)

The correspondence from Sir Edward Northey is addressed to Queen Anne and concerns denizenship for Jewish merchants such as Nathan Simpson and Samuel Levy - living in New York. The report shows the petition to be complete except for the queen’s power to endorse official denizens, which Sir Edward Northey is requesting.

Please note:

  • The document is written in a mixed cursive hand with the first line in italic.
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