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Re: Ceremonies of property transfer

Poster: PETERSR@spiegel.becltd.com (Peters, Rise J.)

To all who have been kind enough to respond to my postings on Ceremonies of 
Property Transfer, the librarian informs me that a copy of Lyttleton's 
Tenures (in English -- it was also available in, I believe she said, at 
least French and Latin) is on its way to my desk.  I'll be posting from it 
over the next couple of days and begging your insights into how to best 
adapt this ceremony for current use.

==Caitlin Cheannlaidir
From: atlantia
To: PETERSR; atlantia
Subject: Re: Ceremonies of property transfer
Date: Tuesday, October 15, 1996 4:38PM

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Poster: clevin@rci.ripco.com (Craig Levin)

> Poster: PETERSR@spiegel.becltd.com (Peters, Rise J.)
> I'm trying to get access to a copy of Littleton's (thanks for the cite) 
> would love a quick and dirty summary, as well as any insights into how a
> modern City Mayor (of a city constitutionally chartered by the State of
> Missouri) could best adapt the medieval ceremony into one to be used in
> granting land from the City to a university.  They have banners, they have 

> the mayor (who, as an elected representative in a democracy, represents 
> sovereign), and they want to do something really spiff.

Well, I'll crawl on down to the law library here at Catholic U.,
and excavate the one copy they have lying about the place
tomorrow. Suffice to say, though, it involves oaths on the
Scripture, and suchlike, and it can be very theatrical.

Right now, though, I have more vaguely pressing things, like a
theology exam that will befall me tomorrow...
Craig Levin
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