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Re: Ceremonies of property transfer

Poster: "David K. Bodman" <dkbodman@nr.infi.net>

At 04:38 PM 10/15/96 -0500, you wrote:
>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) but 
>> 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 the 
>> 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...

May the Good Lord have mercy on your soul (and grade!) Good Luck!

I may also have a goup interested in the proceedings...A new RenFair
site has recently opened in the area.

Also some changes in venue for our local shire...


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