Thomas Dongan

[Thomas Dongan] Second Earl of Limerick, colonial governor of New York, born County Kildare, Ireland, 1634; died London, England, 1715. Under his supervision the representative assembly of New York Province passed an act, 1683, entitled "A Charter of Liberties," which developed into the present state government and was subsequently adopted by England as the framework of her colonial policy. He established in New York City a college under the direction of the Jesuit Fathers.

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