As far as possible he saw to everything personally, and never sent away a petitioner of the lower orders.
The attorneygeneral, to whom the petition to the king was referred, reported that the petitioner had a " good and legal right and title to the lands."
In ancient Egypt petitions were sent to the king or the great feudal landowners in whose territory the petitioner or his adversary dwelt or the injury was committed: courts were composed of royal or feudal officials, or in the New Kingdom of officials or responsible citizens.
In May 1679 Mather was a petitioner to the General Court for the call of a Synod to consider the reformation in New England of "the Evils that have Provoked the Lord to bring his Judgments," 2 and when the "Reforming Synod" met in September it appointed him one of a committee to draft a creed; this committee reported in May, 680, at the Synod's second session, of which Mather was moderator, the Savoy Declaration (slightly modified, notably in ch.
Furthermore, the cause of action must have been recognized in the jurisdiction in which the petitioner resided at the time it arose.
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