New Orleans Incorporated: 200 Years of the City Charter
Louisiana Division | New Orleans Public Library

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Five months after adoption of the 1805 Charter Daniel Clark questioned the city’s right to demand that he prove ownership of lands, comprising a rope walk, needed for the extension of several streets. Clark asserted that his reading of the charter left doubts as to the validity of the resolution that directed him to produce valid title to the property in question.
          [Conseil de Ville. Messages from the Mayor, 1805]

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