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Petition of Leonard de Neufville to the New York State Assembly to assist him financially with his glassworks near Albany, dated 1788. Petition appeared in Assembly Jan. 9, 1789 and was postponed Jan. 31, 1789.
John (or Jean) de Neufville (1729-1796) was a banker in Amsterdam who gave money to the American cause during the Revolution. His son and business partner, Leonard (or Leendert) (-approximately 1812) came to the United States in 1783, followed a bit later by his father. They opened a glass works in Guilderland, N.Y. called the Dowesborough or Dowesburgh Glass House. Leonard allegedly had gone insane by the mid-1790s and died in an asylum in Pennsylvania.
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