Will Seek Recovery of Estate Lost in 1806
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Will Seek Recovery of Estate Lost in 1806

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The recovery of an estate of 800 acres, confiscated 123 years ago when ceded to Russia under the Treaty of Tilsit in 1806, is the mission of Rabbi Simon Glazer of Temple Beth El, Brooklyn, N. Y., who stated he will shortly leave for Lithuania to present the claim of his family to the esttae. Rabbi Glazer said he had spent several days in the Library of Congress here obtaining data concerning the Tilsit Treaty, which he requires to support his claim.

The town of Pashaltuno, near the Sheshiva River, at the Prussian boundary, has been built on the lands comprising the estate, which originally belonged to his great grandfather, Isaiah Glazer, Rabbi Glazer said. Though realizing the difficult nature of his claim, Rabbi Glazer said he is hopeful of effecting a satisfactory adjustment, in view of the fact that the land was returned to Lithuania with the restoration of its sovereignty.

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