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    (Colonial New York) A collection of ten manuscript pieces, some signed by notables, relative to the history of colonial New York. Includes Abraham Livingston (1754-1782) A.D.S. New York, September 2, 1774 a receipt from Jellis Fonda (an ancestor of the noted acting family) for £62.18.8 "...which by his desire I am to Send to Jamaica in order for recovery..."; Jacob Garland D.S. Kingston, April, 22 1774 a receipt for a saddle and "1 Side Leather"; New York mayor Whitehead Hicks E.S. (signed twice), December 20, 1753 on the verso of a vellum deed in which Thomas Seymor ("Mariner") of New York sells Charles Doughty of Brooklyn for a lot and dwelling "...on the North East side of the Road that leads from the Ferry on Nassau Island in Kings County throught the town of Brucklyn..." for the sum of £260. Soiled and toned; Jacob C. Ten Eyck E.S., Albany, October 26, 1764. Weak folds reinforced on verso, marginal losses; Benjamin Reid A.D.S. New York, July 13, 1773, a receipt for £4.11 "Being in full of my Pay for Writing in the Deputy Adjutant General's Office..."; Philip Schuyler Jr. (b. 1666) A.L.S. February 18, 1723/4 in Dutch to Robert Livingston announcing the death of his father. Very clean and bright; New York Mayor Robert Walker D.S. New York, 1723; (New York City) D.S. by 13 member of an "Inquisition... taken at the House of Sarah Brock Innkeeper Situate in... Wall Street and near the City Hall...", April 12, [1773]. Fold separations and chipping; (Albany) D.S. Albany, April 7, 1743 being a suit by the city of Albany against Peter Binneway; (New York) D.S. November 14, 1713 a summons for Martha Pirod "...to answer Hester Bloom..." for a debt. Together ten pieces in good to fine condition overall. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection.

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