Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

    Description

    Robert R. Livingston (1746-1813) Judge, Drafter of the Declaration of Independence, Autograph Endorsement Signed, "R R Livingston", one page, 7" x 9.5", Philadelphia, March 3, 1783 written at the bottom of a manuscript petition in another hand in which Jane Cuyler requests: "...That your Petitioner was formerly an Inhabitant of New York from whence she went to Charles Town On the enemies [sic] taking Possession of that place your Petitioner was obliged to leave it with a Family of four children & she has suffer'd [sic] numberless inconveniences since - Your Petitioner has some Property in New York where she wishes to go, & for which purpose she begs your Permission - If you shoul'd [sic] be pleas'd [sic] to indulge her with a Pass the favor will be held in grateful remembrance..." Livingston subsequently certifies ...that Mrs. Cuyler was a long time an inhabitant of New York and that her late husband's family possessed a considerable property there..." At the time, New York was still occupied by British Forces who captured the city in 1776. They did not leave New York until November 25, 1783 when news of the final peace treaty arrived in America. Jane Cuyler may have been a member of the prominent Dutch New York family Corlear, and this is merely a misspelling. Extremely light creases, very light foxing, else Fine. A great, early document. From the Henry E. Luhrs Collection. Accompanied by LOA from PSA/DNA.

    Fees, Shipping, and Handling Description: Small Flat (view shipping information)

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2006
    20th-21st Monday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 684

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2017 March 11 Texana Grand Format Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    HA stands head and shoulders above the rest.
    Steve
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2016 November 16 Biblical Archaeology & Related Objects Grand Format Auction
    2016 November 16 Biblical Archaeology & Related Objects Grand Format Auction
    REALIZED $1,069,550