DescriptionWilliam Floyd Partly Printed Document Signed "Wm Floyd" as a Member of the State Senate. One page, 7.75"x 6". Inlaid to 8.5" to 7". Completed in manuscript. [Albany], New York, April 21, 1785. Floyd's salary receipt as State Senator. Countersigned "Abm. Yates Jun." Show-through of docket on verso in blank area in upper right although no docket appears on verso because the document was expertly inlaid. Fine condition.
In full, "The State of New-York, To William Floyd Dr. 1785. For my Attendance in Senate, as a Member from the Southern District, from the eighteenth Day of January to the twenty seventh Day of April including five travelling[sic] Days, is 92 Days, at 16/- per Day. £73..12..I Do hereby certify the above Account, amounting to Seventy three pounds Twelve Shillings-t to be just and true. As Witness my Hand [signed here by Yates]. Receiv'd 27th April 1785 from Gerard Bancker, Esquire, Treasurer for the State, Seventy three Pounds Twelve Shillings in full of the above Account." Long Island native William Floyd served in the State Senate from 1777-1778 and 1784-1788 when he was elected to the First Congress.
Abraham Yates, Jr. (1724-1796) was a member of the Provincial Convention from 1775-1777 and transitional Council of Safety (1777-1778), and served as New York State Senator and member of the Council of Appointment (1777-1790), Albany city recorder (1778-1779), and State Loan Officer (1779-1783). Yates was elected to the Continental Congress, serving from 1787-1788. He was first Postmaster of Albany in 1783 and Mayor of Albany from 1790-1796.
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