Manuscript Indenture, signed (“John Lansing, Jun”), between Gerrit T. Vischer and Lansing for the sale of a tract of land in Albany from for one dollar. John Lansing.

Manuscript Indenture, signed (“John Lansing, Jun”), between Gerrit T. Vischer and Lansing for the sale of a tract of land in Albany from for one dollar.

[Albany: 26 April, 1804.

3 pp. on a single bifolium. Also signed by Vischer, and witnessed by H.P and Stephen P. Schuyler. 1 vols. Folio. Splitting along at folds. In custom quarter green morocco drop box. Item #246757

Lansing (1754-1829) served as military secretary to General Philip Schuyler during the American Revolution, and a member of the Continental Congress, mayor of Albany, and candidate for governor of New York in 1804, the year he signed this document, which records his purchase of “all that certain Lot of land in the City of Albany adjoining the South Range of Lydins (?) Street, extending with the whole Breadth of the lot of the said Gerrit T. Vischer estimated at about seventy four Feet from the South range of the said Lydins Street to Lots of Spencer-Philpot …”

Lansing “became chief justice of the New York Supreme Court in February 1798 and chancellor in October 1801. He continued to play a role in New York's faction-ridden Republican party. When George Clinton declined to run again for governor, a caucus of 15 February 1804 nominated Lansing, preferred by Alexander Hamilton to the New York City nominee, Aaron Burr” (ANB).

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