New York: 1763-1796.
In ink on paper and vellum, 1 with wax seal. Folio. Old folds, very good. Item #313325
Four items relating to 18th century New York, including an indenture of deed signed by Petrus Stuyvesant (1727-1805), the great-great-great-grandson of Dutch settler Peter Stuyvesant. Viz:
1. An Indenture of Deed, signed by Petrus Stuyvesant, for the sale of lots in New York City to Nicholas William Stuyvesant, April 24, 1792. Recorded 1801. 4 pp. 19 x 27 inches, small tears at folds. Petrus Stuyvesant built the church of St. Mark's-In-The-Bowery in the East Village in Manhattan, on land that had once been part of the extensive estate of his ancestor
2. Declaration of Trust, from John Smith, merchant of New York City, to the creditors of Jacob Benton, Jr. March 3, 1763. 4 pp, red wax seals. 14 x 22 inches. Signatories include Abraham Lott, Isaac Low, Walter and Samuel Franklin, Obadiah Wells, and Thos. Thomas.
3. Exemplification of the will of Henry Van Vleck, of New York City and Bethlehem, PA, dated December 3, 1784, 11 pp recto and verso, with wax and paper seals. 13 x 8 inches.
4. Indenture of Deed between Isaac and Anne Van Vleck, and Lynde and Helena Catlin, June 1, 1796, for a lot of land lying near the Kalk Hook in the sixth ward of New York City. Isaac Van Vleck was the son of Henry Van Vleck, and is named in his father's will, above.
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