Man, James (fl. 1744)
Title: Account of Abraham Keteltas for the Jamaica Packet
Charges on the account are for various quantities of rum and sugar.
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Leyborne & Stubbs
Title: to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: demand for corn, flour, and stove pipes
Preceded by a copy of a letter from December 1743, in which Leyborne & Stubbs write that they have not had any luck in selling Robert, Jr.'s wheat and corn, since prices are so low and there is such a great overabundance. In their current letter, Leyborne & Stubbs state that corn is still sold at a low price, but they expect a heightened demand for flour and stove pipes. Docketed on address leaf.
9 Januray 1747
Manuscript document signed
Title: [Indenture apprenticing Javin Toby to John Steadman]
Singed by Toby with an X, also signed by Samuel Swift and Thomas Hazard, both Justices of the Peace. States that "Hannah Toby Indian Woman" has indentured her son "Javin Toby a Molatto" to John Steadman and his wife for fifteen years and five months. The terms of the indenture specify that "He shall not use any unlawfull games, nor Contract Matrimony nor Commit Fornication during sd Term." He must faithfuly obey them, and they must provide food and clothing.
Title: Lease of land to Salomon Schutte
The document outlines the terms of Philip Livingston's lease of a tract of land on the Manor of Salomon Schutte. According to the lease, Schutte is expected to maintain and develop the land in a specified manner, use the Livingston's mill, sell his grain to the Livingston's first, and to perform military service, among a number of other things.
Autograph document signed
Title: Last will and testament of Philip Livingston
Philip Livingston bequeathed unto his oldest son Robert Junior all lands, tenements, and mills on the Manor, a house in Albany, and his enslaved people and livestock. He notes, however, that if he should die between February and September, Robert is to allow his mother (Catharine Livingston) and the younger children to use to mill to prepare all their wheat and cornell. To his wife, Philip leaves the remainder of his estate, and entrusts her with the education and welfare of their two daughters. Upon Catharine's death, her portion of the estate is to be divided up among the younger sons. The will is 4 pages, and is accompanied by a docket signed by Goldsbrave Banyar in which he notes that the will was "proved" the 5 July 1749, and registered in the prerogative office of New York.
French, Robert (fl. 1749)
Title: to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: trade
French informs Robert, Jr. that he has sold some of his flour, for which he encloses an account of sales. He also requests that Robert, Jr. send him some of his fine wine. Docketed on address leaf.
Knox, Henry (1750-1806)
Title: Henry Knox papers, including retained and received correspondence, &c. [Decimalized .00001 - .10737]
Letters and documents, written to or by Knox, who served as chief of Artillery during the Revolution, and then as Secretary of War under the Articles of Confederation and in President Washington's first administration. The collection includes Knox's voluminous correspondence with luminaries like Washington, Jefferson, Lafayette, Benjamin Lincoln, Nathanael Greene, John and John Q. Adams, Hancock and Paine. It also includes his business and wartime correspondence, and the charming and affectionate letters between Knox and his wife, Lucy Flucker Knox. Much interesting business and personal correspondence passes between Knox and Gen. Henry Jackson. The collection also holds receipts, reports, speeches, maps and documents. Available on microfilm from University Microfilms, Inc., held by many research institutions.
Hansen, Henry (fl. 1751)
Autograph letter signed
Title: to Robert Livingston, Jr. re: instructions for planting ginger root
Henry explains that he is sending a pot of oysters and some ginger root, and tells Robert, Jr. how he should plant the root. Docketed on address leaf.
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