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Gomez, Daniel (1695-1780) to Augustus Van Cortlandt

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01450.511 Author/Creator: Gomez, Daniel (1695-1780) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 April 1772 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 17 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: States that a mortgage issued to him by Joseph Forbush is paid in full. Signed in text. Docket on verso, written by a New York City clerk, dated 1795. The house is said to still exist.

Background Information: Daniel Gomez was a leading figure in the New York Jewish community. Augustus Van Cortlandt was the City Clerk of New York.

People: Gomez, Daniel, 1695-1780
Cortlandt, Augustus, 1728-1823

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: JudaismFinance

Sub Era: Road to Revolution

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