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Schuyler, Peter [Land grant for Joseph Yetts].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02542.02 Author/Creator: Schuyler, Peter Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Document signed Date: 28 March 1689 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 31.4 x 39.6 cm

Countersigned by Robert Livingston. Schuyler and Livingston had procured the charter for the city in 1686. Livingston was Schuyler's brother-in-law. Signed by Peter Schuyler as mayor of Albany. Features paper seal.

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