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Van Dyck, Cornelius Legal document re: the estate of Anthonia Slackboome

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00119 Author/Creator: Van Dyck, Cornelius Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1684/10/14 Pagination: 3p. + docket 31 x 19.6 cm

Summary of Content: Written and signed by both Cornelius van Dyck and Johannes Provoost, administrators and trustees of the estate of Antonia Blackboome, widow of the late Arent van CorLaer. The document certifies the transfer of a tract of land to Johannes Clute. The bottom of p.2 contains a certification statement by one of Livingston's clerks, which states that the document was entered into the office records on the 12 December 1684.


Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: LawEstateWomen's HistoryLand TransactionFinance

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