Indenture signed " Stephen Van Rensselaer ," November 27, 1799 For Sale
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Indenture signed " Stephen Van Rensselaer ," November 27, 1799:
This is the bottom half of a printed Indenture between Stephen Van Rensselaer III , and David Coons ,
hand dated November 27, 1799. This half of the indenture was retained by one party to the agreement and the other half (the top half) was retained by the other party to the agreement. The "indented" line along the top, when fitted to the bottom line of the upper half, would confirm the validity of the agreement.Signed by Stephen Van Rensselaer USING FULL SIGNATURE (he usually signed documents S.V. Rensselaer or S. Van Rensselaer) and by David Coons, with accompanying wax/paper seals.
Witnessed by William Root and by Ralph Pratt.
Refers to rent being "Five Bushls & Five Tenths of One" bushels of "good clean merchantable Winter Wheat."Weak to torn along seams. Paper missing along seams as evident by photographs taken against a background of red cloth. Taped in multiple places along seams.
Age foxing. Weak with age.
FOR SALE LOCALLY.
To be shipped flat.
Approximately 15.75" x 20"
YOU ARE offerDING ON THE FACT THIS THIS IS A STEPHEN VAN RENSSELAER III INDENTURE. YOU ARE NOT offerDING ON FOLDS OR STAINS. YOU ARE NOT offerDING ON THE COLOR RENDITION OF THE PHOTOGRAPHS. THE PHOTOGRAPHS WERE TAKEN UNDER CLOUDY CONDITIONS USING A 26.2 MEGAPIXEL CAMERA AND WERE THEN STRAIGHTENED AND CROPPED. I AM NOT A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER. BY offerDING, YOU ARE WAIVING (GIVING UP) ALL RIGHTS TO COMPLAIN ABOUT FOLDS AND STAINS, AS WELL AS THE COLOR RENDITION OF THESE PHOTOGRAPHS OR ANY OTHER PART OF THE DESCRIPTION OTHER THE FACT THAT THIS IS A VAN RENSSELAER INDENTURE WITH DAVID COONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THESE CONDITIONS, DO NOT offer. DO YOUR DUE DILIGENCE.What you see is what you get
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SIGNATURE WILL BE REQUIREDABSOLUTELY NO RETURNS - NO BUYER'S REMORSE AFTER YOU PAYPayment within 48 hours if won by sale or I will file an Unpaid Item CaseImmediate payment upon Buy It NowSee my other Van Rensselaer III (November 1, 1764– January 26, 1839) was a New York landowner, businessman, militia officer, and politician.
A Harvard graduate, Van Rensselaer took control of Rensselaerswyck, his family's manor. He developed the land by encouraging tenants to settle it and by granting them perpetual leases, often as share croppers.
Active in politics as a Federalist, he served in the New York Assembly, in the New York Senate, and as Lieutenant Governor of New York. Later, he served in U.S. House of Representatives for one partial term and for three full terms.
Van Rensselaer supported higher education and served on the board of trustees for several schools and colleges. He was the founder of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ( RPI ).
Active in the militia, he attained the rank of major general and commanded troops on the New York / Canada border during the War of 1812, but resigned his commission after defeat at the Battle of Queenston Heights.
As the owner of one of the largest estates in New York (approximately 1,200 square miles), Van Rensselaer's holdings made him the tenth richest American of all time, based on the ratio of his fortune to contemporary GDP.