Lot 290: ALS signed "J. J. Astor," one page, 8 x 9.75, May 26, 1797. Letter to Peter Smith, in part [spelling and grammar retained]: "I have your favor of the 20th ult…I am sorry to tell you that tho I have ben several times with B. Livingston during the opening of the Court of Chancery yet I believe they made no motions to overrule the demur against the bill which we filed B. Livingston now tells me that he is fear full to bring it on in Chancery & wishes to drop it in comen law & advises you to get through some attorney up country without loss of time 2 or 3 Rites of ejectment against some of the Setlers, he says a new commission can be obtained out of the Supreme Court in the Sute of Webster tho not thill next July & it may be best to get ejectments against the new setlers which must not be omited. I will writ you fully next post. Thill than I am in heast yours." In fine condition, with seal-related paper loss to reverse of second integral page.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs And Artifacts Auction 471
Wednesday, 9th March 2016
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