Lot 306: Businessman who was the first prominent member of the Astor family and the first multimillionaire in the United States (1763–1848). Partly-printed DS, one page, 8.25 x 6.75, February 29, 1829. Document certifying that an indenture of mortgage made and executed by Abraham Carpenter is "redeemed, paid off, satisfied, and discharged." Signed at the conclusion by Astor and countersigned by two witnesses. Accompanied by a related partly-printed document signed by a city official. In very good condition, with a tape-repaired complete separation to the central horizontal fold, dampstaining to left side affecting some text in the body, and chipping to edges.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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