Lot 178: Manuscript DS, signed "Matthias Nicolls," one page, 7.5 x 12.5, September 6, 1676. Document concerning an estate. In part: "Know all men by these presents I. J. Ambrose Sutton Late Inhabitant of…New Jersey & now in habitant of Staten Island have freely given and bequeaths unto Obadiah Holmes of the same Island all my house & land…as also twenty two heads of Cattle wch I have & am now possessed of upon the Island." Signed in the left border by Matthias Nicolls, provincial secretary of New York. Handsomely mounted, double-matted, and framed with a plaque to an overall size of 14 x 25. In very good condition, with intersecting folds, overall soiling, and show-through from docketing to reverse. Nicolls is widely known as the principal author of the 'Duke's Laws' legal code.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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