Albany, New York Province, 1729 Land Deed - Mortgage Legal Document Mentioning and Signed by Philip

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Albany, New York Province, 1729 Land Deed - Mortgage Legal Document Mentioning and Signed by Philip

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Albany, Province of New York, 1729. Handwritten legal document regarding an indenture between Peter Quackenboss (Quackenbush), his wife Nettie, and Philip Livingston, in which Livingston mortgaged a tract of land, described in great detail throughout. Outlined in the document are the terms and conditions of the indenture, with listed witnesses, all made in the "Second year of the Reign of our Sovereign, Lord George the Second of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King defender of the faith." The Philip Livingston discussed throughout the piece and bearing his signature is likely Philip Livingston (July 9, 1686 - February 11, 1749), the son of Robert Livingston the Elder, and elder brother of Robert Livingston of Clermont. Philip was the second Lord of Livingston Manor, a merchant, and slave trader. Philip Livingston was the fourth child and second son of Robert Livingston and Alida (nee Schuyler) van Rensselaer Livingston. He was born on July 9, 1686 in his father's Albany, New York town house, at "Elm Tree Corner", the intersection of State and Pearl Streets and one of early Albany's principal crossroads. The name commemorates a legendary elm tree that reputedly was planted in 1735 by a young Philip Livingston in front of his father's house on the northwestern corner. Something of an Albany landmark, the old elm was removed in June 1877. At the time of Philip's birth, his father was downriver in New York engaged in persuading Governor Dongan to grant a city charter to Albany. Philip was named for his maternal grandfather, Philip Pieterse Schuyler. His son, Philip Livingston (January 15, 1716 Ð June 12, 1778), was an American merchant and statesman from New York City. He represented New York at the October 1774 First Continental Congress, where he favored imposing economic sanctions upon Great Britain as a way of pressuring the British Parliament to repeal the Intolerable Acts. He was also a delegate to the Second Continental Congress from 1775 to 1778, and signed the Declaration of Independence. VG to Fine condition with some staining and edge damage but in incredible condition considering its age. Fascinating and unique piece of early New York Colonial History, which predates the American Revolution by almost half a century.