Colonial New York, 1784, Handwritten Receipt Mentioning John Suffern and New Emission Money

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Colonial New York, 1784, Handwritten Receipt Mentioning John Suffern and New Emission Money
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New York, 1784. Handwritten Payment Receipt Issued to John M. Vickar (or Vickers, spelling varies from front to back), received of John Suffern, the sum of 173 Pounds, 10 Shillings, and 8 Pence "in a Loan Office Certificate & New Emission Money, which is in full of all Demands with the Estate of the late Arch. M. Vickar Deceas'd." Signed by John M. Vickar's signature at center right. Fine-VF condition with some toning and few ink stains, still in great condition for its age. The village of Suffern was founded in 1796. John Suffern, first Rockland County judge, 1798-1806, settled near the base of the Ramapo Mountains in 1773, and called the place New Antrim, after his home in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. New Antrim's location was considered strategically important in the Revolutionary War because it was at an important crossroads near Ramapo Pass. General George Washington and other important military leaders used John Suffern's home as headquarters when they were in the area. The White Marsh mentioned in this piece may be related to the Battle of White Marsh (or Battle of Edge Hill), which was a battle of the Philadelphia campaign of the American Revolutionary War fought December 5-8, 1777, in the area surrounding Whitemarsh Township, Pennsylvania. The battle, which took the form of a series of skirmish actions, was the last major engagement of 1777 between British and American forces.