Early Wall Street and Bank of New York Related Deed Dated 1785 and Signed By Isaac Cox, John Ramsay

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Early Wall Street and Bank of New York Related Deed Dated 1785 and Signed By Isaac Cox, John Ramsay
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New York, NY, March 23, 1785. 2 Page deed with attached outer page, 9 by 15 inches with indented top. The deed is for a certain "MessuagoTenement or dwelling House" and additional property bounded by a 48 foot frontage on Wall Street deeded from Isaac Cox to William Edgar. Isaac Cox was born in Bermuda and his family was one of the founding families of Bermuda. He was justice of the Peace of Nassau, Bahamas; moved to Philadelphia in 1761 and became paymaster for the troops, a member of the Common council of Philadelphia in 1774, signed the memorial to the Continental Congress on November 18th, 1776 and was owner of 3 American privateers. William Edgar, a merchant at 7 Wall street in 1789 engaged in the Fur trade with China and East India. He served on the Board of directors to the Bank of New York; was treasurer for the first insurance company in the U.S. "Mutual"; and, served on the council of the St. Patrick's society of New York. The deed is signed by Isaac Cox, John Ramsey (Cox's brother in law) and Daniel McCormick (who also served on the first board of the Bank of New York). The property mentioned in this deed very possibly sits where the first bank of New York building was built. Historic and very early Wall Street document. VF condition with folds. (From the John E. Herzog Collection)