[N.p., but possibly New York City], 1790. Broadside, 15 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches. Docketed on verso. Old folds. Slight separation at some folds, minor loss in a few places. Document clean and fresh. Very good. Sale made by Moses Phillips of Ulster County, N.Y. to Jonathan Laurence of New York City, of land located in the "Jessup Patent." The land is described as "all that certain tract of land situate in the county of Montgomery being part of the Indian purchase made by Edward and Ebenezer Jessup and their associates under a licence granted to Totten and Crossfield and known and distinguished in a division of the said purchase into townships...." The parcel consists of 5,980 acres, including "five acres in every hundred for highways." Montgomery County lies to the north and west of Schenectady. The Jessup Patent was a significant parcel, nearly a million acres, purchased by land speculators Edward and Ebenezer Jessup in the 1770s. The Totten and Crossfield purchase, which comprised the bulk of the land at 800,000 acres, was ceded by the Mohawk Indians in 1772. The Jessups, however, were Loyalists, and after the end of the Revolutionary War they fled to Canada. The present indenture is signed and sealed by Moses Phillips as the seller, and witnessed by Malcolm and Duncan McEuen. (Inventory #: WRCAM51568)
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