1 page, an oblong (15 x 5¾ in), verso with counter-endorsements." /> LIVINGSTON, Philip (1716-1778), Signer (New York). Autograph endorsement and signature ("Errors Except per Phil. Livingston"), certifying an account with the New York frontiersman Jellis Fonda (1700-1780), n.p. [Albany, N.Y.?], docketed on verso 17 March 1771. <I>1 page, an oblong (15 x 5¾ in), verso with counter-endorsements</I>.|
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    Sale 2011

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    12 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 43

    LIVINGSTON, Philip (1716-1778), Signer (New York). Autograph endorsement and signature ("Errors Except per Phil. Livingston"), certifying an account with the New York frontiersman Jellis Fonda (1700-1780), n.p. [Albany, N.Y.?], docketed on verso 17 March 1771. 1 page, an oblong (15 x 5¾ in), verso with counter-endorsements.

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    LIVINGSTON, Philip (1716-1778), Signer (New York). Autograph endorsement and signature ("Errors Except per Phil. Livingston"), certifying an account with the New York frontiersman Jellis Fonda (1700-1780), n.p. [Albany, N.Y.?], docketed on verso 17 March 1771. 1 page, an oblong (15 x 5¾ in), verso with counter-endorsements.

    SELLING RUM ON THE FRONTIER. The large sheet is headed in a clerk's bold hand: "Mr. Jellis Fonda in Acct Cur[ren[t with Philip Livingston;" the entries, dated from November 1769 to 14 June 1771 record purchases of "sundries" and large quantities of rum (from 3 to 10 hogsheads). Fonda's cash payment are tallied, leaving a balance of £853 2.s.6.d. Fonda, scion of an old Dutch family, was a prominent figure in the Albany-Mohawk River area. In 1780 he was killed by a raiding party of British soldiers and Mohawk Indians, who burned and plundered his home. Letters and documents of Philip Livingston, who died at the height of the Revolution, are increasingly scarce.


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