7 December 2015
[NATIVE AMERICAN DEEDS]. Two manuscript documents signed with marks by numerous Native American chiefs (with their Native American names supplied in a clerical hand), [6 June 1746] and 2 August 1746. Together 4 pages, folio, both silked and browned, original red wax seals affixed to each signature; the earlier document with small losses and discoloration at central fold, the later stained and with large losses along one fold (repaired). Red morocco portfolio, worn. Provenance: Frank. T. Siebert (his sale Sotheby’s New York, 21 May 1999, lot 147).
THE CEDING OF LANDS IN UPSTATE NEW YORK, ALBANY, ORANGE AND ULSTER COUNTIES The first document of 6 June 1746 records sachems representing the Cashickton tribe of New York state selling “Sundry tracts ... within the Countys of Albany Ulster & Orange ... for Seven thousand Gilders [£175] ... to us in hand paid; by Majr Johannis Hardenbergh and Robert Livingston and Company ...” Two months later, the second document records that Hardenbergh bought land ”... at a certain place in Ulster County ... called the Great Hunting house or Yagh house ...” for £125.
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