• 1812 Promissory Notes Signed by Albany Recorder John Van Ness Yates

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    JOHN VAN NESS YATES (1779-1839) held a number of important positions, all based in Albany, NY. He was appointed captain and raised a light infantry company in 1806. He was appointed Master in Chancery in 1808, recorder of the city in 1809.  Yates served as Secretary of State from 1818-1826 and was co-author of a history of New York State. (Research included)

    Offering five uncut promissory notes, each signed by Yates as recorder for Herman Fonda, five for $100, one for $120 “with lawful interest value rec’d July 14, 1812.

    Folds, toning. Small fold reinforcement with archival tape.

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