Lot 154: Colonial Currency, NY March 9, 1780 Receipt for Five Bundles New York Currency
Historic Autographs, Civil War Encased Postage Stamps, Colonial, Revolutionary War, Federal Era, Coins, Currency, Medals
December 10, 2016
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, USALive Auction
New York Currency
Paper Money Delivered To The City & County of Albany
March 9, 1780-Dated. Manuscript Document Signed, "John(athan) Ten Broeck," Albany (New York), in Receipt of "Five Bundles Said to Contain Thirteen Thousand five hundred and fifty seven Dollars...," Fine.
This is the original, Signed Manuscript Document being the Official Transfer Receipt, from "John. Ten Broeck," for five bundles of Paper Currency being delivered to Leonard Gansivoort, the Treasurer for the City and County of Albany, in Upstate New York. It reads, in full:
"RECEIVED MARCH 9TH 1780 FROM HENRY HOGTHALING COLLECTOR FOR THE DISTRICT OF COXSACKIE, FIVE BUNDLES SAID TO CONTAIN THIRTEEN THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND FIFTY SEVEN DOLLARS WHICH I PROMISE DELIVER TO LEONARD GANSIVOORT ESQ. TREASURER OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF ALBANY - (signed) JOHN TEN BROECK."
It has a docket on the blank reverse, "Rec. for Henry Hogthaling." This document is well written and easily readable on clean period laid paper which has a couple of minor edge irregularities which do not affect the text. It is possible that the Paper Money enclosed within those five bundles was either from paid taxes or delivery of the new Paper Money Notes issue of June 15, 1780, the "Guaranteed" issue bearing 5% interest by the United States.