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Coker, Thomas (fl. 1686-1678) Receipt re: payment of £300 for the charter of the town of Albany

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03107.00138 Author/Creator: Coker, Thomas (fl. 1686-1678) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Manuscript document signed Date: 1686/07/21 Pagination: 1p. + docket 32.7 x 19.3 cm

Summary of Content: Shows that Philip Schuyler and Robert Livingston, "Commissioners for the City of Albany," have paid £300, in the form of both money and Beaver pelts, to Thomas Dongan "on account of the Charter granted to the City of Albany." Also contains the signature of Brandt Schuyler.

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Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: FinanceFur TradeGovernment and Civics

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