Item #1546 Autograph Letter Signed. Abraham Van Vechten.

Autograph Letter Signed

np: June 1, 1797. 12.75" x 7.75", 2 pp. docketed on the folded rear panel to: Evans Whorry, Esq, at or near Little Falls / To the care of Wm Porteous. Age toned, usual mail folds, hole along left margin where wax was removed, not affecting front page, interrupting two words on the second page, not his signature. Content: Van Vechten informs his client that he has done his best to represent him in light of the facts of the case, "This Settlement is founded upon an opinion given by the Chancellor in a case similarly circumstanced in every respect...I thought it best to close the business at once, without incurring further costs",

Abraham Van Vechten (December 5, 1762 – January 6, 1837) was an American lawyer and a Federalist politician who served twice as New York State Attorney General. In 1784, he married Catharina Schuyler (1766–1820), eldest daughter of Philip P. Schuyler (1736–1808) of the prominent Schuyler family. In 1792, he was elected one of the first directors of the Bank of Albany. From 1796 to 1797, he was Assistant Attorney General for the Fifth District, comprising four Counties. He was a Federalist presidential elector in 1796, and cast his votes for John Adams and Thomas Pinckney. Van Vechten was among the first lawyers admitted to the bar after the adoption of the New York State Constitution and ranked among the most gifted men of that time. Very good. Item #1546

Price: $175.00

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