Lot of 2 early American documents.
Richard Varick (1753-1831). Revolutionary War veteran who served as George Washington's aide-de-camp and private secretary, Mayor of New York City (1789-1801). Partially printed DS, "Rich. Varick," 1p, 7.75 x 12.5 in., "City of New-York." March 1, 1792. Tavern permit issued to Moses Oakley, enabling him to sell "strong or spirituous liquors" provided that the establishment does not "permit any Cock-fighting, Gaming, or Playing with Cards or Dice, or keep any Billiard-Table, or other Gaming-Table, or Shuffle-Board."
Manuscript Document of Bond, 2pp, 7.75 x 12.5 in., Middlesex County, Virginia. February 10, 1805. Concerns the financial obligations of Elizabeth Robinson Steptoe (ca 1768-1832) and her oldest son, Thomas Steptoe (1783-?), to Sheriff Philip Ludwell Grymes (1746-1805), who was Elizabeth's son-in-law. The estate of Elizabeth's husband, William Steptoe, was committed to Grymes as administrator in order to discharge Steptoe's numerous debts and maintain the Steptoe plantation. Grymes died in May 1805, and Elizabeth Steptoe regained custody of her younger children that October. Her husband's debts continued to plague her until her death in 1832.
Permit with creasing, toning, and some tearing at edges along fold lines. Bond with creasing, spotting, and light toning.
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