Edward Jessup of West Farms, Westchester Co., New York, and His Descendants; With an Introduction and an Appendix, the Latter Containing Records of Other American Families of the Name with Some Additional Memoranda
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...Sealed and delivered HENDRICK + mark, in the presence of us, ABRAMS + mark, PAT DALY, Jonans Canm. JOHN BUTLER. Received, on the day and year above written, of the within William Tryon, Esquire, the sum of five shillings, and of the within named petitioners the sum of one hundred and eighty-six pounds, lawful money of New York, being the full consideration money within mentioned. HENDRICKS + mark, I hereby certify that the within deed was ABRAMS + mark, executed and the consideration money paid AGWIERAEGHJE, in my presence, Jomms CRINN. WILLIAM Tnvou. The most extensive transaction which originated with the Jessup brothers was that known as the "Totten and Crossfield Purchase," and sometimes as " Jessup's Purchase." This involved 800,000 acres of land, and was intended to extinguish the Indian title to all the remaining land owned by the Mohawks which lay north of the west branch of the Hudson River (the Sacandaga). That Joseph Totten and Stephen Crossfield of New York city were only the ostensible parties concerned is shown by an afl'1 davit signed by Crossfield at the first meeting of the proprietors for a division, in which he states that he became interested through the Jessups, and that aside from a single township which Totten and himself vere to share, other parties furnished the means for making the purchase. The petition for liberty to purchase, presented to Governor Dunmore and signed by Totten and Crossfield, is dated New York, April 10, I771. The land is described as follows: --" A certain tract lying and being in the County of Albany, on the west side of the most northerly branch of Hudson's river, beginning at the northeast comer of a tract of 46,000 acres of land petitioned for by Thomas Palmer...
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