Mar 21, 2013 - Sale 2308

Sale 2308 - Lot 22

Price Realized: $ 570
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(SLAVERY AND ABOLITION--NEW YORK STATE.) TEN EYCK, JOHN. Indenture of a nine year old Negro girl named Nan for a period of nine years. Single folio leaf, written on one side and docketed on the verso. Curiously, this document is marked "Sealed and delivered in the presence of" with the original seal intact, but no signatures. Town of Coeymans, Albany County, New York, 1806

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John Ten Eyck of Coeymans New York, Albany County, a descendant of Coenradt Ten Eyck, shoemaker and tanner of New Amsterdam, indentures a nine year Negro girl named Nan to Mr. William Rupell of Bethlehem, New York. Under his care, Nan was to be fed and clothed and taught to read. At the age of eighteen, it was implicit that she would become free. The Ten Eyck family was prominent in upstate New York, the owners of vast amounts of land, and numerous businesses.