Nov 20, 2014 - Sale 2367

Sale 2367 - Lot 32

Price Realized: $ 688
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Estimate: $ 800 - $ 1,200
(VERMONT.) VARICK, RICHARD. Autograph Letter Signed, "Rich'dVarick," as Mayor of New York City, to NY State Assembly Speaker Gulian Verplanck, explaining that he had been appointed against his will to the commission formed to address disputes between New York State and Vermont, declining the appointment, and enclosing a letter [not present] that had been given to Varick the previous fall by Mr. [Rufus?] King. 1 page, tall 4to; horizontal folds, docketing verso, faint staining at edges. (MRS) New York, 14 January 1790

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"My appointment to the Office of a Commissioner to adjust the Differences between the State of New York and the People of Vermont . . . was made without my knowledge or wish . . . .
"The Part I have hitherto acted proceeded form a Desire that the Business might not be impeded & the Views of the Legislature frustrated from the Want of a Quorum . . . . It is probably that a Sufficient Number of them will be in the City to transact Business without my attendance, I wish therefo ...
"My appointment to the Office of a Commissioner to adjust the Differences between the State of New York and the People of Vermont . . . was made without my knowledge or wish . . . .
"The Part I have hitherto acted proceeded form a Desire that the Business might not be impeded & the Views of the Legislature frustrated from the Want of a Quorum . . . . It is probably that a Sufficient Number of them will be in the City to transact Business without my attendance, I wish therefore to decline it. . . ."