Jun 16, 2022 - Sale 2609

Sale 2609 - Lot 14

Estimate: $ 250 - $ 350
LIVINGSTON, JOHN R. Three Autograph Letters Signed, to Archibald Campbell, concerning the sale of a plot of his family lands, sending taxes owed [not present], expressing worry that the deed would not be executed in time, and explaining that Mr. Sterling had prevented Livingston's check from being paid thereby endangering an agreement involving a land deed. Together 4 pages, tall 4to, written on three sheets, one with integral address leaf; faint scattered staining. New York, 18 March 1830; 27 December 1831; 4 January 1833

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18 March 1830: ". . . I by no means wish to bind you in any way whatsoever, the manner in which I do business is totally different from taking advantage or of surprizing any one whatever in a Sale--and you may now consider yourself as divested of all promise on the Subject of this piece of Land. . . . [A]s to Astor's title it Cannot be worth a Straw considering it having been a possession of my family upward of 100 years and of myself upwards of thirty. . . ."
John Robert Livingston (1755-1851) was the brother of first Chancellor of New York Robert Robert Livingston (1746-1813).