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Receipt to Andrew Craig and William Cooper, 23 January 1786

Receipt to Andrew Craig and William Cooper1

New York, January 23, 1786. Receipt for a deed to a tract of land in George Croghan’s Otsego Patent.2

ADS, anonymous donor.

1Cooper, who later founded Cooperstown, New York, was the father of James Fenimore Cooper, the novelist. Cooper and Craig were residents of Burlington, New Jersey, and both were land speculators.

2For the text of this document and an explanation of its contents, see the discussion of the Otsego Patent of George Croghan in Goebel, Law Practice description begins Julius Goebel, Jr., and Joseph H. Smith, eds., The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton: Documents and Commentary (New York and London, 1964– ). description ends , forthcoming volumes.

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