1728 Receipt for Fees in the Albany Mayor's Court [Manuscript]. Bleecker, Rutger [1675-1756]. [Crawells, William]. [Receipt for Court Fees, Signed]. Albany, NY, January 9, 1728. Single 13" x 8" leaf. Moderate toning and a few light spots, horizontal fold lines, minor edgewear, careful later repairs to tears along fold lines, text in neat hand to recto and verso, docketed on verso. $350. * As part of his penalty in a suit lost in the Albany Mayor's Court, William Crawells was compelled to pay the court costs. These included fees for the preparation and filing of documents, fees for the clerk and other court officers and a tax fee owed the mayor of Albany. Rutger Bleecker was Albany's mayor from 1726 to 1728. The Bleeckers were a prominent family in the region. Three members served as Mayors of Albany. Along with Rutger, they were his father, Jan Jansen Bleecker [1641-1732], and his brother Johannes Bleecker, Jr. [1668-1738].
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