Manuscript legal settlement of a dispute over a delivery of fish.
New York: October 13, 1795.
Single leaf notarized document (32.5 x 20.5 cm.), printed and manuscript text on recto only. With embossed paper seal of the notary. Sworn testimony of a Peter Adams, regarding an agreement to settle a dispute over transport of one hundred barrels of fish. The fish, located in New Carlisle, Quebec (north of New Brunswick), to New York. The parties, Thomas Sherrer, who had attempted to ship the barrels, and John Claswell, captain of the vessel that was to transport the barrels, appear to have reached an agreement, which is recorded here, and notarized. The document is signed by Peter Adams, and then notarized by John Roorbach, Justice for the City and County of New York. Wear along fold creases, and some light water staining at same; some edge wear to leaf. A bit of minor paper loss at the seal, and at the center of the folds. Good.