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1823 New York Ltr: Federalist Rep.philip J. Schuyler Demands Land Deal- "mr. L" For Sale

1823 New York Ltr: Federalist Rep.philip J. Schuyler Demands Land Deal-

1823 Stampless Letter: Philip Jeremiah Schuyler, Schuylerville to Richard P. Hart, Troy, New York. It appears the letter was hand carried as there is no postmark or marked as being paid. Its not clear where Schuylerville was in 1823. The present Schuylerville, 35 miles from Albany, New York was incorporated in 1831 but the term Schuylerville appears in late 18th texts referring to a home of Philip Schuyler [author's father]. Someone has also used the cover for computations, listing potatoes and apples and describing a land survey as well as a receiving notation. [see #4] The author of the letter is Philip Jeremiah Schuyler (1768-1835), the son of Revolutionary WarGeneral and first New York Senator, Philip Schuyler (1733-1804). Both had a middle name beginning with J but the father did not use it while the son did to distinguish them. Philip Jeremiah was born in Albany, privately tutored and farmed. He was a member of the New York Assembly in 1798 and served as a colonel in the War of 1812. He was a Federalist congressman from New York, 1817-1819 and then farmed again. He was also involved in real estate and land development which is the crux of this item. He died of tuberculosis. The recipient of the letter was Richard P. Hart (1780-1843). [see #5]Hart was born at Hartsville, New York of Quaker parents and got his education at Friends Academy at Nine Partners, New York. He came to Albany in 1800 and in 1801 migrated to Troy where he found a job in his merchant uncle's counting room. In 1803, he joined with another relative in a country store at White Creek, New York but returned to Troy in 1806 and became involved in another mercantile firm eventually gaining control of the business. He supplied American forces on the Northern frontier in the War of 1812. He was on many boards of directors including the Bank of Troy [1817]; Rensselaer & Saratoga Insurance [1814]; Emma Willard's TroyFemale Seminary [trustee] [1821]; Rensselaer School [now Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute] [trustee]; Troy Orphan Asylum [trustee]; andTroy & Schenectady Railroad [director] [1842]. He was also first Vice-President of the Troy Savings Bank [1823]; president of the Rensselaer & Saratoga Railroad; andpresident and director of the Troy City Bank [1833]. He served one term in the New York Assembly [1821] and as mayor of Troy, 1836-1838. He was severely burned taking a vapor bath and died from his injuries. The item seems to have something to do with land and these two men in late 1823 were involved in the development of the West Troy Company. Schuyler, Hart and several others purchased the John Bleecker Farm in 1823 and the towns of West Troy and Gibbonsville were developed from the area that had been Watervliet and would become Watervliet once again in 1895. "Schuylerville Nov[?] 21st 1823 Mr. Hart, I was much surprised on the receipt of your letter, that the 400 acres ran so far back: it is far beyond what has heretofore been [credited?] by me & the family. Mr. L's [unknown]objection to the back lands is totally futile and is in accordance with the rest of his behavior since his interest in the water has been upset. [Schuyler and the mysterious "Mr. L" are at loggerheads] We are engaged to convey 400 acres of land now in possession of Th. H Dyer [probably Thomas H. Dyer (1761-1826) who resided in Gibbonsville]: the whole farm stead to contain 606 acres was leased to him & he now pays the rent for the same. You do not state whether you except the Turnpike or the Canal [Eastern section of the Erie Canal opened September 1823 and the Champlain Canal from Watervliet opened the same day]or whether you surveyed the land to the River [Hudson]--- As it would be improper for me to leave home at present [Schuyler lived near Rhinebeck, New York 64 miles south of Troy along the Hudson]I cannot personally attend to the closing of this negotiation -- but here referred the same to Mr. Van Vechten [probably Abraham Van Vechten (1762-1837) [see #6]who was amajor Albany lawyer and State Representative, 1806, 1808-1813; New York Senator 1798-1805 and 1816-1819, Delegate to New York Constitutional Convention 1821, Federalist Presidential Elector 1797, Recorder of the City of Albany 1797-1808 and New York State Attorney General 1810-1811 and 1813-1815] -- He [?] some persons concerned & [?] desirous of producing, compels me to proceed legally in the completion of this business - peaceably if I can, forcibly if I must -- I do not intend to haveany more informal conversations with the associates but shall conclude the arrangements with Mr. Wiswall [probably Ebenezer Wiswall (1769-1847) who had been living in Watervliet since c.1810] & yourself and conduct it with the same spirit of conciliation & compromise that you have exercised on the subject -- As I cannot possibly see you, I wish that you would call on Mr. Van Vechten and have the papers drawn in accordance with our mutual views and send them to me for inspection. I will have them executed and in delivery to you, shall expect the fulfillment of the arrangement on your parts _ I hope that you will persevere until you close the concern -- when the papers are ready send them up or hand them to Mr. Bleecker [ John Bleecker (1739-1825) is mentioned in the records as owning a farm involved in the West Troy development but Nicholas Bleecker (1758-1844) was amajor real estate mover in Albany] Yours with esteem I am PJ Schuyler NB I wish that you would meet Mr. Bleecker at Mr. Van Vechten's at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning --------- " Letter is almost a page and half long. ***Hole where seal was and small tear on border affecting nothing*** A great letter about a major Troy area land development coinciding with opening of the Erie Canal written by a Federalist Congressman from a leading New York family. Sent folded.
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