Henry R. Wendell
Papers, ca. 1709-1834

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Quantity: 3 Boxes and 1 Oversize Folder (1.0 cubic ft.), 696 items
Access: Open to research
Alternative Format: Letter to Henry Dearborn, March 30, 1813 (Item 279), is available on microfilm: MB/FM 973.309,D285,91-18510, Item 9.
Acquisition: Purchase, Willis T. Hanson, Jr., December 1926
Administrative Note: A number of items relating to Montgomery County were returned to the county in March 2002 as noted in the inventory list; one item has been reported as missing.
Processed By: Vicki Weiss, Senior Librarian, Manuscripts and Special Collections, December 2010

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Biographical Note:

Henry R. Wendell, 1784-1868, was an army officer, farmer, merchant, and tavern keeper of Niskayuna, New York.

He is the son of Robert H. Wendell (1760-1848) and Agnes Fonda Wendell (1760-1828), and was born in Schenectady, September 18, 1784. A graduate of Union College, Henry Wendell was commissioned as an ensign in the Sixth New York Militia Regiment of Infantry on January 3, 1812, and placed in charge of a recruiting office at Schenectady. In July 1812 he was ordered to close the recruiting station and join Captain George Nelson’s company, which was then stationed with other troops at Greenbush. Soon after, the entire command was ordered to the Niagara frontier. Wendell served at Black Rock, Queenston, Lewiston, and Fort Niagara, and later at Plattsburgh and Sackett’s Harbor. He was promoted to second lieutenant January 12, 1812 and to first lieutenant March 27, 1814. He stayed in the military until August 1815.

After the war Wendell lived for a time in Niskayuna, at Alexander’s bridge, where he farmed and owned a store and tavern. On November 22, 1817, he married Parmela (Pamelia?) Perry, with whom he had four daughters. Parmela died December 18, 1870; Henry died on College Hill, at the Wendell homestead, March 13, 1868.

The biographical information above is from Bi-centennial History of Albany: History of the County of Albany, N.Y., from 1609-1886, with Portraits, Biographies and Illustrations, edited by George Rogers Howell and Jonathan Tenney (New York: W.W. Munsell & Co., 1886)

Scope and Content Note:

The Henry R. Wendell papers are a collection of records personally connected to Wendell and to Schenectady, New York, and vicinity. Included are correspondence, accounts, receipts, bonds, land titles, powers of attorney, petitions, wills and other legal documents.
Revolutionary War-related items include correspondence and receipts. Papers related to Wendell’s War of 1812 military service with the Sixth Regiment (mainly Folders 36-48) include correspondence, medical and pension records, company requisitions and orders, inventories and receipts.

Other papers, apparently unrelated to Wendell, include documents on duels, dated 1813-1822 (Items, 268, 269, 279 and 647), which indicate the practice of dueling despite the fact it was illegal, and slave bills of sale which indicate slavery was legal in New York State at least through 1811. (Items 199-203)

Other items in the collection of particular note are the John Bradt accounts (Items 1-16), which provide a look at what was being bought and sold in the Hudson and Mohawk river valleys between 1761 and 1776; the accounts (Items 35-36) of Henry Delmont, a farmer, with Leger Van Santvoord, Jesse Peck, and John V. Voaght, which offer a picture of what articles of clothing and wooden and iron items Delmont needed between 1781 and 1807: great coats, waistcoats, leather breeches, overalls, and trousers; a coffin for his child, and a gate.

The land titles (Box 1, Folders 3-6) not only detail the specifications of the land being conveyed, but often provide information about the occupations and social status of the parties involved in the transactions. The lands that were being bought and sold were situated in various places in present-day Albany, Schenectady, Montgomery, and Saratoga counties in New York State. In addition, the collection includes two deeds with the Mohawk Indians (Items 225-226), dated 1730 and 1773.

There are several items related to children, including Items 92-95, which are lists of names of people invited to funerals of children between 1800 and 1806; a letter from Aaron Mattison (Item 113), dated Princeton, October 23, 1780, to his cousin, Abraham Delemont (Delemot) at the Normans Kill near Schenectady that includes an introduction of George Marchant, “a gramer master that has come from Princeton to keep the skool in Albany;” and three indentures for apprenticeship, two for training as carpenters and one as a “meniall servant.” (Items 120-122)

One document provides a look at conditions in the jail at Albany on July 10, 1778. (Item 125) In the letter, George Mann petitions his friends: “By reason of the numbers confined with me, and the extreme heat we endure is become so loathsome that I am driven to the necessity of imploring the aid of my friends and countrymen to interpose in my behalf and procure my enlargement [sic].”

The collection includes numerous accounts and receipts that document the wide variety of goods and services that were bought, sold, and bartered at the time.  In Box 2, Folder 23, there is a receipt in Dutch (Item 168); a 1768 receipt for 90 “beevers skins (Item 169a);  a 1776 receipt for damage done to wheat by two horses (Item 173); a 1739 receipt for a “negro wensh” named Nan (Item 174); a 1776 receipt for using “my chair to Albany” (Item 174a); a 1776 receipt for purchase of “a small battoe [bateau]” (Item 176); a 1777 receipt for 221 pounds of lead (Item 176a); a running account kept by Arent Vedder for shoes and “mocasins” made or repaired for Hendrick Dellemont, members of his family [?] and his “Negro” between 1789 and 1791 (Item 186); and an 1842 receipt for a hat (Item 190).

Transportation and commerce in the first half of the nineteenth century is documented by licenses to Henry R. Wendell to run “a public inn or tavern” between 1822 and 1830 (Items 210-213); accounts and receipts of the Mohawk and Hudson Railroad Company, dated 1833 through 1834 (Items 214-217); records of the Troy and Schenectady Turnpike Company, 1832-1834 (Items 226a-228), and an 1831 stock certificate for the Albany and Schenectady Turnpike Company (Item 229).

The collection includes a wide array of legal papers such as the depositions of charges brought by and against women between 1818 and 1829 (Items 230-233); and the last wills and testaments of a number of individuals (Items 669-672).

The continuity of civic life is seen in the parchment document that includes the names of 111 men who took the oath of office of justice of the peace between 1778 and 1792 in Montgomery County and two similar documents (Items 251-253).  Similarly the civic affairs of the community are documented in Schenectady School Rolls/Tax Assessment Lists. 1816, 1844, 1845, 1847, n.d. (Items 673-679).

Related Collections:

Appended to this finding aid is a table of 11 items which were given to the New York State Library by Mrs. E.W. Crosby, through Dr. G.E. Gorham, July 26, 1912. The items in this table have been accessioned separately.

Also housed in the Manuscripts and Special Collections Unit of the New York State Library is Wendell’s orderly book for 1814-1815 (Call number: BD14775). The circa-200-page volume contains true copies of general and special orders dispatched to Lieutenant Henry R. Wendell of the New York State Militia, Sixth Regiment of Infantry. The orders indicate his troops were originally garrisoned at Sackets Harbor, New York, but during the summer of 1814 the troops were transferred to Fort Moreau, near Plattsburgh, New York.

Box and Folder List:

Box Folder Description
1 1 Bradt, John. Accounts. 1761-1776 (Items 1-16)
1 2 Accounts. 1724-1820(Items 17-42)
1 3 Schenectady. Land titles. 1713/4-1792 (Items 43-60)
1 4 Schenectady. Releases. 1711-1749 (Items 61-72)
1 5 Waterford. Deed. 1795 (Item 73)
1 6 Albany. Releases. 1714-1772 (Items 74-77)
1 7 Copy of Deed. 1718 (Item 78)
1 7 Boundaries of a patent. 1822 (Item 79)
1 8 Patents. 1714, 1749 (Items 80-81)
1 9 Bonds of John Dellemont (Delamont). 1714, 1718 (Items 82-84)
1 10 Bonds. 1765, 1766, 1773 (Items 85-87)
1 11 Bonds. 1743-1779 (Items 88-91)
1 12 Funeral lists. 1800-1806 (92-98)
1 13 Power of attorney. 1762, 1700, 1778 (Items 99-102)
1 14 Letters. 1722-1810, n.d. (Items 103-118)
1 15 List (Item 119) – Returned to local government March 2002.
1 16 Indentures of apprentices. 1710, 1785, 1789 (Items 120-122)
1 17 Legal documents. 1762, 1784 (Items 123-124)
1 18 Petitions. 1778, 1803, 1829 (125-129)
2 19 Receipts – John A. Bradt. 1761-1779 (Items 130-152)
2 20 Receipts – Mrs. Bradt. ca. 1779 (Items 153-156)
2 21 Estate of John A. Bradt. 1783-1786 (Items 157-162)
2 22 Accounts and bills. 1780 (Items 163-165)
2 23 Receipts. 1716-1842 (Items 166-191)
2 24 Bills to John A. Bradt. 1775, 1776, 1777 (Items 192-194)
2 25 Frederick County, [Maryland]. 1780 (Items 195-198)
2 26 Slavery. 1770-1811 (Items 199-203)
2 27 Papers. 1803-1843 (Items 204-209)
2 28 Licenses for inns and taverns. 1822-1830 (Items 210-213).
Mohawk and Hudson Rail Road Company papers. 1833-1834 (Items 214-217)
2 29 Documents written in Dutch. 1724-1779 (Items 218-224)
2 30 Indian deed. 1730  (Items 225)
EL1 Indian deed. 1773 (Item 226) – In very poor condition.
2 31 Troy and Schenectady Turnpike Company. 1832, 1834 (Items 226a-228)
Albany and Schenectady Turnpike Company. 1831 (Item 229)
2 32 Depositions [Charges by/against women]. 1818-1829 (Items 230-233)
2 33 Revolution. 1775-1779 (Items 233a-235)
2 34 Miscellaneous. 1819-1842 (Items 236-240)
2 35 Miscellaneous. 1777-1862 (Items 241-250)
EL1 Oaths. 1778-1793 (Items 251-253)
3 36 War of 1812. Medical. 1812-1815 (Items 254-263)
3 37 War of 1812. Personal. 1812-1815, n.d. (Items 264-267)
3 38 War of 1812. Duels and Dueling. 1814, 1815 (Items 268-269)
3 39 War of 1812. Letters, etc. 1812-1835 (Items 270-294)
3 40 War of 1812. Certificates. 1813-1816 (Items 295-299)
3 41 War of 1812. Orders. 1812-1815, n.d. (Items 300-312)
3 42 [War of 1812]. Henry R. Wendell. Pension. 1839-1840, n.d. (Items 313-320)
3 43 War of 1812. Return of Public Property. 1815 (Items 321-327)
3 44 War of 1812. Requisitions. 1814 (Items 328-331)
3 45 [War of 1812]. Inventory and Invoice. 1812 (Items 332-335)
3 46 War of 1812. Receipts. 1812-1815, n.d. (Items 336-437)
3 47 War of 1812. Provision Returns. 1812-1813. (Items 438-505)
3 48 War of 1812. Provision Returns. 1812-1815, bulk 1814-1815 (Items 506-639)
3 49 [Financial, Military and Civil Documents, including four War of 1812-era documents]. 1719-1847 (Items 640-652)
3 50 [Receipts, Petitions, Mortgage, Bond, Deed, etc.]. 1737-1863 (Items 653-668)
3 51 Wills. 1749/50, 1760, 1773, 1779 (Items 669-672)
3 52 Schenectady School Rolls/Tax Assessment Lists. 1816, 1844, 1845, 1847, n.d. (Items 673-679)
3 53 Mohawk Turnpike and Bridge Company. 1800-1830 (Items 680-690)
3 54 Indian Letters. 1820, 1826 (Items 691-692)
3 55 Returned to local government in 2002 (Items 693-694)
3 56 Returned to local government in 2002 (Items 695-696)

Item List:

Box Folder Item Description
      Bradt, John. Accounts. 1761-1776 (Items 1-16)
1 1 1 Bradt, John. Account with Jacob Vrooman, June 23, 1761. Signed: Abram Down. Manuscript, 1p. (ca. 8 x 20.25 cm.)
1 1 2 Bradt, John. Account with Samuel Syms, 1763-1768. Re: cloth, thread and buttons. Manuscript, 1p. (24 x 19 cm.)
1 1 3 Bradt, John. Account with Harmanus H. Wendell, 1764-1777. Re: strong beer, small beer, yeast, dressing of 36 deer skins, 31 dressed leather, etc. Manuscript, 1p. (ca. 12 x 19.5 cm.)
1 1 4 Bratt, John. [Bradt, John?] Account with Reynier Mynderse. 1766. Re: wheat, linen, bed cord, West Indies rum, sugar, Turkey cotton, vest buttons, etc. Manuscript, 1p. (30.5 x 18.5 cm.)
1 1 5 Bradt, John. Account with Jellis Fonda, 1768-1775. Re: 1 silk handkerchief, 1 knife, 1 horse whip, deer skins, buckles, rum, ribbons, silk garters, snuff, glass beads, knives, jew’s harps, glass wampum, white beads, etc. Manuscript, 2(4)p. (41 x 17 cm.)
1 1 6 Bradt, John. Account with Pryn & Ellice, 1771-1775. Re: Madeira wine, brown sugar, shoes, flints, mull, etc. Manuscript, 1p. (30.25 x 20 cm.)
1 1 7 Bradt, John. Account with James Shuter, 1771-1773. Re: powder and shot, West India rum, tea, buckram, chocolate, alum, etc. Manuscript, 1p. (31.5 x 40 cm.)
1 1 8 Bradt, John. Account with Edward Wall, 1772-1774. Re: “fine hair shagg,” “broken silver,” etc. Manuscript, 1p. (19.25 x 16 cm.)
1 1 9 Bradt, John A. Account with Abraham C. Cuyler, 1773-1774. Re: “sundry goods” in exchange for 200 raccoons, 9 bears, 267 rats, 6 martins, 10 mink, 10 middling cats, 4 bad red foxes, 1 good grey fox, 37 beaver, etc. Manuscript, 1p. (9.25 x 29.5 cm.)
1 1 10 Bradt, John A. Account with Abraham C. Cuyler, 1773. Re: Blankets, glasses, 1 doz. long knives, etc. Manuscript, 1p. (22.5 x 18 cm.)
1 1 11 Bradt, John. Account and receipt with James Shuter, 1773-1775. Re:salt, tea, “brown shugar,” rum, “holand linen,” etc. Manuscript, 2p. (31.25 x 18.5 cm.)
1 1 12 Bradt, John A. Account with Abraham Schuyler. Albany, October 5, 1774. Re: “hard leather parchment,” red leather, 2 good otters, 2 martens, 3 bad otters, 1 mink, 5 bars, 2 cubs, etc. Manuscript, 1p. (16.25 x 20 cm.)
1 1 13 Bradt, John A. Account with Abraham C. Cuyler, May 1774. Re: calico, linen, blankets, black & white beads, long knives, etc. Includes “memo of the prices of peltrys as they will now sell.” Manuscript, 1p. (24 x 20.5 cm.)
1 1 14 Bradt, John. Account with James Shuter, 1775-1782. Manuscript, 1p. (10 x 20 cm.)
1 1 15 Bradt, John. Account with Jelles Fonda. Re: “three elk skins in the hair,” “beef when you was in Johnstown,” wheat, “woll hatt,” 53 thin black pine boards, etc. Manuscript, 1p. (15.5 x 19.75 cm.)
1 1 16 Bradt, John A. Account and receipt with Seth Young. Schenectady, September 1776. Re: “silver chane,” blade, etc. Manuscript, 1p. (ca. 11.5 x 20.5 cm.)
      Accounts. 1724-1820 (Items 17-42)
1 2 17 Doun, Abraham. Note to Mrs. Volke [Volkie] Bradt. Albany, July 6, 1782. Manuscript, 1p. (20.25 x 17.75 cm.)
1 2 18 Rott, John. Request for John Bradt to pay C. Glen. Albany, December 5, 1777. A.N.S.,
1 2 19 Wemple, Walter. Note to Christopher Yates asking him to settle the account between Col. John Butler and Cornelis Wendell for a barrel of pork and for “freight & cartage.” Schenectady, June 7, 1769. D.S., 1p. (20 x 19.5 cm.)
1 2 20 Vrooman, John. Account with [Mrs.] Volke Bradt. Normans Kill, 1780. Manuscript, 1p. (19 x 6.5 cm.)
1 2 21 Dellemont, Nolke. Account with John Wendell, n.p., 1781. Endorsement: Several accounts and orders belonging to John A. Bradt, deceased. Manuscript, 1p. (33 x 21 cm.)
1 2 22 Van Hook, Arondt. Note to Mr. Van Driesen asking him for payment of a balance due. Schenectady, March 2, 1780. A.N.S., 1p. (15.25 x 19 cm.)
1 2 23 Hubble, ____. Account with [Mrs.] Volke Bradt. n.p., August 24, 1779. Manuscript, 1p. (23.5 x 20.25 cm.)
1 2 24 Hempsted, John. Bill to guest. Esperance, February 9, 1811. Printed form filled in, 1p. (17.75 x 10 cm.)
1 2 25 Raworth, J. Request for nails for Col. Johnson and two bowls for Mrs. Claus. Guy Park, April 26, 1770. A.N.S., 1p. (12.5 x 23 cm.)
1 2 26 Lanidy, Stephen. Letter to Adam Vroman concerning accounts. New York, October 23, 1724. Manuscript, 1p. (25.5 x 20.25 cm.)
1 2 27 Alexander, Maria. Account for butter and chickens with [Elijah] Traniliga, n.p., 1820. Manuscript, 1p. (30.5 x 20.25 cm.)
1 2 28 Hansen, Hendrick. Receipt to Abraham Dellemont. n.p., December 25, 1762. In Dutch. Manuscript, 1p. (15.25 x 9 cm.)
1 2 29 Veeder, Elisabeth. Account with Barent Vrooman. Schenectady, 1748-1762. In Dutch. Manuscript, 1p. (20.25 x 18.5 cm.)
1 2 30 Price, Jesse. Account with Elizabeth Earnold, wife of Thomas Earnold, deceased. Appended is a note from Elizabeth Earnold to Jesse Price asking him to pay Hendrick Delmond the money owed on this account. May 7, 1776. Manuscript, 1p. (29.25 x 17.75 cm.)
1 2 31 Delamont, Abraham. Account with Glen and Cuyler (firm) mostly for pine board. Albany, December 16, 1769. Manuscript, 1p. (20.25 x 19 cm.)
1 2 32 Kittel, Maria. Account with Maj. General Johnson. Appended is a note from Maria Kittel to Johannis Van Antwerpe. Albany, October 14, 1755. Manuscript, 1p. (20.25 x 15.25 cm.)
1 2 33 Johnson, Jansie. Order to Mr. Johnson to pay Mr. Delemont a certain sum. n.p., June 16, 1797. Manuscript, 1p. (20.25 x 10 cm.)
1 2 34 Coughnett, Jacob I. Letter to Amos Curtis re: account with Adam Plank. Openheim, October 10, 1818. Manuscript, 1p. (30.5 x 19 cm.)
1 2 35 Delmont, Henry. (Dellemont, Henry). Account with Leger Van Santvoord, 1781-1807. Van Santvoord made and mended great coats, waistcoats, leather breeches, overalls, trousers; Delmont traded hay, wood, corn, “two load[s] of pine,” peas, Indian corn, apples, butter, potatoes. Manuscript, 4 p. (28.5 x 17.5 cm.)
1 2 36 Delmont, Henry. (Dellemont, Henry). Account with Jesse Peck, 1787-1793. Among the items Peck made were “a wagon gallows,” a handle for a hay fork, and “a coffin for your child.” He also laid a floor for his hog pen. Manuscript, 1p. (23.5 x 20.25 cm.)
1 2 37 Delmont, Henry. (Dellemont, Henry). Account with John V. Voagt, 1792-1796. Among the services performed by Voaght were “fyling 1 saw,” “making 1 gate,” “mending a rake,” providing a meat hook, a wood slay, ax handles, a rifle and a “bench for a graind stone.” Manuscript, 1p. (30.25 x 18.25 cm.)
1 2 38 Harper, John. Note to Nicholas Vedder “to pay to the widow Soley [?] Brot [Brat?] five pounds ...” Schenectady, March 20, 1781. A.N.S., 1p. (10.5 x 21.25 cm.)
1 2 39 Harper, John. Note to Mr. Hanson at Cochenewago asking him to let Hendrick Wempell have the 20 skipell of peas that is due for the rent. Schenectady, February 9, 1780.
1 2 40 Brath (Bradt?), John. Account with Abraham Schuyler for various kinds of cloth. Albany, October 21, 1773. Manuscript, 1p. (20.25 x 20.25 cm.)
1 2 41 Campbell, Robert. Order to John Bradt to pay a certain sum. Bowmans Creek, January 27, 1777. Manuscript, 1p. (15.25 x 9 cm.)
1 2 42 Knap, Isaac. Order to Capt. John Bradt to pay a certain sum to Abner French. Schenectady, March 31, 1777. Manuscript, 1p. (19 x 7.75 cm.)
      Schenectady. Land titles. 1713/4-1792 (Items 43-60)
1 3 43 Schenectady. Indenture between Reyer Schermerhoorn, yeoman, and Claes Van Petten, yeoman. February 24, 1713/4. “[W]hereas there hath lately been severall disputes controversies and debates between the [two men].” D.S., 1p. (41 x 33 cm.)
1 3 44 Schenectady. Conveyance from Arent Bratt, yeoman, to Harmanus Vedder, yeoman, September 4, 1716. D.S., 1p. (39.75 x 32.5 cm.)
1 3 45 Schenectady. Deed between Gysbert Marcelis, shoemaker, and Carel Hansen, Esq., May 1, 1721. D.S., 1p. (41.25 x 32.5 cm.)
1 3 46 Schenectady. Deed between Harme Philipse, yeoman, and Abraham Cuyler, merchant, May 2, 1721. D.S., 1p. (41.5 x 33 cm.)
1 3 47 Schenectady. Deed of gift of land from Adam Vrooman to his son, John, June 24, 1724. D.S., 1p. (41.5 x 32.5 cm.)
1 3 48 Schenectady. Indenture by Gerrit Simonse Vedder (Veder) of land in Schenectady to his son-in-law William Banker, September 28, 1730. D.S., 1p. (41 x 33 cm.)
1 3 49 Schenectady. Indenture by Benjamen Van Vleck, Peter Brower, Cornelis Brower, Hendrick Brower and Elizabeth Brower, children of Maritje Brower, of land to John Dellemont, weaver, January 9, 1737/8. D.S., 1p. (39 x 31.5 cm.)
1 3 50 Schenectady. Lease of the children of Maritje Brower to Maritje Brower, January 3, 1737/8. D.S., 1p. (37 x 31.5 cm.)
1 3 51 Schenectady. Indenture from Harmanus Bratt, Indian treader [trader], and Harmen Johannes Visser, Indian treader [trader], November 13, 1749. D.S., 2 pieces (37 x 32 cm.)
1 3 52 Schenectady. Indenture from Harmen Bratt to Harmen Johnnes Visser., November 13, 1749. D.S., 1p. (41 x 32 cm.)
1 3 53 Schenectady. Indenture from Arent Bratt to Abraham Delmont, yeoman, July 1, 1752. D.S., 2 pieces (37 x 32 cm.)
1 3 54 Schenectady. Lease from John Andrese Brat to Arent Brat, April 1, 1762. D.S., 1p. (36.75 x 45 cm.)
1 3 55 Schenectady. Indenture from Abraham Philipse and Johannes Dingman, yeoman, to Jacobus Philipse, yeoman, June 14, 1768. D.S., 1p. (36 x 46 cm.)
1 3 56 Schenectady. Indenture between the minister, elders and deacons of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Schenectady and Jacob Dellemonth,  November 27, 1792. D.S. (printed form filled in), 1p. (39.5 x 32 cm.)
1 3 57 Schenectady. Release from Arent Bradt (Brat) to John A. Brat , 1765. D.S., 2(4)p. (31.5 x 20 cm.)
1 3 58 Schenectady. Release of Abraham Dellemont to Hendrik Dellemont, September 23, 1769. D.S., 1p. (38.25 x 31 cm.)
1 3 59 Schenectady. Mortgage of John A. Bradt to Gerret A. Lansing, October 24, 1773. D.S., 2(4)p. (30 x 19 cm.)
1 3 60 Schenectady. Deed of Akes Peck, yeoman, to Myndert Bradt, blacksmith, May 24, 1785. D.S. (printed form filled in), 1p. (31 x 38.5 cm.)
      Schenectady. Releases. 1711-1749 (Items 61-72)
1 4 61 Phillipse, Phillip. Mortgage of a plot of land near Schenectady to Stephanus Groosbeek [Groosbeck?]. Albany, December 19, 1711. D.S., 2 pieces (40.75 x 31.75 cm.)
1 4 62 Vroman, Jan. Release of land in Schenectady by Jan Vroman (Vrooman) to Adam Vroman. Schenectady, June 8, 1714. D.S., 1p. (42.5 x 34 cm.)
1 4 63 Schermerhorn, Ryert. Release of land in Schenectady by Ryert Schermerhorn (Schermerhorne) to John Delamont. [Schenectady?], May 4, 1714. D.S., 1p. (41 x 33 cm.)
1 4 64 Schermerhorn, Reyer. Deed of land known as Normans Kill from Ryer Schermerhorn, Jan Wemp, Johannis Teller, and Arent Bradt of Schenectady to Myndert Schuyler, Arent Van Petten and John Delamont, 1718. Draft: Month and day not filled in. Endorsement: Transport from the treaties of the township of Schoneghtade [Schenectady] to Arent Van Petten. D.S., 2 pieces (37.5 x 32.25 cm.)
SEE Item 9831-78.
1 4 65 Wendell, Ahasueros. Release of land in Schenectady from Ahasueros Wendell to Arent Bratt. [Schenectady?], March 4, 1719/20. D.S., 1p. (32.5 x 36.5 cm.)
1 4 66 A release of land from the surveying patentees in trust for the township of Schenectady (John Wemp, Johanis Teller and Arent Brat) “for a Christian burial place.” [Schenectady?], August 5, 1721. D.S., 1p. (41.5 x 32.5 cm.)
1 4 67 Vedder, Albert. Release of land in Schenectady to Abraham Truax. [Schenectady?], December 1728. D.S., 2 pieces (35 x 33 cm.)
1 4 68 Wemp, Jan. Transport of land in Schenectady from Jan Wemp to Symon Veeder and Maragreth, his wife. [Schenectady?], April 4, 1729. D.S., 1p. (41 x 32.25 cm.)
1 4 69 Copernol, Willem. Transport of land near Schenectady from Willem Copernol to Harma Philipse, [Schenectady?], 1735. D.S., 2 pieces (35 x 31 cm.)
1 4 70 Phillipse, Claes. Release of land on the Mohawk River [near Schenectady?] from Claes Phillipse to Harme Phillipse. [Schenectady?], February 12, 1741/1742. D.S., 1p. (40.25 x 32 cm.)
1 4 71 Brower, Hendrick (Hendericus). A release of land in Schenectady from Hendericus Brower to John Dellemont. [Schenectady?], October 4, 1742. D.S., 1p. (41.5 x 33 cm.)
1 4 72 De Graff, Daniel (De Graef, Daneÿel). Release of land in Schenectady to Isaac Symon Swits. [Schenectady?], December 9, 1749. D.S., 1p. (33 x 42 cm.)
      Waterford. Deed. 1795 (Item 73)
1 5 73 Deed of Lot 7 in Waterford by Isaac Keeler, Matthew Gregory, John Waldron, Hezekiah Ketchum, Seth Baker, Moses Scott, and Levi Gregory to Matthew Gregory for land in Waterford, N.Y., September 1, 1795. D.S. (printed form filled in), 1p. (42 x 33 cm.)
      Albany. Releases. 1714-1772 (Items 74-77)
1 6 74 Van Schelluyne, Cornelis. Deed to Thomas Brewer Bancker [Baneker?] of land in Schenectady. Witnesses: Rutger Bleecker and John McCrea. December 24, 1772. D.S., 2p. (37 x 23 cm.)
1 6 75 Philipse, Harme. Deed to Philip Philipse of land in Albany County. February 25, 1740/1. Witnesses: Jon R. Bleecker and Nicolas Cuyler. D.S., 1p. (40.5 x 33 cm.)
1 6 76 Van Valkenburgh, Isack. Release to John Delemont of land in the town of Schenectady. June 18, 1714. D.S., 1p. (43.25 x 33 cm.)
1 6 77 Schuyler, Myndert. Release to Arent Van Petten of land in Albany County. April 30, 1715. D.S., 1p. (43 x 33 cm.)
      Copy of Deed. 1718 (Item 78)
1 7 78 Schermerhorn, Reyer. Deed (copy) of land known as Normans Kill from Ryer Schermerhorn, Jan Wemp, Johannis Teller, and Arent Bradt of Schenectady to Myndert Schuyler, Arent Van Petten and John Delamont, 1718. Month and day not filled in; no signatures. Endorsement: Myer Schermerhorn, John Wemp, Arent Bratt and John Teller deed to John Dellemont. Manuscript, 1p. (40.75 x 33 cm.)
SEE Item 64.
      Boundaries of a patent. 1822 (Item 79)
1 7 79 Boundaries of patent (Normans Kill) granted to Myndert Schuyler, Arent Van Patten and John Dellemont. Recorded December 13, 1709; this copy, dated May 27, 1822, was taken at the request of Jacob Dellemont by L. Vrooman. Manuscript, 1(4)p. (33 x 20.25 cm.)
      Patents. 1714, 1749 (Items 80-81)
1 8 80 New York (State). Grant of land to Adam Vrooman, August 26, 1714. Parchment. Signatures and endorsements: Archibald Kennedy, Cadwallader Colden. D.S., 1p. (48.25 x 71 cm.)
1 8 81 New York (State). Grant to Cornelius Ten Broeck of land near Halfmoon. November 29, 1749. Includes map. Parchment. D.S., 1p. (57 x 40.5 cm.)
      Bonds of John Dellemont (Delamont). 1714, 1718 (Items 82-84)
1 9 82 Dellemont, John. Bond of John Delomont (Delamont) to Ryer Schermerhorne, May 24, 1714. Witnesses: John Collins and John Dunbar. D.S., 1p. (33.25 x 21 cm.)
1 9 83 Delemont, John. Bond of John Delemont to Jacob Staats, June 16/17, 1718. Damaged. D.S., 2(4)p. (32.5 x 21 cm.)
1 9 84 Dellemont, John. Bond of John Delemont (Dellemont) to Isack Van Valekenburgh, June 10, 1718. Witnesses: David Schuyler and Evert Wendel. D.S., 3(4)p. (33 x 21 cm.)
      Bonds. 1765, 1766, 1773 (Items 85-87)
1 10 85 Dellemont, Abraham. Bond of Abraham Dellemont [Delemont] to Symon Johannes Vedder, June 19, 1766. Witnesses: John Dow and Martin G. Van Bergen. Torn. Printed form filled in. 1(4)p. (33 x 21 cm.)
1 10 86 Bradt, John A. Bond of John A. Bradt and Christopher Yates to Nicholas Van Patten, October 24, 1773. Witnesses: Ariantie Wempel and Arent Wenpel. Manuscript, 1p. (30.5 x 19 cm.)
1 10 87 Bradt, Arent. Bond of Arent Bradt (Brat) to John Andrise Brat [Bradt?], August 9, 1765. Manuscript, 1p. (30.5 x 17.75 cm.)
      Bonds. 1743-1779 (Items 88-91)
1 11 88 Bond of Adam Clock of Canajoharie to John Duncan of Schenectady, July 30, 1770. Witnessed by Alexander Miller and John Knox. D.S., 1p. (23 x 18 cm.)
1 11 89 Bond of John Harpor and Coll Frederick Fisher of Tryon County to Anthony Van Veghten. January 14, 1779. Witnesses: A. Snell and A. Graham Garrason. Verso: Note dated March 5, 1779 and signed by Anthony Van Veghten; witnessed by Christopher P. Yates. D.S., 2p. (31.75 x 21.5 cm.)
1 11 90 Release of Andrew and Helena Wemple [Wempel] to John A. Bradt from all his obligations, November 3, 1775. Witnesses: Catharine P. Quackenbush and Mary H. Wimple. D.S., 1p. (20.25 x 13 cm.)
1 11 91 Colden, Cadwallader Jr. Bond to Bartholomew Vroman, Martynis Vroman, Barent Vroman, Jesais Swart and Jaronemus Gryslar, June 8, 1743. D.S., 1p. (30.5 x 20.25 cm.)
      Funeral lists. 1800-1806 (92-98)
1 12 92 [Schenectady]. Funeral list. “A list of persons to be invited at funarel of a child of James Wood to be barrid the 13 day of November instant ...” Manuscript, 1p. (31.75 x 20.5 cm.)
1 12 93 [Schenectady]. Funeral list. “The undermentioned persons are requested to attend the funeral of the deceased child of Mr. Syms [?] at the house of the deceased Susana Visger [?] tomorrow the 11th October instant being Saturday ... October 10, 1800.” Includes names of pall bearers. Expected: 29 women and 68 men. Manuscript, 3(4)p. (38.25 x 12 cm.)
1 12 94 [Schenectady]. Funeral list. “Please to have the undermentioned persons warned to attend the funeral of the deceased child of Mr. Syms [?] on Saturday 3 oclock. October 11, 1800.” Manuscript, 1p. (17.75 x 12 cm.)
1 12 95 [Schenectady]. Funeral list. “A list of persons invited to a burial of Peter S. Veeder daughter’s child Monday, 9th of February, 1801.” Manuscript, 2p. (32.5 x 19 cm.)
1 12 96 [Schenectady]. Funeral list. “A list of persons to be invited to the funeral of William Van Slyck at the house of Aderon Van Slyck at three oclock on Wensday afternoon – November the 2, 1802.” Manuscript, 1p. (32 x 19.5 cm.)
1 12 97 [Schenectady]. Funeral list. “A list of persons names who are reqeuesed to attend the funell at the house of Louwe Cllute on Tuesday the 3 day of August 1803 at 3 oclock.” Manuscript, 1p. (31.25 x 20 cm.)
1 12 98 Schenectady. Funeral list. “A list of persons names who are invited to the funeral of the widow Zezena [?] DeGraaf on Saturday afternoon next at two oclock, Schenectady, 22d January 1806 by the direction of Jesse W. DeGraaf, Simon DeGraaf and Isaac DeGraaf.” Manuscript, 2p. Fragment (ca. 25 x 18 cm.)
      Power of attorney. 1762, 1700, 1778 (Items 99-102)
1 13 99 Power of attorney from John Dellemont to his son Abraham Dellemont, July 13, 1762. Witnesses: Harmanes Beck and Caleb Beck. D.S., 2(4)p. (33 x 20.25 cm.)
1 13 100 Power of attorney from Charles Sullivan to John A. Bradt. September 5, 1778. Witnesses: Easter Baukiss [?] and Areaintie Groot D.S., 1p. (39.5 x 24 cm.)
1 13 101 MISSING December 2010.
1 13 102 Power of attorney from Adam Vroman, Jan Malvo, and Aront Vedder to Col. Peter Schuyler, Capt. Johannis Sanderse Glen and Gysbert Marselis, May 13, 1700. Manuscript, 1(4)p. (33 x 21.5 cm.)
      Letters. 1722-1810, n.d. (Items 103-118)
1 14 103 Trotter, I. Jr. Letter to Henry H. Wendell. n.p., n.d. Manuscript, 3(4)p. (20.25 x 15.25 cm.)
1 14 104 Two notes to John Dillimont on same piece of paper; one is signed Aaron Mattison and the other is signed Anthony Ten Eyck. Fragment. n.p., n.d.A.L.S., 1p. (ca. 27 x 20.5 cm.)
1 14 105 Delomont, Aran. Letter to his brother. Freehold, N.J. October 26, 1722. A.L.S., 1p. (20.25 x 16.5 cm.)
1 14 106 Fituertes, P. Letter to John Dollomont [Dellemont at the Normans Kill?] Re: case against Frederich Van Patten. May 16, 1763. D.S., 1(40p. (18.5 x 16 cm.)
1 14 107 Fituertes, P. Letter to John Dellemont. Re: “case against the Van Pattens.” Albany, August 16, 1763. Manuscript, 2(4)p. (30 x 19 cm.)
1 14 108 Felthausen, John. Business letter to Abraham Dellemont (Delmond), Schenectady. New York, _____ 28, 1766. Manuscript, 1p. (29.25 x 19 cm.)
1 14 109 Van Ness, Peter. Letter on business matters to Bill Williams. n.p., February 2, 1768. A.L.S., 1(4)p. (19 x 15.25 cm.)
1 14 110 Mattison, Aaron. Letter to his cousin Abraham Dellemont (Deleminnt) at Normans Kill. Princeton, February 24, 1779. A.L.S., 1p. (30.5 x 19 cm.)
1 14 111 Scudder, W. Letter to Capt. John A. Bradt. Fort Schuyler, April 6, 1779. A.L.S., 2p. (45.75 x 21.5 cm.)
1 14 112 Smith, John. Letter to _____, Albany, April 21, 1779. A.L.S., 1p. (32 x 19.25 cm.)
1 14 113 Mattison, Aaron. Letter to his cousin, Abraham Delemont (Delemot) at the Normans Kill near [Schenectady]. Includes introduction of George Marchant, “a gramer master that has come from Princeton to keep the skool in Albany.” Princeton, October 23, 1780. A.L.S., 1p. (33 x 20.25 cm.)
1 14 114 Sanders, I. Letter to his daughter, Eliza Sanders, Scotia, regarding a funeral service. n.p., February 12, 1797. A.L.S., 1(4)p. (20.25 x 16.5 cm.)
1 14 115 Johnston, J. Letter to Stephen Van Rensselaer describing route from Schenectady to Geneva. Geneva, N.Y., July 6, 1804. A.L.S., 2(4)p. (25.5 x 20.25 cm.)
1 14 116 Pendleton, Nathaniel. Letter to Jeremiah van Rensselaer relative to the petition presented to the Senate relative to the funds of the late Rev. Hartwick. Albany, March 7, 1805. Manuscript, 2(4)p. (25.5 x 20.25 cm.)
1 14 117 Livingston, Peter R. Letter to Henry R. Wendell. New York, June 16, 1810. A.L.S., 3(4)p. (24.5 x 20.5 cm.)
1 14 118 Livingston, Peter R. Letter to Henry R. Wendell. New York, June 30, 1810. A.L.S., 3(4)p. (23 x 18.5 cm.)
1 15 119 Jury list, Town of Palatine, Montgomery County, N.Y. 1822.
Returned to local government, March 2002.
      Indentures of apprentices. 1710, 1785, 1789 (Items 120-122)
1 16 120 Hubertse, Aulkey. Indenture of apprenticeship by Aulkey Hubertse, daughter of John Hubertse deceased, “hath bound her self as a meniall servant ... unto John Delemont of the Citty of Albany.” Albany, May 10, 1710. Witnesses: David Schuyler, Anthony Coster, Andrie Brat, Theunis Brat, Jonas Thumney [?]. D.S., 1(4)p.  (36.25 x 23 cm.)
1 16 121 Bonny, John. Indenture of apprenticeship by John Bonny, son of Ichabod Bonny, yeoman in Schenectady, “hath of his own free and voluntary will or by and with consent of his father, placed himself an apprentice unto Simon I. Van Antwerp, carpenter and jonner of Schanectady.” Witnesses: Hendrik H. Veeder, Robert Wendell. August 24, 1785. D.S., 1p. (30.5 x 18 cm.)
1 16 122 Van Antwerp, John. Indenture of apprenticeship of John Van Antwerp, son of Simon I. Van Antwerp of Schenectady, to Phillip Schuyler, carpenter, “to learn his art or mistery.” Schenectady, March 11, 1789. Witnesses: John Schney, Simon Schuyler.
      Legal documents. 1762, 1784 (Items 123-124)
1 17 123 Albany, N.Y. Corporation. Writ of subpoena to Jacob Switts, Isaac Truax, and Jacob Vrooman in a case of trespass between Henderickus Veeder and Helmer Veeder. Albany, January 21, 1762. Manuscript, 1p. (33 x 10 cm.)
1 17 124 New York (State). Writ of habeas corpus to the sheriff of New York City for Thomas White in the case of trespass between James Lake and Robert Mesbitt, October 12, 1784. Printed form filled in, 1p. (38 x 11.5 cm.)
      Petitions. 1778, 1803, 1829 (125-129)
1 18 125 Petition of George Mann in Albany gaol to Peter Vroman, Peter Ziele, Thomas Eckerson, Jr., and Jost Becker of Schoharie, July 10, 1778. Mann writes that “by reason of the numbers confined with me, and the extreme heat we endure is become so loathsome that I am driven to the necessity of imploring the aid of my friends and countrymen to interpose in my behalf and procure my enlargement.” A.D.S., 2p. (30.5 x 19 cm.)
1 18 126 Schoharie, N.Y. Committee and field officers of Schohary. Petition to the New York Assembly for payment to Lieut. Martines Zielle and 22 “private men,” and provisions for those men during August 1777 to protect their community. Schohary, January 2, 1778. Signed by Johannes H. Backer, chairman. A.D.S., 1p. (31.25 x 21 cm.)
1 18 127 Schenectady, N.Y. Petition of the corporation of the city of Schenectady to the legislature of New York for the establishment of a mayor’s court. Signed by Joseph C. Yates, mayor. Endorsed “In Assembly February 21, 1803.” D.S., 2(4)p. (30.5 x 20.25 cm.)
1 18 128-129 Niskayuna, N.Y. Petitions of a portion of the inhabitants thereof to the Justices of the Peace for the appointment of John T. Barhydt as constable. April 24-27, 1829. Signatures of about 60 individuals. D.S, 2 pieces (58.5 x 20.25 cm.; 30.5 x 20.25 cm.)
      Receipts – John A. Bradt. 1761-1779 (Items 130-152)
2 19 130-152 Bradt, John A. Receipts from various persons to John A. Bradt. 1761-1779. Manuscripts. 23 pieces. Various sizes. Names on receipts: Andries Bradt, Nicholas Brown, Alexander Cruickshank, John Cuyler, Samuel Dinsmoore, Walter Dworie [?], Benjamin Hilton, Charles Martin, Jane Martin, John Martin, Isaac Pratts and Company, Joseph Knox, James McColley, Daniel McDaniel, Andrew McFarlan, Peter McKenna, Mary Milchell (Mitchell?), Andrew Mitchell, John Ross, John Rott, Abram Schuyler, Adam Shead [Shades?], James Shuten, Lieut. Swits, Isaac Truax, John Van Drefer [Dorss?], Cornelious Van Ness, Geertie Van Petten, Nicholas Van Petten, and Evert Wendell. Some items in Dutch. Some receipts for repaying monetary debts, some for goods and services, such as butter, rum, wood, calico, guns, spirits, “bagg of hopps,” Madeira, dressing of deer skins, and schooling.
      Receipts – Mrs. Bradt. ca. 1779 (Items 153-156)
2 20 153-156 Bradt, Mrs. John A. Receipts, etc. from James Scott, Edward Johnson and Isaac Ross to Mrs. Bradt, ca. 1779, etc. 4 pieces. Various sizes.
      Estate of John A. Bradt. 1783-1786 (Items 157-162)
2 21 157-162 Bradt, John A. Estate. Accounts and bills with various persons, Schenectady, 1783-6. Christopher Yates and Joseph C. Yates, executors. Items signed by Elihu Marshall, Mikall McDarmorth, Jacob P. Vrooman, James Shutor, John Stevenson and Eldert Ament. Manuscripts. 6 pieces. Various sizes.
      Accounts and bills. 1780 (Items 163-165)
2 22 163 Leach, Phineas. Receipt of money from Mrs. Volke Bradt. Schenectady, January 26, 1780. A.N.S., 1p. (ca. 11 x 19 cm.)
2 22 164 Leach, Phineas. Receipt of money from [Mrs.] Volke Bradt. Schenectady, April 27, 1780. A.N.S., 1p. (ca. 14.5 x 19 cm.)
2 22 165 Low, Nicholas. Receipt to Mrs. Volke Bradt, Schenectady, April 13, 1780. Manuscript, 1p. (15.25 x 20.25 cm.)
      Receipts. 1716-1842 (Items 166-191)
2 23 166-167 Ely, John. Receipts for tuition for Deborah Bradt, niece of Christopher Yates, Esq., Schenectady, May 20, 1783, and October 27, 1783. The May receipt indicates Ely returned a shilling because he was “ignorant that wife Deborah was included in our agreement, about singing ... the occasion of my making a mistake in charging.” Manuscripts. 2 pieces (20.25 x 10 cm.; 21.5 x 7.5 cm.).
2 23 168-191 Schenectady. Receipts for food, services, etc., 1716-1842. 34 pieces. Various sizes.

Among the more notable pieces are a receipt in Dutch (Item 168); a 1768 receipt for 90 “beevers skins (Item 169a);  a 1776 receipt for damage done to wheat by two horses (Item 173); a 1739 receipt for a “negro wensh” named Nan (Item 174); a 1776 receipt for using “my chair to Albany” (Item 174a); a 1776 receipt for purchase of “a small battoe [bateaux]” (Item 176); a 1777 receipt for 221 pounds of lead (Item 176a); a running account kept by Arent Vedder for shoes and “mocasins” made or repaired for Hendrick Dellemont, members of his family [?] and his Negro, 1789-1791 (Item 186); and an 1842 receipt for a hat (Item 190).

Names: James Bomper, John A. Bradt (6 pieces), Volke Bradt, Cornelis Bruer, John Coon, Hendrick Dellemont, Hugh Dinniston, Volckert Douw, Abraham Dowe, Alexander G. Fonda (surgeon), I. Fonda, John Glen, H. Holland, Michael Jackson, John Johnston, Wm. Johnston, Barnaby Kelly, Joseph Knox, Ph. Livingston, Patrick McGee, Jack Marselis, Jacob Melie, John Munro, John Sanders, Robert Sanders, Capt. John Stevens, John Stuerd, Samuel Thompson, James Thompson, Abraham Truax, Henry Van Dreissen, D. Van Schaick, Mort Van Wenthouse, James Vedder, Hendrick Veeder (in Dutch), Barent Wimpel (3 items), Joseph Yates, Jr.,

      Bills to John A. Bradt. 1775, 1776, 1777 (Items 192-194)
2 24 192-194 Bradt, John A., Capt. Bills to Capt. John A. Bradt from or in the name of William Johnson, John Newkirk, Sacket and Hanson, John Rott and Peter Hansen. Caughnawaga and Albany, 1775, 1776, 1777. 3 pieces. Various sizes. The note from Newkirk (Nukerk) conveys from “William Johnson of Seneca Country 1 pair of large smiths bellows, also my half of the house and hoggs.”
      Frederick County, [Maryland]. 1780 (Items 195-198)
2 25 195 Frederick County [Md.] Order by Commissioner Thomas Beattey for payment of certain sums to the bearer for carriage of corn [wheat?] from Frederick Town of Baltimore Town, June 21, 1780. A.N.S., 1p. (10 x 21 cm.)
2 25 196 Frederick County, [Md.]. Receipt of Commissioner Thomas Price to David Whitmore for delivery of wheat. September 2, 1780. A.N.S., 1p. (ca. 6.5 x 21.25 cm.)
2 25 197 Frederick County, [Md.]. Receipt of Commissioner Thomas Price to Andrew Civler [?] for delivery [of wheat?]. September 2, 1780. A.N.S., 1p. (ca. 6 x 22 cm.)
2 25 198 Frederick County, [Md.]. Receipt of Commissioner Thomas Price to John Devilbess for delivery of wheat [for the continental army]. December 9, 1780. Printed form filled in. 1p. (10.5 x 26.5 cm.)
      Slavery. 1770-1811 (Items 199-203)
2 26 199 Van Petten, Nicholas. Bill of sale to Simon Van Antwerp for a “Negro boy named Cuff.” Witnesses: Michael Syms and Mary Van Littan. [Schenectady?], March 1, 1789.  D.S., 2p. (32.75 x 21 cm.)
2 26 200 Boyd, Alexander. Bill of sale to Philip van Antwerp of a “Negro boy named Jack.” Witnesses: Peter Vrooman and Tobias J. Cuyler.  Middleburgh, N.Y., June 10, 1811. D.S., 1p. (33 x 20.25 cm.)
2 26 201 Farrell, John. Bill of sale to John Bradt of a “Negro boy named Prince.” Witness: Alexander McGinniss. Schenectady, N.Y., May 11, 1770. Manuscript, 1p. (33 x 19 cm.)
2 26 202 Vedder, Seth. Bill of sale to John Taylor of a “Negro man called Dan.” Witnesses: Margaret Cooper and John Tayler Cooper. Niskayuna, N.Y. …, June 15, 1811. Manuscript, 1p. (30.5 x 20.25 cm.)
2 26 203 Tice, Jacob. Articles of apprenticeship of a “Negro girl named Bet” from Jacob Tice [Tise] to Tobias J. Ten Eyck. Witnesses: Phil Van Alstein and George Hretsinger. October 12, 1803. On the reverse is the bill of sale of Bet from Tobias J. Ten Eyck to John S. Glen. Witness: Samuel Thornton. Schenectady, May 1, 1804. Manuscript, 1p. (40.75 x 30.5 cm.)
      Papers. 1803-1843 (Items 204-209)
2 27 204 Holland, Jonas. Certifies that Henry R. Wendall [sic] is a member of the Monitory Society. January 22, 1803. Signed by Jonas Holland, president, and Adam Empie, secretary. D.S., 1p. (20 x 16.5 cm.)
2 27 205 Holland, Jonas. Survey of great mill owned by the heirs of the late Alex Alexander and occupied by H. & P. Wendell situate in the town of Niskuna [Niskayuna] and on the bank of the Mohawk River. November 24, 1817. D.S., 2(4)p. (32.5 x 19.5 cm.)
2 27 206 Grover, John. Letter to Jonathan Watton, Esq., Schenectady, on behalf of the widow of William Wilson, who was recruited by Henry Wendell April 6, 1814, and died in the service. The widow needs information for a pension claim. Auburn, February 16, 1820. A.L.S., 1(4)p. (32.5 x 20 cm.)
2 27 207 Davies, Thomas. Note to Mr. Wandle, Upper Aquaduct, Brea Canal, asking him to “take care of [Mr. Davies’] goat and let it run with your buck and [Mr. Davies] will pay [Mr. Wandle] for the same.” Waterford, November 16, 1825. A.L.S., 1p. (ca. 22 x 20 cm.)
2 27 208 Petition to Gov. William C. Bouck asking him to appoint Henry R. Wendell a justice of the peace for Schenectady. Schenectady, December 1, 1843. Several signatories. D.S., 1p. (31.5 x 19.5 cm.)
2 27 209 Peeks, Teller V. Receipt. Schenectady, December 15, 1813.
      Licenses for inns and taverns. 1822-1830 (Items 210-213).
Mohawk and Hudson Rail Road Company papers. 1833-1834 (Items 214-217)
2 28 210-213 Niskayuna, N.Y. Licenses to Henry R. Wendell, 1822-30, regarding operation of “a public inn or tavern.” Printed forms filled in. 4 pieces. Various sizes.
2 28 214-217 Mohawk and Hudson Railroad Co. Accounts and receipts to H.R. Wendell, 1833-34. Manuscript, 4 pieces. Various sizes.
      Documents written in Dutch. 1724-1779 (Items 218-224)
2 29 218 Van Slyck, Cornelis. Receipt book, 1752-1776. Among the signatories: Cornelia Bradt (1756), Samuel C. Canell (1752), Adam Condey (1776), Cudararo Condey (1776), P. Felinck (1752), Isack Glen (1774), Peter Groenendyck (1751/2), Alexander Lansing (1752), Gerveta Lansingh (1752), Annaeitie Mynderse (1752), Jacobus Mynderse (1759, 1770), R. Mynderse (1752, 1759, 1770), John Sanders (1751), Margarita Ten Broeck (1751/2), Tobyas Ten Eyck (1752), Abraham Truex (1762), Margaret Van De Bogart (1774), Nicolaes Van Petten (1752), Albert Van Sleyek (n.d.), Cornelius Van Sleyke (1754), Isack Van Valkenburgh (n.d.), Harme N. Vedder (1752), Jacobus Vedder (1756), Hendricus F. Veeder (1752), Evert Wendell (1754),  Joseph R. Yates (1752). In Dutch and English. 18(24)p. (20 x 25.5 cm.)
2 29 219 Dellemot, Jacob. [Dellemont, Jacob?] Children’s writing exercise [?]. Schenectady, February 13, 1733. In Dutch. Manuscript, 1p. (30.5 x 20.25 cm.)
2 29 220 Schenectady. First Reformed Church (Protestant Dutch Reformed Church). Power of attorney to Nicolaes Schuyler, Bernardus Vreman, Reynhardus Erichson to issue a call for a new minister. Schenectady, October 1, 1736. In Dutch; includes translation. Signed by Arent Danielson, Abraham De Graaf, Helmer Feder, Andris Van Peette, Isaak Truax, Hendrick Vrooman, Hendericus Brouwer, Wouter Vrooman, William Peters. Manuscript, 2(4)p. (30.5 x 20.25 cm.)
2 29 221 Swits, Simeon. Agreement between Simeon Swits of Schenectady and Hester Visscher of Albany with Jacobus Swits of Schenectady concerning some land. Schenectady, March 9, 1724. In Dutch; includes translation. Signed by Evert Bancker, P. Felinck, Simon Swits, Hester Swits or Fisscher, Jacob Swyts. Manuscript, 2p. (30.5 x 20.25 cm.).
2 29 222 Wanddle, Evert. Receipt to John A. Bradt for a sum of money. Schenectady, April 13, 1762. In Dutch. Manuscript, 1p. (11.5 x 9 cm.)
2 29 223 Vedder, Alexander. Receipt to Elizabeth Veeder. Schenectady, August 28, 1757. In Dutch. Manuscript, 1p. (21.5 x 9 cm.)
2 29 224 Teller, John. Receipt. n.p., 1779. In Dutch. Manuscript, 1p. (17.75 x 7.75 cm.)
      Indian deeds.
2 30 225 Mohawk Indians. Deed between the native Indian sachems and proprietors of the Mohawks and Johannis Minderse for land, 1730. Signatures: P. Felinck, Arent Stevens, etc. Manuscript, 3 pieces plus cover (ca. 32 x 50 cm. – each piece; cover ca. 19 x 9.5 cm.)
  EL1 226 [Deed?] to the Mohawk Indians of one thousand acres of land at Tionnondoroge by the City of Albany, September 18, 1773. Signatures: Henry Bleecker, W. Mancius, Abraham C. Cuyler. D.S., 3p. (48.25 x 33 cm.). [Seriously damaged – in very poor and fragile condition]
      Troy and Schenectady Turnpike Company. 1832, 1834 (Items 226a-228)
Albany and Schenectady Turnpike Company. 1831 (Item 229)
2 31 226a-228 Troy and Schenectady Turnpike Co. Papers, 1832-1834. Manuscripts. 3 pieces. Various sizes. Letters and minutes of the meeting of the board of directors.
2 31 229 Albany and Schenectady Turnpike Company                                         
Certificate of stock to Gerrit Van Schoonhoven [Schoonhaven?], September 19, 1831. Printed form filled in. 1p. (21.5 x 15.25 cm.)
      Depositions [Charges by/against women]. 1818-1829 (Items 230-233)
2 32 230 Schenectady. First Reformed Church (Protestant Dutch Reformed Church). Committee on membership. Statement to the consistory of the Reformed Dutch church of the city of Schenectady on the conduct of Maria Alexander. January 21, 1818. Manuscript, 3(4)p. (33 x 20.25 cm.)
2 32 231 McLeland, Eleanor. Deposition before H.R. Wendell, Justice, that she “is now with child” and that William Hackadonn is the father. Schenectady, March 29, 1819. D.S., 1p. (32.5 x 20 cm.)
2 32 232 Palmateere (Parmentier), Lucinda. Complaint. Deposition before H.R. Wendell, Justice of the Peace, that she was assaulted by George Houcks of Schenectady. Schenectady, August 18, 1829. D.S., 1p. (32 x 20.5 cm.)
SEE ALSO Item 236.
2 32 233 Miller, Phebe. Complaint. Deposition before H.R. Wendell, Justice, that she was assaulted by Cornelius van de Bogert of Schenectady. Schenectady, August 18, 1829. D.S., 1p. (32 x 20.5 cm.)
SEE ALSO Item 236.
      Revolution. 1775-1779 (Items 233a-235)
2 33 233a-233b Van Dycke, Col. Cornelius. A memorandum of the orders sent by Col. Cornelius Van Dycke of the First New York Regiment. n.p., ca. 1779. Manuscript (2 pieces), 1p. (35.5 x 30.5 cm.; 40.75 x 16.5 cm.)
2 33 234 Van Eps, Evert. Order to Major Fonda. n.p., _____ 11, 1775. Requests one-and-a-half gallons of “old rum.” A.N.S., 1p. (19 x 15.25 cm.)
2 33 235 Massachusetts Committee of Supplies. Order to Henry Gardner, receiver-general of Massachusetts colony, to pay a certain sum to Benjamin G. Pierce. Watertown, Mass., August 26, 1775. Signatures: David, Cheever, Isaac Lothrop, Elbridge Gerry, members of the committee. Printed form filled in. 2p. (17.75 x 7.75 cm.). Inlaid.
      Miscellaneous. 1819-1842 (Items 236-240)
2 34 236 Miller, Phebe. Recognizance of Phebe Miller and Lucinda Palmater with regard to crime committed by George Houck and Cornelius Van de Bogart, August 24, 1829. Manuscript, 5(6)p. (20.25 x 28 cm.)
SEE ALSO Items 232 and 233
2 34 237 Green, Peter. Statement of case against Isaac Fischer, October 12, 1819. Memorandum, 2(4)p. (33 x 20.25 cm.)
2 34 238 Niskayuna, N.Y. Petition of school district no. 3 to the superintendent of public instruction of New York State for a new division. n.d. Manuscript, 3p. (30.5 x 19 cm.)
2 34 239 Stow, Isaac. Bill of damages awarded by Isaac Stow, Elisha Cady, Isaac Southard, and Morris Shiter to Henry R. Wendell for damages done to his property by the canal, in 1825. n.p., January 14, 1826. Manuscript, 1(4)p. (30.5 x 20.25 cm.)
2 34 240 Schenectady. Commissioners of common schools. Order for a new school district. Schenectady, December 10, 1842. Manuscript (copy), 1p. (57 x 20.25 cm.)
      Miscellaneous. 1777-1862 (Items 241-250)
2 35 241 Consalus, Capt. Joseph. Letter to Adj. Gen’l William K. Fuller concerning troops to be raised in Florida. Schenectady, May 12, 1823. A.L.S., 1(4)p. (24 x 20.25 cm.)
2 35 242 Thompson, Thos. P. Letter to Miss Murray [?], telling her he has been promoted to second lieutenant of Co. B, 25th New York Volunteers (Martindale’s Brigade, Porter’s Division). He also sends news of her brother Edward. New Yorktown, Va., May 12, 1862. Letterhead includes a silhouette of a black cat, labeled Secession, with its back up. Beneath the cat: “Secesh with her back up!/Little Mack will make her back down.A.L.S., 4p. (20.5 x 13 cm.)
2 35 243 Remick, Samuel. Letter to Henry B. Wandle [sic?] regarding service in the War of 1812. Adams, N.Y. September 28, 1834. A.L.S., 1p. (23 x 20.25 cm.)
2 35 244 DeGraff, John I. Letter to Jeromus Johnson introducing Henry R. Wendell. Schenectady, September 22, 1828. A.L.S., 1(4)p. (25.5 x 20.25 cm.)
2 35 245 Albany, N.Y. Congregation Beth Jacob.
Invitation to consecration of synagogue. [Albany], May 17, 5601 [1841]. D. (printed form), 1p. (20.25 x 16.5 cm.)
2 35 246 Schenectady and Troy Railroad Company. Report. Troy, August 1843. Printed form filled in. 1p. (33 x 20.25 cm.)
2 35 247 Clinton, George. Full-length black-and-white portrait of George Clinton in military uniform surrounded by war paraphernalia. Includes autograph. 19 x 14 cm.; double mount 22.75 x 17 cm., 29 x 22 cm.)
2 35 248 Van Petten, Arent. Signature [His mark]. Manuscript (11.5 x 10 cm.)
2 35 249 List of hardware items with prices, n.d.. Manuscript, 1p. (28 x 7.75 cm.)
2 35 250 Ledyard, Maj. Benjamin. Order to Henry Glynn to settle for a will with Mr. Bradt. Schenectady, August 25, 1777. Manuscript, 1p. (15.25 x 10 cm.)
      Oaths. 1778-1793 (Items 251-253)
  EL1 251 [Montgomery County, N.Y.] Oath of office of justices of the peace, 1778-1792. Parchment. 111 signatures. Manuscript, 1p. (76.25 x 33 cm.)
  EL1 252 [Montgomery County, N.Y.]. Oath of allegiance, October 15, 1789-December 2, 1793. Parchment. 92 signatures. Endorsed: Oath of office. Manuscript, 2p. (76.25 x 17.75 cm.)
  EL1 253 [Montgomery County, N.Y.]
[Tryon County, N.Y.]
Oath of allegiance, 1789-1791. Parchment. 106 signatures. Endorsed: Intention list. Manuscript, 1p. (86.5 x 25.5 cm.)
      War of 1812. Medical. 1812-1815 (Items 254-263)
3 36 254a-
254b
Fonda, Alexander G., surgeon. Articles of agreement between Alexander G. Fonda of Schenectady and Henry R. Wendell, ensign, March 18, 1812. Signatures: Contracting parties and Hermanus Peeke. Manuscript, 2(4)p, (30.5 x 20.25 in.). 2 copies.
3 36 255-
256
Fonda, Alexander G., surgeon. Agreement with Capt. George Nelson, May 1, 1812. Signatures: contracting parties and Ensign Henry Wendell. Manuscript, 2(4)p. (30.5 x 20.25 cm.) 2 copies.
3 36 257-
258
Fonda, Alexander G., surgeon. Accounts with the United States government for services rendered, March 30-May 1, 1812. Schenectady, May 19, 1812. Signature: Ensign Henry R. Wendell. Manuscript, 1(4)p. (33 x 20.5 cm.) 2 copies
3 36 259 Fonda, Christopher Y., surgeon. Articles of agreement with Henry R. Wendell, July 3, 1812. Signatures: contracting parties and Horace Richardson. Manuscript, 2(4)p. (30.5 x 20.25 cm.)
3 36 260 Fonda, Alexander G., surgeon. Articles of agreement with Lieut. Henry R. Wendel, March 10, 1813. Signatures: Contracting parties and Aaron McIntyre. Manuscript, 2(4)p. (30.5 x 20.25 cm.)
3 36 261 Patrick, William, Jr., physician. Certifies that John McNeal, a private in the Sixth Regiment of the United States Infantry was a patient of his in 1814 and 1815. Signed also by George Palmer, a justice of the peace in Saratoga County. n.p., May 25, 1815. D.S., 1p. (31 x 19 cm.)
3 36 262-263 Patrick, William, Jr. Account with the United States government for medical attendance upon John McNeal, private. Stillwater, May 25, 1815. Affidavit before George Palmer. Manuscript (2 copies), 1p. (30.5 x 19 cm.)
      War of 1812. Personal. 1812-1815, n.d. (Items 264-267)
3 37 264 Wendell, Mrs. Agnes. Letter to her son, Lieut. Henry R. Wendell. Schenectady, January 30, _____. A.L.S., 2(4)p. (30.5 x 20.25 cm.)
3 37 265 Wendell, Robert H. Letter to his son, Lieut. Henry R. Wendell, at Lewistown [Lewiston?]. Schenectady, September 22, 1814. A.L.S., 2(4)p. (20 x 16 cm.)
3 37 266 Wendell, Robert H. Letter to his son, Lieut. Henry R. Wendell, at Plattsburgh. Schenectady, September 27, 1812. A.L.S., 2(4)p. (25 x 20.5 cm.)
3 37 267 Wendell, Robert H. Letter to his son, Lieut. Henry R. Wendell, at Plattsburgh. Albany, January 25. 1815. A.L.S., 1(4)p. (31 x 22 cm.)
      War of 1812. Duels and Dueling. 1814, 1815 (Items 268-269)
3 38 268 Wendell, Lieut. Henry R. Letter to Capt. A. Thomson with regard to a challenge for a duel. Plattsburgh, November 17, 1814. A.L.S., 2(4)p. (30.5 x 17.75 cm.)
3 38 269 Gates, E.M. Note stating that Lieut. Wendell does not withdraw his expressions relative to Lieut. R. and that Lieut. R. can have the satisfaction due to a gentleman [i.e., a duel]. n.p., April 28, 1815. Manuscript, 1p. (20.25 x 14 cm.)
      War of 1812. Letters, etc. 1812-1835 (Items 270-294)
3 39 270 Patrick, William. Letter to Lieut. (R.H.) Wendell re: illness of Patrick’s father. n.p., n.d. A.L.S.. 1p. (33 x 20.25 cm.)
3 39 271 Walton, H.N. Letter to Henry Wendell asking bail for his servant, Thomas Thompson. n.p., n.d. A.L.S., 1p. (31 x 20.25 cm.)
3 39 272 Wendell, Henry R. United States. War Department. Letter to Henry R. Wendell giving notice of his appointment as ensign. Washington, D.C. January 1812. Signed by W. Eustis, Secretary of War. L.S., 1(4)p. (25.5 x 20.25 cm.)
3 39 273 Beebe, E. Letter to Ensign H.R. Wendell with regard to war matters, Albany, April 17, 1812. A.L.S., 1(4) (25.5 x 20.25 cm.)
3 39 274 Plume, John J., Quartermaster. Request for Ensign [H.]R. Wendell, at Schenectady, to send bunks to Albany. Albany, July 7, 1812. A.L.S., 1(4)p. (25 x 20.5 cm.)
3 39 275 Nelson, Capt. George. Letter to Lieut. H.R. Wendell regarding personal and war matters. Camp Hickory Grove, July 26, 1812. A.L.S., 1(4)p. (30.5 x 20.25 cm.)
3 39 276 Belden, E. Letter to Lieut. H.R. Wendell requesting him to deliver a pistol to Adjt. Roosevelt. Buffalo, N.Y., November 11, 1812. A.L.S., 1 p. (30.5 x 19 cm.)
3 39 277 Goodman, Sergt. Noah. Letter to Lieut. H.R. Wendell asking to be released and for reinstatement. Albany, March 4, 1813. A.L.S, 1p. (19 x 33 cm.)
3 39 278 Wendell, Lieut. Henry R. Letter to Capt. [Alexander] Dunlap asking him to name the hour for mustering his men. Schenectady, March 30, 1813. A.L.S., 1(4)p. (25.5 x 20.25 cm.)
3 39 279 Wendell, Lieut. Henry R. Letter (copy) to Major General Dearborn, telling him of Capt. Alexander Dunlap’s refusal to send him a written reply [regarding a duel]. Schenectady, March 30, 1813. A.L., 2(4)p. (25.5 x 20.25 cm.). Also available on microfilm: MB/FM 973.309 D285 99-18510 Item 9
3 39 280 Van Ingen, Abraham. Letter to Lieut. Henry R. Wendell. Schenectady, April 24, 1813. A.L.S., 2(4)p. (33 x 20.25 cm.)
3 39 281 Wood, Sergt. Elias V. Letter to Lieut. H.R. Wendle [Wendell] asking him for a certificate of pay. Pittsfield, Mass. November 22, 1814. A.L.S., 1(4)p. (33 x 20.25 cm.)
3 39 282 Elliott, William. Letter to Lieut. H.R. Wandel [Wendel sic] asking for certificate re: John Michener [sp?]. Philadelphia, January 19, 1815. Manuscript, 2(4)p. (24 x 20.25 cm.)
3 39 283 Patrick, William, Jr. Letter to Lieut. H.R. Wendell concerning John McNeil’s pay. Stillwater, May 25, 1815. A.L.S., 1(4)p. (30.5 x 17.75 cm.)
3 39 284 Wendell, Lieut. H.R. Inventory of personal effects of Lieut. Rush. Plattsburgh, May 6, 1815. Manuscript, 2(4)p. (30.5 x 20.25 cm.) OK
3 39 285 Olsaver, Sebastian. Letter to Lieut. Henry R. Wendell regarding certificate of enlistment and pay for Thomas Olsaver, deceased. Schenectady, September 1, 1815. A.L.S., 1p. (33 x 20.25 cm.)
3 39 286 Wendell, Henry R. United States. Army. Pay Office. Letter to Abraham Yates concerning sums due Henry R. Wendell. Washington, D.C., April 11, 1816. L.S., 1(4)p. (19.75 x 25.5 cm.)
3 39 287 Yates, Abraham, Member of Congress. Letter to Henry R. Wendell concerning accounts. Washington, D.C., April 14, 1816. A.L.S., 1(4)p. (25.5 x 20.25 cm.)
3 39 288 United States. War Department. Letter to Lieut. Henry R. Wendell concerning accounts. Washington, D.C. June 15, 1816. Signed by Peter Hagner. L.S., 1(4) (25 x20 cm.)
3 39 289 United States. War Department. Letter to Lieut. Henry R. Wendell concerning a certificate for George Johnson. Washington, July 11, 1816. Signature: Peter Hagner. L.S., 1(4)p. (20.25 x 25.5 cm.)
3 39 290 United States. War Department. Letter to Lieut. Henry R. Wendell concerning accounts. Washington, D.C. September 13, 1816. Signed by Peter Hagner. A.L.S., 1(4)p. (25 x 19.5 cm.)
3 39 291 United States. War Department. Letter to Lieut. Henry R. Wendell concerning accounts. Washington, D.C. October 15, 1816. Signed by Peter Hagner. 3 items. L.S. 1(4)p. (20.25 x 25.5 cm.)
3 39 292 Griffis, John G. Letter to Lieut. H.R. Wandell [Wendell] concerning an affidavit for wages. Greenbush, April 19, 1817. A.L.S., 1(4)p. (20.25 x 13.25 cm.)
3 39 293 U.S. Treasury Department. Letter to Lieut. H.R. Wendell concerning pay due Benjamin Johnson. Washington, August 17, 1822. A.L.S., 1(4)p. (25.5 x 20.25 cm.)
2 39 294 Brown, Nathan. Letter to H.R. Wendell concerning a certificate and John H. Rutherford, Oppenheim, April 29, 1835. A.L.S., 1p. (33 x 20.25 cm.)
      War of 1812. Certificates. 1813-1816 (Items 295-299)
3 40 295 Mason, Michil. Deposition that his son Ira is a minor and therefore unfit for military service. Schenectady, April 24, 1813. Signature: Isaac De Graaf, judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Schenectady. Manuscript, 1p. (33 x 20.25 cm.)
3 40 296 Schrain, B. Affidavit that John Taylor, private in the Sixth Regiment is in his custody for theft. April 27, 1814. A.L.S., 1p. (ca. 19 x 20 cm.)
3 40 297 Patrick, William Jr. Certificate that he, as a physician, attended to John McNeil, at Greenbush in April 1814. Stillwater, March 1, 1815. A.L.S., 1p. (19.5 x 16.5 cm.)
3 40 298 Wendell, Lieut. H.R. Certificate that he saw a man enter the home of [David] Thomas at Plattsburgh in September 1814 and take an ax to the casks of liquor. Albany, N.Y., February 24, 1816. A.L.S., 2(4)p. (25.5 x 20.5 cm.) SEE also Item 299.
3 40 299 Thomas, David. Letter to Capt. H.R. Wendell concerning the destruction of liquor at Plattsburgh, between the 5th and 11th of September 1814. Burlington, Vt., March 10, 1816. A.L.S., 2(4)p. (25.5 x 20.25 cm.) SEE also Item 298.
      War of 1812. Orders. 1812-1815, n.d. (Items 300-312)
3 41 300 Martin, Capt. H[ugh] R. Order to the provost marshall to confine Zachariah Sickles on various charges. n.p., March 28, 1814 [?]. Witnesses: Sergt. Goodman and Sergt. Bryd. (ca. 19.5 x 20.5 cm.)
3 41 301 Order announcing a detachment court martial to be convened. n.p.n.d. Manuscript, 1p. (16 x 20 cm.)
3 41 302 Wendell, Ensign Henry R. Orders. n.p., n.d. Manuscript, 2p. (33 x 20.25 cm.)
3 41 303 Nelson, Captain George. Order of Captain Nelson to the orderly sergeant to “cause the men to be carefully instructed in the proper ... attitudes of a soldier,” including not having “tobacco in his mouth [in the ranks] as spitting cannot be allowed when in that situation” and “respecting the necessary salutes to be paid to com[missioned] officers, such as touching their hats and raising from their seats when an officer enters the room.” n.p., n.d. (33 x 20.5 cm.)
3 41 304 Martin, Capt. H[ugh].R. Orders to Seth Lewis and Nicholas Van Slyck to deliver to the provost marshall at Greenbush, Nicholas Powers. Witness: Nicholas Van Slyck. n.p., n.d. (ca. 10.5 x 25 cm.)
3 41 305 Bliss, John. Order to Private Noah Goodman to join Ensign Henry R. Wendell at Schenectady to receive orders. Albany, March 16, 1812. D.S., 1p, (20.25 x 15.25 cm.)
3 41 306 Wendell, Lieut. Henry R. Order to Capt. Alexander Dunlap to muster men. Schenectady, March 30, 1812. D.S., 1(4)p. (20.25 x 25.5 cm.)
3 41 307 U.S. War Department. General orders regarding transfers. Washington, May 1, 1812. Signed by William Eustis (1753-1825), secretary of war (1807-1813). L.S. 1p. (23 x 20 cm.)
3 41 308 Nelson, Capt. George. Order regarding sentinels and the housing for Ensign Wendell. Schenectady, June 12, 1812. Manuscript, 2p. (33 x 20.5 cm.)
3 41 309 Nelson, Capt. George. Order to Sergeant Goodman stating he is to have all non-commissioned officers and privates “with their knapsacks slung, containing all their military clothing ... in the neatest possible manner, for inspection.” Schenectady, June 30, 1812. Manuscript, 1p. (32 x 20 cm.)
3 41 310 Walworth, Capt. John. Orders to Lieut. H.R. Wendell. Greenbush, July 31, 1812. Manuscript, 1p. (25.5 x 20.25 cm.)
3 41 311 Gleason, Brig. Major J. Order to William Burke. Sacketts Harbor, July 10, 1814. Manuscript, 1p. (20.25 x 12.75 cm.)
3 41 312 Kirby, Adjt. J. Orders. Greenbush, August 15, 1815. Manuscript, 1p. (20.25 x 12.75 cm.)
      [War of 1812]. Henry R. Wendell. Pension. 1839-1840, n.d. (Items 313-320)
3 42 313 Fonda, Alexander G., surgeon. Note to Dr. C. Vrooman stating that Henry Wendell was exempt from military duty. Schenectady, June 18, 1840. [?] A.N.S., 1p. (11.5 x 20.25 cm.). Endorsed by C. Vrooman.
3 42 314 Bicker, Capt. Walter. Certificate that Henry R. Wendell served in the War of 1812. New York, November 15, 1839. A.N.S., 1p. (16.5 x 20.25 cm.)
3 42 315 DeGraff, John I. [M.C. - Member of Congress?] Certificate as to character of Doctors David Low, Edward A. Young, and Jacob Beakley. Schenectady, December 3, 1839. Manuscript copy, 1p. (16.5 x 20.25 cm.)
3 42 316 Walmsley, Thomas D. Deposition that Robert M.G. Walmsley, surgeon, deceased 1834, intended to give Henry R. Wendell a certificate. Schenectady, February 29, 1840. Signatures: John H. Van Eps, John I. DeGraff, G.F. Yates, Theodore R. Van Ingen. D.S., 2p. (38 x 25.5 cm.)
3 42 317 United States. Pension Office. Letter from War Department rejecting pension application of Henry R. Wendell, April 18, 1840. Includes envelope. D.S., 1(4)p. (25 x 20.5 cm.)
3 42 318 Wendell, Henry R. Petition to Congress for pension for service in the War of 1812, n.d. Manuscript, 5(6)p. (31 x 20 cm.)
3 42 319 Wendell, Henry R. Draft petition to Congress for pension for service in the War of 1812, n.d. Manuscript, 4p. (32 x 20 cm.)
3 42 320 Wendell, Henry R. Draft petition to Congress for pension for service in the War of 1812, n.d. Manuscript, 2p. (32 x 20 cm.)
      War of 1812. Return of Public Property. 1815 (Items 321-327)
3 43 321 Palmer, J. Return of all public property (clothing, arms, accoutrements, ammunition and camp equipage), 2nd Infantry, [July, 1815?]. D.S., 1p. (15.5 x 40 cm.)
3 43 322 Thompson, A.R. Return of all public property (clothing, arms, accoutrements, ammunition and camp equipage), 2nd Infantry, Plattsburgh, July 29, 1815. D.S., 1p. (15 x 40 cm.)
3 43 323 Boynton, B.A. Return of all public property (clothing, arms, accoutrements, ammunition, camp equipage and stationary [sic]), 2nd Regiment, U.S. Infantry, July 29, 1815. D.S., 1p. (10 x 20.5 cm.)
3 43 324 Shells, H. Return of all public property (clothing, arms, accoutrements, ammunition, camp equipage and stationary [sic]), 2nd Regiment  Infantry, Plattsburgh, July 30, 1815. D.S., 1p. (18 x 32 cm.)
3 43 325 Furnes, Ismel. Return of all public property (clothing, arms and equipage), 5th U.S. Infantry, July 31, 1815. Verso: Partial text from a printed discharge form. D.S., 1p. (ca. 12 x 19 cm.)
3 43 326 Bicker, W. Return of all public property (arms, accoutrements, camp equipage), 2nd Infantry, Plattsburgh, July 31, 1815. D.S., 1p. (19.5 x 32 cm.)
3 43 327 Pender, L.C. Return of all public property (arms, accoutrements, clothing and camp equipage), 10th Infantry, Plattsburgh Cantonment, July 31, 1815. D.S., 1p. (ca. 10 x 32 cm.)
      War of 1812. Requisitions. 1814 (Items 328-331)
3 44 328-331 Wendell, Henry R. Signature to requisitions for supplies. May 18 and 25, 1814. D.S., 4 pieces. Various pages. Various sizes.
      [War of 1812]. Inventory and Invoice. 1812 (Items 332-335)
3 45 332 U.S. History, 1812-1814. War of 1812. Inventory of barracks: Deficiencies of house, barn and fences. April 20, 1812. D., 2p. (33 x 20.25 cm.)
3 45 333-335 Nelson, Capt. George. Invoice of military clothing forwarded to Schenectady, April 27, 1812, from Lieut. Van Deventer. Manuscript (3 copies), 1p. (17.75 x 33 cm.)
      War of 1812. Receipts. 1812-1815, n.d. (Items 336-437)
3 46 336-437 Receipts.
      War of 1812. Provision Returns. 1812-1813. (Items 438-505)
3 47 438-505 Wendell, Lieut. Henry R. Provision returns. Schenectady, 1812-1814.
      War of 1812. Provision Returns. 1812-1815, bulk 1814-1815 (Items 506-639)
3 48 506-639 Wendell, Lieut. Henry R. Provision returns. Schenectady, 1812-1814.
      [Financial, Military and Civil Documents, including four War of 1812-era documents]. 1719-1847 (Items 640-652)
3 49 640 Schenectady. Land records. Vedder, B.V.L. Certificate of lease from Henry R. Wendell acknowledging lease of property for a year from May 1, 1843. Schenectady, May 10, 1843. D.S., 1p. (33 x 20.25 cm.)
3 49 641 Granger, Gideon. Appointment of Jacob Thurston deputy postmaster. Washington, April 9, 1810. D.S. (printed form), 1p (43.25 x 25.5 cm.)
3 49 642 Hood, William D. Letter to Capt. Henry Wendell concerning a deserter Henry L. Sedgwick. Fort Wolcott, Newport, R.I., September 30, 1815. Manuscript, 2(4)p. (25.5 x 20.25 cm.)
3 49 643 Wendell, Henry R. Letter to W. Whitney, Ag[en]t, Mohawk and Hudson Railroad Co., proposing to furnish stone. Schenectady, March 12, 1835. Appended is acceptance signed by W. Whitney. Manuscript, 1p. (20.25 x 16.5 cm.)
3 49 644 Fish, Francis. Certificate concerning damages. Schenectady, May 5, 1847. Manuscript, 1p. (30.5 x 20.25 cm.)
3 49 645 Northern Inland Lock-Navigation Co. Certificate of stock to Gerrit van Schoonhoven. Albany, November 28, 1792. Signature: B. Bleecker. Printed form, 2p. (12.75 x 19 cm.)
3 49 646 Wendell, Abra. Account with Jan Wimp, 1719-1720. Manuscript, 1p. (14.75 x 18.5 cm.)
3 49 647 Montgomery County. Citizens Dueling Oath, 1818-1822. 250 signatures. Practically a duplicate of Montgomery County Rolls, 1818-1822. D.S. (booklet), 33(40)p. (19 x 10.25 cm.)
3 49 648 Allinson, Thomas. Receipt to Lieutenant H.R. Wendell for stores (17 tents, 17 “setts” of tent poles, 2 spades, 3 shovels, 6 knapsacks, 5 “cartage” boxes, 4 bayonet belts, 1 or 2 axes, half a keg of balls and buckshot, and camp kettles. Lewiston camp, October 19, 1812. Two receipts for similar numbers of items written on one piece of paper. D.S., 1p. (each) (21 x 19 cm.)
3 49 649 Ingersoll, J. Receipt to H.R. Wendell for muskets. Fort Oswego, May 15, 1813. Two receipts written on one piece of paper. Manuscript, 1p. (24 x 20.25 cm.)
3 49 650 Yates, John Van Ness. Discharge on habeas corpus to Ryer Schermerhorn. Albany, March 29, 1814. Manuscript, 1p. (30.5 x 19 cm.)
3 49 651 Wendell, Ensign Henry R. Morning report of a recruiting party stationed at Schenectady, May 18, 1812. Printed form filled in, 1p. (19.75 x 19 cm.)
3 49 652 Broughman, John. Bond to Henry Delman, n.p., January 23, 1772. Witnesses: George Passage and Nicolaes Vedder. Manuscript, 1p. (23 x 20.25 cm.)
      [Receipts, Petitions, Mortgage, Bond, Deed, etc.]. 1737-1863 (Items 653-668)
3 50 653 Livingston, Philip Jr. Receipt for certain sum to Evert Wendell. Albany, January 18, 1744-5. Manuscript, 1p. (7.75 x 15.25 cm.) Upper right and lower left corners missing.
3 50 654 Peek, Cornelius. Receipt to Henry R. Wendell for supplies for the Albany and Schenectady Turnpike Co., July 12, 1858. Manuscript, 1p. (15.25 x 20.25 cm.)
3 50 655 Thompson, John and Elizabeth. Mortgage to Abigal [?] Miller, Saratoga County, March 12, 1814. D.S., 1p. (94 x 22 cm. – in 2 pieces)
3 50 656 Brower, Maritje. Indenture (Deed) to her children: Peter Brower, Benjamen Van Vleck [?], Cornelis Brower, Hendrick Brower, Elizabeth Vrower and Eva Dllemont, the wife of Jan Dellemont. January 2, 1737. D.S. (her mark), 1p. (39 x 32 cm.)
3 50 657 Woolverton, Charles. Order to Henry Wendell, March 30, 1801. Manuscript, 1. (7.75 x 19 cm.)
3 50 658 Wempel, Barent. Bill of sale of “one Negro girl named Beth and one Negro boy named Wout” from Barent B. Wempel and Mary, his sister, of Caughnawaga and of Albany to William Phillips and Susanna, his wife, John Wempel. John Bradt and Follekee [sic?] his wife, October 15, 1762. Also signed by Douw Fonda and Mary Wempel. D.S., 1p. (33 x 20.25 cm.)
3 50 659 Bellinger, Philip. Receipt for the money willed by John Runckel to his daughter Eliszabeth (sic) Lycken. Cangoharie, November 8, 1811. Manuscript, 1p. (10 x 19 cm.)
3 50 660 Livingston, Ph[ilip]. Receipt to Benjamin Lanyn. Albany, September 12, 1768. Manuscript, 1p. (10 x 16.5 cm.)
3 50 661 Petition of the residents of and in the vicinity of Hoffman’s Ferry to the officials of the New York Central Railroad for a change in management of the ferry. Manuscript, 1p. (30.5 x 20.25 cm.)
3 50 662 Petition of the residents of Hoffman’s Ferry to the New York Central Railroad requesting that John French be retained as ferry keeper. April 31, 1863. Manuscript, 3p. (24 x 19 cm.)
3 50 663 Bond of John A. Bradt and Gerret S. Veeder of Schenectady to Jacob Mynderse. August 4, 1772. Printed form filled in, 1p. (33 x 20.25 cm.)
3 50 664 [Wendell, Henry R.?] Unsigned. Statement certifying the individual entered the service of the United States March 3, 1812. Manuscript, 1p. (16 x 21 cm.)
3 50 665 [Wendell, Henry R.?] Benedict, William. Schenectady, December 17, 1834. Re: Copper Smith. Manuscript, 1p. (32.5 x 20 cm.)
3 50 666 [Wendell, Henry R.?] Report to the Commissioner of Roads regarding roads in the Schenectady-Niskayuna area, n.d. Manuscript, 2p. (25.5 x 20 cm.)
3 50 667 [Wendell, Henry R.?] Draft of letter to A.L. Lin, Esq., April 21, 1841 regarding making Schenectady a military depot in case of war. Manuscript, 1p. (33.5 x 20 cm.)
3 50 668 [Wendell, Henry R.?].  Re: Election. November 4, 1824. Manuscript, 2p. (31 x 20 cm.)
      Wills. 1749/50, 1760, 1773, 1779 (Items 669-672)
3 51 669 Bradt, John A. Last will and testament of John A. Bradt, tavern keeper of Schenectady. September 27, 1779. Witnesses: William, M. Groot, John Van Till. Manuscript, 3(4)p. (33 x 20.25 cm.)
3 51 670 Philipse, Harme. Last will and testament of Harme Philipse, farmer of Albany, February 5 [1?], 1749/1750. D.S. (by mark), 3(4)p. (33 x 20.25 cm.)
3 51 671 Dellemont, John. Last will and testament of John Dellemont of Schenectady, March 1760. Witnesses: Isack Glen, John Sanders, Abraham Fonda. William Hanna, Surrogate. Manuscript, 4p. (33 x 20.25 cm.)
3 51 672 Van Slyck, Jacobus. Copy of last will and testament of Jacobus Van Slyck of Schenectady, August 5, 1773. D.S. (copy), 3(4)p. (31.5 x 20.5 cm.)
      Schenectady School Rolls/Tax Assessment Lists. 1816, 1844, 1845, 1847, n.d. (Items 673-679)
3 52 673-679 Schenectady. Schools. Attendance Lists/Tax Assessment Lists. 1816, 1844, 1845, 1847, n.d. 7 pieces. Various sizes.
      Mohawk Turnpike and Bridge Company. 1800-1830 (Items 680-690)
3 53 680-690 Mohawk Turnpike and Bridge Co. Papers concerning the turnpike and bridge, 1800-1830. Petitions for the road from Schenectady (1800 and 1816), accounts, leases, receipts, and orders of the directors are included. One piece has no date. 11 pieces. Various sizes.
      Indian Letters. 1820, 1826 (Items 691-692)
3 54 691 King, Young. Letter of Young King and Two Guns to Capt. Jasper P. Parrish, U.S. Agent of the Seneca Indians. Seneca, March 2, 1820. Manuscript, 1(4)p. (25.5 x 17.75 cm.)
3 54 692 King, Young. Letter from Young King, Destroy Town, Col. Pollard, Seneca White, and James Stevenson to Capt. Jasper P. Parish. Seneca Mission, March 8, 1826. Manuscript, 2(4) (24 x 20.25 cm.)
3 55 693-694 Oaths, 1772
Returned to Montgomery County in 2002
3 56 695 Oaths of allegiance, 1802-1805.
Returned to Montgomery County in 2002
3 56 696 Oaths of allegiance, 1818-1823.
Returned to Montgomery County in 2002

Wendell Family Papers Cataloged as Single Accessions

Description Accession Number
Van Rensselaer, Killian, to Gerrit Gysbertse. Farm on west side of Hudson River, south from farm of Marte Gerritse Van Bergen, deceased, to the Modderkill. Perpetual lease for a tenth of the produce. Endorsed as deed to Dominie Hook. June 17, 1696. Memorandum: Delivered to Teunis Van Vechten, February 9, 1843. D.S., 1p. (29 x 42 cm.) Filed with Rensselaerswyck Manor leases. 6983
Corporation of Albany to Gerrit Luykasse. Lot, 8 feet by 30 feet, on south side of Younker street, Albany. £10/ 5/  -. March 18, 1702/03. D.S., 1p. (37 x 47 cm.) 6981
Luykasse, Gerret [Gerrit? Gerret Luykasse Wyngaert in body of document]. Transport of lot, 8 feet by 30 feet, on south side of Younker street, Albany, to Evert Wendel, Jr. £28/10/  -. May 16, 1705. D.S., 1p. (43 x 31 cm.) 6982
Corporation of Albany to Evert Wendel, Jr. Lot, 16 feet wide in front and 24 feet wide in rear, depth not stated, on south side of Younker street, Albany. £45. September 20, 1706. D.S., 1p. (46 x 36 cm.) 6985
Brat, Dirck, and Brat, Daniel. Transport of three pieces of pasture land within city limits of Albany but outside the south gate to Evert Wendell. £78. October 15, 1714. D.S., 1p. (41.75 x 33 cm.) 6980
Vinhaeghen, Johannis. Two pasture lots on the south side of the city of Albany to Evert Wendell. £30. March 14, 1722/23. D.S., 1p. (42 x 33 cm.) 6975
Visger, Johannis Harmise. Lease Jacob Visger for one year of 420 acres about one mile from Fort Hunter, on south side of Tjuendroga Creek. 10/-- and annual rent of one pepper corn. May 9, 1732. D.S., 1p. (31.75 x 41.5 cm.) 6984
Wendell, Jacob, Sr., and others to Evert Wendell. Land in or near Albany. February 22, 1741/42. Fragment. D.S., 1p. (37.5 x 34 cm.) 6974
Van Rensselaer, Elisabeth, widow of Stephen Van Rensselaer. Memorandum concerning lease to Evert Wendell of about 80 acres on the Normanskill, 4 miles from Albany. November 6, 1747. Witness: Pietrus Schuyler. Also, endorsement: Evert Wendell’s statement as to his understanding of this memorandum of same date. Also, second endorsement: Stephen Van Rensselaer’s memorandum of promise to issue a grant in fee simple to Abraham E. Wendell and receipting for £100, May 9, 1785. D.S., 2p. (33 x 21 cm.) 6977
Wendell, John. A conveyance to Philip Wendell of land on both sides of the Rutten Kill, September 18, 1766. D.S., 1p. (38.25 x 32 cm.) 6979
Schuyler, Stephen. Lease to James Gray of farm at Steen Hook about six miles north of the city of Albany on the west side of the Hudson River; three pieces containing 30 acres. Lease for 10 years from April 1, 1772. Tenant to pay all taxes, except quit rent, and annual rent of £30. December 2, 1771. D.S., 2 pieces (39 x 33.5 cm., each piece) 6978

 

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