[New York: 1818]. Printed in typescript, "To the Treasurer of the City of New-York," instructing payment to Thomas Rich of $482.23, "By order of Common Council." Signed as well by the Comptroller [G.N. Bleecker] and Clerk. Text surrounded by decorative border. An attractive and early New York City document. Very Good.
On the otherwise blank verso, Thomas Rich's name is signed in ink. Colden was also a Congressman, lawyer, president of the New York Manumission Society, author, and authority on the Erie Canal. Item #36736