1825 Philip Hooker Signed Receipt for Road Paving in Front of Future Albany, NY Mayor’s Home

1825 Philip Hooker Signed Receipt for Road Paving in Front of Future Albany, NY Mayor’s Home
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Price: $75.00

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Description: Philip Hooker (1766-1836), the Albany, NY architect responsible for Hyde Hall, the façade of the Hamilton College Chapel, the Albany Academy, Albany City Hall, and the original New York State Capitol, signed this 1825 receipt for $12.12 owed to John Carter for road work done in front of Francis Bloodgood’s home. Francis Bloodgood (1775-1840) served as mayor of Albany  in 1831 and again in 1833.
 
The verso has a written statement signed by Philip Hooker as City Superintendent which asserts that Carter was “employed in paving for Mr. Bloodgood”, a statement which is then approved by a clerk of the Common Council. The verso also has a statement signed by David Wooster acknowledging the receipt of the $12.12 payment on behalf of John Carter. The receipt is accompanied by an addendum penned by John Carter asking for his payment to be given to Wooster.
 
Receipt measures: 6 ½” x 7 ¾”. Addendum measures: 4 ½” x 7 ¾”. Item #A01111.
 
Condition: Fold lines, minor stains, spots of sealing wax from where the receipt and addendum were once attached, overall in good condition.