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Description: This 1787 vellum manuscript document is signed by Revolutionary War General Philip Schuyler in response to a court summons. The verso reads: “It is Commanded to the Sheriff that he take Philip Schuyler Esq Executor of the last Will and Testament of John Bradstreet deceased if he may be found in his Bailiwic and him safely keep that he may have his Body before the People of the State of New York on the third Tuesday of October next to answer John Glen in a plea of Trespass and that he have there then this precept.” Schuyler acknowledges the summons and signs “Ph. Schulyer” after the statement: “I promise to appear at the return of the within precept and pray the Court that my appearance may be entered accordingly.”

Philip Schuyler (1733-1804) served in the Continental Congress, was a Major General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and was a U.S. Senator in the first United States Congress.

John Bradstreet (1714-1774) was a British Army officer during the King George’s War, the French and Indian War, and Pontiac’s War. He served as a Quartermaster General in Albany during the French and Indian War where he met Philip Schuyler. Schuyler ended up naming his son John Bradstreet Schuyler in honor of his friend.

John Glen (1735-1828) was a Quartermaster during the American Revolution, and his 1740 mansion still stands in Schenectady, NY.

Measures approximately 2″ x 9 3/4″. Item #A01729

Condition: Remnants of perforated seal, an area of soil on vertical fold line. Generally good condition.