A letter to Robert Yates regarding 30 acres of land in Hosick mortgaged by Mr. Sawyer. On side 1, the author lays out his motives for acquiring the property, including access to the "highway," proximity to the water, and the "use of a mill or mills." Side two is the author's personal reference to what the letter is.
January 21 1771
Leake, Robert W.
New York State Archives, New York State Engineer and Surveyor. Records of Surveys and Maps of State Lands, 1686-1892. Series A4016-77, Volume 7, Folder 129, Item c.
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