Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ledyard's POA From Aaron Burr

Benjamin Ledyard - The Frick Collection

As noted in An original paper upon early records in Cayuga County clerk's office...:

The first instrument recorded in this book is a power of attorney from Aaron Burr to Benjamin Ledyard, dated November 12, 1794, authorizing the latter to sell and convey any real property in the then Onondaga county belonging to Burr.

From the Magazine Of American History:

"In I793 the military bounty lands of New York were allotted in Onondaga County, and Major Ledyard receiving the appointment of clerk of the county, removed to the village of Aurora, and there established his office and built a cottage in which he resided with his family, and which was standing in 1843.  Here he was visited by his fellow soldiers, some of whom, among others Aaron Burr, bought lands in the neighborhood."

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