Richard Varick (1753-1831) was a lawyer and politician. He became Captain of the 1st New York Regiment under General Philip Schuyler in June 1775 and deputy muster-master general in September 1776. He was appointed Inspector General of West Point, and then served as Secretary to George Washington. He was the recorder of Deeds for New York between 1784 and 1789, and in that capacity signed this deed. He became mayor of New York City in 1789 (until 1801) after having served for two years in the New York State Assembly.


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