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President Lincoln at Home, Reading the scriptures to his son and wife
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inscription: lower right: "Aetats Suae / 24 /Ano 1718"
The subject, born in New York, was the son of Johannes (1666-1711) and Anna (Bancker) De Peyster, and was the namesake grandson of Johannes De Peyster (b. 1626) who came from Haarlem, Holland. He served three times as mayor of Albany, in 1729-31, 1732-33, and 1741-42. In the late 1730s and 1740s he was one of the commissioners of Indian affairs and was paymaster of the New York regiment in the French and Indian Wars (1755-56).
Bequest of Waldron Phoenix Belknap, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
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