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BENJAMIN H. BREWSTER - SIGNATURE(S) 12/15/1885 - DOCUMENT 320782

 
BENJAMIN HARRIS BREWSTER
The Attorney General under President Arthur signs with his full name and address
Signature: "706 Chestnut Street/Philadelphia/Benjamin Harris Brewster/15 December 1885", 4¼x2¾. Benjamin Harris Brewster (1816-1888) was appointed by President Polk (1846) to adjudicate Cherokee Indian claims against the US Government. He was Attorney General of Pennsylvania (1867-1868) and later US Attorney General under President Arthur (1882-1885). Brewster is remembered for saying: "A lawyer starts life giving $500 worth of law for $5 and ends giving $5 worth for $500." He began 1885 as Attorney General, the Presidential terms then ending in March. Corners slightly worn. Slightly toned. Pencil notes (unknown hand) on verso. Fine condition.


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BENJAMIN H. BREWSTER
Born: October 13, 1816 in Salem, New Jersey
Died: April 4, 1888 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania





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