ASSOCIATE JUSTICE JAMES WILSON - DOCUMENT SIGNED 7/1773 - HFSID 266570
JAMES WILSON. Partly Printed DS: "Wilson" on verso, 1p, 12½x4. Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1773 April 24. Colonial document issued in the name of
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JAMES WILSON. Partly Printed DS: "Wilson" on verso, 1p, 12½x4. Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1773 April 24. Colonial document issued in the name of "George the Third", ordering the Sheriff of Cumberland County to bring Thomas Moore "before our Justices at Carlisle at our next County Court of Common Pleas" to be held on July 20th "to answer Robert Edgar of a Plea of Trespass...." Signed: "John Agnew" as Cumberland County Clerk. Docketed on verso in unknown hand: "No 112 To July Term 1773/Robert Edgar v Thomas Moore Capl Case". Signed at bottom by Wilson probably as Moore's lawyer. At the time of this document, James Wilson was practicing law in Carlisle, where he developed a reputation as the best lawyer in Pennsylvania. He was also teaching English literature. He was a Member of the Continental Congress (1774, 1775-1777, 1782, 1783, 1785-1787) and a Signer of the Declaration of Independence. Appointed as Associate Justice of the original Supreme Court by Washington in 1789, he served until his death in 1798. Fragile. Toned and browned. Plastic tape repairs on verso. Nicked edges. ¼-inch separations at top and bottom of mid-vertical fold. All text intact. Wilson's signature in fine condition.
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