SELAH B. STRONG - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 02/20/1928 - HFSID 286542
Sale Price $90.00
SELAH B. STRONG
TLS on New York State Supreme Court letterhead (1928), concerning ownership of a cemetery on Long Island
Typed Letter signed: "Selah B. Strong", 1 page, 8x10. Brooklyn, New York, 1928 February 20. On his letterhead as Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York to "Dear Martin". In full: "I have your letter of the 17th, referring to the cemetary [sic] on the neck. Some years ago the Strongs conveyed a plot in the cemetary to H.W. Later the cemetary was incorporated and the Strongs deeded to the corporation. H. W. also deeded to the corporation and received a deed back from it. The lines of the cemetary were later changed and I do not know exactly what effect that would have in the description in the deed to H. W. I suppose that Care should receive a deed from her father's estate but that the question of the new lines should be looked up before the deed is given. I believe that there were some monuments there at one time and that the northerly line ran somewhere near the northerly fence, if not to it. That of course, was the old fence and the present fence and the present fence is about thirty feet north. Of course I would like to keep some records in the cemetary books as to what you do. These books are all at Seatucket. With best regards, I am, Sincerely yours". Selah B. Strong, the grandson and namesake of Selah Brewster strong, a Revolutionary War hero who spied for George Washington, was Justice of the Second District, N.Y. State Supreme Court from 1921 to 1934, and afterwards a judge of the Court of Appeals. A bill of impeachment was brought against Strong in the State Assembly in 1922 for allegedly abusive treatment of lawyers, litigants and witnesses, but other members found the charges too insubstantial to proceed with a trial. Strong wrote an article about his grandfather, who hosted George Washington's visit to Long Island in 1790, but the older Strong's espionage career was not known until later. Two filing holes at left edge. Top left corner creased. One horizontal two vertical fold creases. Pencil note (unknown hand) at top right corner. Otherwise fine condition.
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