COURT DOCUMENT FROM THE LAW PRACTICE OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON (1798). Alexander Hamilton.
COURT DOCUMENT FROM THE LAW PRACTICE OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON (1798)
COURT DOCUMENT FROM THE LAW PRACTICE OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON (1798)
COURT DOCUMENT FROM THE LAW PRACTICE OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON (1798)
COURT DOCUMENT FROM THE LAW PRACTICE OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON (1798)

COURT DOCUMENT FROM THE LAW PRACTICE OF ALEXANDER HAMILTON (1798)

1798. Handwritten legal document, bearing the stamp of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated October 28, 1798. Text appears to be in a secretary's hand, likewise the signature on recto ("Hamilton, Atty"). Appears to be a subpoena relating to a marine insurance case. Light age-toning overall, folded twice (once horizontally, once vertically), with some light soiling to right edge and very minor wear to court seal. Condition: Very Good Minus; Dimensions: 8.5" x 5"

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NOTES

Signature Belonging To: Hamilton, Alexander [Secretarial Hand] Date: October 28, 1798 Hamilton represented the defendants Richard Alsop and Samuel Wyllys Pomeroy in this suit brought by Robert Murray, James Murray and George Murray. The Murrays were prominent shippers in New York, and this was one of several cases ultimately consolidated by the New York Supreme Court over an unspecified matter. The defendant Richard Alsop was a writer and member of the 'Hartford Wits', and Pomeroy was his brother-in-law. Other relevant documents to this case can be found in"The Law Practice of Alexander Hamilton: Documents and Commentary", Vol. 2 at pp. 124 and 125. Additionally, this document was witnessed by Robert Yates, then-Chief Justice of New York - an Anti-Federalist whose private records of the Constitutional Convention were released posthumously as "Secret Proceedings and Debates of the Convention" in 1839. After Yates' retirement in 1798, James Kent oversaw this case.

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