Court Document in Kent's Hand, Signed by Kent, February 5, 1806.
A Court Document in Kent's Hand, Signed by Kent [Manuscript]. Kent, James [1763-1847]. [Court Document in Kent's Hand, Signed by Kent]. [New York]: February 5, 1806. 4 pp. 12-3/4" x 8-1/4" bifolium, docketed on verso of second leaf. Horizontal fold lines, a few with minor tears, light browning and minor edgewear. Content in small hand filling one page. $950. * A recognizance composed and signed by Kent when he was chief justice of the New York Supreme Court. It concerned a sum of $1,600.00 owed to David Richardson by Rufus Backus. This debt was related to land owned in Washington County, NY. Kent, the great judge and legal scholar, is known for his path-breaking Commentaries on American Law (1826-1830) and precedent-setting career as chief justice of the New York Supreme Court (1804-1814) and chancellor of New York (1814-1823).
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