1785 Connecticut Court Document Ordering the Arrest of an Absconding Debtor [Manuscript]. [Connecticut]. [Writ from the State of Connecticut Ordering the Seizure of Goods of an Absconding Debtor]. [Hartford or New Haven]: August 9, 1785. 2 pp. 13-1/2" x 8" bifolium, docketed on verso. Horizontal fold lines, a few with minor tears, light edgewear, light browning and minor edgewear, horizontal and vertical fold lines, content in neat, legible hand. $450. * Addressed to the sheriff and deputy sheriff of Windham County, "or either of the Constables of the Town of Lebanon," this writ orders the arrest of Abraham Bliss and his deliverance to court in New London. This writ was issued because Bliss had defaulted on the repayment of 135 "Spanish Milled dollars" to Daniel and Joshua Lathrop. It also fines Bliss 50 pounds and directs the writ to be served to his attorney, David Turnbull of Lebanon.
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