"The Parties in this Cause Have Chosen You Referees..." [Pennsylvania]. [Summons to Appear as Referees in a Debt Dispute]. Horsham, Pennsylvania, October 26, 1846. 6-3/4" x 8" part-printed document completed in manuscript and signed by justice of the peace Charles Palmer, summary of judgement and autograph signatures of four men (including Palmer) dated November 2, 1846 to verso. Moderate toning, horizontal and vertical fold lines, light creasing to edges, two small holes (from ink oversaturation) near top-edge affecting manuscript text on verso without loss to legibility. An interesting item. $350. * This document calls William Palmer, Joseph Yerkes and Abraham Allen to meet at the house of Jacob Kirks in Horsham, Pennsylvania (presumably chosen as neutral territory) and act as referees in a debt dispute between two men. Their penalty for noncompliance was two dollars apiece. Ultimately, the men, after hearing "the parties their proofs and alegations [sic]", found for the defendant and ordered a sum of $110 be paid.
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