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Miscellaneous manuscripts, 1784-1890.

Author/Creator:
Wilson, James, 1742-1798.
Publication:
1784-1890.
Format/Description:
Manuscript
3 items (3 leaves).
Subjects:
Pennsylvania. Court of Common Pleas (Philadelphia County).
Law -- United States -- Pennsylvania -- History -- 18th century.
Form/Genre:
Bonds.
Etchings.
Petitions.
Biography/History:
James Wilson was a Pennsylvania jurist and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Summary:
Petition to John Dickinson, President of the Supreme Executive Council of the State of Pennsylvania, dated 17 April 1784 in Philadelphia and signed by James Wilson, Jonathan D. Sergeant, Alexander Wilcocks, William Lewis, William Bradford, Jr. and Jared Ingersol. The petitioners, who identify themselves as "the Practitioners of the Law in the Court of Common Pleas for the County of Philadelphia," request that the offices of Justice of the Peace and Judge of the Court of Common Pleas by kept separate; previously the Justices of the Peace had presided over the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia.
Bond signed by James Wilson for payment of 412 Pounds 6 Pence to Anne Brodeau. It is dated 28 June 1791 but includes a date of 1 September 1792 indicating the receipt from Wilson by Brodeau of $120 and a date of 28 January 1793 (?) indicating that the bond has been paid in full. Both receipts with signed by Anne Brodeau.
Etching of James Wilson by Max Rosenthal of Philadelphia, 1890.
Contributor:
Dickinson, John, 1732-1808.
Bradford, William, 1755-1795.
Brodeau, Anne.
Ingersol, Jared, 1749-1822.
Lewis, William, 1752-1819.
Rosenthal, Max, 1833-1917, etcher.
Sergeant, Jonathan Dickinson.
Wilcocks, Alexander, 1741-1801.
Pennsylvania. Supreme Executive Council.
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