Manuscript DS, signed as Governor-General of India, “Cornwallis,” one page, 9.5 x 14, October 9, 1786. Document issued to Chief Justice Elijah Impey and Supreme Court Judges Robert Chambers, John Hyde, and William Jones, in full: "We have the honor to transmit you Extract of a Letter from the President's Council of Fort St. George together with Copy of a Letter addressed to them stating the Circumstances for a Murder Committed near Maddepollam, similar to that perpetuated near Vizagapatam, and referred for your opinion in our Letter of the 2 July, and we request in conformity to the desire of the President and Council to be favored with your Sentiments thereon." Signed at the conclusion by Cornwallis, and countersigned by John Stables and Charles Stuart. In fine condition, with repairs to several small areas of paper loss, and to complete separation along the central horizontal fold.
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