Partly-printed DS, signed “N. Hawthorne,” one page, 7 x 8, December 20, 1853. As consul of the United States at Liverpool, Hawthorne certifies that "William Norris, before whom the annexed affidavit of Joseph Rhodes hath been made is a Master Extraordinary in Chancery duly authorised to administer Oaths and Affirmations." In very good to fine condition, with trimmed edges, three small pieces of tape residue, and a light rectangular block of toning.
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