Lot #7462
Judah Benjamin Document Signed

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Estimate: $400+

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British-born American politician and lawyer (1811-1884) who, after serving in the US Senate and rejecting nomination to the Supreme Court, served variously as attorney general, secretary of war, and secretary of state for the Confederacy. Partly-printed DS, signed “Benjamin, atty,” one page, 8 x 13, September 25, 1837. Petition to the "Judge of the District Court, in and for the First Judicial District of Louisiana," filled out entirely in Benjamin's hand and signed at the conclusion as the petitioner's attorney. In part: "John Hall who resides in New Orleans respectfully shows that J. F. Perrault and Adolphe Duhart who reside in New Orleans are justly and truly indebted unto petitioner in the full sum of Five hundred and thirteen 66 2/3/100 dollars." In very good condition, with toning and staining, reinforcement on the reverse to paper loss along the edges, and nearly complete separation to the central horizontal fold. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: The Lawrence Miller Collection
  • Dates: May 14 - May 21

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