Lot #99
John Jay Document Signed

Governor Jay appoints the Assistant Attorney-General for "the Counties of Suffolk, Queens, Kings, Richmond and West-chester"

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Estimate: $2500+

Description

Governor Jay appoints the Assistant Attorney-General for "the Counties of Suffolk, Queens, Kings, Richmond and West-chester"

Manuscript DS, one page both sides, 12.75 x 10.75, February 16, 1796. As the 2nd governor of New York, Jay appoints Nathaniel Lawrence as "Assistant Attorney-General for the District comprehending the Counties of Suffolk, Queens, Kings, Richmond and West-chester." Signed neatly in the lower border by John Jay, and countersigned on the reverse by Lawrence and Lewis A. Scott, the Secretary of State of New York. Impressively displayed in a shadowbox frame with an encapsulated original state seal of New York to an overall size of 20.25 x 21.5; window to frame backing reveals reverse of document. In fine condition, with some staining from the impressive seal, not at all affecting the signature.

Nathaniel Lawrence was a New York lawyer and politician (1761-1797) who, after fighting in the American Revolutionary War, served as a delegate to the New York State Convention that ratified the U.S. Constitution. He was a member of the New York State Assembly, served as the New York State Attorney General from 1792 to 1795, and, as this document confirms, was appointed Assistant Attorney General for the First District, comprising Suffolk, Queens, Kings, Richmond, and Westchester Counties. He worked in said post until his early death at the age of 36.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts Featuring Art and Literature
  • Dates: #645 - Ended October 12, 2022





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