Judah P. Benjamin Document Signed "J. P. Benjamin". One page, handwritten on 6.75" x 12.5" plain sheet laid down to modern matboard, New Orleans, July 28, 1838. This legal document, an affidavit by Thomas Curry regarding a debt of $355.00 owed by the insolvent G. G. Glenn is endorsed at the close by Benjamin, a commercial lawyer, with "By virtue of the above power I vote for Thos Curry Esq as Syndic..." Benjamin (1811-1884) had a long and varied public career. His service in the Louisiana state legislature, the U.S. Senate (where he was the second Jew to serve in that position), and the C.S.A. cabinet in three positions (attorney general, secretary of war, secretary of state) makes Benjamin material very appealing to a wide range of collectors. Included is an engraved metal plate and a reproduction photo ready to assemble into a handsome framed display. Very good condition with some edge roughness and fold weakness though with bold and legible writing.

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