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    Richard Stockton Legal Document Signed. Two pages, with original integral sheet present (now detached), 8.5" x 12.25", "New Jersey Supreme Court," [1769]. With the document offered here, Stockton represents Abraham Crusee and Jonathan Combs in a matter initiated by William Wilkins, whose deceased wife Martha named Crusee and Combs administrators of her will. In connection with this, a warrant had been issued requiring the presence of Crusee and Combs at Perth Amboy "on the first Tuesday in September next to answer to William Wilkins of a plea of trespass." Prior to her death, Martha Wilkins, had been the executrix of her father's (Obediah Wilkins) estate. On Crusee and Combs' behalf, Stockton argues that there are inconsistencies in the wills and papers of Obediah Wilkins and Martha Wilkins as to what Crusee and Combs' exact authority is with regard to her combined estate. Document is toned with heavy edge wear and small areas of paper loss. Docketed on verso of last page.

    Richard Stockton was as signer of the Declaration of Independence who made his living as a lawyer and legislator. On November 30, 1776, Stockton was dragged from his bed by loyalists in the middle of the night, who turned him over to the British. He was imprisoned at New York's Provost Prison, during which time his health was ruined and his home was occupied by General Cornwallis, whose men confiscated or destroyed his crops, livestock, and all his household belongings, and burned what was then one of the finest libraries in all the colonies.


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