DescriptionWilliam P. Duval Document Signed "W.P. Duval". One page, 7.75" x 5.5", August 1809. A legal petition, demanding Samuel Stevenson pay the sum of $110.60 to the plaintiff, Benjamin Edwards. In part: "...he pays Judgement for his debt and damages for the detention of the the [sic] same together with his costs &c". Am itemization of the plaintiff's costs for the case is listed on the verso.
William Duval (1784-1854) grew up in Virginia, but moved to Kentucky to study law and open a practice. He served with a unit of mounted volunteers during the War of 1812, and later as a member of the House of Representatives from 1813-1815. After his time in Congress, he was appointed by James Monroe as Governor of the territory of Florida, and selected Tallahassee as the capital.
Condition: Toned, slightly darker along folds. Signature is bold.
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