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DUANE, James (1733-97).

From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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This New York revolutionary leader and jurist served in the first Continental Congress (1774, until 1783) and helped draft the colonists' statement of rights; he also served as New York attorney general (1767) and as state senator (1783-90); appointed mayor of New York in 1784, he served until 1789; Washington appointed him first judge of the U.S. District Court for New York. DS, 1p, 8" X 11 3/4", New York, NY, 1787 March 16. Good. Some edgewear and age toning, with mild dampstaining visible. Legal document in which one Sayrs Crane acts as "Assignee of the Estate of John Walker an Insolvent Debtor lately confined in the Goal of the City of New York." Crane lists "two Several Laws of the Legislature of the State of New York" both intended "for the relief of Insolvent Debtors within this state" and "Swear[s] that [he] will Justly truly faithfully and impartially without any favour or Affection perform do and execute the Trust reposed in me. for the Best Benefit and Advantage of. the Creditors of the said John Walker." -- in other words, he will divvy up any assets of the deceased debtor among his creditors. Signed boldly by Crane at the conclusion, and signed by Duane at lower left along with his title of "Mayor." This intriguing piece has been double matted in dark grey and burgundy alongside a 4" X 5½" 19th century steel engraved portrait of Duane. The whole has been attractively framed in an ornate 1" cherry-finish frame (overall dimensions 19½" X 17¼). Bookseller Inventory # 23924

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