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NATHAN CLIFFORD
A Journal Kept By Supreme Court Justice Nathan Clifford For His Maine Legal Practice With Caleb Ayer, His Brother-In-Law
NATHAN CLIFFORD (1803-1881). Clifford was a diplomat, Congressman from Maine, United States Attorney General, and Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. Autograph Journal Signed. 1839-1848. Approximately 110 pages in total; 62 pages of text. An autograph journal signed “Nathan Clifford” on the inside front cover. A journal relating to Nathan Clifford and Caleb Ayer’s Maine law practice. It records income, expenses, and clients for both the firm and for Clifford personally. “1839 Nathan Clifford in acs. with C. R. Ayer Nov 16 To cash by your wife 3.16 “ 22 “ “paid G. Whitten 75 due him for work before you left home…Dec 7 To cash paid H Tobbetts for calico & Bush salt 2.42…Nov 20 By Cash received in case state as Um. Duegin 2d & charged to you on Co. book 3 50…Account of Work Oct 21 One doll of Highway Tax worked out in Shapleigh by William Dunnely $1 00 Oct 23 One Days work of Luke Newbegin fixing house & shed…Account of money due by S Clifford 1848 for N Clifford Dec 21. Cash for balance Mark Roberts note give up 101.00 29 to of Wentworth Sibley endorsed 28 00…”. Some prominent names are mentioned throughout, such as Maine Governor Fairfield, Benjamin Webster and many others. Some of the entries many be in the hand of Clifford’s wife Hannah. Clifford was the Unites States Attorney General at the end of the time covered in the journal. He later became an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. The journal is in very good condition with light tanning and foxing. The covers are the original quarter calf, rebacked and with marbled boards. [Attrib … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Stuart Lutz Historic Documents, Inc. [United States]
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