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Atwater, Reuben.

Document Signed by REUBEN "ATTWATER" AS ACTING GOVERNOR OF MICHIGAN TERRITORY, 1811.

Detroit, MI 1811 Two sheets, approx 12 x 8 joined (with wax) at ends to product one longer sheet, with most of the manuscript on one side, paper over red was seal, edges worn and badly cut, overall toning, some spotting from wax else a nicely penned document. Francois Laselle, a Justice of the Peace in Eries (Michigan) writes a deposition from John Baptiste Dubrey (?) concerning the allegations of perjury of Alexander Ewing in a trail (five or six years before) where Dubrey was a juror. SIGNED BY LASELLE AND DUBREY. At bottom (and reverse) is another neatly (secretarial) penned statement to whit Reuben Attwater ". . .acting as Governor in the Absence of His Excellency William Hull . . . " certifies that LaSelle is a Justice of the Peace and is qualified to take the deposition, dated November 25, 1811 in Detroit. SIGNED BELOW BY REUBEN ATTWATER. Also known as Reuben Atwater, he was the Secretary of Michigan Territory. There is a street named after Reuben and it is literally at the water. Scarce signature.


Book Id: 98-9451

Price: $350.00

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