Lot 288: Influential American statesman and jurist (1755–1835) who served as the fourth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. ADS, signed "J. Marshall for P," three pages on two adjoining sheets, 7.25 x 12, no date but circa August 1785. Marshall outlines at length John Thornton's case against John Page in a suit over an unpaid debt from an estate for which Page was the executor. Several areas of professionally repaired paper loss affecting substantial portions of the text on the first two pages (the "for P" portion of the signature slightly affected by a repaired edge tear), and show-through from writing to opposing sides, otherwise very good condition.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs And Artifacts Auction 469
Wednesday, 10th February 2016
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