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Aedanus Burke, Elihu Hall Bay, Isaac Huger Partially Printed Document Signed dated: 15 March 1785 [Charleston, South Carolina], Signed by Burke as Associate Justice of the Court of Common Pleas and by Bay as plaintiff's attorney. The sheriffs of South Carolina were directed to "attach the Body of John Cart" to answer the lawsuit of Benjamin Baker for trespass with damages of one hundred pounds sterling. Signed on the verso by Isaac Huger as Sheriff of Charleston District.
One page, on laid paper with watermark with embossed paper seal over wax, W13" L8 1/4"

Provenance: Dr. & Mrs. C.G. Hopper, Jr. Collection

Other Notes: Aedanus Burke (1743-1802), Irish-born, emigrated to South Carolina before the American Revolution, where he served in the militia before he was appointed an associate justice of the Court of Common Pleas in 1778. He was later elected a representative from South Carolina to the First United States and then was elected a chancellor of the state Equity Court. Burke was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Carolina from 1796-99.

Elihu Hall Bay (c.1754-1838), Maryland-born, was an associate justice of the precursor to the South Carolina Supreme Court, and an associate justice of the Court of General Sessions and Common Pleas in 1791. Bay is also known for began the tradition of recording court decisions in South Carolina in 1809.

Isaac Huger (1743-1797), Colonial South Carolina-born, he was appointed a lieutenant colonel in the South Carolina militia and later commissioned as lieutenant colonel in the 1st South Carolina Regiment, and promoted to colonel in 1776, and promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the Continental Army in 1777. After Independence, Huger was appointed as the first federal marshal for South Carolina in 1789.

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February 10, 2023 11:00 AM EST
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Charlton Hall

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