Nicholas Trott Manuscript Signed dated: 6 May 1713, [Charlestown] South Carolina
A directive to the Marshall of the Court of Common Pleas 'to Attach ye Goods & Chattels of David Adams Marin[er] one of the Pilots of Ashely River to compel him to appear in the said court to answer the "complaint of Joseph Palmer Marin[er], and late Master of the ship Roadway of a Plea of Trespass…."
One page, on laid paper with wax seal CCI, W11 3/4" L7 1/2"

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

Other Notes: Nicholas Trott (1663-1740) London-born, Attorney General of Bermuda; Attorney General and Naval Officer in South Carolina; Proprietor's Deputy on Council; Secretary and Register of the Province; Elected member of the Lower House of Assembly; Judge of Vice Admiralty; Became Chief Justice of South Carolina in 1703; began codification of South Carolina law shortly after he became chief justice, which became the first book printed in South Carolina in 1736.

  • Age discoloration. Portion of the paper under Trott's signature has eroded and the manuscript has been backed with another sheet to reinforce the page.

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