September 22, 2011
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KIRBY, Ephraim (1757-1804) American jurist, volunteered during the Revolution, seeing action in nineteen battles receiving thirteen wounds, published the influential volume "Reports of Cases Adjudged in the Superior Court of the State of Connecticut, from the year 1785 to May, 1788", later appointed the first superior court judge of Mississippi Territory, dying of fever there in 1804. Pair of Autograph Letters Signed totaling 4pp., 4to., concerning his official duties in Mississippi Territory, in part: "…[folio, Eastern, Penna., Oct. 2, 1803]…the President of the United States has been pleased to appoint me one of the commissioners for adjusting and settling all the claims of individuals to titles to land by virtue of English or Spanish grants in the Mississippi Territory. I shall not return until…next year…[4to., Fort Stoddert, Miss. Territory, July 5, 1804]…by recent [?] from the seat of government it appears that the law under which the commissioners were first appointed was…altered and amended during the last session of Congress. In consequence of this the board will not complete its business…until this autumn…[I] am inclined to believe that this climate is not much to be feared by northern people if they are careful…". Folds, some clean splits, boldly penned in very good condition.
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