Manuscript Document, signed in secretarial hand by all three as court-appointed referees, denying one “Woodbridge” any title or claim to lands mentioned in the “Tess declaration”. Massachusetts Salem, George Cabot, John Choate, William Shillaber.

Salem Elite, 1789

Manuscript Document, signed in secretarial hand by all three as court-appointed referees, denying one “Woodbridge” any title or claim to lands mentioned in the “Tess declaration”.

Salem, Mass: June 7, 1789.

One page, on single folio sheet (bottom half torn away); docketed on verso with address panel “To Oliver Parsons Esq. / President of the Board of Health / Salem”. 6-1/2 x 7-5/8 inches. Salem Elite, 1789. Lower half of sheet torn away, without apparent loss. In clue morocco-backed cloth folder. Item #247287

George Cabot (1751-1823) was an American merchant, seaman, and politician, born in Salem, who became a member of the Masschusetts Provincial Congress (1775-1776); delegate to the state constitutional convention in 1777; the Director of the Massachusetts Bank in 1784; delegate to the state convention that adopted the United States Constitution in 1787; and a member of the US Senate from Massachusetts from 1791-1796.
John Choate was a judge representative to the Masschusetts State Legislature from 1781-1788.

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