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Account Book, New York City, 1795-1798. [xxiii], 326 pp. Quarto by  John H Manuscript; Remsen - 1798 - from The Lawbook Exchange Ltd (SKU: 70503)

Account Book, New York City, 1795-1798. [xxiii], 326 pp. Quarto

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Account Book, New York City, 1795-1798. [xxiii], 326 pp. Quarto

by Manuscript; Remsen, John H

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1798. Late Eighteenth-Century Account Book of a Notable New York Attorney [Manuscript]. Remsen, John H. [c.1770-1798]. [Account Book]. New York, 1795-1798. [xxiii], 326 pp. Quarto (9-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Reverse calf, blind fillets and panels to boards, rebacked retaining parts of existing spine, raised bands, blind ornaments and lettering piece (reading "Register") to spine, marbled endpapers. Moderate rubbing with wear to extremities, a few stains and slash marks to boards, hinges cracked, front free endpaper and preliminary leaves loose, one leaf and parts of two others removed. Moderate toning to interior, text in neat hand to rectos and versos of most leaves, a few early manuscript jottings to front endleaf, small library stamp and marks to its verso. $7,500. * With a thumb-tabbed index of cases. John H. Remsen was a New York lawyer and notary public who served as private secretary to New York governor John Jay. This volume records work done and fees charged by Remsen on hundreds of cases in the Mayor's Court, the Federal District Court, and the New York Supreme Court. Most of these cases were initiated from September 1795 to September 1796. Among the more noteworthy cases, Remsen represented the Bank of the United States in a protracted suit against Loyalist publisher James Rivington (pp. 169 and 170). He also represented a group led by John Jay and George Clinton.


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