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U.S. District Court. Morristown, New Jersey, 1799. Court Summons for Enoch Hobert

U.S. District Court. Morristown, New Jersey, 1799. Court Summons for Enoch Hobert

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Court summons form of William Nichols, Marshal to Enoch Hobert to served as Grand Juryman at the U.S. District Court at Morristown, New Jersey. September 16, 1799. Ernest Hobert was mariner and a charter member of The Society for the Relief of the Poor and Distressed Masters of Ships, their Widows and Children (1765-1812). It was known as the Sea Captains Club and was one of Philadelphia's most selective organizations and was limited to commanders of ships. They would not accept Tories into their membership as they were supporters of the American Revolution. Besides shipwrecks, any death of a ship's master was examined to provide the impoverished surviving widow or child aid. The document measures approximately 8" x 2 3/4". He is also found in the Pennsylvania Will Index with a will on April 21, 1755 which was authenticated (proved) September 9, 1782. Here 17 years later he is chosen as a Grand Juryman.


  • Bookseller: Alcuin Books, ABAA-ILAB US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 026086
  • Title: U.S. District Court. Morristown, New Jersey, 1799. Court Summons for Enoch Hobert
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Keywords: Society for the Relief of Poor and Distressed Masters of Ships; Morristown, Court, 1799; Sea Captains Club; Law in the Early Republic
  • Bookseller catalogs: Ships and the Sea; Law;


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