Item #18552 Legal Receipt for administering the estate of Mr. Henry Hart. Law, New York State.

Legal Receipt for administering the estate of Mr. Henry Hart.

ALS receipt dated Albany, June 7th 1792. For costs in his suit against Mr. Dole, Henry & others, and an opinion given to him C. Cumpston & John Zabriskie respecting soldier's fertiss (?) cases. Signed "John Lansing Jun." 7 3/8 x 8 1/2:, couple of old folds flattened, slt. ruffled corners, very good overall. In addition to a summary on the verso, are the names R. Lush, Graham, Cumpston and Wallace.

John Lansing Jr. (1754 - 1829) was a prominent New York figure. He was appointed a Justice of the New York State Supreme Court in 1790 and on 15 February 1798 he was elevated to the post Chief Justice. In 1801, he also became the second Chancellor of New York, succeeding Robert R. Livingston. In 1814 he became a regent of the University of New York. Lansing vanished on December 12, 1829 New York City, and the cause of his death remains a mystery. It is conjectured that he was murdered by people whose projects he opposed. One of the pivotal cases he handled was ruling against the monopoly held by Robert Fulton and Robert Livingston in the steam navigation on the Hudson River. Item #18552


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