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1827 CT Summons Signed by William L. Storrs

1827 CT Summons Signed by William L. Storrs


in 1827 William L. Storrs was a Justice of the Peace in Middletown, CT, prior to becoming a Representative from the State of Connecticut to the House of Representatives.

In this document, he is “commanding” the Sheriff of the County of Middlesex CT to summon Ocraw Daniels of Middletown to appear and answer to the plea of Charles Rosier of Middletown to pay back the five dollars he owed him.

William L. Storrs signed this document as “Justice of the Peace”

From (the history of the US House of Representatives): “STORRS, William Lucius, (brother of Henry Randolph Storrs), a Representative from Connecticut; born in Middletown, Conn., March 25, 1795; was graduated from Yale College in 1814; studied law and was admitted to the bar in Whitestown, N.Y., in 1817; returned to Connecticut the same year and commenced practice in Middletown; member of the state house of representatives 1827-1829 and again in 1834; served as speaker in 1834; elected as an Anti-Jacksonian to the Twenty-first and Twenty-second Congresses (March 4, 1829-March 3, 1833); was not a candidate for renomination in 1832; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth Congress and served from March 1839 until his resignation in June 1840; appointed associate judge of the Connecticut Supreme Court in 1840 and promoted to chief justice in 1856, in which capacity he served until his death; professor of law in the Wesleyan University at Middletown 1841-1846; professor of law at Yale College in 1846 and 1847; died in Hartford, Conn., June 25, 1861; interment in Old North Cemetery.”

Condition: Very good. Has soft old folds, no tears. Dated September 24, 1827. Size 6.5 x 7.5 inches.

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