SOLD SOLD SOLD 1774 Judgement by Chief Justice John Rutledge of Husband vs Williams
This is a February 1, 1774 Judgement signed by Chief Justice John Rutledge settling a dispute by Husband and Williams. Easily read I leave it to you to do so. Given the date, this is before he was the United States Chief Justice; however, a Judge under King George. I could find no readily available info on James Frail / Trail the C.C.P. (Court of Common Pleas). However, he was almost certainly a “clerk” for Judge Rutledge. Measuring 9.5 by 7.875 inches; it is in very good condition; minimal loss at right side. Can be handled with ordinary care.
John, Hugh and Edward Rutledge were brothers.
John Rutledge (September 17, 1739 – July 23, 1800) was the second Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. A lawyer and later a judge, Rutledge was a delegate to the Stamp Act Congress and the Continental Congress, President and then Governor of South Carolina during the American Revolution, a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of 1787, and an Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court as well as the Second Chief Justice. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Rutledge
Edward https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Rutledge Rutledge had a successful law practice with his partner, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney Edward Rutledge was the youngest of all the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Hugh http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=89394854 In 1783 Rutledge was the Speaker of the House of Representatives in South Carolina, and at the time of his death in 1811 he was the Senior Judge of the Court of Equity of South Carolina. A veteran of the American Revolution.