Aaron Burr

Lawyer Aaron Burr represents a client whose property is to be seized by order of U.S. Attorney Richard Harison, former law partner of Alexander Hamilton


Autograph Docket unsigned “James Morrison v Nathaniel F. Mix} Attachment” on verso of blank integral sheet of a Manuscript Document Signed “Rich: Harison” as the first U.S. Attorney for the District of New York, 1p, 8” x 12.75”. Noted in the lower left of the document “Burr Atty” not in Burr’s hand. Light soiling at blank left edge, Small paper seal affixed with red wax in upper left. Fine condition.

Order to attach and seize property of Nathaniel F. Mix. Begins, “To the Sheriff of the City and County of New York Greeting Whereas it appears to e by the Oath of James Morison of the City of New York that Nathaniel F. Mix now or late of the City of New York Merchant is Indebted unto the said John M. Goetschines in the sum of Forty Pounds and upwards over and above all discounts, and whereas Proof has been made to me pursuant to the directions of the Act herein after mentioned that the said Nathaniel F. Mix is at present absconded from the State aforesaid or conceals himself within the same with intent and design to defraud the aforesaid John M. Goetschines…” Nix ran a button factory.

Earlier in 1799, Burr had founded the Bank of the Manhattan Company which began business on Wall Street on September 1, 1799. In later years it was absorbed into the Chase Manhattan Bank, which in turn became part of JPMorgan Chase.

Richard Harison (1747-1829), who had practiced law in partnership with Alexander Hamilton, was a delegate to the New York Convention which adopted the U.S. Costitution in 1788 and voted for adoption. He was a member of the New York State Assembly in 1788 and 1788-1789. Deputy Grand Master of Masons of New York from 1786-1788. Harison was appointed by President George Washington as the first United States Attorney for the District of New York and served from 1789-1801.


Item: 58233

Price: $500.00
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