Important Autographed Letter Signed by a contentious judge
1 page, 10 x 8 inches, Utica, February 24, 1843. Written to Thomas Hill Hubbard, an American lawyer, judge and Congressman who was also the business partner of Nicholas Devereux (founder of St. Bonaventure University), concerning a parcel of land of which Hunt claimed he was the rightful owner despite a title existing in the name of Nicholas Devereux. Hunt attempts to resolve the matter by requesting Hubbard or Devereux compensate him, in small part: "Mr. Devereux affirms me that he holds the title...and if either of you will assume the payment of the mortgage ($3000)...I will give any time that may be desired. I have made this suggestion to Mr. D. and yourself, neither of whom seemed inclined to accede. Should both Mr. Devereux and yourself decline any arrangement - I cannot do less than commence proceedings to obtain the return of the property itself..." Natural folds; addressed on the back of the accompanying blank page. Very good(+) condition.
American Jurist and Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, best known for his landmark decision whereby he presided over The United States v. Susan B. Anthony. Anthony argued that she was constitutionally guaranteed the right to vote and had not broken the law when she voted in the Presidential election of 1872. Hunt disagreed, finding that Anthony had broken the law, and he ordered a jury to deliver a verdict of guilty and fined her $100.00.