1 page, 6.5 x 4 inches, no place, no date, likely written as Judge Advocate, circa 1814, to Wm. Chisholm, in full: "Henry has been detained by me. Excuse him." Evenly toned and in very good condition.
Unites States Jurist and founder of the New York Law Institute and the Supreme Court of New York State. As a military officer he commanded a company of militia in the defense of New York City in the War of 1812.