WILLIAM POPE DUVAL (1784-1854). Duval was the first civilian governor of Florida Territory, holding that post from 1822 to 1834. Before that, he served as an United States Representative from Kentucky. ADS. 1pg. 7 ¾” x 6 ½”. 1812. N.p. [Kentucky]. An autograph legal document signed “Duval”. The document concerns a debt owed by Elizabethtown, Kentucky merchants Robert Bleakley and William Montgomery, who often did business with Abraham Lincoln’s father Thomas: “…is Bleakley & Montgomery & the Defs come & defend it was wrong & injury intended and for plea sath that the plaintiff his action aforesaid ought not to have & maintain because they say that they have paid the debt in the declaration mentioned and this they pray may be acquired of thy the country be Duval”. The document is in fine condition with dark ink and uneven margins. (Inventory #: 3810)
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