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One of Washington's original appointee's to Supreme Court
Wilson, James

James Wilson, Supreme Court Justice -signed receipt, June 5, 1795, Richmond, one page. A promissory note for $1,000 signed “James Wilson”. There are ink cancellations marks on the paper which touch the “n” of Wilson’s signature and some show-through of old tape repair on the back, otherwise it is in good condition.

The Scottish born Constitutional theorist was a somewhat unrecognized leader in the forming of the Constitution. Wilson was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a leading voice for a strong federal government. As a member of the Constitutional Convention he made significant contributions to the framing of our current Constitution. He was one of George Washington’s original appointments to the Supreme Court. [#2423]