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Collection Reference Number GLC02437.03698
From Archive Folder The Henry Knox Papers [0082] October-December 1787 
Title Alexander Fullerton to Henry Knox about Samuel Shaw's court case
Date 11 November 1787
Author Fullerton, Alexander (fl. 1785-1787)  
Recipient Knox, Henry  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Discusses a court case in which Samuel Shaw is defending himself against a Mr. Holker. Reports that the jury has been dismissed, having been unable to agree on a verdict. After polling the jury, Fullerton has found that eight of the jury members were in favor of awarding Mr. Holker $2300 with interest, and the other four were in favor of awarding Mr. Holker double that amount. Believes that Mr. Shaw does not stand a good chance of winning when a new trial is called, though Shaw's lawyers are still optimistic. Suggests it might be beneficial to remove it directly to the Supreme Court. Asks Knox to provide his opinion.
Subjects Revolutionary War General  Law  Finance  Judiciary  
People Knox, Henry (1750-1806)  Fullerton, Alexander (fl. 1785-1787)  Shaw, Samuel (1754-1794)  Holker, John (fl. 1787-1790)  
Theme Law
Sub-collection The Henry Knox Papers
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859