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Writ, Johnston, James vs. Smith, Reuben


 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-1993-26-0

Scope and Contents

This Writ (1993-26-0) is from a lawsuit between James Johnston and Reuben Smith, regarding a debt of $200 pounds.  The document, dated November 19, 1788,  begins with an order to the local constables from the presiding Justice of the Peace, Isaac Pardes, to summon Reuben Smith to appear before the Court of Common Pleas.  It then continues three years later, In Litchfield Superior Court regarding a bond between Johnston and Smith.


  • Created: 1788-1791
  • Other: Majority of material found in November 19, 1788
  • Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1992

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This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Biographical or Historical Information

Reuben Smith (1732-1804) was a graduate of Yale who lived in Litchfield where he was a doctor and served in political office. He was married to Abigail Hubbard Smith.

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Repository Details

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