First Judicial District Court. The State of Louisiana .... [Citizens Bank of Louisiana vs. Hagan, Niven & Co., & Buchanan, Hagan & Co.].

1837 Writ of execution to examine witnesses in Philadelphia for a banking lawsuit in New Orleans


Writ of execution issued by New Orleans judge Charles Watts in the case of Citizens Bank of Louisiana vs. Hagan, Niven & Co., & Buchanan, Hagan & Co.

The writ of execution or commission was issued to Philadelphia notary public, Francis J. Trubat. he is directed “diligently to examine all Witnesses whatever” for both the plaintiffs and the defendants. The document is signed by the New Orleans court clerk P. Le Blanc and, on the verso, by Trubat.

The writ was issued on June 20, 1837, just a little over a month after banks in New York City suspended payment in specie. This action by banks in New York was a significant indicator of the financial crisis involving speculation known as the Panic of 1837.


Description: First Judicial District Court. The State of Louisiana .... [Citizens Bank of Louisiana vs. Hagan, Niven & Co., & Buchanan, Hagan & Co.].

New Orleans, Louisiana, June 20th. 1837. [1]p. Document Signed. Folio. 13 x 7¾ inches. Contemporary docketing on verso. Short splits at some folds; tanning and edge stains; corner paper loss.

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Price: $75.00