[1807 Document Signed by Elisha Boudinot, Revolutionary War Patriot and New Jersey Supreme Court Justice].
Indenture for pew rent at the First Presbyterian Church in Newark, New Jersey signed by Elisha Boudinot, Revolutionary War Patriot and New Jersey Supreme Court Justice, here signing on behalf of the church trustees. Elisha Boudinot entertained such men as Washington and Hamilton at his home in Newark. The Indenture is between the trustees and Ephraim Morris for pew 139, “situated at the East end of the Church.” The document is witnessed by Julia Boudinot. Three annotations on the verso concerning the indenture are dated 1814, 1818, and 1826; the annotations are signed by Phebe Burnet and Mary Greene; Charles T. Shipman; and A Campbell, respectively. It is interesting to note that the Indenture form itself was printed in the 18th century and continued in use late into the first decade of the 19th century.
Description: [1807 Document Signed by Elisha Boudinot, Revolutionary War Patriot and New Jersey Supreme Court Justice].
[Newark, New Jersey. January 1, 1807]. p. Partly-Printed Document Signed. Approx. 8 x 10¼ inches. Red wax seal. Docketing with manuscript annotations on verso. Staining, not affecting legibility; some separations at folds and minor edge losses; Fair.
From George Washington to Elisha Boudinot, 29 March 1777 [National Archives] accessed online: “Elisha Boudinot (1749–1819), a Newark, N.J., attorney and the younger brother of the Continental commissary of prisoners, Elias Boudinot, kept GW [George Washington] informed about the activity of British vessels in New York Harbor. Elisha Boudinot became commissary of prisoners for the state of New Jersey in December 1778. After the war he was an active land speculator and promoter of manufacturing, and from 1798 to 1804 he served as a justice on the New Jersey Supreme Court.”