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James Otis, Physician. (1702 - 1778). Father of James Otis, prominent lawyer in the Province of Massachusetts Bay. His sons James Otis Jr. and Samuel Allyne Otis also rose to prominence, as did his daughter Mercy Otis Warren. He was often called "Colonel James" because of his military rank and also to distinguish between him and his famous son. Party-printed DS. 1 page. May 16, 1764. 8 1/2" x 6 3/4". An order to the Sheriff of Suffolk County to "Attach the Goods or Estate of William Frobisher of Boston to the Value of twenty-five Pounds…" for the unpaid amount due on a promissory note. On verso, Otis has detailed "And the dept. comes & saith he never promised ye Plaint. In a manner & for …as he above declares…J. Otis. And the Plaint. Reserving liberty to retract …J. Otis. Thus two full signatures of Otis. A fine Colonial Era document signed by this prominent individual. Some light toning.
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Twice Signed James Otis Document

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Auction closed on Sunday, August 27, 2023.
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