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Rhea, Jonathan (1759-1815) to Dr. Longstreet

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03150.02 Author/Creator: Rhea, Jonathan (1759-1815) Place Written: Trenton, New Jersey Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 November 1801 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 32.6 x 19.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Discusses a possible lawsuit being brought up against Longstreet by Major Freeman, "...your reputation will be materially involved - Property when compared to honest fame is but trash - Riches never gave happiness, but an approved conscience with a morsel of bread is in my opinion preferable to the wealth of the Indies if obtained by fraud & swindling..." Advises him to take action and contact Mr. Stockton to avoid further trouble. Identified as a copy in the docket.

Background Information: Rhea served as clerk of the New Jersey Supreme Court, 1793-1806.

People: Rhea, Jonathan, 1759-1815
Longstreet, Dr., fl. 1801

Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Forgery and FraudCorruption and ScandalLawMorality and EthicsPhilosophy

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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