Brearly, David, 1745-1790

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Brearley was a New Jersey lawyer, served as an officer in the Continental Army in the Revolutionary War and was a delegate from New Jersey to the U.S. Constitutional Convention and a signer of the U.S. Constitution. He was the New Jersey Supreme Court Chief Justice from 1779-1789 and was appointed a federal judge in 1789 but died shortly thereafter.

From the description of [Letter] 1788 May 27, Trenton, [N.J. to] Governor Livingston / David Brearley. (Smith College). WorldCat record id: 173819534

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From the description of David Brearly correspondence, 1784. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79451329

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referencedIn Houghton Library printed book provenance file, A-D. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Brearly, David, 1745-1790. [Letter] 1788 May 27, Trenton, [N.J. to] Governor Livingston / David Brearley. Smith College, Neilson Library
referencedIn Dayton, Jonathan, 1760-1824. Papers, 1783-1819. Rutgers University
referencedIn Allinson family. Papers, 1761-1909 (bulk 1761-1798, 1809-1811, 1824-1883). Rutgers University
creatorOf Stevens family. Stevens family papers, 1663-1959. New Jersey Historical Society Library
creatorOf David Brearly legal document, 1780 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Brearly, David, 1745-1790. David Brearly correspondence, 1784. Library of Congress
creatorOf Ely, Edwin A., 1836-1927,. Autograph collection, ca. 1663-1890. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn American Philosophical Society Archives. Record Group IIa, 1743-1806 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Statesman autograph collection, 1680-1965. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Clarke, Benjamin, 1742-1818?. Deed, 1794 Apr. 20. Historical Society of Princeton
creatorOf Brearly, David, 1745-1790. ADS, 1788 November 15, New Jersey, to the Sheriff of the County of Monmouth. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Stevens family. Papers, 1663-1959. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Shreve, Israel, 1739-1799. Papers, 1741-1813 (bulk 1775-1794). Rutgers University
referencedIn United States Constitution Collection, 1773-1944, (bulk 1787-1919) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Brearly, David, 1745-1790. ALS, 1789 May 25, Trenton, to Oliver Ellsworth. Copley Press, J S Copley Library
referencedIn Jared Sparks collection of documents concerning the American Revolution, 1740-1866 . Houghton Library.
creatorOf New Jersey. Court of Appeals. Indictment, 1785 May 21. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Wharton, Samuel, 1732-1800. Samuel Wharton manuscript, [ca. 1770-1772]. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn United States Constitution collection, 1773-1944 (bulk 1787-1919). Library of Congress
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associatedWith Clarke, Benjamin, 1742-1818? person
associatedWith Dayton, Jonathan, 1760-1824. person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Ellsworth, Oliver, 1745-1807. person
associatedWith Ely, Edwin A., 1836-1927, person
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associatedWith Livingston, William, 1723-1790, correspondent. person
associatedWith New Jersey. Court of Appeals. corporateBody
associatedWith Shreve, Israel, 1739-1799. person
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correspondedWith Stevens family. family
associatedWith Stevens family. family
associatedWith Wharton, Samuel, 1732-1800. person
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United States
United States
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Birth 1745-06-11

Death 1790-08-16

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