William R. Caswell, Appointed Supreme Court Clerk

Order: 
Supreme Court Case Name: 
William R. Caswell, Appointed Supreme Court Clerk
Case Date: 
1861
Cause/Crime: 
Other

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County:

Division: 
East
Number of Pages: 
1
Notes / Description: 

Letter signed by R. J. McKinney, A. Wright & Robert L. Carruthers, declaring the post of Supreme Court Clerk vacant & appointing Caswell to the position. At the time the present Clerk, C. W. Nelson, had been absent for about 2 months for unknown reasons & had not been heard from. The writers charged him with failure to perform his duties. Letter dated 17 Jan. 1861. Caswell executed the bonds required by law, took the oath and "was duly qualified January 23, 1861."