Family of 1790 Jurist Fights North Carolina for Documents

Posted by admin on Dec 20, 2010

James Iredell, one of the first U.S. Supreme Court justices, and father of the state’s 23rd governor, was a prolific letter writer.

His scrawled communications to family, friends and 18th-century colleagues offer a rich and textured glimpse of the infancy of this country and state. The words of the political essayist and ardent Federalist once were transported by horseback over a land he would help shape. They are at the root of a legal battle in Wake County Superior Court.

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