Date Published: 1823
Binding: No binding
RARE DOCUMENT WITH SIGNATURES OF KEMPT AND STEWART.
2pp. Manuscript, size each page, 7-7/8 x 12-3/4 inches. Stitched and with faded seal.
Front page is the sworn statement of James Stewart regarding Gillam Pailer witnessing a document. Signed and dated at Nova Scotia, Halifax, Aug 12, 1823.
Page two is the confirmation of James Stewart, being subscribed to a certificate as is one of the judges in Supreme Court of Nova Scotia. Confirmation by James Kempt with seal and signed by him at the top Signed at the bottom by William Hill, Provincial Secretary's Office to the Magistrates of Halifax.
James Stewart was an American-born lawyer, judge and political figure in Nova Scotia. He represented Halifax County in the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia from 1798 to 1799. His name also appears as James Stuart. He was a member of the North British Society. Stewart came to Halifax with his father around 1780. He was educated in Halifax and at University of Edinburgh. In 1790, he married Elizabeth, the daughter of John Halliburton, a member of the Nova Scotia Council. Stewart was elected to the assembly in a 1798 by-election held following the death of Jonathan Sterns. In May 1798, he was named solicitor general. He became a justice in the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia in 1815.
KEMPT, Sir James, Lieutenant-Governor of Nova Scotia, 1820-1828, Administrator of the Government of Canada, 1828-1830; .