Creator

Date Original

1825 June 17

Description

This collection contains one promissory note from James Ball to Samuel Hall, witnessed and signed by Chester Ashley, dated June 17, 1825.

Biographical/Historical Note

Chester Ashley (1790-1848) was born in Massachusetts and studied law in Connecticut before moving to Little Rock, capitol of the Arkansas Territory in 1820. There, he practiced law with Robert Crittenden, and the two founded the Rose Law Firm, which, at 200 years old in 2020 was purported to be the oldest business in Arkansas and oldest law firm west of the Mississippi River. Ashley served as a U.S. Senator from Arkansas, and Ashley County is named for him.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.083.006

Resource Type

Text

Collection

James Ball promissory note, SMC.083.006

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

James Ball promissory note, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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