Writ of Capius (Arrest Warrant), 1786

From the Court of Common Pleas is this Writ of Capius, shown here front and back ordering Sheriff Egbert Dumond to arrest Henry Parselour, who has been charged by John Delametter Junior with trespass. Also showing is the signature of "Clinton Clerk", none other than George Clinton. George Clinton, lawyer, Brigadier-General of the Revolutionary War, first Governor of the State of New York, and former Vice President of the United States, held the Office of Ulster County Clerk from 1759 to 1812. As such, his distinctive signature appears on many documents.