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James Duane


James Duane was a distinguished citizen of New York, when the colonial trials commenced. On account of his zeal and ability, he was elected a delegate to the first Congress, and he was an active patriot and statesman throughout the Revolution. In 1789 he was appointed judge of the district court of New York. He was the first mayor of the city of New York after its evacuation by the British forces. He died in 1797. Among his productions was a published law case, which displays his ability as a judge.

Source: Marshall, James V.. The United States Manual of Biography and History. Philadelphia: James B. Smith & Co., 1856. Page 136. (Some minor spelling changes may have been made.)


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