BLACKSTONE, WILLIAM. (1723-1780). English jurist, statesman, and author of Commentaries on the Laws of England, the first comprehensive treatment of English and constitution law. Partially printed DS. (“Wm. Blackstone”). 1p. Oblong 12mo. [London], February 15, 1773.
“Let the Pl[ain]t[iff’]s Attorney or Agent attend me at my Chambers in Serjeants Inn tomorrow morning at 9 of the clock in the forenoon to show cause why the Def[endan]t should not have till ten o’clock same day to plead in this cause…”
With a related docket signed by an attorney on the verso:
“I consent the Def[endan]t shall have till tomorrow Ten oClock to plead in this cause subject to the Forms in the … of Court, Basil … Pl[ain]t[iff’]s Atty 15 Febry 1773”