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Walter Clark certificate

 Collection — Folder: S262
Identifier: S0262

Scope and Contents

This certificate testifies to the good character of Walter Clark of Vevay, Switzerland County, Indiana. Signers were: John T. Deming, Ebenezer Stanton, Richard Dumont, William Cotts, John Francis Dufour, James McClure, A. B. Dumont, George Cross, H. B. Howell, Rawleigh Day, John B. Minola, William Paxton, Paxton W. Todd, Owen Todd, David McCormick, John Dumont, and Isaac Stanley. A few names could not be read. The men signed the certificate on December 31, 1816, and the court clerk, John Francis Dufour, signed and sealed it on January 14, 1817.


  • 1817

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

Walter Clark is mentioned in Perret Dufour's 1925 book "The Swiss Settlement of Switzerland County, Indiana." On pages 52 and 373, the story of David Bebee's trial for selling unwholesome meat listed the men on the jury. Walter Clark is one of the twelve.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase from Schultz and Schultz in 1933.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2014/06/12 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Walter Clark certificate
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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