Pomp Somerset vs. Richard Greenleaf (1776)
Pomp Somerset gives his attorney, Theophilus Parsons, a power of attorney before the case is called. Greenleaf fails to appear and Pomp, through Parsons, forgoes damages and costs but wins his case.
Essex Court of Common Pleas
- December 1776 Salem: Case filed and disposed
- Disposition: Monetary Damages: Defendant defaulted. Court ruled for Plaintiff who, in turn, remitted "all damages and costs whatsoever which should have been adjudged to him in this behalf" so Defendant was considered "acquitted & forever discharged."
- Power of Attorney given to T. Parsons by Pomp Somerset. Note that it is signed and sworn too before the trial date.
- Dated December 5, 1776 Writ for Trespass by Force & Arms and enslavement by Pomp Somerset against Richard Greenleaf.
- Judgement that Pomp should recover damages. Pomp, through his attorney, T. Parsons, remitted "all damages & costs whatsover which should have been adjudged to him."