New law firm
Ambrose L. Jordan and Samuel Birdsall, have formed a connection in the Practice of Law: Their Office is one door south of Phinney’s Bookstore, in the village of Cooperstown, where commands relative to the profession will be received with pleasure. Cooperstown, Nov. 14, 1812.
COMMENT: Ambrose L. Jordan (1791-1865) had been a partner of Col. Farrand Stranahan (1778-1826). He was described as “a commanding figure, six feet tall, slim and graceful in stature; blue eyes that were at once keen and kindly added lustre to the impression produced by the sensitive features of his countenance. He had a profusion of brown curls and a complexion as fine as a woman’s. Dignified and courtly in manner, he was as brilliant in conversation as he was impressive and powerful as an orator....” He built his home, which still stands, on the north-west corner of Main and Chestnut streets, and his office was the small building behind it.
In 1820 Jordan moved to Hudson, N.Y., and eventually became a partner of Edward Clark (1811-1882), the founder of the Clark dynasty. In 1836 Clark married Jordan’s daughter, who brought the Clark family to Cooperstown.
Samuel Birdsall (1781-1872) began practice in Cooperstown, but moved to Waterloo, New York in 1817, where he spent the rest of his life. He served as a Democratic Member of Congress from 1837 to 1839.
Cure for kidney stones
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The subscriber returns his most grateful thanks to the Public for the liberal patronage and support he has received during the past year, it being much greater than even his most sanguine hopes could anticipate, his future exertions in every branch of the business, will warrant its continuance