A partnership agreement between a 19th century senator and governor creating the ancestor of the Rose Law Firm dating to 1820 has been donated to the Historic Arkansas Museum.
Sen. Chester Ashley, whose mansion once stood where I am now typing this blog item, and Gov. Robert Crittenden signed the agreement; both were among the most prominent figures of Arkansas’s territorial period. The document was presented to HAM Commissioner Frances Ross by Rogers Cockrill, a descendent of Ashley, and Herb Rule, who was with the Rose Law Firm until he decided to make a race for 2nd District Congress.
HAM’s press release said the document “will be the visual centerpiece of the museum’s growing collection of Chester Ashley family documents, furniture, silver and art.”