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HOOPER, Robert Lettiee, jurist. He was chief justice of New Jersey from 1724 till 1728, and again from 1729 till his death in 1739. He resided in Perth Amboy and was a warden in St. Peter's church.--His son, Robert Lettiee, born in 1709; died in Trenton, New Jersey, 25 April, 1785, purchased property in Trenton in 1751, and was deputy quarter-master-general in 1778. On 12 July, 1782, he issued an address to "prevent trade and intercourse with the enemy," and was a member of the first committee of nine, 19 July, 1782, and chairman of the second committee, on 22 July, to carry this object into effect.--His son, Robert Lettice, was elected president of the legislative council in 1785.
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