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Portable desks were commonly used by educated men and women. David Stone had one that he likely took with him on his travels as a politician and circuit judge. A circuit judge had to travel between several different courthouses to hear cases. In the 1800s travel between Windsor and Fayetteville, where Stone had court, took several days. The desk has a drawer which pulled out to hold paper, ink, and quills. The accompanying video describes the item. Date approximated.
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