On the day Ed Johnson's lawyer filed a writ of error and asked the
Tennessee Supreme Court to postpone Johnson's execution, Shipp's future lawyer
answers an autograph request.
ALS: "Judson Harmon", 1p, 8½x11. Cincinnati, Ohio, 1906
February 20. To J. Elmer Christie, Nyack, N.Y. In full: "I take
pleasure in complying with your request for an autograph letter. I have not, as
you see, permitted myself to lose entirely the art of penmanship, as some seem
to have done in this age of stenography. You will observe, too, that mine is
another instance of a lawyer not sticking to the law. You will find, as you
advance in the profession, that the call of duty often takes a lawyer out of the
practice for a time, though if he be devoted to his profession he will always
return to it, as I shall do." Penned as Receiver of the Cincinnati,
Hamilton & Dayton Railway Co. and Pere Marquette Rail Road Co. JUDSON
HARMON (1846-1927), an Ohio state judge, became US Attorney General under
President Cleveland (1895-1897). Harmon served two terms as Governor of
Ohio (1909-1913), winning re-election over future President Warren Harding.
He sought the Democratic Presidential nomination in 1912. Folds, one vertical
runs between the "so" in Judson. Fine condition.
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