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ANTOINETTE (MRS. CHARLES EVANS HUGHES) HUGHES - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 4/14 - HFSID 254683

On behalf of her husband (the Chief Justice) and herself, Mrs. Hughes accepts a dinner invitation from US Solicitor General James Crawford Biggs. (The Hughes's son had occupied that post under the previous President.)

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ANTOINETTE HUGHES (MRS. CHARLES EVANS HUGHES)
On behalf of her husband (the Chief Justice) and herself, Mrs. Hughes accepts a dinner invitation from US Solicitor General James Crawford Biggs. (The Hughes's son had occupied that post under the previous President.)
Autograph Letter signed: "Antoinette C. Hughes", 1 page, 5¼x6½. Washington, D. C., April 14, n. y. To "Dear Mrs. Biggs", in full: "It fortunately happens that my husband and I are free for Saturday, April 28th, and we shall be happy to dine with you and the Solicitor General on that evening. Looking forward with pleasure to seeing you then, I am Sincerely yours". ANTOINETTE (CARTER) HUGHES, 1864-1945, married Charles Evans Hughes, a member of her father's law firm, in 1888. During their long marriage, lasting until her death, Charles Evans Hughes served as Governor of New York, Republican Presidential candidate (1916), Secretary of State and Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court (1930-1941). Active herself, Antoinette Hughes served as US representative on the board of the Pan American Women's Auxiliary during the Harding administration. She arranged for her daughter Elizabeth, diagnosed with childhood diabetes, to receive one of the first experimental treatments with insulin in 1922. James Crawford Biggs was US Solicitor General in the first two years of Franklin Roosevelt's Presidency (1933-1935), so this letter dates from the period. As Chief Justice, Hughes was a crucial swing vote when New Deal legislation came before the Court for review, so a dinner with the Solicitor General, whose duties include presenting administration arguments to the Court, would have been of no small importance. Interestingly, Charles Evans Hughes, Jr., the Hughes' son, had been Solicitor General under President Hoover (1929-1930). Normal mailing folds. Fine condition.

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