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ARCHIBALD COX - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/09/1977 - HFSID 324309

ARCHIBALD COX The Watergate prosecutor writes letter to a young boy, to be given to him on his 21st birthday, with hope that our future society is fortunate, signs name in black ink Typed letter signed: "Archibald Cox" in black ink. 1 page, 8½x11.

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ARCHIBALD COX
The Watergate prosecutor writes letter to a young boy, to be given to him on his 21st birthday, with hope that our future society is fortunate, signs name in black ink
Typed letter signed: "Archibald Cox" in black ink. 1 page, 8½x11. Addressed to young David Robley, as a response to his uncle Michael Hurwitz' request of predictions for the future, to be given to him on his 21st birthday. Written on Harvard Law School letterhead. Cambridge, Massachusetts. December 9, 1977. In part: "I am glad to extend now my best wishes for your twenty-first birthday. My crystal ball does not enable me to meet your Uncle's request that I predict what the future holds in store for you. Indeed, you at twenty-one will know much better than I today. I suspect that on the important things the lot of man and woman will not be much different that it has always been even though the material conditions and manners change greatly from age to age. My wish would be that mankind have taken at least some halting steps ahead and that it will take some more halting steps in your generation, and if you are so fortunate, with your leadership. I enclose a page from an address by my old chief, Learned Hand, which describes both the fact and the promise more eloquently than I have found it expressed elsewhere. Congratulations and best wishes, Sincerely". Archibald Cox (1912-2004), a former US Solicitor General (1961-1965), was appointed and later fired as Watergate Special Prosecutor by President Nixon. Attorney General Elliott Richardson resigned, and his deputy, William Ruckelshaus, was fired. Neither would dismiss Cox, who was finally fired by Solicitor General Robert Bork. Cox had asked Nixon to surrender the Watergate tapes. Ironically, his great-grandfather, William E. Evarts, served as President Johnson's Chief Counsel in his impeachment trial proceedings in 1868. Cox, a longtime professor at Harvard Law School, was the author of several books. Normal mailing folds. Slight surface creases. Slightly toned. Fine condition.

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