ASSOCIATE JUSTICE BENJAMIN R. CURTIS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/20/1864 - HFSID 76215
Sale Price $450.00
BENJAMIN R. CURTIS
Benjamin R. Curtis sends an autograph letter to his daughter giving her permission to go to Mrs. Stoughton's house.
Autograph Letter Signed: "Your affect Father/B R Curtis", 1p, 5x8. [Boston], 1864 January 20. To his daughter, Miss Curtis, at Mrs. Hoffman's, New York. In full: "Mrs. Stoughton kindly invites you to her house Friday, where I understand you will meet Aunt Mary & some other friends. I should like to have you go & you can say to Mrs. Hoffman that it is my wish. We are all well & send much love." Mrs. Stoughton was the wife of New York lawyer, E.W. Stoughton. Appointed by Millard Fillmore in 1851, Benjamin Robbins Curtis (1809-1874) served as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court until he resigned in 1857. Curtis, who had written one of the two dissenting opinions in the 1857 Dred Scott case, resigned due to the bitter feelings engendered by the case. One of the nation's leading lawyers, Curtis was Chief Counsel to Andrew Johnson at the President's impeachment trial in 1868. "Silliman's Journal", now called the "American Journal of Science", was the first scientific journal published in the U.S. The Boston Atheneum, a private library, was founded in 1807. Lightly creased. Folds, vertical fold runs between "B R".
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