ASSOCIATE JUSTICE BENJAMIN R. CURTIS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/09/1862 - HFSID 153523
BENJAMIN R. CURTIS Former Justice inquires as to where a current Justice lives. Autograph Letter Signed: "B.R. Curtis", 1p, 4½x7. No place but probably Boston, 1862 December 9. To New York lawyer E.W. Stoughton (1818-1882).
Sale Price $425.00
BENJAMIN R. CURTIS
Former Justice inquires as to where a current Justice lives.
Autograph Letter Signed: "B.R. Curtis", 1p, 4½x7. No place but probably Boston, 1862 December 9. To New York lawyer E.W. Stoughton (1818-1882). In full: "I expect to go to Washington the last of next week-say Thursday-& I propose to pass a day in New York on my way. Shall I come to your house? Can you tell me whether Judge Nelson lives at the National Hotel this winter? You see I am in a questioning mood. Please give my regards to Mrs. 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. Associate Justice SAMUEL NELSON, appointed by Polk in 1845, resigned from the Court in 1872 and died in 1873. Very light ink transfer when letter was folded. Folds, vertical fold touches the "B".
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