ASSOCIATE JUSTICE DAVID D. DAVIS - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/07/1879 - HFSID 47947
DAVID DAVIS Davis writes to an attorney regarding a Supreme Court Case in 1874 Autograph Letter Signed: "D Davis" as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, 1p, 5x8. Washington, D.C., 1874 April 7. To New York lawyer E. W. Stoughton.
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Davis writes to an attorney regarding a Supreme Court Case in 1874
Autograph Letter Signed: "D Davis" as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, 1p, 5x8. Washington, D.C., 1874 April 7. To New York lawyer E. W. Stoughton. In full: "I have but a moment to say that we can get the case 297 passed until 307 is reached, after which the clerk will keep you advised. I suppose 307 will be reached this term. There are but two weeks for hearing arguments after this week. Shall hope to see you before term ends." Docketed on verso of integral leaf: "Judge Davis/April 7. 1874". From 1848 to 1862, Davis (1815-1886) presided over the renowned Eighth Judicial Circuit in Illinois, famous because Abraham Lincoln practiced in its courts. An intimate of Lincoln (they often bunked together when traveling the circuit), Davis successfully managed Lincoln's campaign to secure the Republican nomination for the presidency in Chicago in 1860. Davis was appointed by President Lincoln as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1862, serving until he resigned in 1877 to become Senator from Illinois (1877-1883). Slightly creased. Multiple mailing folds. Otherwise, fine condition.
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