ASSOCIATE JUSTICE DAVID D. DAVIS - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 03/1881 - HFSID 154716
Sale Price $270.00
Signed as US Senator, on a small card
Autograph Note signed: "David Davis/US Senate/Illinois/Washington/March 1881", 3½x2 card. From 1848 to 1862, David 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 Presidential nomination 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). Mounting residue on verso. Lightly toned around edges. Otherwise, fine condition.
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