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ASSOCIATE JUSTICE SAMUEL D. BLATCHFORD - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 01/30/1893 - HFSID 79468

SAMUEL D. BLATCHFORD Signed as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, regarding his autograph as charity Autograph Note Signed: "Saml Blatchford/Associate Justice of the/Supreme Court of the/United States", 1p, 8x5½. No place, 1893 January 30.

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Reg. $280.00

Condition: fine condition
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SAMUEL D. BLATCHFORD
Signed as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, regarding his autograph as charity
Autograph Note Signed: "Saml Blatchford/Associate Justice of the/Supreme Court of the/United States", 1p, 8x5½. No place, 1893 January 30. In full: "If the cause is one for chari[ty]/the autograph goes with great good-will." Samuel D. Blatchford (1820-1893) was appointed district judge of the southern district in New York in 1867 and five years later was made a circuit judge for the second judicial district. He was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Arthur in 1882 and served until his death in 1893. Blatchford, a noted authority on international and maritime law, gained a reputation as one of the most hardworking justices, giving opinions in 430 cases. His decisions on the status of design patents and his rulings regarding the infringement of design formed the basis for legislation passed by Congress in 1887 to provide remedies for patent infringement. Justice Blatchford died 6½ months later on July 7, 1893. Fragile. Shaded, worn, lightly stained and creased. Folds touch writing and signature. Torn at upper right corner removing two letters of "charity". Otherwise, fine condition.

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