ASSOCIATE JUSTICE WILLIAM R. DAY - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 09/30/1880 - HFSID 224881
Sale Price $108.00
WILLIAM R. DAY
A check from the Secretary of State for the amount of $50.00
Check signed: "Wm. R. Day", 7x2¾. September 30, 1880. Drawn on the account of William R. Day at Bank of G.D. Harter & Bro. Payable to Henry A. Wise for the amount of $50.00 This Henry A. Wise was not as the Congressman, as he had passed in 1876. In his days as a practicing attorney, William R. Day (1849-1923) served as a legal and political advisor to William McKinley-after his election to the Presidency he appointed Day to Assistant Secretary of State (1897-1898). As Secretary of State (1898), he disagreed with the terms advocated by President McKinley for ending the Spanish- American War but he negotiated them and then led the US Peace Commission and signed the Treaty of Pairs. Upon his return, McKinley appointed him to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (1899-1903). Theodore Roosevelt appointed Day to The United States Supreme Court (1903-1922). Punched holes touching payable lines. Lightly soiled. Ink notes (unknown hand) on verso. Light surface creases. Otherwise, fine condition.
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