ASSOCIATE JUSTICE WILLIAM R. DAY - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 12/25/1890 CO-SIGNED BY: MARY E. DAY - HFSID 70022
Sale Price $144.00
WILLIAM R. DAY
William R. Day signs check to his wife, Mary E. Day, in the amount of $25.00
Partly printed check filled out and signed: "William R. Day". 8¼x3, pink check. The City National Bank, Canton, Ohio, 1890 December 25. Pay to the order of Mary E. Day for $25.00, endorsed on verso. 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). Married in 1875, Mary Elizabeth Day (d. 1912) was William's wife. Creased and lightly soiled. Ink processing stamp on face (affecting signature) and verso. Multiple folds. Corners slightly worn and creased. Ink note (unknown hand) on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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