ASSOCIATE JUSTICE WILLIAM R. DAY - CHECK DOUBLE SIGNED 12/16/1899 - HFSID 224877
Sale Price $162.00
WILLIAM R. DAY
William R. Day signs check to Perry, Mason and Co., payable for $1.75, signing once on the pay line and initialing and dating the stamp
Check double signed: "William R. Day", 8¼x3. Canton, Ohio, 1899 December 16. Drawn on The City National Bank of Canton for $1.75. Payable to Perry, Mason and Co., publishers of "Youths Companion". Two-cent Internal Revenue stamp affixed at upper left, initialed by Day: "Dec 16/99 W.R.D.". 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). "Paid" stamp touches middle initial and surname. Lightly soiled at amount. Light folds. Corners slightly worn. Slight creases. Ink stamps on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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