CHIEF JUSTICE CHARLES E HUGHES - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 11/20/1923 - HFSID 327887
Sale Price $234.00
CHARLES E. HUGHES
Typed letter signed from Hughes as Secretary of State introducing the Reverend Francis E. Clark to the Diplomatic and Consular Offices of the United States of America
Typed letter signed: "Charles E Hughes", in black ink, 7x8½. November 20, 1923. Washington, D.C. In full: "To the Diplomatic and Consular Officers of the United States of America. Gentlemen: I take pleasure in introducing to you the Reverend Francis E. Clark, D.D., President of the World's Christian Endeavor Union, who is about to proceed abroad. I cordially bespeak for the Reverend Doctor Clark such courtesies and assistance as you may be able to render, consistently with your official duties. I am, Gentlemen, Your obedient servant". Charles E. Hughes (1862-1948) was Governor of New York (1907-1910) when President Taft appointed him Associate Justice. In 1916, Hughes resigned from the Supreme Court having received the Republican nomination for President; he lost to Wilson. President Harding appointed him Secretary of State in 1921, and he remained in that office when Coolidge became President in 1923, staying until 1925. When Chief Justice Taft retired in 1930 because of ill health, President Hoover appointed Hughes as Chief Justice, only the second man reappointed to the Supreme Court (the first was John Rutledge). Paper loss at bottom margin, some conflicting with signature. Small notches to left and right edge. Normal mailing folds. Light surface creases. Corners lightly worn and creased, with heavier creases to top right corner. Lightly soiled. Normal mailing folds. Otherwise, fine condition.
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