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CHIEF JUSTICE CHARLES E HUGHES - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 12/31/1905 - HFSID 84886

CHARLES EVANS HUGHES Charles E. Hughes sends a typed letter acknowledging the receipt of a telegram and letter to the Committee. Typed Letter signed: "Charles E. Hughes", 1 p, 8¼x10¾. On letterhead of his law firm, Hughes, Rounds & Schurman. New York, N.Y., 1905 December 31. To David B.

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Condition: slightly creased, otherwise fine condition
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CHARLES EVANS HUGHES
Charles E. Hughes sends a typed letter acknowledging the receipt of a telegram and letter to the Committee.
Typed Letter signed: "Charles E. Hughes", 1 p, 8¼x10¾. On letterhead of his law firm, Hughes, Rounds & Schurman. New York, N.Y., 1905 December 31. To David B. Hill, Albany, N.Y. In full: "Your letter was duly received. I regret your illness and that you were unable to testify before the Committee. Your telegram to the Committee was also received and a suitable note, stating the fact that you had communicated with me and also the substance of your telegram, was entered upon the record. I remain, Very respectfully yours." Hughes 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). Hughes served until he retired in 1941. At the time of this letter, Hughes was presiding over the Armstrong Commission, investigating allegations of fraud and corruption in New York's insurance industry. The addressee was probably David Bennett HILL, a former Governor of New York (1885-1892), U.S. Senator (1892-1897), candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination (1892) and long-time party boss of New York state. Hill and his Republican counterpart Thomas C. Platt, who succeeded Hill in the U.S. Senate (1897-1909), both, ran powerful political machines fueled by corporate contributions. Hill died in Albany in 1910. Slightly creased. Two pinholes at top center. Vertical fold crosses "e" of "Charles". Otherwise, fine condition.

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