CHIEF JUSTICE MORRISON R. WAITE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 01/24/1859 - HFSID 154736
MORRISON R. WAITE Morrison R. Waite sends an autograph letter about what he paid for the judgment. Autograph Letter Signed: "M.R. Waite", 1p, 8½x11. Toledo, 1859 January 24. To S.R. Bonewith Esq.
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MORRISON R. WAITE
Morrison R. Waite sends an autograph letter about what he paid for the judgment.
Autograph Letter Signed: "M.R. Waite", 1p, 8½x11. Toledo, 1859 January 24. To S.R. Bonewith Esq. In part: "Enclosed you will please find Snell's satisfaction of the Wayne judgement- Also the clerk receipt for the costs. I had to pay Snell ten 50/00 Dollars the charges of the Bank for collecting one Drft. on you...." In another hand at the bottom: "The assignment & satisfaction has been entered upon the Excr Dock of Court." Morrison Remick Waite (1816-1888), an Ohio legislator (state House of Representatives, 1850) and founder of the Republican Party, gained prominence as a U.S. representative on the Geneva Arbitration Panel, resolving claims against Britain arising from the Civil War. Appointed Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court by President Ulysses S. Grant in 1873, he served until his death. Waite, who generally supported broad regulatory powers of state governments and strict interpretation of the Reconstruction Era civil rights legislation, wrote the decision upholding criminalization of polygamy in Utah. Ink blot on "T", horizontal fold touches "T" and "Y" in closing. Fine condition.
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