CHIEF JUSTICE MORRISON R. WAITE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 10/22 - HFSID 169238
Sale Price $337.50
MORRISON R. WAITE
Morrison R. Waite sends an autograph letter of introduction.
Autograph Letter Signed: "M. R. Waite," 1p, 5x7, no place or year, October 22. To Gen. Cowan. In full: "This is the boy I spoke to you of yesterday-I have taken a great interest in him and believe he is one of the kind that ought to be encouraged-Please give him a place if it is possible." 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. Fine condition.
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