CHIEF JUSTICE MORRISON R. WAITE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/20/1875 - HFSID 33708
MORRISON R. WAITE Morrison R. Waite sends an autograph letter as Chief Justice of the U.S> Supreme Court asking to advise them when the task is done. Autograph Letter Signed: "M. R. Waite" as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1p, 5x7¾. Washington, D.C., 1875 November 20.
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MORRISON R. WAITE
Morrison R. Waite sends an autograph letter as Chief Justice of the U.S> Supreme Court asking to advise them when the task is done.
Autograph Letter Signed: "M. R. Waite" as Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, 1p, 5x7¾. Washington, D.C., 1875 November 20. To Senator George F. Edmunds. Begins: "My dear Senator". In full: "Take such time as you need to reply to the new briefs filed in 503. Give yourself no uneasiness on that point. All we ask is, that you shall, by note or otherwise, advise us when it is done - We shall rejoice with you, when we hear that your good wife no longer needs your specially masterful care. Very sincerely yrs". 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. GEORGE FRANKLIN EDMUNDS (1828-1919), a Republican Senator from Vermont from 1866-1891, was President Pro Tempore of the Senate and next in line to the presidency from March 3, 1883 to March 3, 1885. He was also a member of the Electoral Commission that decided the election of 1876. Edmonds, who had previously served in Vermont's House of Representatives (1854-1859) and Senate (1861-1862), was a candidate for the Republican nomination for President in 1880 and 1884. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Slightly shaded at upper portion and on verso of integral leaf. Fine condition.
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