CHIEF JUSTICE MORRISON R. WAITE - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED - HFSID 327890
Sale Price $360.00
MORRISON R. WAITE
Morrison R. Waite sends a letter to Francis Miller inviting him to a meeting with the Gale Alumni Association.
Autograph Letter Signed: "M. R. Waite," 1p, 5x8. Washington, D.C., January 9, 1875. To Francis Miller, in full: "My Dear Sir, I hope to have the pleasure of accepting & awaiting myself of the divination of Dr. Palmer to meet the members of the Gale Alumni association at this house on the evening of Wednesday the 13th. Yrs. Very truly." 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. Creased and toned. Corners toned. Pencil notes (unknown hand) at lower margin. Otherwise, fine condition.
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