CHIEF JUSTICE MORRISON R. WAITE - CLIPPED SIGNATURE CO-SIGNED BY: AMELIA C. WAITE - HFSID 86086
Sale Price $144.00
MORRISON REMICK WAITE
Clipped piece of a document with the signatures of Supreme Court Chief Justice Morrison Remick Waite and his wife Amelia
Clipped signatures: "M. R. Waite" and "Amelia C. Waite". Brown ink notations on verso in unknown hand. 3x¾. Captioned: "Signature of the holder". 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. AMELIA C. WAITE, born Amelia C. Warner, was married to Morrison from 1840 until his death. Show through from notations on verso touch signature. Lightly worn at corners. Otherwise in fine condition.
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