LUZON B. MORRIS - THIRD PERSON AUTOGRAPH LETTER 05/08/1893 - HFSID 27880
Sale Price $198.00
LUZON B. MORRISThe 55th Governor of Connecticut acknowledges receiving the “Residue of the Estate” for Anna G. Peck in the amount of $4,505.20 Third Person Autograph Letter: “Received of Luzon B. Morris” 1p, 8x5¼. 1893 May 8. Written by Luzon Morris, the third person letter receipt continues: “Executor of the Estate of Anna G. Peck late of New Haven deceased the Residue of the Estate pursuant to the provisions of her will - less the inheritance tax paid to the State of Connecticut - [calculations]/ Mrs. Abbie G. Perkins”. On verso: “Receipt of/ Mrs. Abbie Perkins/ May 1893”. Several vertical and horizontal folds. Toned, especially at edges. Corners and edges worn with paper loss at upper left-hand corner. Otherwise, fine condition. Accompanied by a Typed Letter signed: “Charles G. Morris”. Letter written to a collector seeking Luzon Morris's autograph that was enclosed with the third person autograph letter. Lightly toned. Pencil note in an unknown hand. Two vertical folds. Otherwise, fine condition. Luzon Buritt Morris (1827-1895) was a lawyer and politician who served as the 55th Governor of Connecticut. He graduated from Yale in 1854 and was admitted to the bar shortly afterward. Morris went on to serve in the Connecticut House of Representatives intermittently from 1855 to 1881. Taking office as governor in 1893, Morris sought to amend election laws, but was ultimately unable to get the requisite legislation passed. A financial depression plagued the state during his tenure and he opted not to seek reelection. Morris resumed practicing law following his two years as governor. Two items.
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