American jurist and politician (1810-1886) who served on the Supreme Court from 1872 to 1882. Bold ALS, one page, 5 x 8, May 11, 1869. Letter to a judge, in part: "Murray writes me that he has broken his leg badly, will not be able to attend the June term, and will not be able to prepare any opinions…As you usually write in your secundus cases, I hope it will not be too much trouble to you, to have an opinion ready in the cases in which you are secundus with him." In fine condition, with light edge toning. Accompanied by an engraved portrait bearing a facsimile signature. From the Collection of Dr. Lawrence E. Miller.
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