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Autograph Letter Signed

COLT, James D. (1816-81)

From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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One of the most highly regarded attorneys in the U.S. was this Massachusetts lawyer, who was appointed to the Massachusetts Supreme Bench in 1865, where his reputation as a formidable jurist increased; committed suicide with a revolver, but whether it was a Colt we do not know. ALS, 1p, lined 5¼" X 8¼" lettersheet, Boston, MA, 1874 October 6. Addressed to "Col. Lathers" -- surely Richard Lathers, 1821-1903, noted Charleston and later New York merchant, banker, diplomat, and insurance and railroad executive. On stationery bearing a blind-embossed heading of "Tremont House / Boston" (Boston's famous and pioneering hotel), Colt pens a friend in his sloppy scrawl. In part: "How I should like to dine with you these October days -- & especially on the last day of [ ? ] show, that best of all holidays in the year. Sorry not to have your address on agriculture sorry to be held up here But so it is.". Bookseller Inventory # 32507

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Title: Autograph Letter Signed

Binding: Hardcover

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards. Checks are welcome. Institutions will be accommodated as their procedures require. Shipping is additional and will be quoted at the time an order is placed. Illinois residents will be charged 8.25% sales tax. Every effort has been made to describe each book and any defects accurately. If an item proves unsatisfactory for any reason, it may be returned pursuant to ABEBooks' policy. We would appreciate a courtesy cal...

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