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. Item #32507
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...."