Autograph Letter Signed. James D. COLT.

Autograph Letter Signed.

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...."

Price: $75.00

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