The older brother of noted Chicago businessman Herman Kohlsaat was a noted jurist -- serving as probate judge for Cook County (1890-99), appointed by President McKinley to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in 1899, finally elevated by Theodore Roosevelt to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in 1905. Item #39554
ALS, 1p, 5 3/4" X 9¼", Chicago, IL, 1890 January 21. Addressed to noted Illinois jurist William G. Ewing (1839-1922). Very good. Faintly age toned. Boldly penned in lined stock with "Law Offices C.C. Kohlsaat" and Chicago address imprinted at upper left, Kohlsaat writes the U.S. District Attorney this effusive letter of thanks, apparently after his first appointment as probate judge. "Please accept my sincere thanks for your warm words of Congratulations. I had no reason to expect such friendly action from you. It is therefore the more Grateful. In writing to the Governor, you performed a very delicate service...." -- which suggests that it was Ewing who suggested Kohlsaat's appointment to the Governor Joseph W. Fifer.