AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED "M.W." BY FUTURE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE UNITED STATES MORRISON WAITE, FROM MAUMEE CITY, 28 JULY 1846, CONCERNING A RAILROAD CASE.

Single folio leaf, folded to [4] pp, entirely in ink manuscript on all pages and signed "M.W." Some bleedthrough but entirely legible, small loss. Very Good.

The Ohioan Waite [1816-1888] was Chief Justice of the United States from 1874 until his death in 1888, by appointment of President Grant. At the time he wrote this Letter to "Hon. E. Lane" he was a young lawyer in Maumee City, a few miles southwest of Toledo.
His Letter, a thorough analysis of the litigation, begins, "The Judges took the Rail Road case to Sandusky City as we anticipated. Morton has obtained leave to file further affidavits which he is to submit to day or tomorrow and we have the privilege of submitting a counter shewing. I go to Toledo tomorrow for that purpose and if Bissell has correct information shall be able to shew at least one case of SHAVING [underlined in original] with the Trust funds..." Item #37284

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