Handwritten letter signed, Washington, July 21, 1885, 8vo. S responds to an autograph request from a collector in Gettysburg. I will thank you to accept this as an answer to your note of yesterday. Several dealers notations in pencil and two mailing folds, otherwise in very good condition and a nice example of a response to early collectors. Matthews served with Rutherford B. Hayes during the Civil War and the two maintained their friendship through Hayes campaign. Matthews was nominated to the Court by Hayes but opposition stalled action and he was not confirmed. Garfield re-nominated him and he won confirmation by a single vote. This item is offered by Custodians of History, Inc. The item “Stanley Matthews James Garfield’s Supreme Court appointee, handwritten letter” is in sale since Thursday, November 25, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Autographs\Historical”. The seller is “custodiansofhistory” and is located in Plymouth, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.
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