Oct 22, 2015 - Sale 2394

Sale 2394 - Lot 205

Price Realized: $ 260
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 200 - $ 300
" I CONGRATULATE YOU SINCERELY UPON HAVING . . . DEFEATED TAMMANY" TAFT, WILLIAM HOWARD. Typed Letter Signed, "WmHTaft," as Governor-General of the Philippines, to Yale classmate and U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Proctor Clarke, congratulating him for his successful service on the bench of the Supreme Court. 2 pages, 4to, "Civil Governor of the Philippine Islands" stationery, written rectos only on separate sheets; pin holes in upper left corner, horizontal folds. (TFC) [Aboard U.S. Army transport] "Grant, Pacific Ocean," 6 January 1902

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". . . You have been on the bench now long enough under the appointment of Governor Roosevelt to realize whether you will like the work or not and I feel very confident that you do like it. The pleasure of approaching the decision of questions wholly free from any bias or desire to reach a certain result is the most attractive feature in the work upon the bench. The pleasure of doing work in the presence of and under the consideration of men who know what good work is and appreciate it is another gratification . . . . I congratulate you sincerely upon having been one of those on the ticket which defeated Tammany. . . ."