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Description: JEREMIAH S. BLACK
(1810-1883) American statesman, nominated to the Supreme Court by James Buchanan but defeated, thereby becoming Reporter of Decisions. Three pieces, the first an A.L.S. 1p. 8vo., Sept. 24, 1863, to Adam J. Glossbrenner, former secretary to James Buchanan, , in part: "...I have been expecting to meet you...I made the request of Buchanan which I told you I would about the sheets. He did not answer but sent word by a friend that he could not give certain reasons in fact from which I infer that he has other views. All this I will explain when I see you - I don't think that he is decidedly wrong though he is doing what I would not - From all I can learn of the book it is going to be a decided success - It will do great and lasting good...". With a second A.L.S. 1p. 4to., June 21, 1863 to Glossbrenner, in part: "...You have been to Washington...Did you go at [Andrew] Johnson's request? He asked me to go; is he worth while? Write me confidentially what I ought to do and what course you think the Democracy ought to doing this trying time...Mr. [illeg] wrote me a letter about the Va. speculation in oil lands - I consent to any thing you wish if the programme does not require any present investment of capital...". Together with a manuscript L.S. 3pp. 4to., "Attorney General's Office", Oct. 3, 1859, to Daniel Small of Pennsylvania, in part: "...I have received your letter together with other papers relating to the application of your son for a lieutenancy in the Marine Corps. I have filed the papers...and will have them returned to me for the purpose of laying them before the President...", with more similar content. Three pieces, very good.

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