Autograph Letter Signed

Samuel Nelson Autograph Letter Signed 08/05/1866

Samuel Nelson Autograph Letter Signed 08/05/1866
Samuel Nelson Autograph Letter Signed 08/05/1866

Samuel Nelson Autograph Letter Signed 08/05/1866   Samuel Nelson Autograph Letter Signed 08/05/1866
Make an Offer Today and Get a Quick Response! Take a Look at This Week's Specials! ASSOCIATE JUSTICE SAMUEL NELSON - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 08/05/1866 - HFSID 28652. SAMUEL NELSON Shortly after the accidental death of his grandson, the Associate Justice writes of the tragic event and the subsequent outpouring of support.

Nelson as Associate Justice, 4p, 5x7¾, front and verso. In full: I reached home at the hour expected having arrived at Albany at 11 o'clock P. The day I left you. The funeral was the next morning at 10 o'clock A. Nelson was drowned in the lake about 1:00 P.

All the town were very kind. Every person that had a boat immediately went to the spot and with grappling irons commenced dragging - There were in the end some 30 boats in a line locked close together, and were in operation from between 4 & 5 P. Till 1: o'clock in the morning when he was lift up by a strong fish hook attached to the grappling rope having hooked his pants. It has been a great consolation to all of us that the body was found, and recovered, also without a bruise or scratch. He looked as I saw him so natural that he seemed simply to be asleep.

He was in a sail boat with two boys, a little older than he was (he was 10 instead of 7) and was knocked into the water by the sudden shifting of the boom by a gust of wind. He was there without the knowledge of his parents, but had gone into it with the usual [illegible] of a boy. There was no one in the boat able to save him, and he was some 2 miles up the lake, and far from the shore. I cannot express to you sufficient acknowledgement for the kindness & sensibility shown me by yourself and Mr. S at the commemoration of this sad event: and, in facilitating my journey home.

I appreciate also, deeply, the sympathy from friends who were with us. The Doctor & Kate are utterly broken down in this moment, tho' Kate has met this affliction with the greater firmness. The Bishop was in the neighborhood on his circuit, and I wrote them a most affectionate letter - and, singular, he had just received a telegram from St. Paul, where a son & daughter had gone for health, that his son was dead, by the recurrance (sic) of a sudden hemorage (sic) - My best regards for Mr S and believe me Your obt Servt. Supreme Court by President Tyler in 1845.

Serving until resigning due to illness in 1872, Nelson was involved in the historic Dred Scott case, and he was appointed by President Grant to serve on the joint high commission that arbitrated the Alabama claims. Lightly creased with folds, not at signature. Heavily penned, light show through of ink and stray ink smudges.

Ink slightly smudged at the "N" and "l" of Nelson. See more material from these signers.

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  1. Authentication: Numbered COA issued by Gallery of History, Inc.
  2. Signed by: Samuel Nelson
  3. Autograph Type: Autograph Letter Signed
  4. Autograph: Authentic Original

Samuel Nelson Autograph Letter Signed 08/05/1866   Samuel Nelson Autograph Letter Signed 08/05/1866