DescriptionRoger B. Taney Autograph Letter Signed as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court "R. B. Taney". One page written on the recto and verso, 5.25" x 8", Washington, September 28, 1858, to Benjamin Perley Poore, Secretary of the United States Agricultural Society, Washington.Taney declines an invitation to attend an agricultural exhibition to be held in Richmond. The letter displays old fold creases and mounting remnants on the verso, otherwise it is in near fine condition.
It reads, in part: "I beg leave through you to return my thanks to the committee for the honor they have done me: and to express my regret that official duties will put it out of my power to accept the invitation. It would have given me much pleasure to find myself able to witness an agricultural exhibition of so much interest and at the same time to meet so many friends whom I respect & esteem." Benjamin Perley Poore was a prominent newspaper correspondent, editor and author.
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