Letter from William Wright to James Buchanan

Letter from William Wright to James Buchanan
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January 5, 1861

New York Supreme Court Justice William B. Wright writes to President James Buchanan and recommends John C. Perry for an appointment as a judge in one of the western organized territories. Wright's letter also includes short notes from prominent New York residents, such as Governor Edwin Denison Morgan and Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals Henry E. Davis, that offer additional support for Perry's appointment. In addition, three New York City lawyers (William Fullerton, Mr. Bradford, Mr. [Cowels?]) and other politicians (Mr. Van Wyck, Mr. Kenyon, Mr. Humphries) also express their support for Perry.

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Gift of Boyd Lee Spahr