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Description: On September 23, 1914, former President William Taft (1857-1930) typed this brief note for a Miss Sarah B. Tibbits of Pointe-au-Pic, Canada while he was vacationing there himself. He writes: “I have your note with enclosed letter, and thank you for having taken the trouble to get the information which Director Ricketts’ letter contains. I have transmitted the letter to Mr. Leonard Jones for filing.”According to a September 4, 1926 New Yorker “Talk of the Town” article, Taft spent his summers in Murray Bay, Quebec, which is very close to the village of Pointe-au-Pic, where he was regarded as “an unofficial mayor of the town”.

Taft began his career as a lawyer in Cincinnati, Ohio and was appointed a judge while still in his twenties. His meteoric rise continued when he was named Solicitor General of the United States (1890-1892) and then a judge of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (1892-1900). He went on to serve as Governor-General of the Philippines, Provisional Governor of Cuba, and Secretary of War under Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt supported Taft to succeed him as the 27th President of the United States, though after only one term, their relationship soured and Roosevelt ran against him in the 1912 campaign, ultimately splitting the vote and helping Woodrow Wilson secure a victory. Taft was appointed Chief Justice of the United States by President Warren G. Harding in 1921, becoming the first and only person to have held both the office of President and Chief Justice.

Typed on a 9 ¼” x 7” sheet of Taft’s personal “William H. Taft New Haven, Conn” imprinted stationery. Includes original transmittal envelope imprinted “William H. Taft New Haven, Conn”. Item #A01326

Condition: Mailing fold line, otherwise very good condition with a large, bold signature.