HANDWRITTEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT ULYSSES S. GRANT, FROM THE GOVERNOR OF MISSOURI, WHICH LED THE PRESIDENT TO APPOINT A KANSAS CITY, MO JUDGE TO THE SUPREME COURT OF UTAH AND WHICH JUDGE WOULD LATER BE REAPPOINTED TO THAT POSITION BY PRESIDENT RUTHERFORD B. HAYES
Joseph Washington McClurg (1818-1900) Handwritten Letter Signed, "I have the honor to be Very Truly & Respectfully, Your Ob. Serv., J. W. McClurg", 1 pg., 7.75 x 10, on lined paper, c. 1873, Linn Creek, Camden County, MO, In Part: " His Excellency, U. S. Grant, President of the United States...I have the honor to recommend for appointment to a U. S. Judgeship in one of the territories, or some other responsible position in one of the territories, the Hon. Jacob S. Boreman of Kansas City...I knew him when a member of the General Assembly of Missouri. He has filled with ability and honor and integrity various public positions and not long since was Judge of Common Pleas & Criminal Court at Kansas City...and, under all circumstances has been a true Republican....", written by the 19th Governor of Missouri in the decade following the American Civil War. An avid unionist, he was a delegate to the historic Gamble Convention in March 1861, in which Missouri agreed to stay in the Union. The letter is docketed "From Govn. McClurg". In fine condition, with minor age toning and a few tiny spots.
Jacob S. Boreman (1831 – 1913) was a Justice of the Supreme Court of the Utah Territory from 1873 to 1880, and again from 1885 to 1889. In 1873, President Ulysses S. Grant appointed Boreman associate justice of the territorial Utah Supreme Court, to which Boreman was reappointed by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1877.