General William Birney, Autograph Letter Signed, 1886 SOLD
Autograph Letter Signed: “Wm Birney” 1p, 5”x8”. Le Droit Park [DC], 1886 May 1. In part: “My Dear Doctor / The judge’s charge had prepared me for an unfavorable verdict, but not for the exceptive [sp] amount of guilt ... AS his "law " is something never before heard of in this District and ahas never been acted upon by either the police, authorities or the public, the District counsel will take the case to the General forum for decision. Mr. Davies confidently expects a reversal there of Justice Hapner's doctrine..." Along with image Chancellorsville.Left edge slightly damaged.
William Birney (1819-1907) noted for encouraging thousands of free black men to join the Union army; Captain 1st New Jersey Infantry, fought in First Bull Run, Chancellorsville, and Chaffin’s Farm, Darbytown Road and Appomattox campaigns. After the war Birney served as U. S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.