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Field, Stephen

Stephen Field –Supreme Court Justice appointed by Abraham Lincoln. Signed letter, Washington Nov. 20, 1883 to Richard Smith Esq. Written on plain rather than Court stationery Field offers some free legal advice on the custodial care of children and an estate following the father’s death. He mentions he had consulted with Mr. Evarts, most likely Andrew Johnson’s former Attorney General. The 4 pages are neatly penned by an assistant and then signed by the Justice. A separate sheet has a half-page P.S. also in the clerk’s hand. [#5001]