Lemuel Shaw

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In this letter, John Prince thanks Lemuel Shaw for his friendly letter and seeks assurance that he still has a job at the letter's conclusion. This letter appears to be a response to another letter in this collection, dated January 10, 1838, in which the five justices of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court criticize an un-named court employee, probably Prince, for "indulging to excess in the use of ardent spirit". This item also includes a typescript of the letter annotated by Arthur P. Rugg, associate justice (1906-1911) and chief justice (1911-1938) of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.



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