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.
Digital Commons Citation
Shaw, Lemuel, "Letter to Lemuel Shaw from John Prince, January 12, 1838" (1838). The Correspondence of Lemuel Shaw. Paper 5.