Circa 1847 Autograph Note Dated Friday, Feby. 21st Signed By J. Goodhue Sent to Dr. J. Augustin Smith Park Place N.Y. Regarding a Visit to Chancellor Kent's
New York, NY: Not Published, 1847. Manuscript. Not Bound. Very Good. Item #26994
A small handwritten note, dated Friday, Feby. 21. "Dear Doctor, I will have the pleasure to call for you this evening in hope you will ride with me to Chancellor Kents' - say at 7 1/2 o'clock I am, Dear Sir, yo's very truly J. Goodhue..." and addressed on an integral panel to J. Augustin Smith M.D. Park Place. While no year is noted, our research indicates 1847 as likely; Chancellor Kent (1763 - 1847) of NYC, prominent jurist and legal scholar, was dead by the end of that year and J. Augustin Smith (1782 - 1865) was at this time president of the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York; he had earlier been President of the College of William & Mary. Note size approx. 4 1/2" x 7"size; paper darkened a bit, old fold lines, couple of spots at edge and on reverse of sheet; clear, legible writing in ink; in very good condition.