New York: 1917. unbound. Fine content World War 1 typed letter signed. 4 pages, 11 x 8.5 inches, personal letterhead, 49 Wall Street, New York City, November 13, 1917. Written to Frederic R. Coudert, encouraging the future attorney and political power broker to serve his country by joining the Expeditionary Force fighting in Europe, in small part: "...If you are absolutely physically fit - go, if you can. You know thoroughly the psychology of the Frenchman of every class. Keep this letter, and, if you please, show it to the General on whose staff you may be appointed. If you are fortunate enough to be assigned to the staff of a General Officer, who is shrewd enough to appreciate that by cutting a bit of red-tape here and there he is going to get results which will amount to something, you will be doing a very big bit for the good cause." Note: Coudert never saw the good life of being assigned to a Generals staff. He served in the trenches as a Lieutenant in the 105th U.S. Infantry, 27th Division, in 1917 and 1918. Very good condition.
Pioneer American jurist who, through the passage of the Evarts Act, became one of the original judges appointed to the newly created United States Court of Appeals (1891).