Pointe-a-Pic, Canada: 1917.
2 pages on personal stationery, 10.5 x 8 inches, Pointe-a-Pic, Canada, July 10, 1917. Signed "Wm. H. Taft" as professor of law at Yale, regarding a fundraising campaign for the university and mentioning the recent funeral of William H. Moody, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. In part: "...Of course this legacy of $1,000,000 by Oliver Payne is great, but it may take away some of the enthusiasm for giving which I hope to arouse through the loss that Yale has to sustain from the war...Men can not control the time when they will die, and Moody's life was such a tragedy that I felt he was entitled to the poor tribute of my attendance, when the family requested it..." Usual folds plus a faint diagonal crease; small tears in the top margin; small stain on page 2. Very good(-) condition.