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6 X 9.5 single sheet with two fold marks. Faint paper clip mark and some browning noted on the verso. Still, clean and sharp. Letterhead for attorney Charles A. (Anderson) Boston of Baltimore to Simons and Siegel, a Charleston, South Carolina law firm. The handwritten, signed letter is dated August 3, 1888 and serves notice that a Mr. F.G. Behre's proposition is withdrawn for want of a reply to Mr. Boston's previous letters to the firm concerning the matter. Boston (1863-1935) was a graduate of Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland. He had a practice in Baltimore before leaving in 1888 to join the New York firm of Hornblower & Byrne, predecessor to Hornblower, Miller, Miller and Boston and later the present-day Wilkie Farr & Gallagher. Boston was a member of the first national Legal Redress Committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and was active in the fight against racial segregation. He was President of the American Bar Association, 1930-1931, one of two partners from the firm to do so. Boston was an accomplished American legal figure and this letter offers a rare glimpse of him as a young man of 25 years of age practicing law.