Politics > Litigation
Manuscript Account for legal services rendered by Roscoe Conkling
New York, December 19, 1885
World Papers, Box 8
Roscoe Conkling, a Republican, served as both Senator and Representative for New York, and on retirement became Pulitzer’s most trusted lawyer, also writing editorials for the World. In 1882, he declined an invitation to join the U.S. Supreme Court. This bill covering three years of his loyal service shows something of the extent of Pulitzer’s libel suits.
Gift of Joseph Pulitzer, Jr.