Typed Letter Signed from King to Fortune on a Legal Matter

Washington, D.C. April 23, 1915.

Price: $500.00

Unbound. Typed Letter Signed on the stationary of King's legal office. Measuring 8.5" x 11". Old folds from mailing with very slight toning at the folds, else near fine. King, a respected African-American lawyer in Washington, DC was representing Fortune in his dispute over the number of shares in a newspaper controlled by Fortune. King here informs Fortune, living in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, that he will need to come to Washington for a deposition and the court proceedings. He also was expecting a $10 retainer but apparently Fortune was out of funds and King notes that he'll take part of the retainer in advertising in Fortune's newspaper: "I am running one publication in the Washington Sun which pays $5.00 of the retainer fee and would thank you very much to send me the other $5.00." Fortune was an important African-American journalist, owning *The New York Age*, a ghost-writer for Booker T. Washington, and the editor of Washington's first autobiography, *The Story of My Life and Work*.

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Typed Letter Signed from King to Fortune on a Legal Matter. L. Melendez KING, T. Thomas Fortune.