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Title Letter from Francis O. Clarkson to N. A. Townsend
Date September 11, 1939
Description Clarkson writes to Judge Townsend at the US Department of Justice for advice on the Switzerland Company v. State Highway Commission case, specifically asking for his knowledge precedents that may apply. Clarkson references Judge Wilson Warlick who had issued the verdict that was being appealed.
Commentary This letter shows how the Clarksons were both willing and able to use their connections to help their case.
Location Location Name: Little Switzerland
Parkway Milepost: 330.8
Latitude: 35.849672
Longitude: -82.091147
Creator Individual Francis O. Clarkson
Tags Lawsuits
State Highway and Public Works Commission
Switzerland Company
Townsend, N.A.
Washington (D.C.)
Credit Francis O. Clarkson Papers, #3275, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.