27th President. Typed letter signed (TLS) “Wm H. Taft” as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, December 24, 1921, Supreme Court stationery, 5.75×7.75, to Cornelius Bliss Jr. in New York, in full:
I thank you for the kind Christmas greetings of yourself and Mrs. Bliss conveyed in your pretty Christmas card, which I cordially reciprocate.
With very best wishes for a Happy New Year, believe me, with warm regards for yourself and Mrs. Bliss.
In very good condition.
Taft was preparing to celebrate his first Christmas as Chief Justice as President Warren G. Harding had appointed him to the position earlier in 1921.