Justice Powell Declines an Invitation [Manuscript]. Powell, Lewis F. [1907-1998]. [Typed Letter, Signed, To Conrad Valanos, On U.S. Supreme Court Letterhead]. Washington, DC, May 14, 1980. Single-sided letter on 9-3/4" x 8" sheet, signed "Lewis Powell." Moderate toning, two faint horizontal fold lines. $100. * In this warm letter, Powell thanks Valanos, owner of The Monocle restaurant, for an invitation to celebrate the restaurant's 20th anniversary but regretfully declines. Founded in 1960 by Valanos and his wife Helen, The Monocle remains a D.C. staple and, according to this letter, was Powell's "favorite restaurant on the hill."
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