Wilson, Henry

Signature of the Massachusetts US Senator, Grant's VP 1873-75, a founder of the Republican Party

Price: $65.00

Description:
(1812-1875) Massachusetts US Senator 1855-73, a founder of the Republican Party. Vice President March 4, 1873-Nov. 22, 1875 (Grant), died in office. In 1855 he was elected to the US Senate by a coalition of Free-Soilers, “Know Nothings”, and Democrats, to replace Edward Everett. A leading Republican, he devoted his energies to the destruction of the “slavocracy”, the conspiracy of slave owners to seize control of the federal government and block the progress of liberty. His election as Vice President was tainted when it was shown that he was one of several Congressmen & Senators who were offered bribes (and possibly took them) in the Credit Mobilier scandal; he was cleared in a Senate inquiry, but his reputation was stained. 1 1/2 x 4 clipped close of an ALS ("Yours truly/H. Wilson") on dark blue, lined paper; no place or date.

Condition: Very good, clipped slightly close at top right, trivial smears
Type:Signature






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