United States Congressman & Senator from New York
Governor of New York
(1819-85) A powerful New York politician, he served as a Democratic U.S. Congressman, 1853-55, and quit his party over the issue of slavery. In 1855, he presided over the first Republican state convention. Served as Republican U.S. Congressman, 1857-64, Governor of New York, 1864-68 and U.S. Senator, 1869-75.
Free Frank Signature as U.S. Senator: 4 3/4 x 2 3/4, envelope, signed at upper right corner, R.E. Fenton, U.S.S. Addressed in another hand to Henry S. Hoover, No. 1030 Morgan St., Phila., Pa., with Wash. D.C., free, postmark. Light age toning and wear.