Civil War Congressman from New York
Civil War Governor of New York
United States Senator from 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.
Signature With State: 5 1/4 x 1 3/4, in ink, R.E. Fenton, N. York. Excellent.