United States Senator from Rhode Island
(1789-1870) Born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, he moved to Providence, Rhode Island, graduated from Brown University, in 1809, studied law, was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Providence in 1812. Served as a member of the Rhode Island State House of Representatives, 1836-42, and 1845-47; was a U.S. Senator, 1847-53.
Signature: 6 x 1 1/8, in ink, John H. Clarke, Providence, R.I.