United States Congressman from New Jersey
(1800-74) Born in Redding, Fairfield County, Conn., he moved when he was five years old with his father to Albany, N.Y. He was chosen to be a member of the special honor guard that received French General Lafayette, George Washington's good friend, and a hero of the American Revolution, on his visit to the United States in 1824. He moved to Jersey City, N.J., in 1834, and was elected first mayor of the city in 1838, serving three terms. He was at one time the director of sixteen different railroads. Served as U.S. Congressman, 1847-49.
Signature with place: 4 3/4 x 2, in ink, D.S. Gregory, Jersey City. New Jersey is written above the autograph. Light age toning.