United States Congressman from Alabama
(1817-68) Born in Warren County, N.C., he moved to Greene County, Ala., studied law, was admitted to the bar, and practiced in Livingston, Sumter County, Ala. Inge was a member of the Alabama State House of Representatives, 1844-45, and served as U.S. Congressman, 1847-51, and was chairman of the Committee on the District of Columbia. Participated in a duel with Edward Stanly, a U.S. Congressman from North Carolina, in Bladensburg, near Washington, D.C., but neither one of them was seriously injured. He was appointed a United States attorney for the northern district of California on April 1, 1853, by President Franklin Pierce. Inge led the California delegation at the 1856 National Democratic Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Signature with State: 4 3/4 x 1 1/2, in ink, S.W. Inge, Ala. Alabama is written at the top of the paper in another hand.