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ANDREW G. CURTIN - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 268108

ANDREW CURTIN. Signature: "A. G. Curtin", 3¼x7/8. Curtin was Governor of Pennsylvania (1861-1867), Minister to Russia (1869-1872) and U.S. Representative (1881-1887). Elected Governor as head of a People's Party dedicated to

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ANDREW CURTIN. Signature: "A. G. Curtin", 3¼x7/8. Curtin was Governor of Pennsylvania (1861-1867), Minister to Russia (1869-1872) and U.S. Representative (1881-1887). Elected Governor as head of a People's Party dedicated to preserving the Union but willing to compromise with the south on the issue of slavery, he provided vital aid to the Union cause once the war began. He was called "the soldier's friend" for his efforts to organize better supply and care for troops in the field. When early reverses threatened support for President Lincoln, Curtin organized and hosted a "Loyal War Governor's Conference (September 1862) to affirm support for the war effort. As reform Republican, he frequently quarreled with the powerful but corrupt Senator Simon Cameron and switched to the Democratic Party before running successfully for three terms in Congress. Vertical fold. Mounting adhesive shows through lightly at left and right edges. Otherwise, fine condition.

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