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GEORGE M. ROBESON - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 05/07/1883 - HFSID 102198

The congressman writes a personal check for $500 during the year he left Congress Partly Printed Check signed: "Geo. M. Robeson", 8½x2¾. Washington, D.C., 1883 May 7. Drawn on the National Metropolitan Bank, payable to Moses Bradshaw or order for $500.

Price: $350.00

Condition: Fine condition
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GEORGE M. ROBESON
The congressman writes a personal check for $500 during the year he left Congress
Partly Printed Check signed: "Geo. M. Robeson", 8½x2¾. Washington, D.C., 1883 May 7. Drawn on the National Metropolitan Bank, payable to Moses Bradshaw or order for $500. Endorsed: "Moses Bradshaw" (smudged) on verso.George M. Robeson (1829-1897), a Union General during the American Civil War, served as Grant's Secretary of the Navy from June 25, 1869 to March 3, 1877. Robeson was repeatedly accused of corruption (bribery taking, and diversion of Navy funds for his private use), but was so adept at covering his financial tracks that he earned the nickname "Cuttlefish." Twice an unsuccessful candidate for U.S. Senator from New Jersey (1876, 1880), he served as a U.S. congressman for the state from 1879 to 1883. Blank upper right and lower left corners missing. Two bank cancellation holes do not touch text. "X" bank cinching in blank area. Creased. Folds, vertical fold touches "R". Otherwise, fine condition.

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