GIDEON WELLES - AUTOGRAPH SENTIMENT SIGNED - HFSID 44678
GIDEON WELLES His sentiment penned as Secretary of the Navy Autograph Sentiment signed: "Very respectfully,/Gideon Welles/Secretary of the Navy", 4x2, affixed to a 5½x8½ page (2 surfaces).
Sale Price $252.00
His sentiment penned as Secretary of the Navy
Autograph Sentiment signed: "Very respectfully,/Gideon Welles/Secretary of the Navy", 4x2, affixed to a 5½x8½ page (2 surfaces). Gideon Welles (1802-1878) formerly a Jacksonian Democrat, joined the newly founded Republican Party in 1854 because of his strong opposition to slavery. An able administrator, he served as Secretary of the Navy throughout the Presidencies of Abraham Lincoln (who called him "Neptune") and Andrew Johnson (1861-1869). Welles generally supported Johnson's policies, including Johnson's reluctance to impose far-reaching changes and full rights for African-Americans during the Reconstruction of the South. Page stained on left margin. Lightly toned. Fine condition.
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